Thursday, November 27, 2008

What I am Thankful For….

It's pretty tough to try to start at one point, not wanting to seem that I might be overly thankful for one person or thing than another!
Let's just start with Matt, my wonderful, giving, caring, unselfish, husband! He's truly my best friend. I'm so thankful for all he does for me and our little family, because without all his hard work and dedication to us we wouldn't be where we are today. I love you babe!
My beautiful, healthy and sometime patience testing children; Kylie, Tyler, Karissa and Kennedy. I couldn't be more thankful to have been blessed with such wonderful little babies! They can make me feel like pulling my hair out, locking myself in a padded room and screaming, but you know what…it's all worth it! I love them and all the new things they have brought to my life.
My siblings, Nicole, Ryan, Joshua, and David…although we don't live nearby they are always on my mind. I am thankful for having them all to grow up with. I of course am especially close with Nicole, being my sister and closest in age, but thankful for all the playtimes with all of them growing up, all the wonderful memories.
My parents, the ones who gave me life, who afforded me the opportunity to become who I am today. I am thankful to have them live nearby, that they can share in my life and my children's lives. I know the kids are also thankful for this as they love gramma and grampa dearly!
My in-laws, mother, father, sister and brothers! I feel thankful because I know so many people don't have good relationship with in-laws, probably particularly the mother-in law, but I do! I am fortunate that they live nearby as well and my kids can spend time with them and have a close relationship with them.
All my extended family, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. I love them all, am thankful for the relationships I have with them and wonderful childhood memories I have thanks to many of them!
My wonderful friends be it the old friends that can complete my sentences, although there are the new ones I don't doubt can do that as well. I am thankful for so many fond memories and look forward to many new memories with the new friendships I have formed!
I suppose I could list a lot of material possessions that I am thankful for, and trust me I am thankful. I am thankful for the roof over our heads, that keeps us dry and warm, the vehicles we have that carry all of us from place to place, the toys we have that let us have fun together and spend time with one another, etc…etc…
Lastly, but certainly not least I am thankful for the MAN who created all of this, our Heavenly Father. I may not seem like it at times, but I do not forget Him and the many blessings He has bestowed upon me and my family.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Trying to update...

I'm having some trouble getting the page updated. I spent a long long time creating a slideshow and it won't work on here! :-( So I'll try to slowly post some random pictures now and some more in the next few days, just bare with me. Everyone is yelling that I haven't updated in a long time...sorry!
As most all of you know we had our little girl, Kennedy Paige. She was born on October 8th, after a few long and uncomfortable days of contractions! She was healthy and all went well. Kennedy weighed 6lbs 10 oz and was 20 inches long! She's doing great as she is already a month old. Time sure does seem to fly these days!
We had a fun Halloween. Kylie was a kitty, Tyler was batman, Karissa was a lion, and Kennedy a bumble bee. The weather was pretty decent that night, not too cold. We took them to the trunk or treat at Bison ranch and they made a pretty decent haul!
Tyler just had his 5th birthday last month and Karissa's 2nd is coming up in just a couple more weeks. Kylie will be 7 in that's really sad for me to think my first is getting so would think she is 16 if you talked to her! ha ha!
My school is almost over for the semester and I'll admit that I'll be glad, even though I only have 3 classes, it has started to feel a bit overwhelming having a new baby on top of the regular every day life demands of running a household and all that great stuff. I'm grateful for the support from everyone tho! Matt has been wonderful, helping to watch the kids when he is able to so I can go to class and or get my school work done! My mom and Laurie (mom in law) have also been a tremendous help in this department. Thanks!!
We have TURKEY day coming up...YUM YUM! I guess we will be going at it on our own this year, as plans just aren't working out to get together with everyone...that bums me out cause it's great to be with family, but things just don't always go as planned you know!
Did I ramble on enough and update everything? I think so...I hope so! Well here they are as promised..random pics for your enjoyment. Now leave some love..take care until next post which I promise to do better at doing much quicker!
This is Kennedy in her coming home outfit..
The kids shortly after getting the baby home
Kylie being a big help
Kennedy on her new blankey from my friend
The pumpkin patch