Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I am grateful for...

With Thanksgiving just around the corner I have been thinking about all the things I am so grateful for in my life. I have been so blessed in so many ways, especially in the past year. My top seven things I am thankful for this year...

1. I am grateful for Zachary- Love this man- don't know where I would be without him!

2. I am grateful for my Family - Seriously, my family is the bomb- they are coming tonight and I can't wait!

3. I am grateful for my Johnson Family - My in-laws are amazing, and I am so grateful to live so close to all of them; and those nieces and nephews of mine are so stinkin' cute!

4. I am grateful for the opportunity I have to be going to school and finishing my education. I love school and the friends I have made in my classes- I just have to keep reminding myself my homework really is a blessing!

5. I am grateful for good friends and the fun times we share.

6. I am grateful for the freedoms I enjoy while living in this Country.

7. I am grateful for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Ward I attend, and my calling to teach a Sunday School class, those 12 year olds teach me so much!

I can't wait for Thanksgiving and am SO excited to spend some much needed time with my family (wish you were coming Kristin and Dave!) We plan on doing some shopping, some 4 am shopping the day after Thanksgiving, some eating, some game playing, and lots of laughing! Hope you all have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Loving these pretty necklaces from Anthro. I want ALL of them!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Pumpkin Carving

We had our friends Lance and Portia over last week to carve pumpkins. Portia is one of my friends from school and I don't know what I would do without that girl in my classes- truly a lifesaver! We always have some good laughs and keep each other entertained!

All of our beautiful pumpkins- don't even worry that Zachary carved the "groovy" pumpkin with heart shaped eyes. I learned I should stick to a pattern! This was the first year that I made pumpkin seeds and they turned out so good, we can't get enough of them! A lil' birthday shout-out to my best friend Nataley who celebrates her birthday on Halloween- love you girl- hope your birthday was awesome! ;)

King of Bonkers Tree Trunks!

The past two weekends we spent up at Zachary's parents cabin property clearing out these huge trees and brush! Let me just say, I am SO grateful for the modern machinery we have that can help us do this huge task! It felt good to get out in nature and do some work, and we had some fun times dreaming about our future days up at the cabin when it is all done and built!