Thursday, November 27, 2008

Blessings Abound

Okay, I started this on Thanksgiving, but time ran away from me . . .

I am thankful for . . .

*My wonderful and crazy family and the time I get to spend with them
*My girls--Kimberly, Tiffany, Shanley, Mitzi (in no particular order). Without them, my nights would be very boring!
*Wonderful friends who are always there to keep me laughing
*A wonderful, stable job that I love and the vacation time it brings
*The blessings of the gospel and my chances to serve those around me
* My grandparents--getting to really know them and enjoying their company
*The travel opportunities that I've had
*Beautiful music
*Cell phones--I love talking to my mom each day!
*My piano and being able to create beautiful music
*The opportunites I've had to go to school and get an education

Wow! This list could go on and on, so I will add to it as needed . . . Happy Holidays!

A Place to Sit

Every year, I think things will change. This year will be different. We're usually plus or minus a few people from the year before. But, alas, this year will be no different from many. Yep, it's true. I'm still stuck at the "kids" table on Thanksgiving. My sisters lovingly informed me that it's because I'm not married and blahbitty blah blah. Great. Why does that have anything to do with it? If I were married, what would we do? Draw straws? Base it on age? Being married doesn't automatically creat more space or chairs at the table. So, here I am at 25, sitting with the 14, 15, and 17 year olds, feeding the drooling toddlers and babies. Maybe someday the "kids table" will just morph into the "hip and young" table and the "adult table" will turn into the retirement table. Haa haa! Oh, I do love my family. I guess we're just getting to large to share a meal that requires sitting together! :) Wish me better luck for next year!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Who's the Favorite

Look at these cute boys! I bet you can't guess who their favorite auntie is . . .

Yeah . . . they make funny faces all the time!