Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Turkey Day!

Can't believe Thanksgiving is tomorrow!! Anyway-the other day the kids and I had fun making turkeys. These are super easy and fun to make. We found some pinecones in the yard and glued a body on the front and feathers on the back. Logan especially loved putting glitter glue all over the feathers.

Made one for Cache too-but he just wanted to pull all the feathers off.
Anyway-with it being Thanksgiving I wanted to jot down some of the things that I am thankful for. These are mostly for me-but if you want to read- feel free.
1-I am thankful to be a mom..IT is one of the hardest yet most rewarding things. There are some days that I just want to quit and give up. I get sick of doing the same mundane things every day. Laundry, changing diapers, feeding kids, bathing kids, calming kids down, cleaning messes. ect ect.-but in the end the love that I feel for my children and know that they feel for me is so worth it and I wouldn't trade it for the world.
2-Thankful for good health..Truly I am. I am rarely sick and so thankful that my body allows me to have the energy to do the every day things that I need to do.
3-Food-I LOVE FOOD-and lots of it...End of story
4-Music-I love listening to tunes. I am not big on knowing bands and names of songs-but I love pop and country- and secretly I like to turn the tunes up and dance with Logan.
5-Running-I have been running for 14 years now and I love it. It is "my time" and makes me feel good and I hope to continue doing it for many many years.
6-Examples-holy cow I have had many good examples in my life. Parents, teachers, leaders, friends all who have touched my life in some way and made me want to better myself.
7-Home-I love my home (yes in spite of being a flat top) It is comfy and cozy to me and I love that we have a place to call our own and take pride in.
8-Husband-I love him and am so greatful for all that he does to show his love for me and help me out. I love that he is such a good dad to our kids and loves them to pieces-and helps out with whatever I need.
9-Gospel-Truly I don't know where I would be without it. I definitely go through ups and downs of spirituality-but the gospel is my rock and keeps my focus on the "big picture" and what is most important in life.
10-Date nights-Too few and far between-but I love taking the time to get out and do something fun with Perry. (even if its dinner or just getting icecream)
11-Nature-I love seeing a beautiful view, waterfall, ocean, or being in the mountains. There is something about seeing the beautiful sights of our earth that moves me.
12-Time-All we have is time and I love spending "quality time" with my family and trying to create memories together.
13-Knowledge-yes I know I am a little ditzy sometimes-but I am greatful to have a healthy mind and I am greatful to be able to keep learning new things every day.
14-Freedom-I am greatful to be an American and enjoy the freedoms that I do-I am greatful for the constitution and our rights-and nobody better ever try to change it!
15-Travel-I love to travel-whether it be across the country or right next door-whatever-just take me there.


Macon Family said...

So creative, what a fun project! I loved your list too!!

The Foxy Fam said...

Christi. . .you are like the cutest mom EVER! Your kids are growing up so big and oh my goodness, they are darling!! I am grateful for sweet friends like you who keep me going with your wonderful example! I'm so glad we can keep in touch this way!

Mikael Squire said...

I love your list and hope you kow I am grateful to have you as a sister! Can't wait to come home for Christmas!