Friday, November 25, 2011


Edited with Picnik, paying homage to Fall!

Thursday, November 24, 2011


I am thankful for love. For the love a family has for its children, especially the love my parents have for me and that I have for my nephews.

I am thankful for my dog, that I trained her to sit and shake to get a treat. She does it automatically for me, and almost only me, which is really kind of funny! But it is because no one else requires it of her. Which is a shame. But she is super sweet. Even after I gave her a bath and she hates me.

I am thankful for little kids hugs and kisses, and especially for their laughter.

I am thankful for the opportunities I have had in my life. I love that I was able to be on a dance team that went to Russia. I loved out shows message and that we were able to bring a piece of the Gospel to people who may not have been introduced to it already, and in a form that they might never get it again.

I am so thankful for the time I spent learning how to dance, and for not giving it up. (There was a time where I almost did.)

I am thankful for having worked EFY. And for all of the wonderful kids I got to work with and for their love and excitement about the Gospel.

I am thankful that finally some girls took me up on my silly offer to set me up with someone.

I am thankful for Brad and Blanche giving me a happy home to live in.

I am thankful they read scriptures as a family, and that they are trying to do that.

I am thankful for all of the failed relationships I've had.

I am thankful for how my boyfriend and I understand each other, and how we just seem to fit and how natural it has been.

I am thankful for the moon and the stars. And for star gazing. :)

I am thankful for sunsets.

I am thankful for a love of photography and that I kind of have a good eye and can capture some really neat moments.

I am thankful for the Book of Mormon and the insights I get when I read it.

I am thankful for Rachel and the strong friendship she and I have. I am also thankful for the way she got to be on dance alliance, the team that went to Russia. I sometimes tell her she got on so that I would have a friend.

I am thankful for time, and for the time it takes to develop different relationships, and that my sister and I have become good friends.

I am thankful for a sense of humor, one that I have and the one that Heavenly Father has. (he has to right, it only makes sense...)

I am thankful for rain, and how beautiful it sounds. One time a roommate and I were at the store and it was raining, or this man was buying some tin roof or something random... and he was telling us he was buying it for his wife because she loves the sound of rain on a tin roof.

Oh am I thankful for love and how it grows!

I am thankful for heated blankets. Serious.

I am thankful for prayer.

I am thankful for the Priesthood.

I am thankful for music.

I am thankful for kindness and for when people see a need and fill it without being asked.

I am thankful for many other things as well!