Thursday, November 26, 2009

what i'm thankful for...part two

Ok, I know I said I was going to post something every day but it just didn't quite work out that way! I ended up being a lot busier this week than I had planned and so here I am on Thanksgiving day posting only part two!!

I guess that it's hard to really narrow down the things that I am most thankful for because I am so blessed I have a long list of things! But here is a small summary.

-My wonderful husband: He is the love of my life, my very best friend, my support, and all the goodness in my life is a direct contribution of his God given love to me. I love you honey!

-My church & wonderful pastors: I am SO beyond thankful for the wonderful church that I have the privileged of being called to be a part of. My pastors are amazing and teach the uncompromising word of God which is the most important thing to have in your life.

-My beautiful home: Another amazing thing that I have only because of God's blessing to me. There is no other way that two 20 year old's could have bought a house with no money down but God made a way and blessed our socks off with the financial provision for our beautiful home! I still cannot believe that the beautiful house I have is MINE. It blesses me every daya.

-My job: I know that it's not always the easiest thing to be thankful for but I am so happy that I have a job that pays me so well, is something that I enjoy, and especially this year that I got PROMOTED when they made HUGE cutbacks. Another GOD blessing!! I got TWO raises this year when no one else in the company was getting raises because of the economy. I am so blessed in my job and I have FAVOR beyond words!!

I could go on and on but this is just a small list of all the wonderful things that I get to experience in my life. God, thank you so much for what you did for me this year, and what you have in store for next year! I am so thankful!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! Enjoy your family, have a moment today to just reflect on all the GREAT things in your life!

Love from me to you!


Sunday, November 22, 2009

what i'm thankful for...part one

With this week being Thanksgiving I decided that I want to post each day on something that I am thankful for. Too often in life we get swept up in ourselves, and we forget to take time to have a heart of thankfulness for all the wonderful things that are in our live. God has blessed me SO much and I am so truly overwhelmed with all He has done for me and I know that I don't spend enough time every day just being thankful. So in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I am going to post on the things that I am MOST thankful for.

My first and foremost is my family. I have an amazing family and I am beyond blessed to have them in my life. So many people in this world grew up in broken, unhappy homes, and I truly have never had to experience any of that in my life. My family is supportive, loving, Godly, hilarious, and just truly God's perfect blessing in my life. I could go on and on about each person individually but that would take a LONG time since I have a very BIG family! LOL :) All in all each family member is a huge blessing to my life and I don't think there are enough words to express my love and appreciation for them all.

So to my family, I don't say it enough but THANK YOU for being YOU! Thank you for loving me, listening to me, supporting me, and most of all being an avenue of God's blessing and wisdom in my life! I love you all more than words can say! So here are some pictures of my amazing family!!

My Family: (top left to bottom) Paul, Dad, Mom, Kimmy, Scott, Karen, Deane, Kern, Christina, Pamela, & Jan

My Husband's Family/The In-Laws: (top left to bottom) Andy, Steve, Scott, Jeff, Brinley, Shaynah, Rowan, Debbie, & Kimmy.

My Nieces & Nephews: (top left to bottom) Alexyss, Brennen, Bailey, Xavier, Kaden, Avery, & Dakota

My Dodge nephews: Rowan & Brinley

and last but not least my sweet puppy LILLY!!!

Lots of love from me to you!!

Friday, November 20, 2009


Two years ago today my Grandpa passed from Earth & into eternity in Heaven. Today doesn't make me sad but it is my day to reflect & honor my Grandpa's amazing life, and it is also a celebration that He is in the presence of my Jesus, worshiping, and enjoying the glory of God. My Grandpa was an amazing man and I am so thankful that God selected him to be my Grandpa. I didn't get to see him as much as I would have loved to, but every moment & memory I have with him is absolutely precious to me.

My Grandpa had a laugh & smile that was just infectious. He was the sweetest person to be around and I loved how he loved his family. I always felt his love so strongly from just one sweet smile of his or a simple kiss on my cheek. It makes me sad that he isn't here with me now, but I cannot wait to meet him again in Heaven someday!!!

Grandpa, thank you for loving me so much. Thank you for loving God with all your heart and raising your family in the word of God and instilling that wonderful heritage in your children, so they could instill it in their children. I am so thankful for the honorable man that you were and for how you raised my Dad so wonderfully and molded him in the wonderful person that he is. I love and miss you with all my heart and I can't wait to rejoice in Heaven with you someday!


Thursday, November 5, 2009

so the other day...

So, the other day I came home from work to this...
Yes, my sweet loving husband surprised me with these!!!! It was such a delightful thing to come home to and really unexpected. I really do have the best husband!! :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

my kreativ blogger award

I got nominate for my first blogging award!!!! Ashley at Ashley's Thrifty Living nominated me for the Kreativ Blogger award. Thanks Ashley, I am so honored!!!! :)

Here is what I have to do:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people may not know.
5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate
7. Leave a comment on each.

Ok, so here are SEVEN things about me that you may not know!!

1. I married my high school sweetheart!! Scott & I have been together since our sophomore year of high school. He is my first and only love and I wouldn't have it any other way!
2. I am the baby of my family!! I have 5 siblings and they are all a lot older than me. Age gap from my oldest sibling to the closest goes like this, 16, 15, 10, & 7. Even though there is an age gap between us, I have never felt odd about it and we are all very close!!
3. I have broken any bones in my body, or had to have stitches or anything of that nature!! So thankful for that!!
4. I am severely allergic to cats, which actually works out well for me since I am NOT a cat person and this way if my kids ever really wanted one, they couldn't since I am too allergic!! haha :)
5. I was a cheerleader in high school and I loved it!!! Probably some of the most fun I have ever had!
6. My graduating high school class was 38 kids. I went to a private Christian school from 6th-12th grade.
7. My oldest nephew & niece are both closer in age to me than my sister (their Mom) is. My nephew was born when I was 8 and my niece when I was 10.

And here are my nominees!!!!

Katie at Along the way with K+J: I love all her projects & I love reading about her newlywed life since that is totally where I am too!!!

Kara at Creations by Kara: I love all her tips & tricks and she has more than ONE amazing blog!! Check her out!

Abby at A Feathered Nest: I wish I had her sewing talents and she always has really cute projects!!

Nori at Love2Create: She always has great tips and finds, and another one that I wish I had her sewing talents!

Alicia at Life of the Olson's: She doesn't post a ton, but I know she is a creative girl & has some good crafting tricks up her sleeve!! I will forgive her for the lack of posts since she is pregnant :)

Sheila at Mustard Seeds: She has an adorable blog & she found these chalkboard markers that are to die for!!!

Ashley at A Schott of Class: Another adorable blog!! She always shares a great post!!

So ladies, I can't wait to hear your 7 random facts & props to all of you for having such GREAT blogs!!

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