Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thankful Thursday

this weeks blessings worth noting:
  • Justin being done with summer session classes and work
  • baking soda water (yes, toni, I'm grateful for baking soda water)
  • crescent rolls (they are baking right now and smell so very yummy)
  • going to CA woo hoo!
  • naps

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Another Thankful Thursday

I'm grateful for:
  • Fridays
  • sunsets
  • peanut butter
  • summer
  • windows
  • blankets

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for Justin. He is sooooo wonderful. He stayed up late last night with me because I was feeling bla and pretty much just emotional. He rubbed my sore feet for a long time and just listened to me go on about my little miseries. And now he is at work and will go to class until 8:30 tonight on little sleep just because he loves me.

Today I am also grateful for the olympics. It has been so fun watching them the last few days. I watch videos of them on the internet so it's not the best experience I've had watching the Olympics, but it's been fun to follow my favorite events, and if I get really desperate to watch something, I figured out that this laundromat not too far from home is a 24 hour laundromat, and the olympics are always on there. So when track and field or women's gymnastics all around comes up, I might turn up at the laundromat...

Lastly, I am grateful for music. Like I said, I was kind of having an emotional day yesterday (really for no other reason than my hormones are out of wack), and I was out doing errands. the only radio station we get in our car (it has a broken antenna) is the BYU-Idaho station, and they always play "inspirational" music. I think that's their little call phrase..."Always Inspirational" kind of cheesy, but anyway... while I was in the car some of my favorite songs came on like "This is the Christ," "I know that my Redeemer lives" "We thank thee oh God for a Prophet," and "How firm a foudnation." All those great classic hymns made me feel better about life (at least for a couple hours) and I was able to return to Justin with a happy face.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Pregnancy Blas Retracted

It's only been an hour or less since my last posting, and already I'm having a change of heart. I decided to do my hair and put on some make-up (yes even though it is after 8 pm and I'm not going anywhere...) And while I was getting ready I started thinking about how blessed I really am. Some women never ever get a chance to carry a child. Some because of infertility or health risks or other countless reasons.
And then I started thinking about all the other good things about my the fact that I am healthy and so is baby. We've had no complications and everythings has gone well so far.
Also, some women have morning sickness their whole pregnancy, and mine own lasted a month or so.
And some women miscarry...even multiple times. I really shouldn't complain when I have so much to be grateful for. I may feel like a whale, but feeling like a whale is a lot better than not being able to have this wonderful little baby.
Some other good things about pregnancy include:
  • getting the expensive kinds of cereal I would never get otherwise (because it's fortified with iron and folic acid and all sorts of other good junk)
  • not having to have a boring job and being gone all day
  • getting to feel the baby move
  • shopping for baby clothes at yard sales
  • planning fun things to do with kids
  • getting extra foot and back rubs
  • healthy hair and skin
  • getting to stay in your pjs all day because nothing that fits is clean and you have to wait for the laundry to hang dry.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

My Outdoorsman

Justin fishing at Ashton Reservoir

Justin at the campground around Kelly canyon Area

One thing I love about Justin is how ouitdoorsy he is. Don't get me wrong though, he's not a fanatic like our neighbor who just skinned a dead beaver he found while he was fishing and buys a new gun just so he can go bird hunting even though he's a poor college student....but anyway...
it's so great to have married a husband who likes to go camping for a night or two and likes to get out away from people. It's fun to go fishing with him even though I don't fish I like watching him. I usually sit on the bank and read a good book or play in the water making small dams and sand castles. It's just been so nice to get out of Rexburg this summer and do the kind of things I loved doing growing up in Montana, and it's wonderful that I found someone who I can share the outdoors with.