Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Most Wonderful Gift of the Year

I know I already did a grateful post for this month, but I wanted to finish the month off with one more post of gratitude and thanksgiving.

First off, we had a fabulous Thanksgiving break! It was wonderful spending time with both of our families. I love my family so much! And I'm grateful for them in my life. Also, I loved being able to spend time with the hubby's family and get to know them better. They are great! And I couldn't ask for better in-laws. :)

To finish up this Thanksgiving post, I'm going to brag a little about my wonderful husband. I don't usually like to do this, but I'm extremely grateful for him (don't worry, I tell him everyday, so it really isn't anything new. just new for all (or one of you) who read this blog!).
I'm grateful for a husband who is a hard worker. Every morning he's up at 6 to be to work at 7. His coworkers and boss all love him and appreciate his work. I'm grateful for the job he has been blessed with.

Tuckered out at Thanksgiving dinner. I love pictures of him sleeping :)
 I'm thankful for his willingness to serve and fulfill his responsibilities. He just recently got called to be the Elder's Quorum secretary, and the President told him it was because he was impressed with him showing up to help others move and being at the service projects. I'm thankful for his example.
Fulfilling his home teaching responsibility.
I'm very grateful to have married a man who is smart, funny (makes me laugh everyday!), kind, giving, full of wisdom, and so much more. I've seen how great he is as a big brother, a friend, a son, and a husband. And I know that he will make a great dad and father for our children, starting around June 20th (that's right... we're expecting :)). I was only sick for about a month, but that whole time my awesome husband cooked dinner, did the dishes, did the laundry, and so much more! I'm very lucky to be with such a great guy forever!
 Baby Walser - Expected to arrive June 20th

Doctrine and Covenants 59:21 - And in nothing doth man offend God, or against none is his wrath kindled, save those who confess not his hand in all things, and obey not his commandments.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Be Grateful

My favorite 3 holidays are Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas (not really in any particular order).

I like to think I'm pretty grateful through out the year. But as the first day of November came, I noticed myself trying even harder to be grateful. It's amazing how many extra things you are grateful for when you really stop and think about all the blessings in your life.

I've really been looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. Maybe it's because we've been away from family (one of the 3 F's that makes these holidays great). Maybe because I'm just really excited to experience these holidays with my hubby. Maybe because I can't wait for some delicious food (another F) that I don't have to make, but just enjoy! Maybe because it'll just be loads of fun (the final F)!

I'm pretty sure it's because I just can't wait to spend time with some of the best people I know:

I'm grateful for FAMILY! And I am grateful we are able to go visit them. I can't wait for Thanksgiving!

"Walk with gratitude in your hearts, my dear friends. Be thankful for the wonderful blessings which are yours. Be grateful for the tremendous opportunities that you have. Be thankful to your parents, who care so very much about you and who have worked so very hard to provide for you. Let them know that you are grateful. Say thank you to your mother and your father. Say thank you to your friends. Say thank you to your teachers. Express appreciation to everyone who does you a favor or assists you in any way. Thank the Lord for His goodness to you. Thank the Almighty for His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, who has done for you what none other in all this world could do. Thank Him for His great example, for His tremendous teachings, for His outreaching hand to lift and help. Think about the meaning of His Atonement." - President Gordon B. Hinckley