Saturday, November 27, 2010


I have today off. This doesn't happen very often . Normally I'm at work on Saturdays and only get to have the mornings with my family. Today we get to spend the whole day together. We are going to go shopping for a suit for Joe and then I'm taking Gabbie to see Tangled. I'm so excited to see the movie. I've heard really good things about it and it looks cute. So, I get to be home today and I don't have to stress about going to work. I'm so happy about this. Oh, and I have tomorrow off too!

I'm thankful for work free weekends with my family!

Friday, November 26, 2010


Our Thanksgiving was nice. We had a small one this year which seems to be a tradition with us. We never have the big numbers that used to happen when everyone lived here. It was my family and my sister Bev and her son Kade, my dad and Joe's niece Kayla and her husband. It was very nice and very small and very good. We went the traditional route and had turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, yams, rolls, mashed potatoes and jello. Like I said very traditional. It was fun having everyone here. We set up the Wii and played some games and watched Toy Story 3. I had to go to work at 5:30 last night. It was really slow and very boring. I was so happy when my shift was over and I got to come home.

I'm thankful for my family and the chance to spend time with them. And, even though I don't like my job, I'm thankful that I have it.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It's COLD!

We had a blizzard! It snowed pretty much all day Monday and all day Tuesday. We probably got 10-12in of snow in that time period. It's now really cold outside. I woke up today to -6 and it's supposed to stay cold all week. We are also getting more snow over the weekend. So far, it looks like all the predictions are coming true, another bad winter. It's days like this that I love to wear my sweats and sweaters, and don't forget the warm wool socks. Staying cozy and warm in number one on my list of things to do today.

I'm thankful for a home that has a heater!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Snow, snow and more snow!

It's snowing, and has been for the last 16 hours.
Crazy snow that has accumulated to 10 in.
Snow that has closed the schools for the day.
Which means that all of the kids are home. It has
been a crazy day. My kids are wild and excited that
they get to stay home from school. I have a feeling
though, that this is just the beginning of many
snow days. What will I do with my kids? It's like
summer break but COLD. Even with the crazies,
I love having my family around me. They're great!
I'm thankful for snow days with my kids and husband!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Awww Music!

I was called into the
Primary as the pianist at the
Beginning of the year. I didn't
Like it at first, but now I am loving
It. I get to play the piano every week.
I get to play music and it
Forces me to practice every week.
It's been a blessing in disguise.
I wanted more time to
Play and now I have it.
I'm thankful for Sundays and I'm
Thankful for the piano!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


I totally forgot to post yesterday. We were busy all day cleaning out the garage so we can one, park the cars in there and two, move the furniture from downstairs into the garage so we can finish the ceiling. I'm so excited. It will be really nice when it is finished. I then had to go to work last night so it made for a long day. When I got home it was wonderful to just sit and relax for a minute. All of the kids were asleep. Joe and I were able to talk to each other without any interruptions. That doesn't happen very often.

I am thankful for peace and quiet and a small moment to be an adult with my husband.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Harry Potter...the best one so far!

It really is the best one so far. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part1! Joe and I went to see it tonight and we loved it. The last two movies in the series have been disappointing to say the least. This one however was great. It stayed very true to the book and was so good. I will be taking the 2 older kids to see it now. I think they will really like it.

Today I'm thankful for date nights with my husband, and good movies.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

It's gone

Today I'm thankful that illness
Doesn't last forever. The kids are
Back at school and we are
Almost back to "normal"
Yeah! for the human body
And the way it heals itself!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

We are remodeling. Nothing to major just some stuff that we have been wanting to do for some time now. We are going to remove our false ceiling that is downstairs and put in a nice ceiling with new lighting. It is going to become our movie room. We are also going to open up a wall in our living room upstairs. This will open up the kitchen and living room so they look more spacious. We are also debating between hard wood floors throughout the upstairs and nice new carpet. There are advantages to both. It's a hard choice. We are also going to rip out the floor in the bathroom and re due it with tile, as well as the entryway to the front door. Some new doors on the front and sliding back door, as well as new windows in the house. It's really exciting to do improvements on our home. Can't wait until it's all done.

I'm thankful for my home!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Day 16

I am thankful for Ibuprofen. It is a life saver when you have to go to work with a really bad headache. Which is what happened to me yesterday.

Today I am thankful for a husband that will get up with a sick child and let me sleep. I really am married to a great man. He is loving and kind and sweet and gentle and sturdy and all of the things that a good man should be. I sure and lucky to have found such a great companion to spend my life with.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Yucky Tummy!

I woke up today feeling really yucky!
I have a major headache and my stomach
is rolling and doesn't feel good.
I hate feeling this way. I hate that I have
to spend copious amounts of time in the bathroom.
I hate that I have to miss church.
I hate that I still have to go to work tonight
because I don't have any more sick days. And, I hate
that my family will probably get it too.
So, what is there to be thankful for... I'm thankful for Pepto Bismol and Sprite!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

New Hairdo

I was able to go the the salon today. It was so nice to be there by myself. I don't get to do that very often. I was there for 3 hours getting a color and cut. I really like it. I will have to take a picture of it. I didn't really change the style, but the color is a dark chocolate brown with carmel highlights. I'm liking it a today I'm thankful for a stylist that I like and can trust with my hair, and for an awesome husband that will stay home with 4 crazy kids.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Bouncing Baby Boy

Four years ago today, my beautiful baby boy Gideon was born. We went to the hospital Saturday evening and I was induced. Gideon decided not to come though until Sunday. It wasn't a difficult labor. It was smooth and went without complications. Hard labor didn't start until mid-morning and by that point I was ready for the epidural. I got it around 3 or 4, and by 7 he was ready to come. He was a whopping 10lbs 2oz and 21in. My biggest baby! Cordin and Gabbie were able to be there with their aunt Brooke, I think Breanne was there too, I can't remember. Within 30 min of his birth they were in the room and holding him. It was such a neat experience having them there so soon after the birth of their baby brother. They were very excited and took lots of pictures. It was such a great day welcoming this new addition to our sweet family. I will always be thankful that Heavenly Father has blessed our family with Gideon.

I am thankful for my sweet little 4 year old, Gideon.


to my little man!

Thursday, November 11, 2010


I have been a complete slacker when it comes to posting new blogs. I admit that I have been rather lazy about it and am going to work on doing a better job at writing in my "journal".

Seeing as how this month is almost half way through, and that it is the month of giving thanks, I thought I would follow in the foot steps of some of my friends. I am going to give thanks for something everyday. It doesn't matter how big or small. Since I am 11 days short I will get caught up with 11 things today...

1. I am thankful for my sweet little boy Gideon who makes me laugh with the things he says. Example: Gabbie was upset, and once she left for school Gideon turns to me and says, "What is wrong with that child?" Gotta love a 3 year old.

2. I am thankful for my home.

3. I am thankful for a sweet husband that takes care of me when I am hurt.

4. I am thankful for the Internet and the distraction that is can give to crazy kids.

5. I am thankful for prayer and fasting. They do work.

6. I am thankful for 4 beautiful children. They may drive me bonkers at times but I wouldn't trade them for anything in the world.

7. I am thankful that families are eternal. I miss my Mom.

8. I am thankful that I have a job, even though I don't like having to work outside my home.

9. I am thankful for a husband that provides not only financially, but also emotionally.

10. I am thankful for good friends. You know who you are.

11. Today, I am thankful for the men and women that sacrifice all they have to keep me safe. Without them where would we be?

There you have it. The beginning of my Thankful November. Now I just need to remember to keep it up.