I have so much in my life to be thankful for! In just the last few days I have felt so loved and so appreciated that I'm beaming with joy and thankfulness! Here's just a couple things (on a VERY long list) that I'm thankful for:
I'll start with my job.
Last week was Para Appreciation Week and everyone that I work for got together and went above and beyond to show their love. It was so touching and inspiring and unexpected. As the saying goes: If you do something you love you'll never work a day in your life! I feel that because my husband is a cop I've been made aware of just how lucky I am to have a "happy job." I'm sure you can imagine what I mean..
I have helped put together a new bible study in my community that targets young mothers and young wives. It's really coming along to be something very special. I think it's a fact that women love to talk so when one woman lets loose about a struggles or worries as a mom or wife it doesn't take long for another to chime in with words of encouragement or even just to say "hey, me too!" We get a little silly, we shed tears, but we leave feeling fulfilled. At least I do!
Along with that, I'm thankful for my family and friends. I mean my REAL friends. As I've gotten older I've realized how much less important is to have a lot of friends and more important to have real ones. I have a small handful of real friends that I know I can run to in a panic, in a pinch, or even just in a laughing fit. I've got girls that are there for me at almost anytime. How awesome is that? And words can't describe my family. I definitely don't take them for granted!
Currently, I am in the very best health of my life and I'm VERY excited about that. It may not seem like a big deal but this is something I've always struggled with, as I'm sure all women have at some point. I work out, I eat right, and I get out and enjoy my life. My husband is always telling me that I've got a rockin' body, especially for having two kids!
Speaking of my husband... I am constantly thanking God for bringing him into my life. And it may sound silly but I'm even thankful for that crap that I was drug through in order to appreciate such a good man! He's an amazing dad, always teaching and playing and loving his girls. I don't even want to think about where I'd be without him!
Last but most of all... my babies! They may be getting older everyday but they are still, and always, my babies. My goal in life is to raise them into smart, funny, and (most importantly) kind people. It's rewarding to watch them help or comfort others and each other. I'm thankful for them but also TO them, they've definitely made me into a better person. My heart is bursting with love!
So I'm sure the most over-used word in this blog is "thankful" but I really don't care... I have so much and I'm THANKFUL!
A lot can happen in 6 months, and a lot did! The four of us have continued life as usual, taking it day by day, and enjoying each any every little blessing tossed our way. In no particular order here is a summary of events, big and small, that the past six months held:
We've welcomed two new bundles of joy into our family!
The first was Matik, born in December...
...and in March, baby Kinley arrived!
Will and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary!
I feel so sorry for my poor camera. I picture is as a toy from Toy Story. It's probably so happy after I use it all day, day after day. Then I get busy, or just down right lazy, and my camera gets sad and wonders if I still love it.
I'm on a mission to make my camera feel loved again! I took it with me on my outing with the girls today and this is what we came home with:
Since Paislee has started school again Harleigh and I get a lot of time together and we do take a lot of pictures. I feel a little bad that I have so many more pictures of her than Pais. Another reason to give my camera more lovin'.
Here are some Harleigh/Mama moments:
I'll never stop taking pictures of my girls... but my goal is to make my next post about other things. For example:
This is my new front door. Well, its my old door just painted red. It looked a little plain so I painted our name on the bottom. I hope to find a pretty fall wreath to put above it soon.