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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The One With 9 Loves

9 Loves

1. My Sisters.

I love those two more than anything! They have shown me the most amazing examples of unconditional love and sacrifice and I am forever grateful for that. They are both beautiful girls inside and out. I have learned so much from Sara's sense of adventure and travel and from Rachel in her strong will and hard work. I also dearly love their boyfriends, Matt and Luke and I'm super excited to add Luke to the family soon! Aren't they so cute!?

2. My Mom

She has taught me how to be a strong woman in times of trials. She has done amazing things with her life and has successfully raised a wonderful family. I only hope that one day I can be as successful as her. She is a very caring and giving person and will be there when you need her no questions asked. She has done so much for me in this past year and I am so grateful for her constant support and friendship, it blesses me daily.

3. My Dad (and Stepmom)

I have not always had the best relationship with my dad, the teenage years were very hard on us. But after lots of hard work we have both reached a point in our relationship where I could not imagine not having his friendship and guidance in my life. My dad and I have always had a lot in common and enjoyed many similar things and it's nice to be able to share those with him. I have watched not only him, but my stepmom as well giving me love and support without question many, many times and it makes me so thankful for their part in my life.

4. My dogs

Pippen - my little scraggly man!

Ace - he can be a snob sometimes!
I love my dogs to the moon and back, they are a complete part of me. I'm not some weird dog person and think my dogs are humans, don't misunderstand, but they have provided so much love to me when I needed it the most. Last year when my life crumbled before me their constant companionship in my life was exactly what I need to move forward. I needed them to need my care. I needed them to just be there and listen and let me cry. And I need their warm snuggly bodies next to mine. My dogs are precious!

5. Reading
I absolutely love a good book. My love for books started early when my mom would read to us before bed. We would also listen to many books on tape. I remember the first books that just made me fall in love with reading were Nancy Drew books. I could sit for a whole afternoon and read an entire book in that time. My love for a good mystery has not changed but as I've gotten older I've tried to expand my tastes just a bit. Reading is a love that my cousin Taylor and I share and we are always exchanging books with each other! I can't wait to someday read to my kids and pass that on.

6. Running

This is more of a love/hate relationship here. But overall I have come to absolutely love running, my running buddies and the comfort and healing that running has brought me. I could go on, but I'll let my blog do the talking on this love interest!

7. My Church home and friends

I was so blessed to have been given such an awesome group of people to be friends with at my Church. The friendships I've made there are so amazing in my life and I have been so grateful. I am daily amazed at the love God has placed in my life. The love that now fills me is a direct reflection of being obedient to God and seeking Him and His righteousness in my life.


Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the whole year, I cannot express my love for this holiday. There are so many traditions, so many memories and so many fun times associated with Christmas in my mind. If you know me, then you know how wonderfully I can relate to Clark Griswold, sad, but true.

9. Texas Ranger's Baseball

I am a baseball fan thru and thru and I'm definitely Texas proud. I love me a good baseball game! I have many good memories of going to many games with my grandfather over the years and those are memories that I will always cherish dearly.

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