Sunday, July 31, 2016

365 gratitude day 201

I'm grateful for the sacrament. The kids have weird rashes, so we only took them to sacrament meeting. I knew that I would only have one hour at church, so I made a conscious effort to make the most of it.

There is a strong Spirit present during the sacrament. I'm grateful that I took the time to notice it today.

365 gratitude day 200

I'm grateful that my kids love their dad so much! It's so sweet to see how much they want to be with him on the weekends. I'm grateful that they have good relationships with each other.

Friday, July 29, 2016

365 gratitude day 199

We had another chopped date night. We had the jakeman's over and we did and appetizer round. It was so fun! I'm grateful that we have opportunities to do something different.

The mystery basket ingredients were: beef jerky, yellow and orange bell peppers, peach ring candies, and goat cheese.

The jakeman's made a crepe, with peach ring and bell peppers sauce. They cooked the beef in with milk and goat cheese. And added since cucumber for crunch. It was delicious!

We made a beef jerky pizza essentially. We made a peach ring teriyaki sauce and cooked the jerky in it, then made a goat cheese and lemon juice spread. Sauteed the bell peppers, added some spinach and tomatoes and voila!

365 gratitude day 198

I'm grateful that I got lots of sweet cuddles from my kids. Both of them had fevers, and they were both so cuddly. Thankful they weren't needy at the same time, so it was just sweet to cuddle with both of them individually.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

365 gratitude day 197

I'm grateful that the morning, even though it was humid, it was a perfect temperature. We went out and saw a concert put on by a kid toy store. It was fun to do something totally different with the kids.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

365 gratitude day 196

I'm grateful that today was a good day. I don't often have days that I dint count down the hours and minutes till Jonathan gets home. But today I didn't, and it was quite refreshing.

365 gratitude day 195

I'm grateful that Jonathan is aware of money, and sticks to a budget. We balance each other out.

We crunched numbers tonight and figured out how much we could spend on a house. It's good to have a number, and to get my head out of the clouds now.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

365 gratitude day 194

I'm grateful for how filled I felt after church.
I felt the spirit pretty strongly during sacrament meeting and Sunday school.

365 gratitude day 193

I'm so grateful that we went looking at houses today. We found a new home building development that may still have some availability in a year. It's a perfect distance from work fit Jonathan, abd it's a good home for me! Win-win!

The only downside is I'm not sure about the schools in the area. I've heard they are bad, but we will have to see.

365 gratitude day 192

I'm grateful that I'm becoming friends with Emily Kim. I talked to her at the ward picnic. We are being to the point where we feel more comfortable talking to each other than going and meeting new people. I hope we end up in the same ward when we both end up in Minneapolis.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

365 gratitude day 191

I'm grateful for the perfect swimming weather we had today. I ventured out with a friend to our apartment pool. Cambria hada life jacket and just had a blast! Corbin doesn't like the water unless it's in our kitchen sink or on the bathtub, but he had a few moments of fun in the water. It was a good time!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

365 gratitude day 190

I'm grateful for belly laughs. They make tension melt away. Cambria had some good belly laughs, and I felt so much better after hearing her laugh.

Monday, July 18, 2016

365 gratitude day 189

I'm grateful for the knowledge of the Lord's will for me right now. Something happened today that is concerning but I know all will be well if I keep my faith strong.

365 gratitude day 188

I'm grateful that my friendship/social bucket was filled tonight. We had some ground over for a game night and I'm just getting very... happy... filled... energized I can't think of the right word, but I'm glad they came over.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

365 gratitude day 187

I'm grateful that we have made it a priority to do something fun every Saturday. It mags a big difference in my week, and I think we are making some good memories.

Today we went to lumberjack days in a nearby small town. It was a very small festival, but it had just enough stiff for a young family of 4. 

Friday, July 15, 2016

365 gratitude day 186

I just unloaded all the emotional baggage I've been carrying for the last few months. I feel so much better. I'm grateful that Jonathan is in tune to know that I needed some gentle prodding and a huge listening ear, and a shoulder to cry on. He is pretty great!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

365 gratitude day 185

Today I'm grateful that I took the time to slow down and smell the roses. ... literally, the kids and I took a walk to the store to pick up my perception, and had a wait, so we looked at the flowers and smelled all the different ones. It was a good moment we all had together.

365 gratitude day 184

I had a bad headache tonight. I'm grateful that Jonathan took over, and that it didn't start to get bad till he came home.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

365 gratitude day 183

I told myself that I was going to get some real cleaning done. I was going to push myself.
Last night I prayed for help with motivation today, I prayed that I would have the energy to push through my fatigue and get some stuff done (I have been exhausted the last few weeks). Well I got on my hands and knees and mopped our floors today! I'm grateful for the extra help. Heavenly Father really can help in every aspect of our lives.

365 gratitude day 182

I'm grateful that a sweet lady in my ward offered an essential oil blend that actually worked on Cambria's bug bits! She got eaten alive on Saturday, and has been miserable ever since! She has about 13 bits on her legs and 3 on one elbow... Ouch! In so grateful that she isn't as miserable.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

365 gratitude day 181

I'm grateful for the realization that I had today. Candid had a particularly hard day today. She is covered in inflamed mosquito bites, and cranky ad all get out. (I can't say that she wasn't justified... I get creaky when I'm uncomfortable like that)

But the realization I had today was that the sweet, funny Cambria that we get glimpses of is the real Cambria. All other snarky, cranky, defiant sides of her are her raging toddlerhood-ness, and will probably pass. It was good to remember that deep down she is a wonderful person to be around, it is just hard for her to control all the things she feels inside her body.

... Let's be honest here, I'm still working on controlling all the thing I feel inside too ;)

Saturday, July 9, 2016

365 gratitude day 180

I'm grateful that we got to spend time at a lake. It was a beautiful day and we had fun together.

Friday, July 8, 2016

365 gratitude day 179

I'm grateful for the perfect weather we had today. We spent a while outside today and every time I started thinking it was getting too hot, the clouds would cover the sun and the cool breeze would pick up. It was perfect

365 gratitude day 178

I'm grateful that not all my days are hard days. Today started out good, but got worse after quiet time. I'm grateful that Jonathan is understanding of my limits, and sometimes that means he comes home to a super messy house, but he doesn't say anything.

365 gratitude day 177

I'm grateful that our trip to James and Sadie ended so well. We all were peopled out at one point or another, but by the end of the trip we were all glad that we got to be together.

365 gratitude day 176

I'm so grateful for this free country we live in. I take it for granted often, but the sacrifice that people made to make this such a wonderful place to live has been on my mind today.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

365 gratitude day 175

I'm grateful for the Spirit I felt today at church. There was a quote by president Monson that said something to the effect of: don't pray for your circumstances to meet your abilities, but pray for your abilities to meet your circumstances.

That hit home right now. I feel like I'm to the edge of my abilities, and the demands aren't backing down. As I pray for the enabling power of the atonement, I feel like I often receive what I need, in the moment I need it.

365 gratitude day 174

I'm grateful that we went on a big family bike ride. It had been years since I had gotten on a bike, and I had so much fun! It was a perfect day for a ride and Wisconsin is beautiful!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

365 gratitude day 173

I'm grateful that our kids have such a good relationship with James and Sadie's kids. We are here for the weekend and it's so fun to see them play and imagine together.

Friday, July 1, 2016

365 gratitude day 172

I'm grateful that I was able to reciprocate a kind gesture a friend did for me. She watched the kids earlier this week, so I watched hers while she got ready to go out of town.