Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thanksgiving, Day 8

Today, I am thankful for my wonderful sister in law Tashya! I could not ask for a better sister in law! She is always willing to drop anything to help Nick and I with the kids, and she is very actively involved in their lives. I am grateful for the joy that she brings to our lives, and grateful that we have the opportunity to live close enough that she can be a big part of our lives and the kids' lives. So, thank you Tashya for being so wonderful! We love you!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Thanksgiving, Day 7

Today, I am thankful for my "extended family" that I have gained this year. So grateful for Angie, Russell, and their girls for taking us in and accepting us as family. Thankful to have Angie as a best friend, and a "sister" that I can call (or text) anytime day or night. Someone I can share my fatty treats with, drink frozen cocoas with, watch movies with, and just hang out when we are both husbandless. I'm thankful for all that Angie did for me when I was at my lowest after my miscarriage, and for supporting me every step of the way with this pregnancy (and dealing with me when I was hormonal and crazy). I am thankful that they are willing to offer their home as shelter from bad weather when it comes around. I am thankful for Angie keeping me on the right track when I need it most. I'm thankful for their sweet girls, Katie and Emily and how they are so good to my kids. I am thankful for Amanda, who from afar, has become like a little sister to me. So, thank you, Chase's, for being so great to us! Love you guys!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thanksgiving, Day 6

Today, I am thankful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have been a baptized member of the church for 6 and a half years now, and am so grateful for the happiness the Church has brought into my life. I don't know what I would do without the truth and knowledge that I have gained over the last 6 years. I'm grateful to be worthy to attend the temple, and to be sealed to my sweet husband and kids for time and all eternity. I'm grateful to be able to attend sacrament meeting each week and renew my baptisimal covenants. I'm thankful to serve in the Young Women, with amazing leaders, and fantastic girls. I can't express enough how grateful I am to have the Gospel in my life.

To learn more about my church and what I believe, go to www.mormon.org

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Thanksgiving, Day 5

Today, I am thankful for my extended family that is close by. My Nana, Uncle Bill, Aunt Emily and Uncle Ben. Like my parents, they are all willing to help with the kids, and anything else we need at the drop of a hat. The kids love going to their houses and playing! We have so much fun at the lake with Nana and Uncle Bill, and love going to Em and Ben's and eating yummy food and sitting down and talking. Nick and I are so blessed to have such a great extended family close by.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thanksgiving, Day 4

Today, I am thankful for my parents. All of them. I am grateful to have a supportive mother, who I talk to every day. I am thankful for Facetime, so I can see her more frequently and the kids can talk to her and Steve. They are great grandparents to the kids.

I'm also thankful my dad and June. We had such a fun visit with them this year. It was so nice to catch up and get to visit with them in September. We are hoping to fly to North Carolina this year to see their new house and show the kids the East coast.

I am thankful for my inlaws who help us so much. They never hesitate to drop everything and watch the kids, or pick the kids up from wherever they are at at the moment. It is so nice to have family close by.

So, thank you, parents! Love you all!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thanksgiving, Day 3

Today, I am thankful for my children...all 4 of them!

I say 4, because I believe that families are forever, and that I will someday get the opportunity to raise the sweet little baby that we lost last October, in Heaven.

The 2 children I have in my life right now are amazing blessings to me, each day. Brody is the smartest, funniest, sweetest little mama's boy I've ever met. He is my best little buddy. Peyton is hilarious, spunky, and a great cuddle bug.

We are thrilled about welcoming Beckett to our family in the next 2 weeks. I look forward to getting to know him, and finding out what he will bring to our family.

We are so grateful to have these children. They keep me grounded, and focused on the important things in life. There is never a dull moment in our house with Brody and Peyton around. Nick and I are either pulling our hair out from their craziness, or laughing our heads off from their silliness.

Love you, kiddos!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thanksgiving, Day 2

Today, I am grateful for my husband. He is a hard working, wonderful husband and father. The past 3 weeks, he has not had a single day off of work or school. I am grateful for the sacrifices he makes for our family, as he strives to get his degree, and works two jobs in the process. He is amazing with our children, and always willing to take time to help me with anything I need. I'm so grateful for you, Nick!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween Pictures

My kids are the cutest! I may be biased, but that is my personal opinion. They were several different characters for Halloween...Brody was a cowboy one night, the next hew as part gorilla, part skeleton, part vampire, and part cowboy, and then on Halloween, he wore last year's costume and was Mater from Cars. Peyton was a cow, a witch, and a bunny rabbit. Her Grandma made her cow costume, and Brody's cowboy costume. They were so cute! Peyton's other 2 costumes, we borrowed from our sweet friends, the Chase's. We had so much fun this year playing dress up, and loading up on treats!

Thanksgiving, Day 1

I have to start out this month of Thanksgiving, by giving all of my gratitude to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and to my Heavenly Father. I am thankful for all that I have received in my life, and know it is all through Heavenly Father's generosity and love for me. I am thankful for the atonement of Jesus Christ, which I have learned over the past year to utilize when my burdens get heavy. My testimony has grown so much over the last year, with all that I went through in losing the baby. My heart was often heavy, and understanding was out of my reach. It wasn't until I learned that the atonement is not just for sin, but also to help us through our trials, did my heartache begin to heal.

I am thankful for the plan of Salvation. I am thankful for a living prophet. I am thankful for the Book of Mormon and the peace it brings to me. I am thankful for church leaders who lead and guide our church. I am thankful for Temples, and the ability for families to be eternal.


Here I go...despite working 45+ hours, serving in my church, and being a full time mamma to my sweet babies, I am going to re-attempt to blog. So, starting today, I am going to not only post regular updates about the kids, but since it is the 1st of November, I am going to do my "Thanksgiving Blog" and write about something I am thankful for each day.

Here goes nothing! :)