Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Day 21,22,23

Oh my goodness I am seriously slacking on the posting. So I guess in order to catch up I will post a few things I am thankful for.

I am thankful for the support team that I have that helps me when I am down. I know I can always count on the most important people in my life to be there for me.

Even though it gets dark so much earlier now since it's winter, I am thankful that we still have sunlight! Winter can be so dreadful, boring and depressing but a little sunlight is better than nothing. I am thankful to be able to open my blinds in the morning and let in the natural light from outside!! It brightens my mood and my home!!

Today I am thankful for patience. I have been praying to have more patience lately. When you have a 20 month old that is teething and you have gotten rid of the binkie it becomes difficult to listen to whining all day long. But with the help of my Heavenly Father I feel like I have been more relaxed lately when Paige acts out and that I have been able to handle the situation better. Not that I handled it badly before but I would get really frustrated. I know that she is a 20 month old that is going to do what she wants and that the way I handle the situation sets the tone for the rest of the day and is a learning experience for the both of us. So I am thankful for patience and I hope that I can keep working on it with help from my Heavenly Father.

Have a great Thanksgiving Day tomorrow everyone!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Day 20

Yesterday I was pretty sick. I have bad problems with my joints which we think is arthritis and I think I had the stomach flu too. I am so lucky to have been sick on the weekend when Coleman was around to help take care of Paige so I could rest. It was such a long day and he took very good care of me. He is so great to me and Paige loves her daddy so much she was fine that I wasn't really around. Paige and I took a 3 hour nap together!! I am feeling a lot better today thanks to the rest the I was able to get yesterday. I am thankful that Coleman is such a great husband to take care of me even when I look like "walking death" :) I love you coleman!

Day 19

So I have been slacking a little on posting about being thankful.

I am very very thankful for my in laws. All of them. I have the greatest mother in law and father in law. They would do anything to help us out and they are always there for us. I feel like I fit into Coleman's family pretty well and I am so thankful that I get along well with everyone. I am thankful for all four of my sisters in law. They are all amazing!! We all have a lot of fun together and I am also grateful for my brothers in law they are awesome! I was very lucky to gain such a great family when I married Coleman !! I love them all so much and I can't imagine life any other way!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Day 18 - Prayer

I have always been pretty good about praying but until the last month I have never realized how much a prayer does for me or how much it means to me. I find comfort in knowing that when I pray my Heavenly Father hears me and he comforts me when I am sad and he rejoices with me when I am happy. I am grateful for the relationship I have with my Heavenly Father because of prayer. I am grateful for famiy prayer everynight and for being able to teach Paige about the church. I saw a quote recently that really made me think, it said something along the lines of " What if the only things you had today were the things you prayed for yesterday." It made me so hapy to know that I would have everything that I need most in life. I would have Coleman and Paige, my home, our families and friends, the gospel, good health and Coleman's job.  I am grateful for my personal prayers and for making each time I pray count. I am especially grateful for my relationship with my Heavenly Father and being able to feel his love every day.

Day 17

I am thankful for the people in my life that keep me thinking positive. Even on days that are crappy I know that I can call up the hubby and complain and he will give me a different way to look at it. It's funny to me how even when i'm feeling low and just down right ticked off if I try to think positive and have a good attitude the crappy stuff doesn't seem near as bad. So I am thankful for positive thinking!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Day 16

Today I am thankful for technology. Cell phones drive me crazy most of the time but I am grateful to have them because they help me keep in contact with my family and friends. I am grateful that when I am feeling lousy or I really need to get something done I can turn on Monsters Inc. and Paige is occupied... that makes me sound like a really bad mom. : ( But I am still thankful for it, I can't deny it.

Day 15

Yesterday I was feeling pretty yucky. I was so thankful yesterday that Paige took a nap and I was also thankful that she would occupy herself by playing with her toys while I layed on the couch and watched her. She is such a sweetie pie and even though she tests my patience on many occasions I am so grateful for the sweet little thing that she is!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Day 14

I am so thankful for my husband! He is so amazing and really cares about me and Paige! He came to my doctors appointment because he cares about me and I can't imagine my life without him and I hope I never have to! I am grateful for our relationship and even though we go through our hard times there are many more good times that are amazing. I love that we can joke around with each other and have fun together. On days when I am feeling awful and all I can do is complain he listens to me and tries to help with whatever he can. He is such a great provider for our family. I look forward to expanding our family and building many more great memories with my amazing hubby!!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Day 13

I love Sundays. I get to spend the whole day with my amazing hubby and cute little onry girl ;). I really love going to church even more now that we take Paige to nursery. She loves going and playing with the other kids and I enjoy getting to pay attention to the lesson it Sunday school and Relief Society. Today I am grateful for the sisters in my ward that are so sweet. I can relate to so many of their situations as they can relate to mine and it's nice knowing that they are always there and even if you don't talk to them or know many of them there is still a comfort in knowing you belong to such a great group of women. I love the gospel and how it blesses my life. I can't imagine living without it.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Day 12

I don't know about any of you but I find that going to a hair appointment is actually quite therapeutic! I am so glad that one of my best friends does my hair because I enjoy going to visit with her so much!! And she always does such an amazing job!!! In this crazy world of being constantly on the go I don't realize how much "ME" time I actually need to keep me sane! Today it was long long long overdue!! I am thankful that my stylist is also my therapist!! And I am grateful that she is so fun to talk to and also so wise and gives great advice and a great outlook on the rest of the world!! So today I am thankful for therapeutic hair appointments :)

