Sunday, November 30, 2008

Last day to be grateful

I had a NOT great day today, tree fell over tears were shed. Let us move on, I am still grateful....for:

1. The fact that Deacon loves nursery and jumps right in.
2. That Deacon was extra snuggly today.
3. I wore a new dress to church, always fun.
4. That even though my tree fell down Christmas will still come.
5. I am thankful that so many people have told me they were thankful for me this week.
6. I am thankful my little brother is thriving on his mission.
7. I am thankful for this blogging world that keeps me closely connected to so many people I love.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Pictures to come!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Another day another thing to be thankful for

Today I am still grateful. Today I am thankful for:

1. My mom who ALWAYS comments on my blog even if it is the worst post ever.
2. Poor mans dinner. Chips with melted cheese rice and a chopped up tomato. Heaven.
3. Digital cameras, I can pretty much take a picture of anything I want at any given moment.
4. This coming week which will be full of good vibes.
5. Talented friends who are helping me spread my good vibes.
6. Thanksgiving leftovers, the gift that keeps on giving.
7. The anticipation of a Christmas tree tomorrow!

And of course I am thankful to all you blog readers, I love you all.

I was thankful for NOTHING yesterday!

Just kidding I just got home at one am from playing games with Curts family. But yesterday I was thankful for:

1. All my nieces and nephews who are fun cousins to Deacon (and we can not wait to meet the Wilshire cousin!) on both sides.
2. That I came home from work to a cleaner house and a husband who cleaned it.
3. That I won both catch phrase and aggravation!
4. Deacon sleeping in til ten thirty (that was really this morning but I am counting it!)
5. That when I woke up to got to work early Curtis went out and started my car so it was nice and warm.
6. That all my family is healthy. (no more kidney stones or emergency surgeries!)
7. That tomorrow all will be right in the world when my Christmas tree goes up.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Especially grateful

For:

1. A mother in law and sister in law who washed all my dishes after Thanksgiving dinner.
2. The "hosting" gene I surely inherited from my Grandma Orme
3. All of Deacons Grandmas and Grandpas
4. That we got to carry on the tradition of Thanksgiving dinner in the house it was in for so many years.
5. That I do not have to pull the neck out of a turkey for a while.
6. All my friends who I am thankful for every day.
7. My husband who helped me with every thing I asked him to do today and did not call me crazy once.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Love you all!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Gratitude again!

Still Thanksgiving week, and still grateful! Today I am grateful for:

1. Swapping family recipies near and far so that everyone has a great "homey" Thanksgiving.
2. People in my life who do kind things for me just because and in turned make me feel loved.
3. Getting everything ready for Thanksgiving the days before so that I can relax and be with my family.
4. Friends at work who always make me laugh.
5. Christmas music!
6. This website that has given me a new more enlightned outlook on lifehttp://nieniedialogues.blogspot.com
7. The gift of squeezing, hugging and loving deacon every single day.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Gratitude day two!

Today I am grateful for:

1. Family who lives close by so that on a whim we can have dinner together.
2. Watching Deacon grow and do new things, most recently if you say Dance Dance Dance! He dances all around, love it.
3. A talent that I have turned into a career.
4. The blogging world so I can keep tabs on all my friends and family.
5. Laughing in my kitchen with my husband, one of my all time favorite things to do.
6. That Christmas is coming and I get to put my tree up! Oh how I love sitting by a Christmas tree at night!
7. My neighborhood. It is a huge melting pot of different types of people and families, I love it.

Hurray for being Thankful!

Monday, November 24, 2008

this post was meant for yesterday

but my computer would not oblige. Oh well. It is Thanksgiving week and I am thankful. So in honor of Thanksgiving I am posting 7 (six now) days each with a list of seven things I am thankful for.

