Thursday, November 26, 2009

Privacy please & Thanksgiving

I have been considering going private for a little while. I thought it was a little ridiculous for us to be private since we don't have an kids to protect, etc but I have a strong feeling that we need to protect the information we are sharing with everyone in this big wide world.
So by the end of next week we will be a private blog. Those that read about our adventures please let me know your email address so we can add you to the list of those able to read of our adventures and mis-adventures.
In the sense of security I have the message you post set up so I have to approve them so please go ahead and leave your email address and I won't publish the posts until after we have gone private.

Now that the housekeeping is out of the way...

We have so much to be thankful for this holiday. J.D. and I spend Thanksgiving 2009 in our apartment in Pleasant Grove. We both have to work the Friday after so we opted to not make the drive to either side of our family for the holiday.
We are so grateful to have each other. I am completely amazed each day how much more I learn to love and adore this wonderful man and just when I think he couldn't possibly love me more...there it is...MORE LOVE! I have said it so many times before but seriously he was soooo worth the wait.
We are so grateful for our families. The love and support that they have given us during this year has been so amazing. It really is all about family and I'm so grateful for ours. Our friends are not to be forgotten. We have met amazing people in the last year and feel so fortunate to have been able to rub shoulders with them and will hopefully be able to continuously do so in the future.
We are so blessed and thankful to both have jobs. We are very aware that this is a blessing in our little family. J.D. loves what he does and works so hard. I am so grateful for the opportunity I am given each day that I work to help people feel better. It truly is a miracle when I can actually see the results of the work I have done on someone. I sometimes joke that being a massage therapist is like being a bartender. I hear some of the strangest things about people when I am working on them but I am so grateful that so many trust me enough to let me do the work that I enjoy and love.
We are thankful for the gospel of Jesus Christ and for the love of a Savior who makes it possible for us to be forgiven and made clean. How amazing is it that we have this happy message and can share it through our words and actions. The Christmas season is upon us and how thankful I am that He is the true reason for this season that I love so much.
There is so much to be thankful for in just the everyday mundane moments in life- a warm home to live in, a car to drive to work and school or to the store. The hot water in the morning shower or the bounty that is on our table each day. It has been so much fun the past couple of weeks on Facebook to find something each day to be thankful for and I've found each day that there are so many little things I am thankful for and usually just pass them by without thinking has been a good lesson for me to pay attention to those little things and to be a little more thankful for all of those people and things in my life.

Until next time...

Until next time...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I just had to share

There is a "game" being passed around facebook that instructs people to write the first memory they have of you. I love my friends and family but most of all I love my sweet husband who always knows just what to say and how to say it. I am posting this on our blog because I want to eventually make this into a book and I want our posterity to see this.

This is what he had to say:
"Well other than chatting on IM and E-Mail the first memory of you is the night of our first date. I was taking my sweet time asking if you would like to come over for some of the Baked Bean Stuff I had stewing in the Crock Pot, and watch a movie.
The best part of the evening was after we hung up on the phone when you found my (now our) ... apartment, I was standing out on the balcony watching you walking up the walkway and you looked up and smiled up at me. I thought at that moment that someone special was coming into my life. Little did I know how special, and amazing you are. I love that I still see that same smile when I wake up in the mornings, and when we see each other after our days at school and work.
I love you so much, and I'm grateful for the many more wonderful memories we will make together.

I am grateful everyday that J.D. picked me to be his wife. I waited a long time for him and he was so worth the wait and I tell him that all the time.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


My heart is full of gratitude for so many things today. I just had to share it. I am so grateful for the tender mercies of my loving Father in Heaven. I have become keenly aware of his love for me as of late. I think we all go through experiences in our lives when we wonder what exactly His plan is for us. I wish I knew exactly what he had in store for me (and JD) but alas that is not the case. I do have a surety that He is very aware of me and loves me beyond anything I can fully comprehend. He knows the true desires of my heart and has calmed me and let me know that He is aware and loves me.

** I thought I posted this long ago...not sure why I didn't.