THANK YOU x 5

Saturday (today)-

First off I want to thank my 3 beautiful little girls! They are the most precious little angels. Granted they may test my patience quite often, BUT they are still sweet little girls. God made each one so different and yet each so perfect. I am so thankful they are in my life!! Thank you Gracie for teaching me persistence with your determination to get what YOU want. Thank You Tia for teaching me sweetness with all your hugs and kisses. And thank you Layla for teaching me how ANYONE can be a FRIEND in 2 seconds flat with charming charisma! Thanks for being my daughters!! I love you!

Now, let me recap for you a bit of yesterday. It was a rough day for me. I was on EDGE all day…I spent hours cleaning and doing laundry and finally decided I MUST escape to the gym. Where I tanned and then watched the end of the AR vs. LSU game. It lasted 50 mins…all of which I spent on the R-bike. So, no lifting for me just 20 mins of intervals and then steady cardio during the 3 overtimes. AND THEY WON!!!
Bed came early for me last night and I woke up a much happier person smile

Now today, I’ve been a LAZY bum. Travis took Gunner hunting. They left here at 4:30am and they’ve still not returned (at 6:40pm)….I am hoping they got a deer, but who knows??? So, today has just been me an the girls…we watched Evan Almighty (not the best movie for 4 year old attention span) and then walked to get my van from the Automotive Garage (it is a half mile away)…

Then we were headed to the movies to see Enchanted…which was SOLD OUT for the 1:30 show, so I got tickets for the next showing at 3:50. So we waited at the mall…which is hard for 3 little girls to do. They are not in the “shopping” age yet and MOMMY is not a shopper. So it seemed like a LONG wait, but it was GOOD! I was out of the house with NO STRESS!!
AND THE movie was very good! We all loved it!

So now, I just ate again~ a burger (no bun) and stupid potato chips with dill pickle– I have a problem I am addicted to potato chips!
I seriously need to throw them away! I will do just that so that my “clean” eating week will start tomorrow!! I am on fire for it~ I need it BAD!

I am going to head out the my garage in a bit to do some lifting…I need to after my LAZY day.

Hope you had a restful day, Let’s Have a KILLER Final week of NOVEMBER and remember to keep up with your thank you’s!!

Love,
Michelle

Friday-

Thank today goes to my Dear SIL Auntie Heidi! She is actually the first person I “trained” after having my twins. Her and I would met 3 times a week in the morning to lift at the gym for about 5 months straight…that was fall of 2003. It was a good time in both of our lives. Thank You Heidi for being my training partner during that time…it was my escape and you made me realize I actually had 2 sisters. My sister by birth, Jeanette and my sister by marriage in YOU. I love you and I am very thankful to have such a wonderful Friend in you!
Thank YOU!!

Today, it is time to get back to work! I have a pile of Laundry to get folded and put away and I have business things that MUST be done. We will however take a shopping break this afternoon smile

THURSDAY-

Today is Thanksgiving and I am SO amazingly thankful this year…. so much of my thankfulness is because of YOU(TEAM BUFFMOTHER).
Thank YOU!!!! Each and every member of TEAM BuffMother! has mad a lasting positive imprint on my life and I am so Thankful for YOU! You touch my life daily with your willingness to give a hug, a cheer, an amen, a pep talk and a heartfelt loving word to others! I love you all so very much, THANK YOU for being YOU and letting me be a part of your life! Thank You for believing in yourself….thank you for understanding the power of encouraging others…thank you for sharing your journey with me. I love you all more than I can express. THANK YOU TEAM BuffMother! You have blessed me so much! I can’t wait to see where the future brings us together as a TEAM! THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!!! I LOVE YOU !
Happy Thanksgiving Girls~
I am cooking a turkey now and will soon make the rest of the meal….rolls, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, stuffing (in the turkey), veggies, olives, corn….and then after we’ll make desserts and head to Travis’ sister’s house for dessert: hot apple cider, pumpkin pie, fluffy cream pie, sugar cookies (made by my kiddos), etc….. YUMMY!!!

I am sore today from my workout yesterday~ I did a good back, shoulder, bicep, abs workout with leg curls too and a tish of running at the end….it was good, I was strong!

Off to cook~ Have an amazingly wonderful day!!!
Love,
Michelle

p.s.
this is an excerpt from a newsletter I get that came this morning:

The secret to living is giving. When you give quick it is like giving twice. R. Browne says, “Whatever God does in your life is not so you can keep it to yourself. He wants you to give to others.” When you give only after being asked you have waited too long.

The Bible says in Acts, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (20:35). Giving is always the thermometer of our love. Getters don’t get happiness. Givers get it. When you live for another it’s the best way to live for yourself. John Wesley advised, “Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can.” That’s a good formula for a successful life.

The Swiss say, “A greedy person and a pauper are practically one in the same.” When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing. Greed always diminishes what has been gained. Mike Murdock says, “Giving is proof that you have conquered greed.”

If you have, give. If you lack, give. G. D. Bordmen said, “The law of the harvest is to reap more than you sow.” The secret to living is giving.

-John Mason, from the book Conquering An Enemy Called Average

First off I want to thank my MIL, Gramma Mary. She is a wonderful lady who loves her family dearly and has a HUGE heart for others. She is a prayer warrior…and prays often for my BuffMother friends too! Mary thank you for all your prayers over the years, for your HELP, for your constant loving interest in our life and the life of your son. I love you, thanks so much for being YOU!

The past two nights I’ve work out in my home gym…

MONDAY-

I am so sorry that I’ve been slackin’ on the Thank You’s the past few days…I have a new resolve to get it done this week!

I want to say a big thank you to one of my High School Track and Cross Country coaches, Coach Harrington. Thank you coach for always believing in me and being such a caring person. He always had his athlete’s best interest in mind and was willing to listen to our complaints, yet wouldn’t allow for excuses. He KNEW the importance of the MENTAL side of training…He knew we as athletes needed to believe in ourselves and feel that we were an important part of the team. He also always found ways to make keep our practices interesting and spiced with fun! This past week coach Harrington was honored for his contribution as a

Great Coach…you can read the newspaper clip here: Thank You Coach Harrington!

-M

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