Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thankful







I am Thankful for my handsome husband who loves me the way I am. Who wakes up early and goes to work for us. Who will step in and make dinner when I am too tired. Who helps me clean, when it has gotten to be too much:) Who told me just the other night that he is still Truly and Madly in love with me. Oh, how I love him and I am so thankful that we Finally found each other. (i waited quite awhile for my prince to come.....it was soo worth it)

I am Thankful for Chase and the chance that I have gotten to be a step-mom.

I am Thankful for my family. For my mom and dad who have set a wonderful example of who to be "when I grow up" :) For my brothers and sisters(and in-laws), that I can safely say are some of the coolest people (and would be even if I wasn't related) and they have some of THE cutest kids, each of who have brought me so much happiness over the years. I love being an Aunt.
I am Thankful for my Grandma Dorothy, who has been not only one of THE greatest Grandma's ever, but is also my safe heaven(over the years, anytime I needed to go somewhere so I could just breathe, I went to her and she always made me feel better). I love,respect and am in awe of her....and I want to be just like her.


I am thankful for my friends. I have been blessed with some truly great friends and I am thankful for each of them for their own special reasons. But they are my true friends and I am grateful. (you know who you are!!:)

I am thankful for the house we live in, and thankful for the opportunity to move even closer to my sister.


I am thankful that even in these tough financial times, my husband and I are both able to work and pay our bills (yes, I did just say I was thankful for working...weird, i know, but in these times as people are losing their jobs at the most inopportune times, I surprisingly am thankful for my job.)

I am Thankful for the values and lessons(and gospel) that my parents raised me with. (i know sometimes they might have thought it didn't sink in:) It did! And I believe that it makes all the difference in Life. I am not perfect ( by far) but my parents have given me the tools to go in the right direction to live a full, happy, fruitful life and I am grateful to them for it.

I am Thankful for these things and so many more, like the beautiful weather we have been experiencing and the chance to go visit my Grandma in a couple of weeks......and SOOOOO much more.
Happy Thanksgiving



























Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Chase's Visit/ Halloween 2008


I felt like the above picture needs an explanation. During the festivities, this is Adam talking to my dad and brother about the new game "FIREBALL" that he came up with. "So first, you take a ball and then add the ligh......." :)

Oh, how I love him and his great ideas:)














We had so much fun while Chase was here. We went out to breakfast, (Adam & I had taken a couple days off) hung out with family, had a great Halloween. It was so much fun and the time just flew by. He is back at his mom's and we are missing him.
On the bright side, time seems to be zooming by and Christmas will be here in no time!!!

(Note:I posted my pictures on here in the wrong order, just keep in mind the time line went from bottom to top......not that important but, hey)