Thursday, September 27, 2012

Thankful Thursday- Week 3

I am thankful for this great country where I live.  On 9/11 I had the opportunity to climb with my two oldest children to a local landmark called Flag Rock.  This monument is exactly the same height as the World Trade Towers.  We started at the fire station where we had a moment of silence in honor of 9/11 then hiked to the top.  We had a gentleman on the hike that was a fireman in New York City on that day.  It was sobering to hear him talk about what happened.
I am grateful for the USA and the freedoms that we have.  I am grateful for those men and women who have given their lives so that we could keep the freedoms we have.

Someone cut an old flag pole from the local elementary school in half and hauled it up the mountain.  Let me tell you this was a pretty good hike I can't imagine hauling a flag pole up there.  

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thankful Thursday- Week 2

Today I am grateful for my religion.  I am thankful for the hope that gives me in the future and the peace that it gives me daily.  I am grateful for the way that is guides my life and helps me to make decisions.  Most of all I am grateful for the knowledge I have of the Savior and his plan for us.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Thankful Thursdays

So in church last week the speakers spoke on gratitude.  I thought that I have so much in my life that I am grateful for that I want to start a record of.  I decided to give myself a photography challenge to take a picture of one thing that I am thankful for and post it here.  I was considering doing this daily, but lets be real.  I am terrible at doing something daily.  I think I should be able to handle once a week.  That gives me 6 whole days to procrastinate before getting it done.  I am setting a goal to do this for one year.  I thought about waiting until a significant marker, but I knew that I would get side-tracked and forget to do it.  So here we go.

I am going to start with the obvious this week.  My family.  I have a great family and love being a mom to my four crazy kiddos.  I have a terrific husband who supports me in everything I do.  I am truly blessed with my family.

What are you thankful for this week?  If you want to join me on this journey I would love to have you.  Take a picture, upload it to your blog, then leave a comment linking back to your blog.  I will check it out.    

Friday, September 7, 2012

Family Pictures

The hardest part of taking family pictures is trying to be in them at the same time.  Luckily I have a fantastic friend that came to help.  Are you in need of family pictures?  Now is the time to think about photos for Holiday cards.  If you do it now, you can cross it off your to do list.  Don't you just love crossing off things off that darn list?  I do too.  

I love being a part of this family.  We have so much fun when we all get together.  I truly have been blessed to have wonderful in-laws.   

Wednesday, September 5, 2012