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Counting Every Blessing {November 2018 Highlights}

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“Counting every blessing, I’m counting every blessing. Surely every season You are good to me!”

That has been my theme song this fall! All of the highlights from this month are blessings that have come in a different season of life. Sometimes the change of a season is hard – even unwanted. I’m so thankful that we can be sure God is good to us in every season.

#1 Friendsgiving

Our Thanksgiving plans changed drastically from what I’d planned. We celebrated an early “Friendsgiving” meal with an couple in our church who have been a tremendous blessing to us this year. I served all the things and set the table just as I’d planned for Thanksgiving. It was a fun afternoon!

#2 Virginia Ladies’ Retreat With My Mom

My Mom does quite a bit of traveling and speaking for ladies’ events, but this was the first time I have been able to join her! If you’re a speaker, you know how helpful it is to have an extra person for all the random things that pop up – I was so happy to be the “extra” person!

The ladies at the retreat were so kind and gracious to Mom as well as to me! It was a tremendous blessing to watch my Mom minister to ladies the same way she ministers to me – out of a life filled with God’s Word. The retreat was set in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia with some gorgeous views! We had a lot of fun together and I treasured the opportunity!

#3 Thanksgiving Weekend

We ended up seeing all of my family last weekend, which was an unexpected blessing! Even though I got a picture of my Aunt’s cat, I didn’t get a picture of my Dad. He’s used to being sidelined in favor of the cat. Ha! πŸ™‚ Paul isn’t in the pictures either – he was off enjoying a much-deserved Thanksgiving nap. πŸ™‚

In the pictures above are my Nana & Papa, my Aunt, my Mom and of course my twin nephews. It was such a sweet gift to see all of them over the weekend (and to have an Ale 8)!

#4 Kentucky Basketball Game

As part of the Thanksgiving weekend, I got to attend my first basketball game at Rupp Arena! I’m not a sports nut, but I have been a University of Kentucky fan my whole life. We had so much fun experiencing Big Blue Nation live in person!

#5 Another Basketball Game #refereewifelife

On Monday night we drove down to Clemson, South Carolina (only an hour away) to watch one of my husband’s colleagues officiate the Clemson-Nebraska game. We had amazing seats and were visible on ESPN a couple times. It was a lot of fun!

My Favorite Posts and Videos from November:

I would love to hear one of your highlights from this month! Leave a comment and tell me how God has been good to you in this season of your life! ❀

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6 thoughts on “Counting Every Blessing {November 2018 Highlights}

  1. What an exciting month! I love that you worked in a little bit of everything – family, fun, friends, good food and some sports. It seems like even though things didn’t go as planned for Thanksgiving that everything turned out pretty great. Love when that happens!


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