Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thankfultude aka Gratitude

I have been so absent from my blog lately.....2 months absent. You know how when you leave something for so long it's hard to get back to it (like, shall we say, the treadmill?), well that's how I've been feeling. Not a day goes by where I don't think about my blog and how much joy it brings me and how I miss it but it feels like I've been gone so long that I can't return......
until this morning,
at 4:55AM Pacific Standard Time......
while I was laying on the very edge of my king size bed
with a 19 month old's knees in my back.

I couldn't stop thinking about ALL of the many many MANY things in my life that I am thankful for, including those incredibly cute little knees in my back. That also includes the little girl (YES, A GIRL!!!!!) in my belly who will be making her debut in about 13 weeks.

Once I started making the mental list in my head of all the things I'm thankful for, I thought "I really need to write this down." And then the thought: "The blog would be a great place to do it." So with that one thought, here I am. Without further ado, the list of things I am thankful for (and a picture or two).

1. The boys in my life
2. Family
(This is my entire family, my 3 sisters and their husbands, my parents and their 8 grandchildren)

3. Best Friends
4. My faith
(LDS Temple, Salt Lake City)

5. A home
6. Jobs that provide a steady income
7. Food in our cupboards
8. Health
9. Dogs
10. Chocolate
(Oh come on, you know they couldn't ALL be real serious things.)

While there are so many things I'm thankful for, they pretty much all fit into those categories. Like, I didn't post a picture of my extended family or my in-laws under family, but they are definitely included in that heading. 
I didn't include the healthy baby girl that I'm currently baking in my belly under health, but that is definitely included under that heading. 
There are so many little little things that I am thankful for, and really, it's all those little things that add up to big feelings of gratitude. 

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and are overflowing with gratitude, because everyone has something to be thankful for.

Until next time....whenever that may be =)

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