Sunday, December 7, 2008

Oh, how blessed I am!

My Thanksgiving post is a bit delayed I know. As this week approaches, it seems I have done everything this weekend but what was on my "to do" list :) just delaying the inevitable--3 presentations, 2 papers, an advertising brochure, a final, and packing up and moving my whole house in the next 5 days!! Its gonna be a crazy one, but the reward at the end is great because I get to see my babe on friday--Its been 2 weeks without him already and I miss him like crazy! so I have designed like 10 christmas card options for my older sisters to choose from for their cute families and now I will post--before i do laundry and homework :)

I awarded myself with almost a whole week off for Thanksgiving as opposed to the 4 day weekend that school gave me:) and took off to Vegas with Brooke on Monday instead of school Mon-Weds. (shh...getting a little lazy as I near the end:)) Beck and her family got in Monday night too and Mom, Dad, and Cait arrived on Wednesday night. We had a week full of fun and I love to all be together. I was sad that because Lance had just transferred to the Fife store he could not get Thanksgiving weekend off to meet us--but at least he was close enough to drive over to Royal and spend Thanksgiving with his Family.

While in Vegas we saw Madagascar 2, went to the Tournament of the Kings at Excalibur, the cactus gardens, Ethel M's Chocolate Factory, a little bit of the strip, had some professional photo shoots of the kiddos courtesy of Rach's expertise, swimming at the resort pool, ate yummy food at Lucille's, PF Change, & In and Out and just had fun bonding around the house and condo. For my birthday my sisters (minus Caitlin) and I even got to go see Twilight--it was so fun (thanks for humoring us beck!) and while it was not the best made movie, with stellar acting or cute actors for that matter--i loved it nonetheless! It was so much fun and I cant wait till we are all together again in Hawaii in April! 

I am so grateful for the Gospel and my testimony. For my wonderful husband and for our families! I am lucky enough to call my family my friends and they are the best friends anyone could ask for. I am grateful for good friends. I am grateful for our house and for our education. I am grateful to live in this country and for the freedoms that we enjoy (yes, even the freedom to vote for socialist presidents whether I like him or not :)). i am grateful for health, a car that runs--most of the time, and for yummy food, and for DVR and cozy blankets, and for a laptop and wireless internet, and so much more! I have so much to be grateful for and will continue to be grateful all year long! Heres to another year of blessing and health and happiness!