Monday, November 19, 2012

A Time of Thanks

I love Thanksgiving. I have so much to be Thankful for and I would like to share a few of them with you.  I am Thankful for my Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ and for his atoning sacrifice. I am not perfect, I have my flaws. He makes it possible for me to renew myself and become a better person.  I would be lost with out him.  I am Thankful for my little family.  They are my world. I am Thankful for my wonderful husband.  I am Thankful for all I have learned from him. I am Thankful he has stuck with me for 12 years. I am Thankful that I have the opportunity to be a mother on this earth.  I am Thankful I get to be home with my boys to teach them and see them grow.  I am Thankful for Brock telling me how pretty I am and that he hates my hair in a pony tail.  I am Thankful for Brody being so polite by saying "pease and ank you".  I am Thankful that they make me laugh everyday and that it's easy for them to forgive.  I am Thankful for adoption and for everything I have learned and continue to learn from it.  I am Thankful for our boy's birth moms and how lucky we are to have found each other.  I am Thankful for our boy's birth families and the love we have and share with them.  I am Thankful for mine and Randy's families.  They have been a great support to us, we know that we can always turn to them.  I am Thankful for my mother in law watching our boys on Wednesday's so Randy and I can go to work.  I am Thankful for Randy's job and how great of a company they are to work for.  We have been blessed in many ways because of them. I am Thankful for my talent in doing hair.  I have the best clients that I can depend on. I am Thankful for our beautiful home my talented husband built. I am Thankful for food.  I love to eat!  I am Thankful for all the little things, the rain, the snow,  flowers, mountains, clean sheets with shaved legs:), our cars, Monday night ice-cream, the morning snuggles with my boys, the love and laughter we share as a family, our boys faces/smiles when daddy comes home, the excitement for the holiday's, watching Brock in the primary program, reading to our boys.  The list could go on and on.  This Thanksgiving please take a moment and list what you are Thankful for.  We all have so much to be Thankful for.  We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Our Trip to Arizona

This last weekend we ventured down to Arizona for 3 reasons.  To meet Grandma Marge, to see Mommy Heather, and to attend a baby blessing of a good friend.  It was an unforgettable trip.  Lots of love and laughter.  Here are a few moments of our trip.

We had the great opportunity to meet Daddy David's Grandma Marge. That would make her a great Grandma to Brock.  We had an amazing visit with her and Aunt Haley.  I have been pen pals with Grandma Marge for 4 years, so it was pretty awesome for me to meet her and Hayley.  She spoils Brock to death.  Sending cards, money, gifts.  She is so thoughtful to do what she does.  It means a lot to us and I know it will mean a lot to Brock when he can truly understands adoption. Thank you Grandma and Hayley for the wonderful visit.  We loved it!

Brock and Mommy Heather

Brock enjoying time with Aunt Jessica
Brock meeting his sister for the first time

Dinner with the Gossett Family.  It was good to see yo guys.  Thank you for the visit. 

Our child hood friend Ryan also lives in Arizona, so we were able to visit with him and his cute kids.  Ryan and Brooke took us to the Zoo.  The kids loved it!

Brock always has something in his mouth.  haha

Brody cheesin' it!

I love this picture! Randy and his best friend Ryan.  Thank you Ryan and Brooke for the fun visit.  Randy is still mad about Monopoly. haha

TrIcK or TrEaT

In past Halloween's we would venture to my brother's house for the trick or treating. Now that our boys are older they,( or should I say we)  want to be home.  So at home we stayed.  As you can see Brock was SUPERMAN and Brody a TIGER grrr.  They were excited for it to get dark, so they could GET CANDY.  I stayed back to pass out candy while Randy took the boys out.  Brock was done at like the 10th house.  Funny I know.  Little Brody caught on to the process of trick or treating.  Randy said he would grab fist fulls of candy at each house.  He came back with a ginormous loot of candy.  It was a fun night with just our little family.  Happy Halloween!