Notes, nature, night

This morning, the boys and I awoke to some amazing notes that Sheri (my wife/their mother) left for us. I am so grateful for her love and the way she expresses it!

I am grateful for the gorgeous landscape this morning. It snowed yesterday and the sun is shining today off the beautiful snow capped peaks!

I am grateful for the time we get to spend as a family in the evening. Payton’s soccer practice was cancelled so we ate together and played SushiGo. It was a great night! 

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Salmon, mountains, family

On Friday I attempted to make my first homemade smoked salmon. It turned out AWESOME! I am thankful for my smoker, the day off to use it and the family to share it with. 

On Saturday, we took a trip to Frisco to see the changing leaves and just enjoy nature. It was a great trip! I am thankful for living where we do, in such a beautiful state and I am grateful to know we can escape to nature so easily.

On Sunday, Isaac had a flag football game and he played lights out!! I am thankful that he has found a sport he loves playing, I am thankful for his energy and his happiness! 

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I am grateful for Pangea coffee! We found this amazing coffee roaster in Golden on Saturday when we had some time to kill before Payton’s soccer game. The coffee is amazing! We purchased some Nicaraguan coffee for home and had a cup this morning (we are still finishing our other coffee). It is SOOOOOO much better than what we have been drinking!

I am grateful for the fact I get to have time at breakfast with my entire family and we aren’t rushing about too much. The time we spend to get ready for the day is precious.

I am grateful for my amazing staff at my office. We have had a fun week so far, and we are meeting to set goals/intentions for the rest of the year. I am thankful that they are driven, compassionate and caring!

Rules of the universe

I am so grateful for some of the unwrites “laws” of life. One enormous one is that you cannot out-give the universe. When we give joy, we receive joy. When we lift others up, we are lifted up. When we help others, our own burdens are decreased. These aren’t “mystical”, they are 100% reality. I am grateful that when I practice kindness, compassion, love, and gratitude all of these flow back into my life over and over again!

Crisp mornings and cool evening walks

I love this time of year! It’s a bit crisp in the morning (hoodie and shorts weather), warms up later in the day and cools off in the evening. Every night this week we’ve been taking a walk with the dog. It is a calm, cool, beautiful part of the day and offers a chance for Sheri and i to connect, discuss our day, our goals, vacations we are planning for, and just enjoy each other’s company. 

Lunches with my buddy

Yesterday, I was blessed to go to lunch with Isaac, my 10 year old boy. He came with me to my weekly adjustment (yes, us chiropractors get adjusted too to stay healthy :), then we went to Jason’s Deli (his choice) where he had a sandwich almost as big as his head, and then we jammed to some awesome music we found on Soundcloud.com.  Great day!

I am so thankful to be able to spend time with my kids, my wife, and my friends like that! I am blessed and truly grateful!

Family’s Back!

Sheri and Isaac were at a Boy Scout camping trip Sunday-last night. Payton had spent the night at Sheri’s parents and then at a friend’s house Sunday/Monday. I am so grateful to have my whole family back! We head out to the Lake of the Ozarks for a long 4th of July weekend beginning Friday and I am just so thankful to have everyone together and to head on another adventure soon! (Sheri dubbed this the “summer of adventure” and so far it is living up to its moniker.)