Friday, June 26, 2009

things i am thankful for today...

I'm feeling like my blog is getting a little dreary, so in addition to my deep thoughts, updates, and prayer requests, here are some of my favorite things, in no particular order...
1. John and Lyla's faces
2. sunshine
3. waking up without an alarm clock
4. my parents
5. "wuv ew mommy"
6. the gym
7. going out with girlfriends
8. the Omaha Summer Arts festival tomorrow
9. being part of a bigger picture
10. good music/dancing
11. text messaging
12. looking forward to church on Sundays
13. ice (in my water, and on my ankles)
14. having sisters
15. feeling Evie kick me
16. swimming
17. ice cream and brownies
18. spending time with my grandparents
19. the dream house in my head that has an upstairs laundry room
20. God's word, and the peace it gives my heart
21. outdoor shopping malls
22. bagels
23. hugs
24. guitar hero and tetris
25. watching Lyla talk to her babies and teddys when she doesn't know I'm listening
26. lakes
27. my new flip flops
28. old friends
29. answered prayer
30. true, deep, life changing love
31. playing backgammon with John
32. fake laughing with Lyla, which always turns into real hysterical laughing.


  1. I love your list. It made me smile today.

  2. Great list! Hi! You don't know me, but I came across your blog while searching for OI info. I'm Melissa, a stay at home mom to 3 girls. Our youngest daughter is Sonya and she has Osteogenesis Imperfecta type 3/4. I don't mean to pry or give you false hope, but Sonya was dealt a death sentence while I was pregnant with her. We were told she had either lethal Campomelic Dysplasia or lethal type 2 OI. She is 17 months old and doing great despite her 11 fractures. Every day she amazes me! There is a support group for parents of OI children at If you request to join with a brief introduction of yourself, the parents there are very knowlegable and friendly. There are some type 2 survivors there too! I'm sorry if I am being too forward, you don't even know me. I'm just trying to offer help, since it was never offered to us when we were in this situation. We also have a blog at if you would like to read some of Sonya's journey with OI and some other everyday stuff too! Praying for you!