1. My family. Big and small far and close. They are my safety net and I love them.
2. Duke our dog, he is a fine family pet and I can not imagine life without him.
3. A home to call my own. I can hang a window on the wall in my living room just cause I can (and I did)
4. Friends who share similarities with me and friends who are different.
5. My little brother on a mission, who constantly impresses mr with him humor and natural ability to be a friend.
6. Motherhood. And that I get to share the experience with so many people I love (and Kendyl in June!!!)
7. My health and my body, it may not be exactly how I want it to be but I can run swim jump and go to 24hr boot camp ( I really might die after this last class)

I bet you are all just waiting on pins and needles waiting to hear what else I am thankful for!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

How we spent our Sunday

Since Curtis is drugged up battleing a kidney stone Deacon and I spent a quiet Sunday mostly in the kitchen, but also watching Elf. Here he is just being cute.

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P.S. If you are coming to my house for Thanksgiving you will indulge in a pumpkin cheesecake. I made a test run today and it did not let me down.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Christmas is coming.........

the goose is getting fat, please put a penny in the old mans hat or help with this really fun project! Last year for a service project some of my family went to the Ronald Mcdonald house here in SLC. We took groceries and gift cards and some last minute things they needed before christmas. While we were there we took a tour of the "house" for those who do not know what the Ronald Mcdonald house is, it is a place where families can stay free of charge while there children are in local hospitals and they run completely off donations. One of the things that struck Curtis and I when we were walking through was that some of the rooms were kind of sad. I have been thinking about this project all year!
I have arranged to go in and redocarate one of the rooms, give it a facelift and make it a haven for the families who stay there. It will need a lot of love, a new paint job and some elbow grease. So I am looking for anyone who can give in any way. Some things we will need are: volunteers to help paint or do odd jobs around the room, any money or gift cards to home improvement stores. Or if you have any great home decor or furniture (small furniture lamps shelf etc.) that needs a new home. Anything helps! The actual dates for the project are: the night of Tuesday Dec. 2nd and then all day Wed. Dec. 3rd. I am so excited for this project and a shout out to Angie (angieseare.com) who has already raised money through her beautiful photography for this cause. Cheers to a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A tag I will happily oblige

I do not love a tag, however I do love movies. So I simply could not resist. And I tag you all! HA HA! So here it is I know you have all been waiting, my favorite movies A-Z

A: American Beauty
B: Big Lebowski
C: Cinderella Man
D: Donny Darko
E: Elf
F: Fight Club or Fast times at Ridgemont high ( I am a sucker for Spiccoli)
G: Good Will Hunting
H: High Fidelity
I: Incredibles
J: Jerry Mcguire
K: Knocked up
L: Lord of the Rings (All, dont try and make me choose)
M: Magnolia
N: Napoleon Dynamite
O: Office Space, Old School (could not choose)
P: Pee Wees Big adventure
Q: The Queen
R: Royal Tennubaums (ALL TIME FAV!)
S: Sixteen Candles
T: Tropic Thunder
U: Usual suspects
V: Volver
W: Walk the line
X: X men ( really I could not think of anything else, anyone? Good movie starts with a X?)
Y: Y dont you tell me your favorite Y movie?
Z: Zorro, simply because it is the only Z movie that comes to mind

Wow, that is a lot of R rated goodness. Tell me your favorite movies! Now!

Monday, November 10, 2008

I know we have moved on from spooky and are ready for turkey but....


I had to post some cute Halloween pictures! A few of the pictures are from our fun playdate that Angie threw for the little boys. As you can see Joelle was the boys favorite person because she was giving them little bites of cookie. As for halloween Deacon was a mummy, and cute as ever. Curt was a cool dad and I was a hot mom. I thought our costumes were really good. We loved having baby Will and Grandma and Papa come visit us on Halloween. The highlight of the night for Deacon was to wait by the window for trick or treaters and then passing out the candy. I am suprised kids did not keep coming back to our house since Deacon gave each kid like five pieces! It was a perfect cozy Hallowween! Now bring on the turkey! I am hosting Thanksgiving this year, keep me in your prayers.
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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Then and Now

This is Deacon ready for church November 2008

And this is Deacon ready for church November
2007! I can not believe how much he has changed.
Only one week until nursery........Wahoo!