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Monday, January 21, 2008

Blessings #1, 2, and three

Here I am approaching the 4th week of January so I need to catch up on my commitment to Cara's 52 Blessings Project. I loved this idea and even though I may cheat and blog a few at a time since I have a hard time keeping up with a weekly post, I feel so blessed and I need to take this opportunity to formally recognize them. Today I recognize three of my blessings that bring me the greatest joy.

First, my husband Mike, for his endless patience, for his love and commitment to me and our family, for his hard working nature and his absolute integrity, for his playful and sensitive sides, for his goofiness, for his borderline OCD (hee hee!), and even for his stubbornness.

Second-which I am reserving the right to further break down and expound upon individually at a later date-my children. McCall, Landry and Griffin are my favorite Dance Dance Revolution teammates, partners in crime, snuggling buddies, milk guzzlers, cookie dough bandits, homework conquerors, bike riding rodeo champs, ripstick shredders, boogie board diehards, and yet, the centers of the tenderest places in my heart.

Third-I have been experiencing a peace and happiness that I can't explain since our family has moved back to California. California is my blessing #3. The constant sunshine energizes my whole being and beach calms my heart and soul and sharing that with my children-any day of the week is a gift for us all. I am a happier person in California.


andrea said...

I love this post, you all look great! I am jealous of the sunshine, as much as I love the seasons here I will always be a west coast girl! I would love to follow you over there someday!! I am glad you are so happy. We miss you.

Cara said...

Oh Jen it's so true!!!! I know what you mean about having to live near the beach. I miss it....a lot!!!! I was just talking to Joey about it and only people that grew up near the beach "get it!"
Love your blessings post about your boys all four of them.

michelle said...

I'm so glad you are so happy! Wonderful photos, wonderful blessings.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Thaks for sharing your blessings. I can understand about being "home" for you it's the beach and for me it's the mountains!

Jill said...

These are all beautiful blessings Jen, it's so nice to read your thoughts on these.

It's interesting that you're a happier person in California, I'm glad you're there!

DEVIN! said...

I can't wait to come see you!! Seaworld :)