Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Gifts of Gratitude Day 7

Today I tipped and cut a bucket and a half full of beans. There is nothing like the satisfaction of seeing the product of your labor. I'm so thankful for a plentiful garden and the knowledge I'm am acquiring this year. This is my first attempt at a garden and so far its going pretty ok! I'm not always good at remembering to weed and check it every few days, but hopefully those reminders will become more instinctive with time. It is really fun to see the end result! Even though we are in a drought, our garden is producing! I'm so thankful that the Lord provides, even amidst a drought:)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Gifts of Gratitude Day 6

I know I'm a few days behind, but in my defense, I've been busy being in a wedding!!! My beautiful SIL got married this weekend!! It was a gorgeous wedding and so much fun to be a part of! Nothing makes me happier than seeing two very deserving people pledge their lives to one another in front of God and family/friends. They are such wonderful people and it was truly a joy to be a part of their day! I miss her already! But I'm SO happy for her:) I was exhausted though after a very busy weekend! I think I'm finally recovering! It was great to see family that we don't get to see often too. This family is HUGE! I love it! What a great weekend! I hope she enjoyed her day even more than we did!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Gifts of Gratitude Day 5

Today I decided to write about my fantastic hubs:) Handsome, isn't he? This man has been with me through thick and thin. Words can't describe how much I love him. He married me, knowing that I would possibly be battling cancer for the rest of my life. Didn't phase him a bit. I'm still in awe by that. We just celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary! He did it well this year! He planned a short getaway for us over the weekend. He tried to surprise me, but I ended up finding out. No big deal. I was SO excited! We try to get away for our anniversary, at some point, each year. Its so great to have family around that's willing to watch our kiddos for us during this time! I'm truly honored to be MMM's wife. He's so much fun and keeps each day interesting! He's also a fantastic daddy. Our kids just adore him, and I can't say I blame them ;) There's never enough time in the day to spend with him, but I take every moment I can get. I am so thankful for the gift the Lord has given me in MMM. I know I don't tell him that enough:)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Gifts of Gratitude Day 4

I actually have two photos for today!

This photo is actually from a week ago. But I stumbled across it and had to write about it. It was such a great night! S went to VBS here in Darlington. The curriculum was created by the band "Go Fish". It was wonderful!! She had so much fun and the Gospel was really emphasized! Love it! At the end of the week, Go Fish came and did a concert for us! It was a blast! I really think MMM (my abbreviation for the hubs- check out my "about us" tab to find out what it stands for!) and I had more fun than the kids! We were dancin' and really having fun. At first, the kids were a bit embarrassed by us, I think! Ha! It didn't take long for them to get into it though! I am so thankful for the great family night we had, worshipping God in a totally fun way!

This photo is of my beautiful flowers I received for my birthday! My sweet SIL, Rachel, gave me the beautiful mixture bouquet. And one of my besties, Kara, gave me the beautiful roses! It was so sweet of them! I LOVE flowers! They add so much to a room and naturally brighten the mood! So thankful for friends and flowers!! :)

Gifts of Gratitude Day 3

Day 3

Again, I'm sorry for the late post. This was from yesterday. Yesterday was my birthday!! I had such a wonderful day full of love, shopping, movies, pizza, and cake! Each birthday for me is a reminder how truly awesome and gracious our great God is! I was told, after my cancer diagnosis at the age of 16, that there was a major possibility that I wouldn't make it past 5 years (my 21st birthday). I'm thrilled to report that I just turned 29 yesterday :) I have told my husband that I'm not very excited about turning 30. But in a way, I am. Since I'm really trying to focus on what I'm grateful for lately, I am now going to start saying that I am excited about turning 30...well maybe excited is too strong of a word ;) Ha! But in all seriousness, it is so awesome that God chose to be gracious to me and extend my life. I pray that He alone is glorified in that, and that He will continue to use my life in ways that will bring glory to him!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Gifts of Gratitude Day 2

Day 2

So I realized that I forgot to post last night. I had my picture, but forgot to upload it! So here is yesterday's picture. I don't remember if I said, in my last post, but my goal is to blog everyday for a year about things I'm thankful for in my life. So here is day 2!
These are my favorite three men :) I had NO idea how I would handle being a mom to a boy...especially 2 boys! I grew up with just me & my sister. Boys are foreign to me! But let me just say, that now that I am a mama to two precious boys, I love it! Boys are SO much fun! Their energy level and curiosity can be exhausting, but they warm my heart like I never thought possible. L & A are just getting to the point now where they like playing with each other. Its SO sweet! I envision many years of "double trouble" from these two. And they are definitely their father's sons:) Goofy sense of humor and all! I wouldn't trade a moment for anything! And my hubs is such a fantastic husband and father. He's so much fun! The kids (and I) just can't get enough of him! Love my boys!