(Peniscola, Spain)
So a long time ago, my parents, sister and I set out on a European adventure to go get my brother from his mission and bring him home. On our way to Barcelona we stopped in a beautiful city that sits on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. This place was called Peniscola. I don't think there was really anything not to like about this place. So we stopped there on our way back too. One evening we were sitting in our hotel room starving, waiting for my dad to bring us back some dinner. In an effort to keep ourselves amused, I think it was my sister who came up with the idea to play, "There's Nothing Better Than..." where you essentially go around the circle and everyone has to finish the sentence. The only response I could remember was my mom's: "There's nothing better than...hearing the garage door open and knowing that it is dad home from work for the day."

So in a feeble attempt to express some gratitude during this thankful month, I thought I'd take this fond memory of mine and use it as a way to record some things I am so very grateful for.

My first one is boring, but true...

There's nothing better than...
...the fresh start of a brand-new week.

I feel like I'm always making these little goals in my head and no matter how much I fail to keep them, I always feel like when Sunday evening rolls around I feel motivated to start over, with a clean slate, and try again to be a little bit better this week, than the week before.


  1. I feel that same way when Weston gets home for the day. When I hear his key in the is better!

    A new week is always a good feeling...until half way through Monday I am still in my jammies and looking at my long to do list ;)

  2. There's nothing better than...getting to travel the world!!

    Just read your last post and CONGRATS on the fun adventures that are in store for you and your cute family (LOVE the new pics)!!

    Even though our paths briefly crossed amidst crowns and glitter:) I'm so glad I met you! Can't wait to read all about your fun travels!

  3. Love, love, love your mom's comment. There are so many wives who probably would never say that!