November 28, 2011

Thankful to Catch Up (ie Picture Palooza)

  I'm grateful that I started blogging about things I was thankful for this month.  Although apparently the last week or so I have totally slacked off, I still have been thinking a lot about what I'm grateful for.  It has definitely helped me see the bright side of life, as well as made me more grateful for what I have, especially the people in my life.
  Sometimes it's easy to look at other people and wish we had what they have, or looked the way they look, or whatever.  It's easy sometimes to look at our lives and think they're not much to talk about.  In reality however, things aren't always as they seem, both in our lives and in others'. 
  For the rest of this year, I am going to focus on the positive and work to show my love for those around me better.  I love Thanksgiving, because it puts me in a good mindset.  (Plus the food is amazing.)  I love Christmas, because it is the perfect time to celebrate the joy of life, and to celebrate our good fortune and blessings.  We think more of Christ and long to be more like Him.
  I am thankful for Christmas lights and hot chocolate.  I am thankful for silly Christmas movies and walking in the snow.  I am thankful for family and laughing until my sides hurt.  I am thankful for chilly weather, scarves, and seat warmers.  I am thankful for a knowledge that my Heavenly Father watches over me and loves me more than I can comprehend.  I am thankful for all of these things, but mostly I'm thankful that I am taking the time to be thankful for them.
  I am thankful to be thankful.

Emily's first Thanksgiving!

Worn-out baby snuggles with Grandma

Me and my Mommy!

Andrew chills with a cousin at Grandma's house

Andrew loved being ridden around on this bike at Amy's house.  His favorite part was going over the dirt pile.  I think we have a future Evil Knievel on our hands.

Emily is such a strong little lady.  She likes to be on her tummy more now and manages to bite or suck on her fingers all the time.

She loves the monsters on Andrew's wall.  Anytime we go in there, she will always find them and smile.  Sweet little baby!

Cute little cheeks!!!  Andrew and Emily loved the Christmas lights!  He wasn't too keen on sharing at first (note him pouting in the background) but after a little while he was saying, "Here-dee go, Willy.  Cool wights."

Sharing.  What sweet little kiddos we have.

Me and Emily

We attempted to get family pictures last weekend.  This was one of the better shots of Andrew. :)  He wanted to get down and play, so wasn't being the most cooperative 2 year old in the world.  (Cooperative and 2 year old don't usually go in the same sentence.  And for good reason.  :)


Natalie said...

So cute! Love the family picture :)

Jensen Family said...

Love the pictures! Emily has such great smiles! We took the kids to Stephen's park, sat down next to the lake with a pile of rocks, let Soren throw rocks into the lake and so he was a little cooperative for the camera... :)

Jeanette and Jason said...

I love the pictures. The kids are sure getting big and adorable.