Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Season of Thankfulness

Although Thanksgiving has passed, we're still thankful for many things this season. Here's some of them, and some of the things we've been up to lately!

- I'm thankful for my little family

- I'm thankful for my bigger family
- I'm thankful for such a wonderful husband, that he's such a wonderful Daddy, and that he takes such good care of by providing for us with years worth of deer meat :o)
Good job, Jason! He's making his own jerky as we speak!

- I'm thankful that I'm a mommy to such a sweet, smart, silly little lady

- I'm thankful that my sweet, smart, silly little lady has a great school to attend while her Daddy and I go to where she obviously learns a lot, has a great time, and asks when she can go back!
Mollie and Daddy at her Thanksgiving meal at school!

- I'm thankful for my in-laws and all the fun times that we have together...especially my two sis-in-laws!

- I'm thankful that Mollie has precious cousins to grow up with
Maddox being so sweet to Mollie and helping her with her necklace

Pilgrim Maddox on Thanksgiving!
- I'm thankful that Mollie is learning to speak so well; "Can I have some more, please?" "Need to go potty again!"

- I'm thankful that she still struggles with some sure makes us giggle when she attempts to say some things (like the work sounds like the word f***ing...hahaha)

- I'm thankful that Mollie knows who Jesus is, likes to learn more about Him, and likes to pray. She sings her prayer song to us every night and loves to read books about Him!

- I'm thankful Mollie is a Red Raider fan, can get her Guns Up, and likes to watch football with her daddy. She says, "Watch a football game!" when we turn on the TV.
Mollie's got her Guns Up at the TTU vs. Weber State game!

- I'm thankful that Mollie is a's so much fun all the things she can do and say now. She's learning to be independent ("Mollie do it!") and likes to do things herself, but also is getting frustrated, sometimes throws fits, and tries to press her boundaries. (Wait, did I say I was thankful for her being a toddler?? :o)

- I'm thankful that we had the opportunity to spend the day together today as a family. We accomplished a lot and had fun doing it.

- I'm thankful that it's Christmas favorite time of the year! We got to put up the tree today and Mollie got to help. I'm so excited that she'll get to take more of it in this year...last year she was a little too young to care. We're loving getting to teach her about the meaning of Christmas and hearing her say "ooohhhh!" as we decorate!
Helping decorate the Christmas tree for the first time!

We really do have so much to be thankful for and so much to look forward to.

Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

1 Thess. 5:18

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Here are a few reasons we're saying YEE HAW today:

First, we welcomed Jason back home from his week-long hunting trip! Jason, his step-dad Paul, and bro-in-law Brad have been traveling to Montana for the last few years to hunt. They drove 24+ hours in the camper to spend the week under the beautiful Montana sky. Although their trip wasn't fruitful as far as birds/deer were concerned, I think they all returned home refreshed after having some time away. I'm glad they had a good time, but we're SO GLAD to have our Jason/Daddy back!!! YEE HAW!!! (I'd post some pics of their trip but nobody has shown me any yet!?!)

Second, Mollie is saying YEE HAW because she was a cowgirl for Halloween!! We were originally going for Jessie from Toy Story, but this is what we came up with. I think she turned out even cuter than Jessie :o) It was fun putting together her outfit using a few things she already had plus a cowboy hat from a consignment store. Also, we just needed an excuse to get her some boots...what girl doesn't need a pair of boots!? (Thank you, Target, for having affordable ones!) She got to wear her costume to school for their little festivities, to her friend Laney's birthday party on Friday night, and again on Sunday for the Trunk-or-Treat at church. We had a blast, and that girl sure does love to dress up. We had NO problems getting her to keep her hat, boots, and bandana on! Now if we could only have been able to get her to ride a stick horse around...hehe!

Scoping out the festivities...

That's one tough cowgirl with that sucker and "princess" flashlight!

Riding a horsey...aka Daddy's knee

Whew! After a few rounds of trunk-or-treating, a bowl of chili, and lots of "Ring-around-the-rosies", we were beat!