Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Grateful list

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and of course I have been thinking about the things that I am grateful for right now. And I am not going to let myself feel guilty for not writing every single thing that I am grateful for. I want to be specific to right now, the things I am especially grateful for right now.

  • for our home - lately I have been looking at all the negative things about our house and focusing on all the things that need to be done rather than see it for what it is - a really great house with a big yard for my kids to play in
  • Josephs naps - I love that he will willingly come come to take a nap if I mention the books we will read first. He loves reading books and I think he has such a great vocabulary (for his age) because of it. Also its a great time to get stuff done so when he is awake we can have more fun together.
  • bedtime routines  - because of the routines we have gotten ourselves in a long time ago we make sure we always to the most important things together as a family (scriptures, prayers, stories, brush teeth, hugs, and kisses). 
  • all the things we do routinely in our life (church, FHE, dinner time, birthdays, family Sunday dinners, holidays, etc.) I see the blessings that come from them and I love them.
  • Russ - always Russ
  • people who seek truth and live it when they learn it and inspire me to do the same
  • my body - oh how I love my body
  • sleep - a little too much
  • food - mmmm food
  • my kids school - I love it. I love that they only have school 3 days a week. And it isn't even because when they are home we are blissfully and happily crafting and stuff like that. They just have more time to do things like read, play, and do chores. And I am amazed at how much time (and emotion) is saved when we don't have to get up, get ready, get lunches, and make it to school on time.
  • liberty and freedom - Gracie memorized the Title of Liberty at school and recited it for her whole class at school. I love the Title of Liberty 
  • my calling in church - it has blessed me in more ways than I can count
  • the Holy Ghost - I have learned how the Holy Ghost speaks to me and I am always grateful for it.
  • Russ' job - the last year has been amazing having him home more
  • my blog - I made a book out of the year 2011 of my blog and I love it. I love my children flipping through it. I am pretty dang proud of myself for keeping a journal for more than 6 consecutive years. That is a big deal for me
Okay I could go on and on but I will stop there. Some many things to be thankful for.


  1. I love this time of year. And I think I want to go read the Title of Liberty because I can't even remember what it says...

    1. "in memory of our God, our religion, our freedom and our peace, our children and our wives. The title of liberty" (I had Gracie tell it to me).



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