Saturday, November 28, 2009

What We've Been Doing

I thought I would take a minute and post a few pictures from our recent vacation. We went to the Great Wolf Lodge. We have taken several trips there and we love it so much we keep going back. It is a great place for families. If you ever have a chance to go to one of their locations I would highly recommend it. The indoor water park makes for a fun year around destination. The boys just love the bedtime story/show in the lobby. You wear your pj's and then you get have your picture taken with Willey (the mascot).

This year while we were there we went across the street to the Gaylord Texan. They have a really neat event called ICE. This year the theme was The Grinch. They recreated tons of scenes from the original Dr Seuss book all out of ice. It was only 9 degrees in the building so they gave us parkas to wear. They even had an ice slide. I want to make going to ICE a family tradition.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


I have a lot of friends that posted everyday of November things they were thankful for. I didn't do that but today I wanted to list some of the things I am thankful for.

1. I am thankful for my wonderful Husband...We have had a great marriage....He loves me even when I am moody....Which might be too often....He supports me in everything I do.
2. I am thankful for my two handsome and smart boys....The best kids I could ask for.
3. I am thankful that I have a place to live...Its not perfect but it works for now.
4. I am thankful for my family....I miss them so much.
5. I am thankful for my husbands family....The best in-laws on earth.
6. I am thankful for my friends....Both old and new.
7. I am thankful for great memories....I love having good times to remember.
8. I am thankful for my job.....It is awesome having a job I love to go to everyday...Well most of the time....Everyone has bad days.
9. I am thankful for technology....Computers...internet...cell phones...It helps me stay in contact with my family that is far away.
10. I am thankful for the great teachers my boys have at day care....It is good to know the boys are in good hands while I am at work.
11. I am thankful for the church....It is such a good influence in my life.
12. I am thankful for good books....I was never really a reader until I got older now I just love to read.
13. I am thankful for running water.....You don't understand until you don't have if at your convenience.
14. I am thankful for rain....The land looks so much better when it is not thirsty.
15. I am thankful that I live in the country....My kids can run and play and they get to grow up with all kinds of different animals around.
16. I am thankful for art supplies....They keep my kids busy and it helps them develop creativity.
17. I am thankful for the times my boys play together.....I love to hear them playing and not fighting.
18. I am thankful for vacations.....A friend of mine said I have been on more vacations since he started working with me than he has been on in his whole life...It is also a great time to bond as a family.
19. I am thankful for my van.....I love it more than I can describe.
20. I am thankful for comfy pjs.....I love to get in mine and snuggle on the couch or in bed and read a good book.
21. I am thankful that my kids have a love of books too....They love for my husband or me to read to them.
22. I am thankful for helpful people.....Even if they are strangers.
23. I am thankful for the washing machine....Can you imagine washing all your clothes by hand?
24. I am thankful for the car wash.....I love for my van to be clean and vacuumed...with kids sometimes it needs it real bad.
25. I am thankful for my health....With so many viruses going around I am thankful that I haven't gotten too sick.
26. I am thankful for chocolate.....I try not to eat very much but I love it still.
27. I am thankful for facebook.....I like to play the games and I love to be able to stay in touch with so many people.
28. I am thankful for digital cameras.....I am glad you can see your pictures right away and delete the ugly ones.
29. I am thankful for things that are on sale.....I am a sale junky.
30. I am thankful for lotion and chapstick....I hate to be dry and cracking.

I am thankful for many more things I just couldn't list them all. I am glad that I did this post today because it made me think how much I really have. We should make Thanksgiving a biannual event. Then we would reflect on what we have more often.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

My First Time Digi Scraping

So my sister helped me figure out how to digi scrapbook. Here is my first attempt.