Thursday, September 13, 2012

thankful thursdays

- Fall. I mean, I don't know if we can even say fall when it's 80 degrees out but I DO know that I can wear a scarf and not sweat this week. AND I can get pumpkin in my iced coffee. And it just feels fresh and new, a welcome change. So, let's call that fall.

- Heidi, our sweet hotel housekeeping lady. I feel so lazy when I lay in our hotel recliner and watch her make our bed-- but honestly, I've never seen anyone make a bed with so much joy. Single mom, 3 kids, 1 with special needs-- and yet, so much joy. I've learned a lot from watching her. 

- My husband's hardwork and serious organizational skills. If it was up to me, we would probably end up in Russia instead of Japan. He makes lists and actually crosses things off his lists. Crazy concept. He is the brains behind this move. And he just works so dang hard for our family. And has the best attitude. 

- My wife friends that I have met through the Marine Corps. I have met some of the MOST wonderful women and it's truly an honor to do life with them. These women bless me so much. Here are a few of them: Bailey, Jordan, Shannon, Marie, Emma, Camille. (Kate, Ang, and Lauren-- THIS is why you should blog. K?)

- Finding out that GREAT friends are coming to Okinawa with us. They will be there in January. And we are so so thankful. 

- I read in 1 Peter this morning about how we have been granted an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. That is good news, guys. That is eternal. The things of this earth will grow dim and fade away, but the inheritance we gain through Jesus is imperishable. It can never fade away. It is pure, holy, perfect. And that is worth celebrating today. 


  1. I am thankful for spending time with my husband yesterday :) and for meeting you. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I look forward to our blogging friendship!

  2. Could you possible be ANY more photogenic? STUNNING. Excited to hear how thankful you are. God is absolutely at work in this!

  3. McKenzie! you are just the sweetest:O) Me and Scott were talking tonight about how STOKED we are to be going over there with yall:O)Such a blessing! Thank you for sharing, your blog helps me so much as I'm sure it does to everyone:O) Love you!!!

  4. I know we chatted about routinely blogging can be tough, but I seriously love your updates, you inspire me to be a better person!

  5. Love, love, love this post (and not just 'cause I'm in it.) Also, your photography is amazing and I cannot wait to see what beautiful pics you post from Japan!! Thanks for the inspiring post, as usual. =)