Monday, November 30, 2015

{Thanksgiving 2015}

I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving!!

We sure did! We had so much family time and it left my heart so full. We have been super blessed in the Thanksgiving department for a few years now. We get one whole day devoted to only 1 side of the family. Thursday is spent with Nate's family and Friday is spent with my family. Blessed. It wasn't always like this, though. I can remember the years of having to split Thanksgiving day into 4 different places. That makes the holiday so stressful! I am so thankful we don't have to do that anymore.

Thursday morning I woke up early to go with my Mother in Law to her mother's house to prepare for a Thanksgiving lunch. It was so much fun getting to spend time with two women that I adore so very much. We got there about an hour or an hour and a half before the rest of the family arrived. We had lunch with them, visited and then headed back towards our neck of the woods. We grabbed Diesel and went around the corner to spend the rest of the evening at Nathan's parents house. We had a Thanksgiving dinner, watched football and played games! Such fun times.

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Friday we slept in a bit before heading over to my parents house for the day and evening. My mom had to work so my sister, my brother's girlfriend and I prepared Thanksgiving dinner. It was so much fun getting to spend the day in the kitchen with my girls! My mom got home around 5:00 and we ate supper around 6. After that we hung out and and watched a couple of good movies! It was a good, good night.

And looking back, I didn't take hardly any pictures. But, I am okay with that. I was too busy being present and enjoying my time with family and the ones I love dearly. The memories will forever be photographed in my heart!

How was your Thanksgiving?

Thursday, November 26, 2015

{Happy Thanksgiving)

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One of my sweet friends posted this on her blog this week and I knew I wanted to do it too!! 
The prompt is to create an acrostic poem using the world Thankful.

T- The gift from God - Jesus Christ.
Thank you God for sending your son, Jesus Christ into the world to save us from our sins. 

H- Health and Happiness.
I've shared briefly about having Hypothyroidism here on the blog. I've been on medication for almost 2 months now and starting to see improvements and starting to feel better overall. For that, I am very thankful. My condition was pretty easy to get stabilized. Praise Jesus! And also thankful that Nathan and Mason are healthy guys. And much happiness. We are blessed, indeed. 

A- Adventures.
So thankful for the ability to get out and do and go. And to create so many memories with my sweet family. Adventures are just about my favorite thing.

N- New mercies every morning. 
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23

K- Kindergarten.
More specifically, Mason's Kindergarten teacher. She is amazing and Mason has grown and learned so much the 3 months he has been in Kinder. He is reading above his level and amazing us daily. So thankful for teachers that love their jobs!!

F- Family and Friends.
I am blessed with an amazing family and group of friends {that are more like family than friends}. Thank you Lord for hand-picking me to be Mason's mother and Nathan's wife.  

U- Undeserving Grace.
Can I get an amen?

L- Love. 
It is everything. 

What are you thankful for?

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

{2015 Christmas Bucketlist}

Making bucketlists for each season is one of my favorite things to do! If I am being honest Christmas time is my favorite as far as activities and festivities go {with fall being a close 2nd}. I am so looking forward to all that we have planned for this year.

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What do you have planned for this season?