Gratitude & Thanks: Super Mario Chess Games, Podcasts, & More

I’m thankful that my oldest nephew is graduating from high school next week. And also that he will be going to college in the Fall. I’m so proud of him.

Shawn 1

I’m thankful that we just happened to see a Super Mario Chess game at Target this week. My son loves all things Mario so he really wanted to buy the Super Mario Chess game. He cashed in all the coins from his piggie bank so he would have enough money to buy it himself. Now he is learning how to play chess and trying to teach me how to play too.


I’m thankful that my husband now has someone to play chess with. Because I never really had a desire to learn how to play. Even though, I’m trying to learn know so I can play with myΒ son. πŸ™‚

I’m thankful for Joyce Meyer podcasts. She has some of the best podcasts about stress, happiness, the Holy Spirit, and more. I love her tell it like it is style.


I’m also thankful for Tia Mowry’s Mostly Mom podcast. I love to listen to podcasts when I’m cooking and this one is a great one for moms.

I’m thankful that my mom and I finally finished sewing the matching father and son shirts that my son wants to wear on Father’s Day. My mom is the best! I would mess up while sewing and she would take it apart and then sew it together the right way. Thanks to her the shirts came out looking great. I’ll try to write a blog post about my experience of sewing from a pattern for the first time soon.

I’m thankful that I had a great Mother’s Day on last Sunday. My son made breakfast for me and gave me my gifts. We went to church with my Grandmother and spent time with family afterward.


I’m thankful that it’s the weekend and that I don’t have any plans.

I’m thankful that I finally saw the movie War Room. It was a really great movie about the power of prayer. Now I want to see all of the over films by the Kendrick Brothers.

I’m thankful that I sewed my first dress for my daughter and it turned out great.

SM Dress 2

I’m thankful for days that all full of sunshine. I’ve been trying to get outside more and soak in some natural Vitamin D. I must say it feels good to get outside and feel the sun shining on my skin.

What are you thankful for this week?


  • Reply Mrs. AOK May 14, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    I’m still in love with that dress!! Wonderful job,mama!
    I’m glad you had a good Mother’s Day.
    I hope you will share the shirts you make.
    My son, youngest daughter, and husband love to play chess. I’m like… can we play checkers? πŸ˜€
    My mom loves Joyce Myers. I’ll have to check out Tia Mowry’s podcast.
    Happy Weekend, m’friend!!
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    • Reply Sonya May 24, 2016 at 2:32 am

      I’m going to try to take pictures of my guys in their shirts tomorrow. I also made my daughter a skirt that matches their shirts. I’ll try to share it soon.
      The Tia Mowry podcast is a good one. I hope you enjoy it.

  • Reply Tamara May 16, 2016 at 1:20 am

    It looks like your daughter loves your nephew so much! Look at how she looks at him!
    I love love love all things Mario, so that Super Mario Chess game would be a hit!
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    • Reply Sonya May 24, 2016 at 2:29 am

      She does! She loves all her older cousins πŸ™‚

  • Reply robincharmagne May 17, 2016 at 2:46 am

    Adding Joyce Meyer to my podcast list. Always looking for something inspiring and uplifting.
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    • Reply Sonya May 24, 2016 at 2:28 am

      I hope you enjoy her podcasts πŸ™‚

  • Reply LaKita May 18, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    I still have not seen the movie War Room yet…I will have to check it out as well as the podcast suggestions. I am always on the hunt for new podcasts. I love the chess board and I bet your son is proud that he was able to buy it for himself.
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    • Reply Sonya May 24, 2016 at 2:27 am

      I really enjoyed War Room a lot. I hope you get a chance to see it soon. You should share some of your favorite podcasts, because I’m always looking for good ones too. He was really proud of himself and he has been enjoying playing chess.

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