I'm playing Gretchen's Gladdie game this week, because I have so much to be gladdified for, and because I lurve me some fodder for bloggy block days such as these.

1.  I'm so very glad for the way that God brought us through the trenches that were last week with Sawyer.  I feel completely redundant and like a broken record, but I'm just so thankful for answered prayers and miracles and for so many people in our corner.

2.  I'm glad that baseball season is here.  Our family lives, breathes, and sleeps baseball, so it is always so much fun when the season finally arrives.  I love the smell of ballparks, the piles of dirty uniforms in my laundry room, and the endless hours of fence-climbing and voice-losing. 

3.  I'm exceptionally glad that Keaton was blessed with an amazing coach.  Most of the time, the husband coaches the boys' teams, but this year the timing didn't work out.  The husband is coaching Sawyer and Tate's team, but couldn't manage Keaton's, too.  We prayed many a prayer over his coach that he would be one that loved Jesus and loved the boys.  And we are so blessed to find out that Mr. Picture Perfect is Keaton's head coach!!  WAHOO!!!

4.  I'm so glad that Spring finally decided to show her face.  As much as I love the winter, I was getting tired of the permanent goosebumps.  So ready to get this party started with suntans and flowers and green grass.
I could do without the bugs and the allergies, but I'm willing to overlook it for a bit.

5.  So very very glad that American Idol is finally on to the big stage.  I can tolerate the auditions and Hollywood week and the little stage for only so long...and then it's just time to get.on.with.it.

6.  Glad that the in-laws are coming to spend the weekend with us to celebrate Sawyer's birthday.  My house is a wreck and my schedule is packed this week, but I'm still teetering over on the edge of excited that they're coming! 

7.  So ecstatically glad that Jim-Dad is back from his trip to Israel and that he had a fabulous time.  You can read all about his journey here.  But have a tissue ready...just sayin'.

8.  Thrilled beyond glad that my husband isn't one that fusses about a messy house.  Don't get me wrong...I want so badly to provide a clean and peaceful home for him to come home to, but am blessed that I don't feel stress when it's not.  I'm a lucky gal.  And right now, I'm a VERY lucky gal...if you catch my drift.

9.  Very glad for friends that do things that they don't have to do just because they want to. 

10.  So very very glad for certain pharmaceuticals that allow me to keep my sanity on days such as this when attempting to educate my children would most likely have ended in some sort of bodily harm had it not been for said drugs. 

What are you Gladdified about??  Tell me.  Tell me.


Christi said...

Love your list, and especially glad to hear how well your little guy has bounced back! :)

Mich said...

Your list makes me smile.

I have a package in the mail headed your way. Woo! Hoo! Can you believe it?!!! I'm not even two months late! Well except for the Valentines I included. :)

Love you all!

Jessica said...

#8--right there with ya. On the husband thing AND the state of my house thing. We ARE lucky!!!

Jessica said...

#8--right there with ya. On the husband thing AND the state of my house thing. We ARE lucky!!!

Carpool Queen said...

Better living through chemistry. And all God's people said, "AMEN".

Tiffani said...

I'm gladdy mcgladderson that you are mine!!!

Glad that I can live vicariously through your baseball family..I know not of such things...

Glad that you are glad!

Sami said...

I'm diggin on American Idol this season. I heart Didi. I would buy her record. Today. Ok, I would listen to her songs for free on You Tube. But I would still do it. Have you listened to Kara sing? I hadn't heard her in real life but she's awesome! You should go to You Tube and listen to her sing "Taking Chances". I think it's even better because she wrote it.

I think I forgot that this was just a comment and not a conversation... :)

Cathy said...

I'm glad I know you. :)

Jim said...

I'm gladdified I know you, daughter-mine! You and your Sis make my heart sing like crazy. For all of your life-ripples, both of you show a steady, upward climb that gives me joy in my journey. And you both and your hubs are "passing" such on to my grands, which just grows my glads five-fold.

Love you,

Marla Taviano said...

You are delightful. Off to read about Jim-Dad!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Happy Birthday to Sawyer!

I'd forgotten that pregnant story you shared in your comment this week. Really didn't even remember it. I was HUGE though so it was funny to read!

Have a great weekend.

Hey, update us on what exactly the doc said yesterday when you get a chance. Enjoy your inlaws first, then update us!

New Every Morning said...

I'm glad for friends that are REAL and HONEST and HILARIOUS. You meet all of those criteria. ;)

Gretchen said...

I am waaay late to the partay b/c I have been a deplorable blog friend, but lurved your list.

So gladdy about your fam's visit and about Mr. Sawyer's bday.

And always gladdyrifically glad for you. Heart you w/mad love.

Lori Motl said...

I'm just catching up on my bloggy buddies. I am super gladified that Mr. Picture Perfect is Keaton's coach, too! I heart him for making that happen! I also heart him for not minding a messy house, because mine is...well, we just won't even talk about it!

lisa@littlesliceoflife said...

I'm glad you are glad!

Love, Gladys