Sunday, November 15, 2009

Yeah...I have a posse now...

And we hang at the Disco In.

For 27 days of thankful, #14 I am thankful for the Self Employed Wives' Club. Oh, what? You haven't heard of us? Well then boy are you missing out!

The Self Employed Wives' Club was born when Nancy and Heidi and I really started getting to know one another (we've known each other for years, but just recently became close). We really "get" each other. Nancy and Heidi live just up the street from me...they too are married to men who own and operate their own businesses, and we have really bonded over sharing our woeful tales of the stress of self-employment. Plus they're totally hilarious. Kristy is also one of the gang, though she is not a self-employed wife...we just love her! And she has our kind of sense of humor! So we have adopted her into our club.
Left to right: Nancy, yours truly, Heidi, Kristy.

Last night we had a little "outing on the cheap". We headed to McDonalds for a cheap dinner (when we went outside to take this pic, Heidi spotted the Disco(very) In), then headed to the dollar theatre to see "Love Happens". Yeah the movie wasn't too impressive...but we were fabulous. We were hilarious...you can jus ask us.

Before heading to the theatre, we stopped off at Target for a few. We're not sure where Heidi and Kristy disappeared to, but they missed out on posing for a pic with sparkly Santa hats.

On the way home we got to laughing so hard that I could hardly see the road to drive through my tears. I'm so grateful to have such a fabulous ward. These ladies are just a few of the amazing friends I have around me...we have the best neighborhood on earth. Truly.

Now for #15. Today I am so very grateful to be a mother. I don't appreciate it nearly enough. I started re-reading one of my favorite books after church today. It's called I Am A Mother by Jane Clayson Johnson. Yes of Good Morning America. It is a wonderful book. It's Janes story - the story of a successful woman on the brink of even greater success who walked away from it all to raise a family. It talks about the divinity, the sacredness, the power of motherhood. I love every word of it. It helps me remember that what I am doing is more important than any other single thing I could be doing with my life.

More often than not my kids can be heard fighting, yelling, or tattling on each other. But every once in a while I catch a moment like this:

Wanna get in on the gratitude? Head over to Amanda's and check it out!

12 comments:

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

I love being a mama too! And I know just how important the job is. There is nothing I'd rather do ever. What a blessing to be surrounded by such love every day.

Looks like a fun night out with the girls. It's so important to have friends that truly "get you" :)

Amy said...

This was a fun post to read. Looks like you had a great time with your friends. I love the last part. How sweet is that to be reading. Love it.

Emmy said...

That is a great book. I have read it too... maybe I should go read it again.. I definitely haven't appreciated being a mother very much lately.

Sare said...

awe....fabulous!!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Friend time is the best time!! Glad you had such a great time laughing and being together!!

Love the video clip! I've caught Mikayla "reading" to herself in bed. I love how animated she is. I'll have to try to upload it again. Blogger was giving me trouble the last time I tried to upload some videos.

Small House said...

Looks like you had fun with your friends. And such cute kids!!

Rachelle said...

Being a mom is challenging, but the most rewarding! I love moments like that when you catch your kids doing something so sweet!

jennykate77 said...

Super awesome things to be thankful for!!! If I lived closer, would you let me be a member of the club? Looks like so much fun! :)

Being a mother is definitely one of life's greatest blessings. It brings with it a kind of love none of us ever knew before becoming a mom. Sweet pic of the girls!

Hope you're having a great day!

shortmama said...

Some time with good girl friends is just the best!

I cant imagine life any other way without my girlies! Rhiannon reads to Layla often and it just warms my heart

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

What a fun Girls Night Out!! :) I wish I had friends on the same street as me. My friends have been pretty much non-existent lately. :( You guys all look so cute!

LOVE the video. They are too precious.

MiMi said...

Sounds like FUN! I'm jealous. :/
Love the little video, SO CUTE!

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

Great post -- what fun friends and fun memories!