Thursday, October 13, 2011

SO much to be thankful for!

We had the privilege of hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year at our house for Chad's family. I even made my first turkey. There are a few things I'd change next time I make one but for the most part a success.

The highlight of the evening was when Ty apologized to my MIL for forgetting to give her a birthday gift in April. He said he had just found the present recently. Bonni opened it and found baby Bennett's 1st picture wrapped in a beautiful Grandma frame!!! It was the perfect ending to a great day! I'm so thrilled to become an Auntie for the first time. I'm secretly hoping it's a little girl so I can spoil her with all the cute girly things. :)
Chase & Cyrus' little cousin is due April 26th which is my MIL's birthday!
Pretty fabulous birthday gift. ;)
This year I found myself feeling SO grateful for such amazing family! My Papa always taught me the value of family but I guess more than ever I understand it. My husband, who makes me laugh, listens to me chatter on and on and reassures me all the time. My handsome little guys, who make me laugh until my side hurts, challenge me to grow and learn how to be a better Mommy and just fill my life with purpose. My Mom, who everyday loves me unconditionally, pours her wisdom on me and covers me with prayer & love. My brother, who dreams big with me, loves to celebrate and enjoy life and who has taught me how to love everyone for who they are. I have a large family so this could go on and on. I simply want you all to know that for 2011 I'm so blessed and thankful to have such a great family! xo

1 comment:

  1. once again, i love your decorations! you are definitely the hostess with the mostest; your mother must be proud! :) but i just had to say, your blurb at the end almost made me cry... love it and your sense of family and real purpose! xo