This morning I woke up thankful. Not sure if it was a dream I had, as I can never remember my dreams, but I knew I felt thankful. I know my life isn’t perfect, but I have a lot to be thankful for 🙂

As soon as I rolled out of bed, I laced up my shoes threw on my iPod and I was out the door. I am so thankful to be able to run. My body on the other hand said, “Take it easy”. I did and hour and half of kickboxing last night and my body is still recovering, so I said “Thank You” to my body and did a lovely 3 miles. On that 3 miles I thought about things I am truly thankful for and new that post about thankfulness was in order.

Ten things I am thankful for:

#1. The ability to have free speech.

#2. My two legs that help me though each walk and run.

#3. The seasons.

#4. The roof over my head.

#5. My job. Not everyone can say they LOVE where they work.

#6. My Hubby, who works his tail off to provide for our family.

#7. My HUGE family, even with the drama.

#8. Friends that love me no matter what!

#9. All the new babies in my life.

#10. The beauty that surrounds me every day I drive up to work.

Being thankful is such a beautiful way to start the day, wouldn’t you agree?


When I got back from my run I decided to make a big bowl of warm pumpkin oats and a cup of FP coffee!! Not just any coffee, I made a home-made pumpkin spice latte!! I was inspired by Angela’s version.


Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Adapted from The Kitchn.


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp canned pumpkin
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3/4 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup freshly brewed espresso OR 2/3 cup strong coffee

Directions: In a saucepan combine milk, pumpkin and sugar and cook on medium heat, stirring, until steaming. Now bring to a boil and stir in vanilla and spice. You can now transfer to a blender and process for 15 seconds until foamy. If you don’t have a blender, don’t worry- just whisk the mixture really well with a wire whisk. Some of the mixture fell to the bottom of the cup, so blending it might help prevent this. Pour in espresso or coffee. Add on cinnamon or whip cream on top if
desired. Serves 1.

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Now time to pack for the weekend (again). Oh ya, while working this weekend I will be participating in the Father and Teen Daughter Weekend. Remember last year? My Dad and I have decided to make it a new tradition! I will be posting so stay tuned for the fun!

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Question: What are you thankful for today?