Thursday, January 03, 2013


Happy New Year!
I Hope you all had a wonderful holiday and life is calming down after the rush of the holiday season. We went to Arizona for Christmas to spend time with my family which was fun and stressful going to see family always is. My tire poped on the way down and we will need to have some work done but I'm very thankful to my parents for all their help in dealing with our car issues.
Every New Years you see everyone talking about their resolutions and then a month or two later breaking those resolutions. I'm guilty. I have all these plans every year about what I want to accomplish but never follow through. This year I decided to focus on one thing. I chose a word. One thing I could focus on all year. My word of the year is Thankful.
Its so easy to be negative. Its easy to forget to count your blessings, Its easy to get caught up in what you don't have, whats gone wrong or whose wronged you. But If you can remember to count your blessings, even in hard times, you will be better for it. So that is my one goal for this year. to be Thankful. To count my blessings when things are going wrong. To remember all I have and be grateful for what God has blessed me with.
I have an amazing husband who loves me and who I love more than anything. He is funny and smart and sweet. He loves me despite my major flaws and works hard to take care of me and the girls. I am so very thankful for him.
I have a crazy, sweet, funny, outgoing three and a half year old who drives me crazy and makes me laugh more than anyone ever. We waited almost 5 years for her and she was worth the wait. We went through testing, rude drs, fertility treatments, a phone nurse who told me I had miscarried when I hadn't and all of it was worth it. I couldn't imagine my life without that crazy girl. She is my Sunshine, she lights up our home with her infectious laughter. She is incredibly smart, she is inquisitive, brave, loyal, funny, beautiful, and loving. I Love Tabitha and I am so grateful that I get to be her mom.
I have a sweet, inquisitive, happy baby girl who loves to cuddle. She is smart, and inquisitive. She Likes to wait till Tabitha makes noise to distract us and and she will quietly move like the wind and get what she wants. Shes our little stealth baby. She brings us so much joy and her laughter is beautiful. We had to use fertility treatments for Eva just like Tabitha. We were told we were losing Eva at 7 weeks because they thought she should be bigger. Yet again the dr's were wrong and we have the opportunity to be her parents.
I am thankful for the knowledge that we will be a family forever. That because Morgen and I got married in the Temple we are sealed for time and all eternity. I am thankful for the gospel of Jesus Christ. That he sacrificed for us and we have all that we do because of heavenly Father's love for us.
I'm Thankful for the fact that we have 9 am church this year. I know its early, but it will make it so Eva can still take her naps and that is great.
I am Thankful for my family.
I am Thankful for my friends.
I am Thankful for all of you who read my blog. You all are the reason I am here.
This year I am going to try to write a post every Thursday about what I'm Thankful for that week. Some weeks it may just be I'm thankful for a full nights sleep. But its important to remember the little things too.
If you want to join me each week I would love to know what you are thankful for too.

What I'm most Thankful for is my Forever Family. 


Catherine @ Cat on a Limb said...

What a beautiful post Teresa! I think gratitude is one of the biggest factors in our happiness. It's a great thing to focus on this year. Happy new year!

Breanne said...

I love it! I am thankful for our friendship! I am excited to get home to see you all


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