Day 11

Yesterday I was grateful that I had the opportunity to go to my little sister's baby doctor appointment to find out the gender of the baby. It was a long day that seemed to drag on and I am thankful for the help of my Heavenly Father for helping me prepare emotionally for the appointment. I was so happy that my sister wanted me there and I am glad I was there to support her. Oh and by the way it's a boy... We are going to have another nephew!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Day 10

Today I am feeling especially grateful for my best friend! Seriously she listens to me complain, whine, laugh cry and she is there for me all the time! I text her all day long about everything! And she has been there for me a lot recently. We have little girls that are best friends too and that makes it all the more fun for us! I am thankful that she is so understanding and smart!! She really is a friend for life and I know I can always count on her to be there for me! Love her!

Day 9

Yesterday I was thankful for being able to cry it all out when your frustrated and sad.. Maybe it's just me but sometimes I feel so much better after I have cried and let it all out and then I can get back to normal life. Somehow my tears make me stronger and being able to lean on the greatest hubby ever helps a lot too. When I am sad I always try to remember that if we didn't have the hard sad days we wouldn't be able to enjoy the FABULOUS days. So here is to everyone having a FABULOUS day.. Because you deserve it!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Day 8

Today I am thankful that by hubby has a good job so that I can stay home and raise Paige. I am thankful that he is willing to work so hard to provide for our family. I think sometimes when our jobs get tough and we are having a bad day we just need to take a step back and take a look at the big picture. Today Paige woke up so early and she hasn't wanted to nap.. I have felt crummy today with every joint in my body hurting with every move I make and yet I am still thankful. Sometimes it's easier for me to express my frustration rather than my gratitude but when it comes down to it I am so blessed to have crummy days because it makes me appreicate the days that go smoothly even more.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Day 7- Be thankful for fun giveaways!!

I love giveaways on blogs. They are fun to enter and there are always fun things to win. Except for that I never win but it is always worth a shot. Here is a link to this giveaway for a photo book from SHUTTERFLY!! Woohoo!!! I hope I win.


Day 6

Yesterday I was a slacker and didn't blog but I know today that yesterday I was  very thankful for the gospel. We went to church and I had been feeling kinda down all morning and it's amazing to me how the spirit can lift you up and really manifest to you even when you are feeling so low. I love feeling the spirit and I really love being able to attend Relief Society. I am very thankful to be apart of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Today I am thanful for date night with the hubby. We don't get to go out together alone much but when we do it's so nice. I love him so much and our relationship now is better than it has ever been!! I am thankful that we have so much in common and like to do so many different things together. He is such an amazing man and I am so lucky to be his wife.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Day 4

Today I am thankful for the trials that I have been given that have brought me and my family to where we are today.. I am thankful for the obstacles I have had to go through to help me become a better wife and mom. I know that I am given trials as a learning experience. My most recent trial was a big one and it was the hardest thing I have ever been through before. I know that my heavenly father gave me this trial to learn more about myself. It's hard to admit that sometimes we lose touch with the closest people around us and sometimes our trials bring us closer together than ever. So today I am thankful for the person I am because of the trials I have been blessed with.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


I love fall because it brings Halloween with it and then it means the holidays are coming and lots of family time! I hate fall because it means winter is on its way and boy do I HATE winter.. Ugh! Anyways I love dressing up for Halloween and getting Paige all dressed up too!! Everything is getting so fun with her getting older and more excited about things!!She loves kitty cats and she meows all the time :) So for Halloween this year we decided that is what she would be.. I couldn't bring myself to fork out 30 or more dollars on a kitty costume so I made one myself and I thought she looked SO CUTE!! I wore Coleman's baseball jersey and he wore his dirtbike jersey. That is about as good as it gets with the two of us :)

This is the best family picture we could get. Paige does not like sitting still.

Our sassy little kitty.
Paige had a lot of fun Trick or Treating even though it was freezing outside!! We had a good time at the my mom's ward trunk or treat and then we visited some grandparents. Paige loved getting so much candy!!

So today and I am thankful that the Holidays are on their way!! Now I am working on my Christmas shopping already and it's getting me so excited!! I love that the holidays brings so much family together.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Being Thankful

So I am going to blog each day in November about what I am thankful for. I think this is an amazing challenge and it really makes you appreciate what you have.. I challenge anyone else to join me in being thankful!!

Day 1: (yesterday)
 I am thankful for the beautiful home that we have to live in. It shelters us from the weather outside. I love that as a family we get to make so many memories together here!!! I love our home and I am grateful that the spirit of the Lord is able to dwell here as well. I know that we are where we need to be at this time. 

Day 2: 
Today I am incredibly grateful for my good health. I know I have had some recent health problems that have come my way but I can still say that I am healthier than many people. I am thankful that I have a healthy mind and spirit and that I can play with my baby girl and enjoy so much time with her. I am grateful that I can keep up with my husband and our busy lives and that we get to do so much together!! We are so blessed that Paige is healthy and Coleman is as well.. All in all we are a happy healthy family..