Sunday, March 16, 2008


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Top of the morning to ya!

My post today was inspired by a cute scrapbook page entitled "Lucky Me"

I thought I should share some of the things I love and feel lucky to have!
#1 Jason and the girls! Jason rocks! He is sweet, thoughtful, a handyman, the finder of lost things, and my best friend! He knows me better than I know myself. (how does he do that?)
The girls never cease to amaze me!
Sue is super motivated, and self sufficient. I don't know of any teens that are as responsible. She know what she wants to do with her life and how long it will take her to do it, and she is always making her way toward her goals! We just found out (and I do mean moments ago) that she is getting a promotion at work. She is going to be a Supervisor at Arctic Circle!!
Loo is the spiritual giant of our home. She is also the one who sets the mood among her sisters. If she decides that today she will be a peacemaker, then all will be great with all of the kids. If she decides to be feisty, then most of the time, the kids will bicker and fight. She is a big softy too! Especially when it comes to the pets. Loo is also very witty. On her report card, her teacher commented on her rye sense of humor.

Super is very independent and loves a good routine! She loves to help do things with her dad (especially home improvement projects) recently, she and Jason hung the banister for the stairs together. No one else was around, and Jason couldn't do it by himself, so he called on his personal assistant. She loves to lock herself in her room and play Barbies or with her cash register or school set. She doesn't like anyone to hear or see what she is doing.

As far as their relationships with each other, well they can be the best and the worst of both worlds. I guess you could say they are very passionate! Sue said something really funny the other day that pretty much sums up how my girls are to each other. She said "it's OK for me to make fun and be mean to my sisters, but if someone else tries to do out!" That pretty much sums them up!

#2 I'm lucky to have a great extended family as well. My mom and dad have taught me a lot. My in-laws are terrific and so supportive, and Jason's siblings and their spouses, and all of my nieces and nephews are great. Plus, I have the BEST grandparents hands-down who have been there for me from the time I was tiny until now, and they just keep going! I have great aunts and uncles and cousins too!

#3 I'm lucky for great friendships! I have awesome neighbors (Chris and Chrissie, you will always be our neighbors, even though you live 40 minutes away), and church friends, and school friends, and I have my sweet friend Alyssa!
#4 I am lucky to live in the U.S. (Do you ever stop and wonder what your life would be like if you were born somewhere else like Iraq or just about anywhere in Africa?)

#5 I am lucky to be alive in this day and age. I could not have made it without flushing toilets, lights that turn on at the flip of the switch, a furnace to keep warm, a stove and oven to cook with, the Internet, so I can blog, my mp3 player to keep me company on the playground, modern medicine.... I could go on all day!
#6 I'm lucky to have Coke. I know it sounds strange, but not a day goes by that I don't drink one. It is simply delicious!

#7 I am lucky for Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha who have kept me laughing until all hours of the night!

#8 I am lucky to have a nice home that Jason and I enjoy fixing up. Mostly he does the fixing up, but the ideas do come together, and I help where and when I can.

#9 I'm lucky to have a job I love doing! I just love my little preschool kids. They are so cute, they say the cutest things, and it's the only place I can be a HUGE DORK and no one will care!

I guess what it all boils down to, is that I am pretty dang lucky!


Shill and Company said...

I loved this post. Isn't it nice to stop and reflect upon all of the blessings that we have? You paid such nice tributes to all of the special people in your life. Very sweet. You are pretty awesome yourself Brandi!

Nene said...

Cute, cute, cute, cute family! When the boys see Lexi at school she always says hi to them and they giggle. They like seeing teacher, too!