It's the start of Jimmy Valvano week on ESPN. The V Foundation is dedicated to cancer research and 100% of all donations go directly to cancer research. You should not only watch this video because it's inspiring and encouraging, but you should check out the website, The V. Foundation, it's a great cause started by a great man.
This was one of the first years in a long time I was able to spend Tommy's birthday with him. It was so fun, he had a housewarming/birthday party at his new house and it was so fun. To my bruder, Happy Birthday old man! So glad I got to celebrate with you.
(this was from my brother's wedding day!)
Happy (very late) Thanksgiving! I was able to spend an entire week in Arizona with my family and friends and because of that, this blog was neglected. While I was home I went to thanksgiving church with my dad and it was so awesome. The pastor used 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 for his sermon, "Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." It was such a great reminder of what Thanksgiving is all about. I basked in the glow of my family and friends for 7 long days and now its time to get back to school, finals and Nebraska. I hope everyone had a wonderful break with lots of family, friends and food.
camila and i.
Give thanks in the moments that take our breath away.
Give thanks in the moments our eyes don't even notice.
Today I get to celebrate two years with Adam. Celebrating two years with him is such a huge blessing in my life. We have had the best last couple years, full of (law school), amazing trips, dinners with family and friends, football games, nights on the couch watching tv and so much more. God put this amazing man in my life for a reason and every day I wake up feeling so blessed that I get to date him. If these last two years have been this good, I can't imagine what the future holds.
This is going to be quite a vent-sesh, so if you're uninterested, move along please. I've never been one to blog about politics. My opinion on politics has always been a quiet opinion. I have my views and if you want to know them, ask, if not that's okay! I guess I just don't see the point. At this stage in my life and the lives of my friends, what I have to say today is not going to change their mind or their point of view. Maybe that's naive or pathetic or stupid but oh well. However, last night, America changed. At this point I can't really tell you if it changed for the good or bad, but it definitely changed. Barack Obama secured his place in the white house. Now, I did not vote for Obama in 2008 or in 2012, but as fate has it, he's back. And, honestly I wasn't impressed with his last four years, but I sincerely hope this four he came prove why he's the man for the job and the man to lead this country. He's got a lot of haters, but he's our President and he's got my support. What kills me is people who were not Obama voters being so incredibly negative. It's disgusting to see people's true sides when they don't get what they want. No, I do not agree with his policies, or what he's done this far, but I would never make it a personal attack. And that is what this country has to learn. What we (yes, everyone, we) says about Obama or the other candidate is an attack on the other 50% of the country. While I'll might not like Obama, my best friend might! So in my opinion, we can discuss politics, I'd love too, but it is my opinion that it is inappropriate to go further than that. I don't bash you for your beliefs, so please don't bash me for mine. (Maybe this post should be directed to facebook or twitter). But, for the record, I will make it my honest effort to support this President because, at the end of the day, he is my President, and I will try and have faith. To Mitt, congrats on a race run well. And Barack, please prove me wrong because I want to believe in you and I want to see this country be great.
God Bless you and God Bless America.
If at the end of the debate, they can be friends - can't we?
Welcome to Everyday Grace! This blog is dedicated to my pursuit of life adventures, love and delicious food. I love to write, hence this blog. I love being inspired by what other people write. I hope you find one thing here that inspires you. I'm a twenty-something Denver attorney, blogger, wife and dog mom. I hope you stick around. Get ready everyone, this could get interesting, and I plan on documenting every moment.