Monday, February 6, 2012

Feeling Blessed?

Ever just stop to think about your life and feel blessed? Not saying that your life is perfect, but just that your optimism outweighs your pessimism. I don’t really have a great, inspirational teaching post… and to be honest, I have been slacking MAJORLY when it comes to blogging… but sometimes life just gets too busy. 

My hubby and I just started a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace class at our church. We just got married in August and we’ve been doing ok since - but I’m just hoping that thinking about our finances together and making that plan for the future, we can set ourselves up now with good practices for the rest of our lives. Anybody else do a Dave Ramsey seminar?? I have heard wonderful things :)

I was feeling pretty icky this weekend but we finally got the good weather we needed for flying, so we went!! This is the first time I’ve been up with my pilot-man in THIS plane.. let me tell you. It was tiny! I mean, elbow to elbow, you move so I move tiny! It was great fun though… beautiful weather! We actually flew over our hometown and both our parents' houses. His parents were home, so I sent them a text and they came outside on the street! It was SO cool to see them, and know they could see us up in the air! I took control once, but this is an old plane (1978) so no radar, no electronic panels with all the gauges, just those old-time, tough to read gauges. I could tell I just didn’t feel as comfortable as I have in the past (he used to fly much newer Cirrus out in Battle Creek) so I didn’t really want to have the controls very long!

Not a great pic - remember I have been feeling sick lately!

A picture of the neighborhood where our parents live!

Last night, we stayed in to watch the game. I tried my hand at Crab Rangoons and we just hung out and played with the kittens - I had that overwhelming feeling of gratitude for the blessings in my life. Sometimes we get so busy and stressed out by the tasks we have each day and it was nice to just sit back and think about all the GREAT things in my life!

Definitely included in the great things category would be this supportive and kind bloggy family! Thank you to each of you for your thoughtful comments and inspiration. 


  1. I've taught FPU at my church twice. Love Dave! Live like no one else.


  2. Hi Amanda
    First off great name...that is my daughter's name. Yes I am very blessed. God is so good. I'm so glad I found your blog. I will be popping in to see what you are up to. Come on over to see what I'm up to...
    ~ Vicky
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After