Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

This year we got to go to Seattle to see our families. Living in Pullman is so nice because it is a much shorter drive. I took a couple extra days off and flew on Friday. Travis drove over with the pups the following Tuesday night after he was done with his football work. I loved all the relaxing, socializing, eating and going through lots and lots of baby stuff!
We ate two Thanksgivings again this year with each family. We didn't get a picture of my family this year but here is Travis' family (minus Melissa and Eric and kinda Kaylee)

Top ten things I am thankful for.

1- Travis
He is such a hard worker and we have gotten through a lot together these past 4 years. I am so lucky to have him for eternity.

2- Mason
Even though he isn't born yet and I was so terrified he was coming at first, I am so thankful to be a mom, to be able to carry him and help him grow. It is crazy to think of myself as a mom but ready or not in 2 short months he will be here!

3- Bandit and Nala
I know not everyone is a dog person but I sure love my babies. They make my day so much more fulfilling. They are the most selfless creatures. They are so eager to please and just want to cuddle and play and be around you. Petting and cuddling them has such a calming relief to me.

4- Family
I am so thankful for my family. It was so nice to see them for 10 days over Thanksgiving. I love my parents and in-laws and my siblings and brothers and sisters in law and nieces and nephew. I wouldn't be who I am today without the influence of my family.

5- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
I am so thankful for the gospel and what happiness and hope it brings into my life.

6- Our Apartment
Although I can't say everything is glamorous about the Outlook, I do love living here. We have great neighbors, for the most part, a great location and lots of space. We have really made it our home the last 18 months.

7- My Job
I love my job. Although it is a much bigger task to do pregnant, I am lucky to teach 24 crazy kiddos. I am thankful for the things they teach me and for my co-workers

8- My talents
I am so thankful for my talents. I am thankful I have patience to work with so many crazy 4 year olds all day. I am thankful that I am creative and crafty enough to make everyone's Christmas gifts. I am thankful that I know how to be a good friend.

9- My friends
I have been blessed with some of the best friends in the entire universe. I can't thank them enough for getting me through tough times in my life and also for creating the best memories. I love my relief society and have so many friends at church. Project group makes me laugh so hard and fills my social fix every time. I love how even if I haven't seen some of my friends for a while we still have so many things in common and still have genuine concern and love for each other.

10- Technology
 I am thankful for this blog, pinterest, facebook and email because without it I would not be able to keep in touch as easily with friends, get great ideas in any category and keep a journal.