Many Blessings to be Thankful For

Thanksgiving is my favorite time of year.
A time to reflect upon my blessings, spend quality time with friends and family,
and eat horrendous amounts of fabulous food.

I have many blessings that I am thankful for:
Working Car
Money for bills
Support and Love.

I am also thankful for some little ones in my life...

I am lucky enough to be the occasional nanny of these adorable sisters.
I started watching them 2 summers ago, and have had the pleasure
of watching them grow up.
And, of course this little one...
Do I have the cutest niece in the world, or what?
I'm so happy that she and her mom and dad live in Boise again.


I Like Myself!

I Like Myself!
By Karen Beaumont
I like myself!
I’m glad I’m me.

There’s no one else
I’d rather be.

I like my eyes, my ears, my nose.
I like my fingers and my toes.

I like me wild.
I like me tame.
I like me different
and the same.

I like me fast. I like me slow.
I like me everywhere I go.

I like me on the inside too,
for all I think and say and do.

Inside, outside, upside down,
from head to toe and all around.
I like it all! It all is me!
And me is all I want to be.

And I don’t care in any way
what someone else may think or say.

I may be called a silly nut
or crazy cuckoo bird – so what?
I’m having too much fun, you see,
for anything to bother me!

Even when I look a mess,
I still don’t like me any less,
‘cause nothing in this world, you know,
can change what’s deep inside, and so…

No matter if they stop and stare,
no person
can make me feel that what they see
is all there really is to me.

I’d still like me with fleas or warts,
or with a silly snout that snorts.

Or knobby knees or hippo hips
or purple polka-dotted lips,

Or beaver breath or stinky toes
or horns protruding from my nose,

Or – yikes! – with spikes all down my spine,
or hair that’s like a porcupine.

I still would be the same, you see…

I like myself because I’m ME!


Oh my...

This past month has been a bit taxing for a few reasons:

1- My brother, sis-in-law, and niece have been toying with the idea of moving back to Boise. This is something that would send me through the roof with excitement of the idea of them being closer, and it would look like they were staying, and I would be sad. But they decided the best decision was to move! *happy dance*

2- I have been going to the chiropractor for the past month because I have been in quite a bit of pain, only to find out that I wasted about $250 because the issue is with my teeth. I have thousands of dollars worth of dental treatments that I have to get done over the next year... I am not a fan of the dentist chair.

and 3- perhaps the most difficult thing of all... I am not allowed to drink coffee! Aaack! I am a coffee addict, but my dentist suggested not drinking it, because it was making my teeth worse. I have white teeth, so staining is not the issue. I guess the acid in the coffee actually breaks down the enamel on my teeth, and the milk in lattes is not good for them either. After all the work is done, I'll be able to drink coffee again, but until then (and for the past 3 weeks!) I have not had any coffee... crazy!
I don't think this task would be near as difficult if Starbucks hadn't released their red cups yet. I ♥ those red cups so much, and they hold so much yummy, steaming goodness in them! *sigh*



Help-Portrait Event

On December 12, all over the world, photographers and anyone with the drive to help others feel special are joining together to change communities. Watch these videos, and see what it's all about. It's an amazingly simply, yet profound event! I am looking for anyone who wants to join in the Boise movement. It's going to be epic!

This video is the "test" event in Nashville. How amazing!

Let me know if you're interested!