Monday, May 30, 2016

365 gratitude day 142, 143, & 144

142: I'm grateful for the fun memories we made today! We went to a waterfall and walked around. I'm grateful that Jonathan is willing to be a kid with our kids. He got in the river with them even though it was in the mid 60's.
143: I'm grateful that we met some fun people at church. One girl asked for my number and we are going to have a play date this week. I have been hoping for a friend, so I'm grateful for her!
144: first of all, I'm so grateful for all those people who have sacrificed their lives so that I can live so comfortably now. I'm also grateful for Danae. I have thought about her today (as it is memorial day). I'm grateful for her love of life, and her love for everyone. She impacted everyone she met, even though she was almost 10 years younger than me, she made me feel loved.
I'm grateful that Jonathan didn't go into work today, and that we played hard again today. He makes our outings so fun!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

365 gratitude day 141

I'm grateful that my day ended better than it started. I'm grateful that Jonathan was around when he was.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

365 gratitude day 140

Today I'm grateful for the realization that things that are with having won't come easy.

It was a bit lonely today; I went to a very busy park by myself with the kids and I felt like I was alone in a crowded place. After that I just felt like because of these few days by myself, I'm going to cherish the friendships I do make here.

It is also forcing me to be a real adult and take this summer by the horns and make something fun out of these 12 weeks.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

365 gratitude day 137, 138 & 139

137: I'm grateful that I followed the prompting to introduce myself to the family upstairs. I heard little footsteps running around, and it made me feel so much better about living here.

138: I'm grateful that the same family (Samatha, Honest, and Sage) went to the park with us. It feels so good to know someone else needs a friend just as much as I do.

139: I'm grateful that I am starting to understand my limits, and sometimes I can do preventive things to help with my mood. I'm also really grateful that I found a voice teacher!!!! I can't wait to start!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

365 gratitude day 131-136

What a whirlwind these last few weeks have been!

After I got home from Florida, we had three days to pack and clean and be off to Madison to visit James and Sadie for a few days then move to Minneapolis! We are here now and in our new place.

There's so much to be grateful for. I'm grateful that General mills took care of housing out here. That took a huge load off our shoulders. I'm grateful for how much Jonathan just powers through and gets stuff done. I'm grateful that we have renters in our house over the summer. I'm grateful that all the crazy things that happened, happened before we left (internet stopped working, minor van fix, electrical problems with the house, plumbing issues). I would feel really bad if all that happened when our renters moved in.
I'm grateful for the beautiful weather that we drove through. I'm grateful that there was a BYU alum General mills barbeque the day we moved in, so we didn't have to stress about dinner.

Monday, May 16, 2016

365 gratitude day 126-130

Wow, I'm falling behind again. But what matters is that I'm catching up now.

I've been in Florida Friday, Saturday Sunday and I came home today. They're are so many things I'm grateful for in regards to that:

I'm grateful that I made such a deep friendship with someone that I have a desire to make a trip out to see them. I'm grateful that I found good deals on activities, I'm grateful that the Lord answered my prayers (even though it wasn't a big deal at all) and sent some dolphins into the bay when we were paddle boarding. I'm grateful for Jonathan willingness to do extra plasma to pay for the trip, I'm grateful that he was willing to take care of the kids so I could have a much needed break. I'm grateful that Dave took care of their kids so Megan could spend so much time with me. ... I could go on...

I'm also grateful that Jonathan works so hard all the time. He did a lot to get the house ready for us to move in a few days.

365 gratitude day 124

I'm grateful for wise counsel from a bishop

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

365 gratitude day 123

Today I'm grateful for how sustained I was. Corbin literally didn't stop crying or whining for 4 hours (with maybe an hour long nap in between). Usually I would be a big ball of stress, but I just took everything in stride and let the stress roll off my shoulder.

I know that I received some extra help, and I'm grateful for that.

Monday, May 9, 2016

365 gratitude day 122

Today I'm grateful for the great day it has been emotionally. I was able to do all that I wanted to (within reason) and I was able to take care of stressful situations without being stressed.

I can't help but feel like this is who I really am, not this emotional rollercoaster of a woman... I hope to get my emotions within a normal range soon.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

365 gratitude day 121

Today I had the chance to think about all my sisters and sister-in-laws who are mothers and think about something that I admire in their parenting. I truly am surrounded by amazing women in my family.

We all parent differently, but you know what? We are all trying our best, and that's all that matters.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

365 gratitude day 120

I'm so grateful that I'm a mom. I have been taking this blessing for granted for a long time. Jonathan reminded me how painful this weekend was 5 years ago. Now it's not.

I'm grateful to my Heavenly Father for granting me the desires of my heart, even though he knew I would forget that motherhood is a blessing... as hard as it is... it's still a blessing.

You know what they say, those things that are most valuable, rarely come easily.

Friday, May 6, 2016

365 gratitude day 119

I'm so grateful that we were able to go to the temple today even though we planned it way last minute! I'm grateful for friends who are willing to watch our kids, and I'm grateful that we weren't rushed. It was nice to just walk around the temple grounds, soaking up the Spirit there before entering the temple.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

365 gratitude day 118

I'm grateful that Jonathan is working hard to clean up our house to get ready to move. I decided to take on a sewing project (silly me) and its taking me away from cleaning too. So I'm thankful for him.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

365 gratitude day 117

I'm grateful that the Spirit helped me hold my tongue when I wanted to lose my temper. I managed to not yell at all, even though I was close several times.

365 gratitude day 115 & 116

115: I'm grateful for opportunities to share life experiences with friends. That's how friendships deepen in my book.

116: I'm grateful for my mom. No matter how bad of a day I'm having she somehow turns my mood around. Always.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

365 gratitude day 113, & 114

113: today was my anniversary. I'm so gratefu for Jonathan. He works do hard for our family, and for me. He works hard at work, and then comes home and works hard to help me.
114: I'm grateful for fasting. The last two times I have fasted have been very spiritual experiences. I went in a walk with the kids today and I felt like revelation was just pouring into my mind. I feel like I received answers so clearly. Now I just need to have the motivation to follow through.