Friday, October 24, 2008

How Did It Happen?

I got to thinking today about how lucky we are. I cant stop thinking about how blessed we are to have the family and friends that we do. Here is a summarized list of all the things that have been crossing my mind lately...

My Kids- I have two of the greatest kids I could have ever hoped for! I love them more than life itself! They are my World and there isn't a day that goes by that the love I feel for them grows even greater! Even when I feel it can't grow anymore.... my heart swells with the joys that they bring to my life... the love and happiness they bring to my life! Preston's great heart... so caring and compassionate... The amazing kid he is... always so respectful and loving to everyone. Always striving to be the best he can. Avery's cute little voice and discovering all these fun new words and watching her little personality grow... even the little attitude of being a female.. is kind of cute! Whether she's off to kill a bear, wanting nummies or having you read a book for hours, she is such a joy to our lives. There is always something everyday that makes me giggle! To have a son that is such a great big brother to his little sister who follows him around like a little lost puppy... a little shadow wanting to be with no one but him when he's around! There's no greater joy than watching your kids love each other and bond together they way those two do! Even listening to her running around right now singing Ei-Ei-O... how can you not smile?

My Husband- Even though we have the normal trials of married couples.. I love this man very much! He is always so supportive of everything I do! It means so much that he helps me and supports me. Deals with my stubbornness and understands my woman tantrums! ha! ha! Not that I have many! ha! ha! He knows how to put a smile on my face after a hard day, or a day when their might have been a hard trial.. or a sad trial.. or when I have something exciting... listening and caring... I love you!

Family- I have the best family ever! No one could have better parents! I have two of the most supportive, loving, caring and amazing parents a girl could hope for! They are such an important part of not only my life.. but my kids! They are so supportive of their grandchildren... everyone of them is their World and they would do anything for any of their kids! I don't know what I would do without them and can't imagine how I would have gotten this far in life with out them! I love them so much! My Brother.. even though he is gone... has been such an important part of my life. Every day I try to be like him.. so loving and caring to others, always willing to give of his time and trying to make this world a better place.. his wife and kids are very important and we love them very much! I love having them in our lives and being so close with my kids... to be not only cousins.. but friends. My sister and her family always keeps us on our toes! 4 energetic kids that are always up to something.. yet so cute and loving.. with my sister who has a heart of Gold and same with Cuncle Dusty! I love my family so much.. Nick's family is just like my own! I couldn't have a more loving mother-in -law and father-in-law. They are such wonderful Grandparents to my kids. The joy on their faces and the light that my kids bring them is so fun to watch... Nick's Brothers and Sister... I love you so much! You are such an important part of our lives... and to my kids! The love you show to them means so much to me! I love you as my own siblings and miss you so much when you are gone! You give our family so much happiness and love and I can't even tell you how much it means to me that you have treated me with love and kindness... We love our Family more than anything!

Great friends is what we have! New or old we seem to find the greatest people to be friends with, I don't want to mention any names, due to the fact I might forget one or two and that would be sad. When I found out I was having Avery I was so Excited and Scared. I never thought the day would come... I had waited for that day for 10 years... and the support and excitement you all gave is more than I could have ever hoped for! Even now, the love and support you all give me is something one only dreams of! I love you all so much! Thank you for ALWAYS being there for me, good or bad, no questions asked! I couldn't be who I am today with out all of you!

So how did it happen? I have an idea that my Heavenly Father was the one in charge, but to give me all of these great things, I am not sure why. I don't always feel worthy to have all these wonderful people in my life.. and I thank him daily! I truly couldn't and wouldn't be the person I am today with out all of you to help shape my life, give me great examples, love and the friendship you do. You all mean so much to me! Whether I've known you since I was a little girl... or as a grown woman... Whether I see you all the time or it's been awhile... you all hold such a dear place in my heart and I only hope I can give you all that you give to me and my life!

Here are some fun photos of some of the fun things we've been doing! Baseball Tournaments... Avery entertaining herself in the dirt, Preston's first Rabbit. Our Great friends, April and girls who come to spend time with us.. and just some very cute photos of the kids!


Ali said...

Your post was so sweet and the pictures are AMAZING!! Your kids are beautiful..well handsome for Preston. Cute family!!
I love ya

Chantelle Gibson said...

It is so great to see your cute little family. I was surprised to see you post on my blog, and have been able to finally track you down. You look like you're incredibly busy being a great mom and congratulations on the baby and husband! Boy, it has been a long time.

Kanion said...

Sorry it took me so long to answer you about the font on my blog. I couldn't remember where I got it. I got it from There is a part on the left that says free fonts. They have lots of cute downloads.

Tucker Family said...

It is so wonderful to see the many ways the lord blesses us isn't it. I try so hard to remember those blessings especially when I am feeling down.

TheDooleys4 said...

What a darling blog you have! Is you're hubby in the military as well? I got that impression from your facebook page. What boutique are you working on stuff for. I'd love to come. I hope you don't mind if I link your blog to ours. I think it's so cute. Hope you are well. You look like you are very happy. Your kids are so cute.