Friday, November 9, 2012

A Little Behind..

So I've fallen a little bit behind...
Alot behind.

But I am about to catch myself up. I have only done 2 posts, and it's already the 9th... Yikes!
Well, here goes.

     I am thankful for my dad and how much he has taught me. He knows everything about cars, and computers, and is an AWESOME handyman. I've been so fortunate to never have to get my oil changed or fill up my tires at a gas station. My dad does that for me, free of charge. Everything that has gone wrong at my house, he comes over as soon as he can and fixes it for me. When I have computer troubles, I always go to him. He has taught me to be conservative and not be wasteful, which sometimes kills the rest of us because it feels like he's on the fine line between not wasting and HOARDING. I still love him for it. When I was little, I was definitely a daddy's girl and I learned to love snakes and lizards and tarantulas. Not many girls grow up with that influence. He taught me to drive a boat. He has taught me about honey bees, and stitching up your own wounds, and cameras, and prickly pear juice, and building your own computer, and smoke detectors, and other "not-so-interesting" things that weren't interesting until he dove in and brought them up. My dad is one of the most observant people I know, and also has the ability to find interest and excitement in just about anything. He is pretty easily amused and easily entertained. This is awesome because he does find the magic in everything, and actually takes the time to stop and look at it. As much as I get frustrated with my dad, I could go on and on with this list of amazing traits he has, and that I look up to. Thanks for letting me be the daughter that you brought to work with you every year on bring-your-child-to-work-day. Thank you for coming with my class on almost every single field trip in elementary school. Thanks for being awesome!!! Love you Dad.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Thank You #2

Today, I am thankful for my best friends.
     I am so lucky to have such good friends that truly care about each other and make time to support each other and be there for each other. They are always there when I am down, and help me pick myself right back up again. They always stick up for me, even when I seem crazy, because they just want me to be happy. Which is exactly what I always want for each of them. It has been weird to have two of my closest friends go to school on opposite sides of the country, but we have done our best to stay strong and still maintain a good friendship, and it feels like nothing has changed every time they come home. My friends in town however, have finally put a lot of work into finding a time for us all to see each other once a week, just so we can have some sanity in our friendship. Waking up at 7 am every Sunday to go workout is so worth it though, because every second with those girls puts a smile on my face. If you know my close girl friends, you know that we are silly and goofy and that we NEVER stop laughing. We have a lot of fun together, and I couldn't ask for more entertaining and hilarious friends. Thank you for always being there for me, through the best and worst times. I hope you girls know that I love you all so much and I will always be there for you too.

Friday, November 2, 2012

30 Days of Happy Thanks

     I would love to try my hardest to share something that I'm thankful for every single day of November this month. I think that when we take the time to dig deep and find those special things in our life that we shouldn't take for granted, we realize how lucky we are. I hope this post can inspire you to think about the many things that you are thankful for in your own life.

November 1, 2012-
     I am going to start this year's list with how thankful I am for my mom. She has taught me so many things in life, and I wouldn't be anywhere close to where I am today without her. She is so generous and selfless, and I could only hope to be as generous as she is for the rest of my life. She never once complains about doing something for others, and is always willing to help out or take care of anyone in need. She has always been one of the least judgmental or biased people I know, always trying to teach me to play the devil's advocate in any situation. She has always pushed me to work my hardest at everything that I do, and everything that I am a part of. She encourages me to be who I want to be, and to pursue the things I love the most, and I couldn't feel more supported by her. She loves me and my siblings more than anything, and would do anything for us. My mom is a beautiful person inside and out, and I couldn't ask for a more loving, caring, thoughtful, inspirational mom.
Love you forever and always, 
I will always be your White Bear.