Thanksgiving is getting so close, I can taste the cranberry sauce.
And I just started to think about everything I do have to be thankful for. Sometimes I admit that I get caught up wanting more, wanting something else, and even envy other peoples STUFF.
It's just material STUFF and it is NOT what matters the most.
I am so thankful for God's blessings and I forget to count those sometimes and give God the glory for his everyday works in my life.
As our world changes, as our human leadership changes, as times get tougher, I am trying to SLOW DOWN and listen to God. And right now, I think he is telling me to be silent, be still, and appreciate what he has given me and entrusted to me.
I am so thankful for my two beautiful little girls that God has given to me to take care of.
I am so thankful for my husband who is my ROCK, my best friend, and my sounding board....God really knew what he was doing when he put Chad in my path.
I am so thankful for my family. My parents are so helpful and such a constant in my life. My little sister always has my back...even if we pick each other to death, we still love each other like crazy.
I am so thankful for a comfortable home, a church that feels like home, friends who surpass all expectations every single time.
I am so thankful for the little things....my daughter's laughing together, the gifts of vision and hearing to take in this great, big world God has given to us, health, hilarity to get through the tough times, God's promise of eternity for those who believe.
What an amazing promise......now that's something to be thankful for.
I encourage everyone to take a moment and look around you....you'll notice blessings piled up everywhere!
God Bless all of ya'll. I love you all!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Aunt Carly and Courtlyn Bug in front of the Spooky Graveyard
Our beautiful Goblin Girls : Taylor as Spiderella, Allie the Vampire, and Hannah the VERY scary ghost!
Spiderella and her mommy.
Hanging out in the Graveyard, resting our weary bones.
Well, I am.......
" A little blue but I'm trying to look at the world through rose colored glasses. "
My cute little ladybug. I'm sure one day, just like Taylor, she will want to dress up as a scary, spooky monster too. So, I am relishing this sweet angel faced baby in her adorable, sweet costume and will remember in about 7 years how cute she was "way back then".
My beautiful Taylor all scary as Spiderella.
Courtlyn and Tim. She had the best seat in the house.
Pa Beck's ANNUAL HALLOWEEN FALL BASH PARTY :
Courtlyn and her Papa Bear warming thier hands by the fire.
Chad and Dad hangin' out.
Courtlyn loved loved loved to hang out by the fire. And the deal was sweetened with this little temporary puppy pal she shared her seat with. Mean old Daddy wouldn't let her take it home. Shame on Daddy.
Posted by Jamie at 11:23 AM