Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thankful Thursday

I am riding a gratitude high today. It's amazing what a little bit of service and work can do:)

We busted out of our routine today.

The amount of children six and under doubled in our home today. It was actually super awesome. I had to lend my ear to excited sharing of goings-on more often and the noise level was even higher than normal, but it was so great to watch my boys have a blast with friends.

It's supposed to get stormy tomorrow and the leaves needed to be off the lawn before the snow sets in, so I raked. And raked. And raked today. Very refreshing to be outside with a gaggle of kids, listening to music, and finally looking over a nice clean lawn prepared for the storm.

I had thoughts of doing some school (even with the extras since we're both homeschooling families using the same curriculum), but after co-op this morning I figured that was enough formal education for the day.

Bret got stuck at work and won't be home in time for me to get to my book club meeting, but my mind is so full of things to be grateful for that I hardly mind. Isn't gratitude great?:)

I am thankful for our co-op. To be part of such an amazing group (headed by inspirational, creative, wise, spiritual, kind, and all around fantastic women) is such a blessing in my life.

I am thankful for grocery stores and the ease it is for me to get fresh food.

I am thankful for good friends.

I am thankful for the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Plan of Happiness.

I am thankful for my mom and dad. What great examples they are to me.

I am thankful for my amazing extended family. Each member is priceless to me.

I am thankful for a husband who works hard for our family, honors his priesthood, respects motherhood, loves his wife and sons, helps immensely around the house, makes me laugh, and is handsome to boot!

I am thankful for a patient Heavenly Father who keeps loving me and encouraging me even when I run myself into metaphorical brick walls over and over again.

I am thankful for my life and this wonderful time of year.

What are you thankful for today?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for gratitude. It just makes me smile:)

Here's an oldie, but a goodie!

What are you thankful for today?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The ABC game

It's Thankful Thursday and by golly, I'm going to do it this week!

My husband and I have been having some hard days lately. Don't worry, we're fine:)

After a long day yesterday, made longer by barely seeing each other until ten pm, we crashed in bed and talked about our lows of late. (I love talking with Bret late at night when everything is quiet and dark.) It was a great talk. We put forth the "so now what...what do we do about this" question and an idea popped into my head. Seemingly trite, but fun so I voiced it.

"Let's think of blessings from A to Z. A- Al. That was easy. You're turn. B. Go."

It took a few letters to sell Bret, but pretty soon we were laughing and helping each other think of blessings to fit each letter or suddenly thinking of something and going back to change a previous answer.

It was much easier to go to sleep after that; feeling much lighter.

Who'da thunk that the ABCs could be so helpful to one's mood? We didn't solve any issues or anything, but we got some happiness back. Try it out!

And so this Thankful Thursday I am thankful for Bret, that we can make even short time together quality time, spiritual promptings, and the ABCs.

What are you thankful for today?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I don't know why I'm so tired...

You'd think that with these three guys sleeping in my house
that I would be sleeping pretty soundly!

Happy Halloween!

Honestly...I'm glad it's over. Halloween isn't one of my favs. The boys had fun, but I am more than ready to move on to Thanksgiving:)

Welcome, beautiful amazing busy month of November!