Monday, November 29, 2010


This Thanksgiving we spent 4 days at my parents house and it was lots of fun! I think I might be the only person in the world who doesn't get excited about Thanksgiving dinner, but Daniel more than makes up for my lack of enthusiasm!

This year the whole family was together, including Grandma who just recently retired and moved down to Georgia in the beginning of October. Dad and Sean spent Thanksgiving morning running a half marathon while the rest of us (including Eli!) slept in! Later on we all watched the Thanksgiving parade while the food was prepared!

Before we ate, Dad read off a list of all the things that he and our family had to be thankful for this year. We are so richly blessed and I am glad that we spent our time reflecting on all that we have been blessed with! Here is a list of JUST A FEW of my Thanksgivings:

1- My amazing husband. I believe that God brought Daniel and I together for a reason. When I look back on our relationship and see how far we have come in just 4 years I am in awe! God was definitely at work! I am so thankful that Daniel is my husband and that I get to share this life with him! He is my best friend, a wonderful listener, extremely patient, kind, genuine, funny, and best of all he loves me for me! He is also a GREAT father!
2- My sweet boy. I am so thankful for Eli! He is such a blessing in my life and words can not express my love for him. I am exceedingly thankful that he was born HEALTHY and without complications! He brings such joy to me everyday and I can not imagine my world without him! God is SO good!
3- My wonderful family. I could not have been blessed with a more amazing family than the one that I have! When we are all together I am constantly reminded of my love for each and every one of my family members! We all fit together so well and when we are all together the love can be seen and felt all around us! Not too mention they are hilarious and we keep each other laughing constantly!
4- Daniel's job. God blessed us with Daniel's job. There is no doubt about that. With the country's economy and job market in a downward spiral it was nothing short of a miracle that Daniel got a job just six weeks after graduating college, 2 and 1/2 months before the baby was born, with insurance coverage that would help pay for Eli's birth and keep us from getting into some serious debt! Our prayers were answered! We have a steady income, a roof over our heads, and food on the table (oh yeah, and diapers!)! Praise the Lord!
5- My Savior. I am so thankful for the sacrifice that was made so that my sins could be forgiven and so that I could look forward to my home in heaven when this life is over. Now that I have Eli there is no way that I could ever imagine giving up my son to die for people that I don't even know... but I am SO THANKFUL that I have a Savior who did just that!

Thank you Lord for blessing me and my family!

On Friday Eli went to his FIRST MOVIE! We saw Harry Potter in theaters and Eli was so good! He slept most of the time and woke up once for a snack!

The rest of the weekend was spent talking, laughing, playing with Eli, and just visiting with each other. We talked about how much fun it would be next Thanksgiving and pictured little Eli running around the house! I can't even imagine! :)

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