Wednesday, November 7, 2012

it's that time of the year...



I love November and I especially love that this month is such a great reminder for us to be thankful for all that we have! The past couple years I've joined in on listing one thing I'm thankful for each day on facebook. Last year, my sweet cousin loved it so much that she has kept it up all year long! It's been amazing to see the things she comes up with. Some "thanks" are sweet and others are complicated. But she always found something to be thankful for every. single. day. I went through a rough patch the beginning of 2012 and some days I just didn't want to be thankful for anything... but that is so wrong. Because I am SO blessed! And reflecting on our blessing and all that we have to be thankful for can certainly turn a rough day into the best day!
So today I'm going to share just a couple things that I'm thankful for. And on my rough days I just might come back and add to this list to turn my day into a better one!

I'm thankful that baby girl will be here NEXT MONTH!! Aaaahhh :)

I'm thankful for delicious fall recipes like this and this.

I'm thankful that Eric and I love our work! We both get to use our hands and be creative and I'm not sure there's anything else that could make us happier. (But I am thankful that I feel like I have the BEST job :) ha ha.)

I'm thankful for this country that I live in. I am so grateful for all of our freedom in the USA.

I'm thankful for my family and my friends. People are my "sunshine" and I need them in my life! I'm convinced that I am loved by the BEST people in the world :)

I'm thankful for my senses. I love being able to feel touches like a hug, a kiss, or even a handshake. I get to enjoy God's beautiful earth each day through sight. Smell was the worst thing ever during my first trimester of pregnancy, but other than that? I love the amazing scents our world has to offer. I'm so so grateful I get to enjoy each of my senses.

I'm thankful for those moments when I slow down and really drink in my life. It's the little moments that go unnoticed, that can mean the most!

I'm thankful for Eric. There could not be a more perfect man for me. I love him!!

25 comments:

Julie said...

Ahh I can't believe your baby girl will be here next month! I can't wait to "meet" her and here all your stories. Good luck this last month :)

Kara said...

I started putting on Instagram every day this month, a thing that I'm thankful for every day. And it's so amazing, because the days that I forget, I just find things around me that I can be thankful for. That way I've learned to be appreciative for all the small things around me! Check out the hashtag #thankfulduckling! We'd love to have you join in!

eryka {from abcde} said...

beautiful post!!!
XO
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Ashley said...

I love your list of thanks. It's good to be reminded of how thankful we should be each and every day... not just during certain holidays. (:

How crazy that your baby girl is here Next month?!

Now I'm going to sit down and think of some things I'm thankful for too. (:

Janna Renee said...

Next month?? That doesn't seem possible! That went by too fast! Although, I'm sure that you are ready ;)

Kate @ DCL said...

Cute pic!! & I love the being thankful year round... it's not just a holiday thing!

Laurie said...

I try to be thankful year round, it's hard though sometimes when we get so wrapped up in life. I love Thanksgiving because it reminds us of what we really DO have to be thankful for!

Established: 2008 said...

Can't wait to "meet" your baby girl!

Jennifer said...

We all have so much to be thankful for! You are going to have baby so soon!!!! EXCITING!!!!!!!

Carlie said...

I love reading people's thankful lists because it reminds me of things I can be thankful for too! I can't believe she'll be here in 1 month! That is so exciting! You're going to have the best Christmas ever!

Kirsten Wiemer said...

what a great list. you are too cute and yes baby girl will be born in the best month!

K

Karm said...

I also cannot wait for your little one to get here too.
You know I had a weird dream last night that I was pregnant... haha I think just reading and giggling over your "IT" photo post of instgram caused my weird pregnancy dream... haha

m&msmommy said...

Every year I do "30 Days of Thankfulness" Facebook status updates, and I LOVE it! I can't imagine doing it each for a year...that is an AWESOME idea!!!! :)

I can't believe your sweet baby girl will be here next month! SOOOOO exciting!!!!

Love the pumpkin patch pic of you and Eric...so cute!

Pamela said...

Such a great post! What a great reminder to think of all our countless blessings.
And what a beautiful girl you are! That last photo is just adorable!

Katie Did What said...

Adorable! Love your thankful list :)

xo

Life Happens said...

You are just SO beautiful and your baby girl is going to look just like her mama!

LaynahRose said...

NEXT MONTH?! Holy cow. I was thinking about you and your cutie preggo belly the other day because I knew it had to be coming up soon :) I like that you listed your senses here, little things that people don't notice or think to be thankful for are sooo important. My husband nearly lost his vision recently and it was so so so scary.

Alyx said...

Holy moly, she is going to be here so soon!!! So excited for you guys!

nate and amy crandell said...

You guys are too cute! One more month SO EXCITING!

amber d* said...

You and Eric are adorable! I can't believe just one more month - how awesome!

I've always been more of a downer, but over the past couple years I've noticed a big change in myself. This month really does remind me that everyday I should remember to be thankful and how great my life is :)

That Girl said...

I love the idea of finding something to be thankful for each day.

erica[goodjobmomma] said...

such a wonderful blessed life.:) so many more blessings coming to your little family, so excited for you!

parfums said...

so nice blog . i like it
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Lisamarie said...

I'm so glad I found your blog. You are cute and you're pregnant! I'm not newest follower!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

So much to be thankful for!

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