Thursday, November 22, 2012

Day of Thanks- 2012

It shouldn't take a Holiday titled, "Thanksgiving" to make you sit down at your computer and think and say the things that your thankful for, but sometimes it does. It is always nice to have days like these, to sit and ponder about all the blessing that I do have in my life. I try to do that daily, but for some reason on this day, the thoughts seem to flow more fluently.
A few days ago I got a couple friend requests on Facebook from some people I didn't know, in a language that I didn't really understand, Portuguese. I looked at where they were from and it was where Bryce served his mission. So I accepted them thinking they were trying to find him since he doesn't have a Facebook account.  He then asked me for Bryce's email. Bryce received an email from him yesterday. He had been looking for Bryce for a long time. This kid and his brother, (both of which Bryce got baptized), had served missions themselves, were writing Bryce to tell him thank you. He said that because of what he had done, generations would be affected. I just instantly thought of what an amazing husband I have! I'm so grateful for the selfless service he did for 2 years of his life and for the lives that he changed and for the man that he became in the process. I'm so grateful to have Bryce as a best friend/partner/husband for eternity.
On another note, yesterday I was a little disappointed as I took ANOTHER pregnancy test that came back a big fat neg-a-tory. I was reminded of a couple years ago when I had done the same thing. I had taken the test and waited the long awaited 2 min and got a plus sign. I thought, hmmm, maybe I did it wrong. I read the box and low and behold, yup, your only supposed to put it in the urine stream for 5 seconds. Any longer, and you could get a miss reading. So I did it again. Plus sign. Read the instructions again. I'm sure I did something wrong. I did. So I took it, yes a third time. Plus sign!!! I can remember walking into Bryce's office with all 3 sticks that had plus signs, crying and saying, we finally did it. My point to this story, is although we are having another hard time getting pregnant. I have a pretty great blessing named Audrey. I'm so thankful to a gracious Father in Heaven that blessed me with that spunky, beautiful, smart, funny, brave, tender heart of a child. I'm one lucky momma!
This year we spent Thanksgiving with the Stevenson's. The girls all got together to have a pie crust cooking lesson from Debbie. It was fun, educating and they turned out delicious as was the rest of our beautiful dinner. I have so much to be thankful for, family, health, gospel, jobs, and love just to name a few.
Happy Thanksgiving

2012- family pics

Here are some of my favorite pictures that we just had taken........

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

bubbles anyone??

My kid loves her a bubble bath, she's just like her mommy. I'm definitely more refined because I would never choose Hello Kitty bubbles:)  I may have gone just a little over board with the bubbly though. What do you think?? Gosh she is sure cute!

Stevenson Halloween Carnival-2012

This years Stevenson Halloween carnival was much more enjoyable because Audrey was a little older. She didn't quite get it all, but she still had fun. It's always fun watching your kid try and do new things. She caught her very own (rubber) ducky out of a pond. She shot hoops with her dad. She threw a ring around a witches hat. Popped balloons with a dart. Had story time and got to play musical chairs/without the chairs very ironically:) Debbie and Daren always put on a good show and this year was no exception! We love you mom and dad Stevenson. Thanks for the family fun and all you do for us!

I love Audrey crying in this pic......
Then literally 2 sec. later, totally happy......

 Fishin with daddy

This is on Halloween night, riding through the hood in style