newborn babies, they just make my heart happy
smiles from strangers
a good book
tv shows that make me smile
relaxing after a long day
conversations that are more than just "how are you"
simple "how are you" conversations when I don't want the above conversation :)
random money found when needed
a great bargain
a new pair of good fitting jeans
chocolate chip cookies (what am I kidding myself, any chocolate really)
comfy clothes when I eat too many cookies and my good fitting jreans are now snug
being a wife to the man of my dreams (childhood dream)
being a stay-at-home mom (childhood dream)
making a new meal that turns out well
play dates... seeing Alivia smile, play, and be happy
phone dates with friends far away
having an awesome husband
my wonderful kiddos
cute little baby jeans (really cute little baby clothes)
a clean house (or even a clean room for that matter)
a good meal
my church family
THIS LIFE OF MINE!
Thankful for freebies! Love them. I am a bargain girl at heart and so when I can score free things it makes my heart happy. couponing rocks and free is even better. Today's freebies included Free breakfast at Chick-Fil-A and a ton of 31 items for being a host. I got loads of fun stuff in the mail today! It was fun and I am thankful for it all! :) Christmas presents, me gifts, and 31 showcase items. Yeah! (I'll post a picture of all the free product I received for hosting my own party!! Maybe you'll want to too after you see my pile; just had to throw that in)
We did have to miss our Thanksgiving meal and celebration this year due to this little nasty bug, but we got a lot of family time and a few dear family members (Ben's mom and aunt) brought us leftovers (despite our sickness) so we were able to at least have some of that good Thanksgiving food. And, after chatting with my dad on the phone, we decided we are going to have a Thanksgiving meal on Christmas since we missed it this year. :)
Here are some pictures of my birthday celebration… finally getting them up after waking up and forgetting if I was 25 or 26! I didn’t know that happened at such a young age. I’m in for many years of forgetting how old I am if I am already starting at the age of 26. haha
My side of the family celebration: Yummy P.F. Changs and relaxing at our place…
Ben’s side of the family celebration: Homemade chicken tacos and brownies + hanging out! Billie, Amy, Janelle, and Nolan helping me celebrate…Me and Lauren…Alivia wanted to help blow out the candles! My pretty girl!
2 wonderful birthday celebrations… I am blessed!
I will be eating for TWO this Thanksgiving :)
Two years ago, the doctors told us that we had less than 1% chance of ever having a baby naturally. God just showed us that he doesn't believe in statistics. This May, our house will be growing by two feet.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
We are giving all glory and honor to our Heavenly Father for giving a child to Kevin and Brittney in His perfect time. They were told they had less than 1% chance of ever conceiving naturally but God had other plans. They are expecting their first child in May, 2012. What a miracle from the Lord! We rejoice in the upcoming birth of our first grandcDiana (Britt's mom)
Never, ever give up on the power of PRAYER. Miracles happen every day in many ways you just have to be patient and watch for them. I know because this past September 17th (my birthday), I found out I was going to be a GRANDMA in May!! So now everyone knows why I said I had a fabulous birthday weekend. :)
Debbie (Kevin's mom)
Psalm 139: 13-16
We are giving all glory and honor to our Heavenly Father for giving a child to Kevin and Brittney in His perfect timing. They were told they had less than 1% chance of ever conceiving naturally but God had other plans. They are expecting their first child in May, 2012. What a miracle from the Lord! We rejoice in the upcoming birth of our first grandchild!
And, this is what I wrote on facebook when I first found out they were having a baby and it was still in the "hush, hush" stage!
Shout out: This is for a gal I chatted with earlier today... Psalm 107:1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; His love endures forever. Thanking God for answered prayers and HIS timing! :)
Alivia hearts the zoo!! (And, I get a great workout in too: win, win!)