Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Many Thanks...

Since it is Thanksgiving this week, I thought I would write a little post about the MANY things I am thankful for.
I am thankful for Ken. He is my best friend, my partner, my better half, my soul mate. I often just sit and think about how lucky I was to find him, and how happy I am that he married me. I love that I get to come home to him every night.
I am thankful for Jayne. She is not only a daughter, but one of my best friends. She is only 12, but she is so mature that sometimes I forget she is only 12. She is such a big help around the house and with her little brothers. She is always there for me when I need someone to talk to or make me laugh.
I am thankful for Jared. He has such a mellow, carefree personality. I couldn't be more opposite, but it's so nice to have Jared around to make me laugh. He is the sweetest kid, and he tells all of us he loves us about 50 times a day. <3<3<3
I am thankful for Aden. He has been my little buddy from day one. He is my mini me. He makes me laugh all the time, and he knows how to make me feel loved. He still lets me snuggle him, and he promises to let me do that forever!
I am thankful for my parents. They are true examples of unconditional love. They have always been so good to me, and they have been a huge help in raising Aden. I don't know what I would have done without them.
I am thankful for my siblings. They are my best friends. I look forward to every time I get to hang out with one or all of them. They are all so different, but we all get along so well.
I am thankful for my in-laws. Dave and Minnie are the best in-laws anyone could ask for. They are always there when you need them, and they truly know how to love. My brother and sister in laws are also the best I could ask for.
I am thankful for my friends. Really close friends, or not as close, I am surrounded by good friends that I can always count on.
I am thankful for the gospel. I was blessed to be raised in the gospel, but recently it has become more important in my life, and I am so blessed to have that wonderful gift.
I am thankful for my job (well, sorta), my house, my health, the health of my family, and the blessing of living in the USA.
This is just scratching the surface of the many things I have to be thankful for. I truly am so blessed...

Friday, November 20, 2009

Family Pics 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme


Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme
TodaysMama and Provo Craft are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year?
1. EVERYTHING in this awesome give-away, but that's not fair, so I would
choose the Cricut as my top choice. Oh, I could do amazing things if I had a
Cricut! ;)
2. I want my kids to have a "magical" Christmas like I did as a child.
3. A bike or some new running shoes (something has got to happen here!)
4. Health and happiness for the whole year. (Santa can handle that, right??)
5. Tools. I really am a crafty person, I just need the right tools so the real
me can truly emerge! :)
2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received?
My baby blanket that my mom made me. I still have/LOVE it.
3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle?
Stamped jewelry, and it's going to happen this year! I ordered the tools. YAY!
4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child?
My Samantha (American Girl) doll when I was 9.
5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year?
Legos, Wii games, board games, clothes.
6. What is your favorite holiday food?
Peppermint Ice cream...that counts as food, right??
7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays?
ALL of my gifts this year will be hand made. Jewelry, pictures, hats, home decor.
8. What is your favorite holiday movie?
Christmas Vacation!
9. Favorite holiday song?
The Christmas Shoes, Oh Holy Night, Gingerbread House
10. Favorite holiday pastime?
Wrapping presents. LOVE it! And of course, the gift giving.

Seriously, you guys! I want this SOOOOOO BADLY, I am like shaking with excitement! Ken would be so excited too, because I don't think I would ever want for anything else. EVER! :) Well, I am sure I still would...but not for a LONG time! (I never win anything, but it's always fun to hope.)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Jay-Rod's Quote of the Day...

We were in the car on Sunday night and Jared said: "Ooh, we watched Ghost Busters at school on Thursday, and we get to finish it on Monday!"
Me: "Wait, hold on, you watched WHAT movie at school?? And how is that even okay??"
Jared: "Yeah, well, we did, but we only got through about a penny of it."
Me: "Huh?! What does that even mean?"
Jared: "You know, like instead of a QUARTER of it, we only got through a PENNY of it!" (DUH!)
We laughed...Funny kid! :)

But, I'm still annoyed that his teacher is letting them watch movies instead of TEACHING them! (????)