Saturday, September 24, 2016

Gratitude Challenge Week 6

The City You Live In

While not exactly in my city, this is a super cool place not far from where I live. And since, technically, I don't live in a city, I thought it would work.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Gratitude Challenge Week 5

Something Someone Gave You

My husband loves me. And he often indulges my love of furniture.

Not the world's best picture, but it's definitely something I'm thankful for.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Gratitude Challenge Week 4

A Family Member

This boy is a piece of my heart - forever walking around outside of me.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Gratitude Challenge Week 3


I've been very blessed by the wonderful family I've had. The one I was born into, the one that I married into, the one that I was baptized into, and the one that my heart created. All of them are precious to me.

This was taken on the day my sweet children were baptized.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Gratitude Challenge Week 2

Week 2 - Spouse

Well if you know me, read my blog, see my occasional facebook posts, then you'll know how much I love this guy I married. He's amazing. So I'm definitely thankful, greatful, and blessed to have this man in my life.

He makes me laugh, he makes me feel safe, he encourages me, he inspires me, he makes me want to be a better person. He's an amazing dad. He won't admit it, but he likes our kitties. One of the biggest pieces of advice when you are dating a guy is to watch how he treats his mom. And one of the things that first attracted me to him was how much he loved and respected his mom. He's incredibly smart. But it isn't just IQ, although that's pretty high. He can figure anything out with a little work or research. He's patient, way more tolerant that I could ever hope to be, a great teacher, and an amazing listener. I also love his quiet faith. He's not the type to preach, but all you have to do is watch him to know that he loves God and has amazing ethics.

Can you tell yet how great this guy is?! 

So today I'm thankful for my husband, Jon.

On a date - even though it's blurry, I kept this one because of the fun memories we made that night.
Remember me mentioning the kitties?! =)

He loves his kids.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Gratitude Challenge Week 1

I saw a list on Pinterest. It was called 52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge. I have no idea whether the challenge was related to blog writing, but I miss writing. 

Week 1 - Why Start This Challenge
I thought this would be a great way to prompt myself to write every week and also to encourage thankfulness. Everyone has something to be thankful for. And if we look for the things that are a blessing to us, we will be more likely to not only notice them, but have a more positive attitude. 

I didn't really want to leave the challenge with just why I wanted to start. If it's truly 52 weeks of gratitude then I need to start today. So today I am thankful for the Sabbath. It's God's way of helping us take a break and relax.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Home Sweet Home

I love traveling. We've had quite a few opportunities this year so far and I've loved every single one of them. And I've wanted to extend most of them. But no matter how amazing the trip is, it is absolutely wonderful to come back to my familiar, wonderful home.

And then there is this that greets me upon my return.
Packages and packages of books.