"I know what things are good: friendship and work and conversation. These I shall have."
-Rupert Brooke

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

giving, THANKS {revisited}

i forgot one other little thing i'm thankful for....

Monday, November 22, 2010

giving, THANKS

it's that time of year when everyone starts to reflect on their life and say what they are thankful for and i for one have MANY thanks to give.

{i am thankful for...}

my LORD and my salvation
my amazing and strong parents who are dealing with hardships they have not had in a long time, and with such determination
my loving sister (and BIL) who is always by my side and there to talk whenever i need her
my wonderful brother (and SIL) who is an inspiration as a father and husband
my spunky niece and two nephews who make me want to have kids of my own someday
my inspiring grandmothers who are 82 and 92 and i can still have hour long conversations with them and i know they are always so proud of me and my choices
my best friend, Jeremy who has stuck with me for 7 years now and will always have my back
my new found home at the austin stone church and my new lovely friends where i can be myself and worship with some really amazing people
my job where i might be unhappy sometimes but i am lucky to have the work environment that i do and to still have a job in this tough economy
my friends from college and high school who are always there for me and i cherish having so many. i sometimes forget how many amazing people i have met over the past 10 years
my family friends, the mccarthy's who have gone through so much heartache and trial this year- i am thankful i have them in my life to remind me of how precious life is
my new friend Ang who has quickly become my go-to gal pal and i'm so happy to finally have a girlfriend again, i've missed it

i'm sure i am forgetting a lot of other important things, but these things are on my mind every day and i am forever grateful that each one of these people and these things are in my life. i am truly blessed.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Last night I went with Abby to go see the Zachary Scott production of RENT. My sister and I are what you call RENT-heads. Well Abby more so than myself. Let's just say that she wore her RENT shirt underneath her sweater for the show last night. What a dork. :) The show was fantastic! It is the type of theater that show was made for! We were right in the action- I could have slapped Maureen's butt when she flashes the crowd during La Vie Boheme! It was a great start to the weekend!

Happy Friday loves!

No day but today. :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

just when you think it's good...

Life gets GREAT. This weekend was one for the books. Friday night my new pal Angie and I headed over to the Long Center for a FANTASTIC concert from none other than Asleep at the Wheel and Mr. Willie Nelson himself. The night was full of beer out of sippy cups, "On the Road Again" and a late night trip to One Taco. Saturday was a late morning, saying bye to the boy, and then off to Barkitecture and the Gypsy Picnic | Trailer Food Festival. Our evening ended with birthday drinks for a new friend at a new bar called icenhouer's. PS- VERY cool bar. Sunday morning was an early one with a fantastic sermon from Halim, and then my last week with the girls in my Women of the Bible class. Amy, Patty and I scooted over to County Line on the Lake for some tasty BBQ and a beautiful view of swans and diving turtles to celebrate our new friendship after class. Just when I thought it couldn't get any better I finished off the weekend in Round Rock with the parents, my favorite sister, brother-in-law and godson.

Oh and did I mention I became an "aunt" again this weekend? Definitely the best part of the weekend was the arrival of little miss Kinsley Terese Chesser on Saturday evening. Can't wait to hold this little cutie. Congratulations to my best friends Amber and Phillip, the new parents! Happy Monday y'all!