Today I am grateful for cutie patootey nephews… or at least the one that has already been born… we got to see sweet Dean today, and have 2 more days to enjoy his company before we leave town. It is so fun to have him here, and Sophie is LOVING having aitty bitty to mother.
For day 20, I am grateful that I turned in the final grades for the classes I teach online… that means a one week vacation from online classes! Love it!
Wow, sick husband makes time disappear! Yesterday I was, and continue to be, grateful for an easily entertained 1 year old. She was so excited to sit in a big girl seat in the double cart at Target, we almost made it all the way through the store before she tried to get out!
Today (or yesterday… but still continues today!) I am so grateful for a normally very healthy hubby. When he came home last night, and instead of us going Christmas shopping he puked 6+ times… I realized how much he helps out when he gets home, he entertains the girls while I cook dinner and clean up, and he just is such a fun person to have around. Unfortunately, he was not that much fun yesterday… but I love him anyways!
Today I am grateful for easy craft projects that make Sophie happy! I love that she likes doing projects with me, I can’t wait until she is older so that we can do more exciting things. Though I thought this turned out to be quite cute.
I got the idea from here, but obviously, put my own twist on it… though I am not sure how mine are going to stand up… but Sophie wants them to be able to dance! Any ideas are more than welcome.
Today I am grateful I have in-laws who love my children enough to help watch them while I go work. It is really such a blessing to have free childcare a few hours a week… thanks guys!
Jeff and I had some big project due at our teaching job tomorrow. So today I am SO, SO, SO glad that we both finished our part of the project (for now) and are ready to get ready for Thanksgiving and our fun trip!
Today I am grateful for sports… weird, I know. But Jeff and I really have such a good time together cheering on our favorite teams. I can’t always understand him watching EVERY SINGLE GAME of football on TV, but I do understand watching a game you have a rooting interest in. It is part of why he loves me (ask him!) and part of what we do as a family. I love that when we watch baseball Sophie cheers for the A’s (even if they aren’t playing), if it is football she cheers for the Eagles (we are working on Cougars…) and it is fun to go to games together and spend time as a family. I love that we can do that together. I am also grateful for sports today because of the nice BYU win today and the Jazz winning their 4th fab game in a row. We are crazy around here, but at least we are crazy together!
Today I had a rough day… I’ve been feeling like everything is a mess… my home, my car, and trying to get things done is not totally happening like I would like. So today is one of the days I really needed to reflect on what I am grateful for. There are the standards (that I’ve been trying to not use, as they are obvious), hubby, kiddos… but today I am so grateful for the gospel, and its redeeming power. I love that I don’t have to be perfect, but that I have the innate need to try everyday. I love that even though I am not perfect I have a Heavenly Father who loves me, who sent me a husband who willingly overlooks my messy house, even though I didn’t work today, and loves me despite my imperfect-ness. I am so grateful for the knowledge I have that He knows me (and my imperfections) well enough to send me someone to help me overcome them (and know better than to bug me on a day like today!). I am so grateful that I have the knowledge of the true gospel in my life to help get me through days that are slightly (or greatly) overwhealming. I hope that makes sense (it does in my head)… the gospel of Jesus Christ is an amazing thing… if you would like to learn more you can go here.