"You are meant to grace the world with your dance, to follow the lead of Jesus wherever he leads you." - Captivating

Aside from Jesus, "...traveling is the great true love of my life...I am loyal and constant in my love for travel...I just don't care what it puts me through. Because I adore it. Because its mine. Because it looks like me." - Eat.Pray.Love.

Here you will find my travels, not just physical travels but emotional and spiritual as well...journeys to different places in the world and journeys of the heart. And, of course, fun and silliness too :)

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 86

1. Break from school because of the swine flu (not thankful for the swine flu problem but happy to have a few days off...hopefully without having to make them up)
2. Catching up on sleep
3. Spending the day with the boy
4. Getting to go out for lunch -- mmm Vietnamese food
5. Heath Blizzard from DQ

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 85

1. As always on Tuesdays, small group time
2. Caring for others
3. Healthy political discussions
4. Hugs
5. Cake -- "Ladies love cake"

Monday, April 27, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 84

1. D meeting the parents
2. Half day
3. A boyfriend who tells me how much he appreciates me and makes me feel special
4. Only 14 kids
5. Teaching 2nd grade (even though at this point in the year its a little rough..but that's any grade right now)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 83

I'm combining weekend days because its apparently difficult for me to get this done over the weekend...

1. Project Serve at the food bank
2. Getting to hang out with my pastor and his wife -- that's just for you Mark!
3. Brunch party at D's
4. Girls night with Carrie and Lauren
5. Planning our Europe trip!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 82

1. Seeing old friends
2. Marriages that last
3. Movie Day
4. Always being able to laugh at work despite how hard it is sometimes
5. Dinner at Babe's chicken with family

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 81

1. Texts that make me smile
2. Talking things out
3. Having so many friends who truly care about my happiness and well-being (obviously my family does that too...my friends were just on my mind today)
4. All the people from my church families over the years that have made me who I am today and who showed me what faith, love, and grace are (Sorry Dani, I don't think that is grammatically correct)
5. Swimming

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 80

My sincerest apologies to my wonderful sister-in-law who is also a faithful reader and commenter...you definitely deserved a shout out in the last post.

1. That I have people in my life who care enough to read my blog
2. D forcing me to try a new running workout (despite my whining and protest)
3. I know I say this every Tuesday...but my wonderful small group ladies...I just like them so much.
4. Mexican food
5. And last but certainly not least...my cousins Brent & Kim welcomed their baby boy, Asher Stephen, (yes, I think he's named after me) into the world!! So excited for them!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 79

Alright so I know I've been slacking on my list the past few days and I know my faithful readers (my parents) are concerned...we should be back to regularly scheduled programming now though...

1. Field Trip!
2. Good report at the dentist...and I love having my teeth cleaned at the dentist!
3. Yummy dinner at Joe T.'s with friends
4. Pretty warm weather for the week
5. Stories that never get old or stop being funny

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 78

1. Main Street Arts Festival!
2. Roommate night
3. Forcing myself to go run
4. Trying new recipes
5. Good music

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 77

1. Swimming for the first time in a while (training for a triathlon sprint relay...hmmm)
2. Getting to come home at the same time with the boy
3. Curly's Custard
4. Sprinkles! (the topping not cupcakes this time)
5. Smiling (I sound like Buddy the Elf)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 76

1. Catch up coffee date with Sunni!
2. The comfortableness with each other our small group has now
3. Our new book study in small group -- Blue Like Jazz
4. Inside jokes
5. This quote is on my computer from my wise sister-in-law: "Stay there. Stop Striving. He's coming to pick you up." Some days...I just need that.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 75

1. Having a good Monday with the kiddos. (And this late in the year...that's really saying something)
2. One of my girls telling me I was "snitchy"...meaning sneaky
3. Chili's Chips and salsa with ranch
4. Dinner and a movie dates
5. Baytoe

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 74

1. He is Risen!
2. Easter time with mom
3. new iPod shuffle from Mom for Easter -- makes me excited about running again
4. Awesome dinner conversation with friends
5. A boyfriend that is good to me

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 73

1. Race for the Cure with Mom
2. Good Health
3. Easter Fun at Dad and Katie's
4. Holding a baby
5. Weekends

Friday, April 10, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 72

1. Career Day at school
2. Almost winning our softball game
3. Better attitudes and sportsmanship from our team (even if it was just to appease the girls :)
4. Actually catching the ball at home plate (never mind the fact that I was so excited to catch it that I forgot the play was still going at other bases)
5. Going to the movies

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 71

1. Dinner fun at PF Changs with D's family and friends
2. Getting in shape
3. Frosted cookies from Esperanza's (I know that counteracts #2)
4. taking pictures
5. the yellow shirts

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 70

1. Some of my adorable girls who always make me smile...I will miss them terribly next year
2. Delicious New Mexican home cooking from D's mom
3. D pushing me and encouraging me in my running
4. My cousins Kim & Brent -- just got to catch up with Kim and they are just two of my favorite people...and they are about to have their first little one :)
5. Alison understanding me so well

Monday, April 06, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 69

1. One of my girls asking me if she could borrow my car to go get me a Sonic Diet Coke. Oh, how well they know me!
2. Meeting the rest of the fam
3. Our covert operation
4. My bracket pick winning. Go UNC!
5. Becoming less addicted to facebook

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 68

1. Lazy Sunday mornings
2. Dancing with Carrie at softball practice
3. Communion
4. My pastor (and his wife) checking in with me on life
5. 9 weeks of school left!

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 67

1. Esperanza's Breakfast with friends (I'm apparently going to see how much money I can spend and how badly I can eat at breakfast every weekend)
2. Sprinkle cookies from Esperanza's
3. Getting some sun outside at starbucks with Carrie
4. Celebrating friend's birthdays
5. TCU Baseball on a pretty baseball day with Carrie & Blythe -- Go Frogs!

Friday, April 03, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 66

1. That student being absent again -- twice in one week, seriously?! How did I get so lucky?
2. Coffee with mom
3. Getting on base everytime at bat...and then falling on my own coming off third base
4. Stephen making Carrie and I laugh so much during softball (not because of his playing abilities...those were fabulous)
5. LoveShack with the team

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 65

1. Getting to come home and relax with D after a LONG day
2. One of my kids bringing me delicious Tres Leches cake
3. Our super nice custodians at school
4. Getting almost caught up on LOST
5. Compliments on my cooking

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Grace in Small Things -- Day 64

1. That student being absent
2. Monthly dinner with Elizabeth, Ally, and Molly (and Mark)
3. Phone chat with Jill
4. Meeting some of the family
5. My kids April Fools' Jokes (ok so those were more awful than something I'm thankful for...but at least I don't teach older kids who actually know how to joke properly)