Tuesday, November 22, 2011

november is for thankfulness

today i am thankful for........

i am so thankful to have such a loving, supportive, thoughtful, funny man in my life. he is a great dad and support to all of us.  
we've been married 5 and a half years and are still having the time of our lives with each other. when we first started dating i really enjoyed how i didnt feel like i had to fill every empty space with stupid conversation. we could just chill and be comfortable with each other.  his even temper and laid-backness has helped me  take unimportant things lightly and has made me a happier person.

happy birthday, aaron. you are a joy to share my life with.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

november is for thankfulness

it is a snowing saturday here in yakima! it is the best to snuggle into your house when its snowing like crazy. everything seems so snug and comfy. most saturday mornings we have a big breakfast, usually pancakes, and lounge around in our jammies. today we had heart shaped waffles! this is the same waffle maker we had when i was little. it brought back yummy memories of mornings my mom would make waffles for all four of us. my favorite waffle toppings are strawberries and whipped cream. today we had: blueberries, whipped cream, nutella, peanut butter, syrup and butter. the lees love toppings!
today i am thankful for snowing saturdays and bountiful breakfasts

what is your favorite waffle topping?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

november is for thankfulness

today i am thankful for my family. i am thankful for their love and all they add to my life.

when i was 18 i moved to seattle "for the summer." three years later i moved back to yakima with the husby in tow. we definitely felt like "we were supposed to" move to yakima but my family played a big role in that decision. i did not realize how much i would miss them all. everytime we went to visit i would cry the whole day after we got home. i felt like i was missing out on so much in my siblings' lives, especially libby who was starting kindergarten that year.

my mom and dad are great grandparents and wonderful examples to me as i navigate two kids under two. i cannot imagine having kids without my mom and dad nearby. they have sacrificed so much for all of us and i am very grateful to them for teaching me and raising me the way they did. they are also so generous with their house and time, all of us kids benefit from their generosity.

my siblings, all 4 of them, add joy to my life. they are kind and helpful and fun to be with. my favorite thing about living in yakima is that we are all able to be together and hang out on a regular basis.

unfortunately this is the most recent family picture i have, and i only have a paper copy of it! this was taken 6 years ago (!!!) at my cousins wedding. take a good look at daniel, he's really enjoying himself in this picture lol

in what ways are you thankful for your family?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

november is for thankfulness

 today i am thankful for satsumies! they are so delicious and i always look forward to them this time of year. the husby added to our "thanks, alot frame" today. his card says "NOG!" i think you can guess what i bought at the store yesterday. weird,  we are both thankful for food on the same day..... well i guess we are lees.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

november is for thankfulness

i believe that by practicing thankfulness we become a happier and more content person. i make lists of things i am grateful for, they usually consist of silly things like coffee or chocolate and serious things like my family and health. with a growing family i have been thinking about what kind of traditions i want to start, what kind of legacy to i want to leave for my kids. i would love for zula and effi to be able to be thankful in all situations/stages of life. it is easy to always be yearning for tomorrow or what comes next, but lets take a moment to enjoy right now and give thanks.

for the month of november i have decided to come up with one thing a day i am thankful for. i made a "thanks alot frame" so i can be thinking of all the things i am thankful for throughout the day. i am also going to do a picture a day of what i am thankful for, so be checking back here to see all the things i come up with:)

here's my frame

what are you thankful for?