Thursday, January 29, 2009

I Am Grateful

So lately I have found myself thinking about all the things that I am grateful for, more than I usually do. So I wanted to share them with you.I am so blessed to have a wonderful family. My parents are more than I could ever ask for. They have always been there for me, supporting me in everything that I do. They raised me with the greatest love there is and taught me to love everyone.I am grateful for my brother. He has been an example to me for so long, weather he knows it or not. I know that if I ever need anything that he will do whatever he can to help me.I am so thankful to have a big brother who has been able to be an example for me and help me when I need it. I am thankful for my sisters. Darcee has always been someone that I can talk to, and sometimes that is all that I have needed. TaMerra has been the same way. She has been there for me when I have needed someone to talk to. I have always wanted to be like her. She is smart, kind, strong in the church, and a loving mother and wife. I only hope that when the time comes for me to take on the role as a mother that I can learn a few things from her. I am very thankful that my brother chose a wonderful woman to marry. I could not ask for a better sister in law. She is always fun to talk to. She has been so nice to me. I would not have had my dream wedding without her and I will always be thankful for that. She to is a great mother and wife and I hope that I will be able to learn from her when the time comes. She is so easy to love and talk to. I am grateful for all my nieces and nephews. They are a crazy fun bunch and I would not have it any other way. The love of a child is one of the greatest things in the world and I am lucky enough to be able to share that with 7 (soon to be 8) wonderful kids. Each of them is one of Gods miracles. I am also grateful for my grandparents and inlaws. All of whom have helped make me a better person. I love them. But what I am most grateful for is my loving husband. We have only been married a short time, but I could not ask for anything more. He is my life. He is such a strong man and always encourages me to be myself and do what makes me happy. He is the most understanding and accepting person I know. I am so blessed that he chose me to spend the rest of eternity with. I love him with all my heart. I also want to say that I am grateful for all of my extended family, and that I am able to be so close to them. A lot of people are not very close with their families. I am lucky to be able to have that. And I am grateful that I get to be with them all forever, and that I get to see the ones that have past on again.
There are a lot of small things that I am grateful for, but since this is long enough and most of you have stopped reading already, I will only name a few. I am grateful for my sight, my smell, my ability to walk and talk. There are so many that live without these things. I feel so blessed that I have them. I am grateful for the changes in weather and that we get to experience so much. I love walking outside and looking up at the sky. I am grateful for my job. I work with a lot of great people and I am so happy that I get to me a part of this work family. I am grateful for the apartment that we live in and that we are able to have a roof over our heads and food to eat. We are so blessed. More than we realize. I am so thankful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Without it, I would not be where I am today. I know that the church and the gospel bring me happiness and blessings beyond my comprehension. I love all of my friends and I will always treasure you. I am blessed to have known and befriended so many wonderful people. I love you all.I encourage all of you who read this to post the things that you are grateful for and let others know of the blessings you have.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Home Owners

Its official. We got our condo. We signed all the papers on Friday, which was not as bad as I thought it would be. The loan is going to fund tomorrow since today is a holiday. But we are all set. Now we can't move in til the beginning of July but that is ok. The tenants will basically be paying our mortgage for us. I am ok with that. Lol. So only about 4 1/2 more months and we can move in. That is the new exciting event that has happened in our life.
Jonah has really been enjoying his job. He has been getting a lot of overtime with it as well which is god for us. My work has been really slow. Hopefully we will be able to pick up soon.
Last night I started having some serious back pain. It came out of the blue. I dont know what is wrong, but I am ready for it to be over with.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Catch Up

So Jonah and I are still trying to buy our condo. Our lender called us and said that we might be able to close on it a week early. That would be great if that was the case. We are really wanting to get this over with. Lol.
So the other day night, Jonah and I brought in a bag of chocolate from my car that my mom had given us. We set it on the coffee table in our front room and didn't think anything of it. The next day I came home for lunch and saw the empty chocolate bag on the kitchen floor. I called Jonah and asked him if he had taken all the chocolate to work with him. He said no. So the only other option is....Reign. Our dog ate a 10 oz. bag of chocolate....aluminum and all!!! We were pretty upset, and worried at the same time. He seems to be doing ok. We think that he had a stomach ache for a while cause he would not stop whining, but I think that he is doing better now. Maybe he will learn his lesson this time.
So Sunday I had to play the piano in Primary. Everything was all over the place if you know what I mean. No one really knew what they were doing, and apparently they have two choristers and two piano players. The lady that was the chorister was not the lady I had been talking to about songs. SO!!!!! I had to play a whole bunch of songs that I didn't know and hadn't practiced. Yay for the right hand! Lol. Luckily there are only three kids in our Primary... Its not like they sing anyway....The only one that was singing was the chorister. Lol.So we will see how it goes next week.
Last night we had the privilege of having Jared and Olivia come hang out at our place. We made dinner for them and they brought some games to play. We had a blast playing Clue and Apples to Apples. I have not laughed that hard in a while. We are really blessed to have such great friends.
Jonah starts his first official day of work today. He will be out installing on his own. He is no longer in training! He is really nervous but he is excited with all the stuff that he has learned. He is very proud of his job.
So I think that that is all we have been up to lately. Sorry we are not very exciting. Lol

Saturday, January 3, 2009

December in a recap.

So We have been Pretty busy this month with Christmas and birthdays and what not. Sorry that it has taken me so long to post these pictures but at least I got it done. The week before Christmas we went to St George for a Christmas Party and we got to make ginger bread houses. So I have a few pictures from our Christmas party. This was my first Christmas away from my family, but it was my first one with my husband. So it was a good one. He was nice enough to wake me up at 5:56 AM to wish me a happy birthday. ( 5:56 AM is when I was born. ) He gave me a bear that he got from build a bear. It was in a Broncos outfit!!! Man does my hubby know what I like. I was so excited. So since we were up already we went and opened our presents. We had a pretty good Christmas morning. We went to a movie for my birthday as well and then we came home and I got to open up my birthday presents. So all in all it was a pretty good Christmas. The day after Christmas my parents came up for a visit. They were coming up so that my dad could inspect our condo. So it was nice to be able to see them after Christmas. Enjoy the pictures!! I hope that everyone had a great Christmas! OH!!! Also....My best friend Amanda had a little baby girl on New Years Eve. She is the cutest little girl. When I get some pictures I will see if I can post them. But I am so happy for her.