Thursday, March 22, 2012

Lots to Celebrate and Be Thankful For

To all of you looking forward to another video blog from me this week...I am so sorry to let ya down. I couldn't get iMovie working yesterday and I've tried to film 3 little clips today, all of which ended with a screaming/crying/whining child, a dog losing his shit over the UPS man, or a telemarketing phone call.

It just wasn't my day for vlogging.

And to be honest, the only reason I really wanted to make it happen today was for this lady right here...

This beautiful lady is my Aunt Lori and she is 


My Aunt Lori is a hopeless romantic and she has waited a very long time for Mr. Right. I am just so happy and thankful that she has finally found him!!! It was truly a love at first sight moment and they aren't wasting any time tying that knot. And why should they? Life is short and true love is rare :-) I really wish we could all be there to celebrate with her in Nashville today, but her and Jerry are keeping it small and simple. My Grams and Richard are there to witness the day though and that just makes me so happy.

Congrats again Aunt Lori. Words can't express how happy I am for you!! Love you!! I promise I will vlog for you next week :-)

So in addition to a wedding this week, we also have TWO birthdays!! My baby brother Adam took another step closer to the big 3-0 this week...

And my sweet nephew Nolan is turning the big 3 on Saturday!! He is having an awesome Batman birthday party and my SIL also hired some people to come and do an animal/reptile show! It's gonna be so fun.

And after all of the birthday celebrating this weekend, I am going to get up bright and early and run the Shamrock Shuffle 8K in the city on Sunday! It's just gonna be me, my buddy Joe, and 40,000 of our closest friends :-)

Last year the Shuffle kicked my ass. Seriously...I was not ready to run 3 miles, let alone 5. It was also our first 80 degree day and I was hot. 

And sweaty. 

And defeated. 

And then a man with a prosthetic leg came running past me. He had the biggest smile on his face and I can only begin to imagine what it felt like to run that race after overcoming so much. I felt silly for being so upset about my time and the fact that I couldn't run the whole thing. So this time...I am not going to get down on myself. I am going to run with the same smile on my face as that man did and be thankful for my health and the ability to run. I think we all take that for granted sometimes :-)

So there you go, friends. That's what I have to celebrate and be thankful for this week. I know I didn't vlog about it, but I definitely Stopped to Smell the Roses today :-)


  1. I have really been thinking about typing up a stop and smell the roses post and linking back to the vlogs just like you did, at least until we are moved and i can vlog. I love that u did this!

  2. Good luck with your race! You'll do great! :)

  3. Oh my gosh! You are not going to believe this! I swear I am not making it up. A very close family friend actually got married yesterday too! That is crazy. I was so busy getting ready for the wedding yesterday that I didn't even check blogger. And then when I did today I saw this and laughed.

    Cassandra ♥


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