Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Kai's entry

Not sure what we're doing here.
Kai is so anxious for T-day he's gnawing on paper plates. Crazy kid.
10 year old dream boat, Kai.

Hi this is kai hi Liam how are you hi Gavin and Ryan how are you guy's? how are you auntie Caiti?

Auntie Erin transcribing now:

Auntie Erin and I just finished making pecan pies for Thanksgiving. I want one, but she is taking them to Dave's house for his family. Maybe we can make one later.

I am thankful for:

Nutella, because I love it.
Family, because they look out for me.
A house
Snow (he's a boy after my own heart)
Snow boarding (he's a good snow boarder)

I can't think of anymore. I'm excited for Thanksgiving, 'cuz I get to see the new Harry Potter.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sweet baby boy

Now, is this not the cutest baby you've ever seen??!! Liam arrived last night and is a whopping 9 lbs. 6 oz. and 21 inches. How I love this nephew I haven't even met yet! I'm so thankful that he and his mama are doing well.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

He's coming today!

I am so anxious, so anxious indeed! My 7th nephew is well on his way to making his debut into this crazy, chaotic, and beautiful world. Dear Liam, your auntie can't wait to meet you, love you, and get to know your precious spirit throughout this life.

I am so thankful today for life, for children, for their perfection that daily reminds me of God's love for each of his children here on earth.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Needing to give thanks

Thankfulness: 'tis the time of year, yes? Of course yes. I feel the need to be thankful more often. I need not only voice it at this time of year, but should be giving thanks daily. Here are a few thoughts today...

I'm thankful that my parents have welcomed me home yet again to do the earnin' and the savin'. I promise, it's only temporary. They are good to their children. We hardly deserve their goodness.

I'm thankful that Noelle Livingston asked me to sing at the YW in Excellence in her ward last night. It was a sweet time for me to reminisce about my own days in YW's, and the choices I've tried to make up to this point in my life. I'm gonna keep on keepin' on. Thanks, girly.

I'm thankful to have a job. A job that I actually like getting up for in the morning. All of those months without a job sucked (for lack of a better word), and recognizing that our unemployment rate is still high, I am incredibly thankful.

I'm thankful to Victoria Jane for giving me a roof over my head for a while. She's da best!

More gratitude to come...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Did you look outside tonight?

Yep, it's snowing. I love it, I love it, and I don't care who knows it! Snow haters, I am sorry. Snow is glorious, and this girl is loving it. Bring on the cozy day all snuggly with a cup of hot cocoa in hand. Bring on the winter cuddling with my warm Dave. Ah, heavenly days.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I gots to lose it

How many of us are satisfied with the way we look? My guess is almost none of us are. Even in my very thin days, I wasn't satisfied. It's pretty scary, eh? Why can't we be satisfied and happy with the way our bodies look? I know that it's an on-going struggle for me, but one I wish I didn't think so much about. The truth is, I'm actually much more accepting of my body these days than I have been in a long time. Looking at myself in the mirror, I don't look awful. Like they said in our regional conference not too long ago - "You're doing great, but you could be better". That's how I feel right now. I know that I could be better about my eating habits, exercise, etc. I don't want how my body looks to be an obsession. I've wasted way too much time worrying about it and I'm not going to anymore! From today forward I am committing to quit worrying about the things I can't change. I commit to take care of my body, to feed it good, healthy foods. I commit to giving my body the exercise it needs to sustain itself on a daily basis. I commit to being happy no matter what I weigh. Weight doesn't define me.

Here I go...