Friday, November 18, 2011

Gratitude 5

I saw a beautiful sunrise today as I was out running this morning. It looked like this except not over the water. We are so lucky! What a beautiful world we live in! I'm so grateful for the beauty that is on this earth everywhere if we just look for it and appreciate it!

Along with this I'm also thankful today for a healthy body! After 4 weeks of recovering from a sprained ankle, today I finally ran without pain! You really don't appreciate your healthy body until it is taken away from you for a while.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Gratitude 4

I'm grateful for this land that we live in where we have freedom and live in relative peace and prosperity. I'm grateful for our founding fathers and their wisdom in crafting a government that has been able to uphold this freedom for over 200 years. I'm grateful to veterans who fought and died to preserve the liberty and peace that the rest of us enjoy! God bless America!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Gratitude 3

I'm grateful for my faith and my testimony of the Savior Jesus Christ. I'm grateful for living prophets on the earth today that receive revelation and for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Gratitude 2

When I look at this painting I think of my own two, dear little boys. How I love them and am so grateful for their miraculous births. They truly are gifts from my Heavenly Father and I'm so thankful that he sent them to our family.

I'm grateful for dear little hands....

And cute little feet...
For these little smiles:

And dimpled cheeks:
I love my boys!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011


I decided to post some gratitude thoughts this week.

I have so much to be thankful for. Near the top of my list is this man here:

We've been married ten years now and it seems like just a blink of time has gone by... I'm so very, very grateful for him.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

I love Fall

I love this time of year when the air is crisp, but the days are still mostly warm. When you don't need the heater or the air conditioner - the temperature is just right! When the leaves in the mountain put on their spectacular grand finale of color. When the harvest comes in - always more bounteous than you ever expected. When your house smells like baking, and canning all the time. When you can still hike in the mountains or barbecue on the patio, but it's not blazing hot. When you eat fruits and veggies by the dozens and still can't get enough. When squash decorate your house for a month, not because you're particularly decorative by nature, but because there's no place else to put them. When you can set your boys free to play in the corn patch or dig in the garden, thrilling their little souls.

To me, fall smells warm like homemade bread. It feels fresh like the wind and crisp like biting into an apple. It tastes sweet like a pie and savory like homemade stew. It sounds like laughter, crunching leaves and busy squirrels scurrying to gather nuts for the winter.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Ten Years

Wow this was a marathon week.

On Monday C.G. started first grade. He has a sweet teacher and we're really excited for him. He loves it so much. He's been so excited to go every day. He fell down and got a scrape on his knee on Wednesday, but other than that, he had a great first week of school.

Tuesday was our 10th anniversary!! We celebrated with a bike ride (about 10 miles) up to where we got engaged and back. It was fun. We brought J.B. with us (C was in school) and he had fun. Afterward we went to a fun little place and got quinoa burgers and pie shakes....mmmhh!
We've also had 2 trips to the temple, 2 soccer games and a soccer practice, back to school night, several trips out to eat to celebrate various occasions :), I canned 14 jars of tomatoes, made salsa, squash muffins, piano lessons, 2 trips to the library, on top of everything! Crazy life! But fun! Love this time of year! So much to celebrate! So much transition and change. The garden is producing like crazy! Corn, tomatoes, squash, yum, yum, yum!