Sunday, November 27, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! We have so much to be thankful for this year! Here are a few....
  • Our Savior who blessed us with salvation
  • Our family
  • FREEDOM and those who fight for it
  • Our Church
  • Friends
  • Sunday School classes
  • JOBS!
  • home
  • food
  • working vehicles
  • clothing
  • health
God has been so good to our families and we are so thankful for all the many blessings. This year we celebrated Thanksgiving at Nana & Pops house on Wednesday night and then we had lunch at Nanny & Pappy's house on Thursday. It was a little different without having it at Mamaw &Papaws house this year. But I know he was feasting at a much better table:) Please keep my mamaw in your prayers. She continues to not feel well and is having a hard time regaining her strength. She continues to battle with congestive heart failure and they seen to be having a hard time finding the right meds to work for her lately.
I hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Roll Tide!

Thanks to a very sweet friend...Cody...we were able to take Cole to his very first Alabama game! He has been wanting to go all season long! He was so excited and he had so much fun! And it realy worked out because Brooke & Josh were taking Lucy and Addy to the game too & Nana & Pop & Ashton were going too all of the kids got to go together! They had a lot of fun together and it was a very good memory. I'll never forget it! He LOVES the kickers...maybe he'll be one one day:):)  


We went to Gatlinburg over Veteran's Day weekend and had a great vacation. The kids enjoyed a carnival & playing in the big bathtub:) We ate some yummy food and enjoyed the rest. The weather was beautiful and I am very thankful that we had the chance to get away together.
I am so thankful for all of the Veterans that have served our country. I am honored that both of my grandfathers & father-in-law served proudly. I am also extremely thankful for all of the men who are serving today! They are very special people and we cannot be thankful enough for what they do!

Thursday, November 24, 2011


This Thanksgiving I have decided to focus a lot on the word grateful. I feel like I am daily surrounded by ungratefulness...myself included. I have recently been studying a lot in the bible that talks about "thanksgiving" and what that actually means. Well here are my thoughts after lots of pondering.... first of all God supplies ALL of our needs. All of them! It may definitely not be all of our wants...but he covers all of our needs. The problem is...we are not grateful enough. We want and want and want. We need to stop and look at what he has provided everyday. I have a wonderful husband and a strong marriage  to a very faithful man. We both have jobs. We have the opportunity to go to work  everyday.  And yet we complain and drag out of bed each morning. I have always had food. I have NEVER been hungry. And yet we complain about what sits on the dinner table. I have more clothes than one should ever have and yet I stand infront of my closet wishing for new ones. I have got to learn to be more grateful in this life. God has given us so much and we really don't need anything else. I am determined to focus on this in the years to come and I am going to be more grateful. I also challenge my readers. If God has blessed you with a wonderful good to him. Love him. Be faithful and appreciate him more. I am going to try to myself:) Its important. And I take mine for granted when I shouldn't.  If God has blessed you with a family. Spend time with them. MAKE time for them. We are not promised tomorrow.  If God has blessed you with a hard and do it happily! And budget that money wisely and be generous and give to others....I am talking to MYSELF here too!  If God has given you a church family...get involved...SERVE....HE needs you to! He called you to!  If God has given you a healthy pregnancy...cherish it...enjoy it...don't complain, don't wish it away...there are many women who would give anything to carry that weight and walk on your swollen feet. Life can change in a moment. If God has blessed you with with with them...take off work to attend their programs at school. You only get one chance at this....there are no do overs.  You can't go back....they keep growing! One day you will blink & they will be grown & you'll have a pile of sick days you do not need.  If God has given you a home....take care of it...and share happiness with an open door to reach out to others. I could go on and on...but the main thing grateful. Don't take this life HE has given us for granted. Forgive people. Love people. Pray for people. Give to people. We need to stop complaining and LIVE. Soak up every moment of this life. I know I am going to definitely try to! So help me be accountable if you hear me being ungrateful! :) I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We did! God is so good!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Disney on Ice

We went to Disney on Ice  the first of November.  We had great seats & one of the big parts of the show this year was Capt. Hook & Peter Pan! All the kids LOVED it and we all had a great time together! He lOVES Mickey Mouse and all his friends.