Wednesday, November 25, 2009

With Thanks

How amazingly awesome are these pictures?? My little sister took these as my family followed me around on the Half Marathon course. I love them! She took many more, but only posted about a dozen or so on FB and I stole the ones that didn't make me look like a moron... These are the two best ones! I love the fact that I'm smiling SO BIG in the first one - that was around Mile 8 I believe. The 2nd one was a little further down the road. I love it! Brings me back to race day - a day that I will NEVER forget! I'm smiling pretty big right now :)
Anyways, here is my Thankful List. I figured it was time that I state what I'm thankful for, since tomorrow is Thanksgiving and all :)
  1. That we're able to live in a country where we are free and free to practice any religion we want.
  2. That I know God - not as well as I'd like to, but I'm getting there.
  3. My amazing family and their health. I'm so thankful for their health.
  4. I'm thankful to have shared the precious moments with my Grammy and was able to tell her what I needed to tell her. I'm also thankful to know without a doubt, that she's in Heaven.
  5. I'm thankful for having a caring and understand husband.
  6. I'm thankful that we both have jobs in this economy - even though I complain about his quite alot.
  7. I'm thankful that I have a healthy body and am able to push myself physically.
  8. Thankful that my entire family has a roof over their heads, food in their fridge, working vehicles in their driveways, and heat to warm them.
  9. Thankful that I've come out of my box and have tried different things such as spin class (I love that class!! Went last night again...LOVE IT!)
  10. Thankful that we've started recycling. Last week, we only had 1 bag of trash - we usually have atleast 3 in a week.
There are many, many more things that I'm thankful for, but I know that if you're like can only read so much before your ADD kicks in! Ha!
I hope everyone has a joyous Thanksgiving Holiday!
P.S. I'm thankful that I have so many readers as well! :o)


Lindsey said...

Great pics!!! You look fab!

Morgan said...

Love the pics!

Happy Thanksgiving girl! I hope it's one spent with all your amazing family!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Great pictures.. Big Smiles in race pictures are the best, props to you.

What a great list. Hugs and happy Thanksgiving.

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Patience said...

I too love that you are smiling, what great pics. I knew you would be addicted to spinning, I never thought I would try it in a million years, but I do love it.

Marlene said...

Those are great photos!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Windy Richardson said...

You are smiling really big! I know I wouldn't be. I'd be like all those people around (if I even made it that far). Congrats!!

Anna said...

Great pictures! Love all the smiles!
Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

yaay for you, you look so cute=) Happy Thanksgiving!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

AWESOME race photos! You look great. I always hate my race photos!

What a great list of things to be thankful for, too! Happy Thanksgiving :)

Tricia said...

Great pics! I have yet to find a running pic of me that I liked. So awesome that youre smiling!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Melissa said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I love the pics!

B.o.B. said...

Look at you go Runner Girl!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful you are a blogger. :)

Q, La, and Gooner said...

Yay! So fun! I'm glad you blog! Sorry I haven't been commenting as much!

Lisa said...

Great pics. I wish I could take good race pics. One of these days.

lindsay said...

love the pics!! i never look good in mine :)

Dawn Smith (Bee and Rose) said...

Awesome photos!

I've been wanting to try spinning myself! Let me know how it goes!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

wow does your sister take photos professionally? Those are seriously better than most of what I see come out of races!!

Lisa said...

great photos. glad you had a happy thanksgiving. lots to be thankful for. :-)

Amanda said...

Those are really awesome race photos!

Wendy said...

Love the pictures and #2 on your list!