Thursday, October 30, 2008

I'm Thankful For...

Tonight I was thinking of all of the things in my life that I'm thankful for. Now, of course, I'm thankful for my husband and baby, and my home and freedoms- but I'm talking about the little things in life- the more random, trivial things that make my life better in small, simple ways. These are some of the things I thought of.

1. My electric blanket- I can't wait to get in my nice, warm bed tonight!
2. Cell phones- Do you remember the olden days when you actually had to plan ahead? Oh, and those pay phones; they used to only cost a quarter!
3. Disposable diapers- Need I say more?
4. Pepsi- Not a day goes by that I don't rely on one of these for some comfort!
5. Target- Seriously, how could I possibly live more than ten minutes away from Target?
6. Garages- Especially now that the weather is getting colder. I think back to the days when we lived in our apartment and we actually had to walk to our cars in
the snow, uphill both ways.
7. Toothpaste and Deodorant- The combined effort of the two makes life bearable. And then you come upons someone who missed that memo.
8. Chick-Fil-A- One cannot survive without this delicacy for too long.
9. Digital cameras- Do you know how much film I would go through?
10. Hairspray- There is an entire musical dedicated to this miracle.
11. Microwaves- It's easy for me to take this one for granted because I did not have
to suffer throught the era before this fabulous invention. But I've heard
stories. Oh, have I heard stories.
12. Electricity- Kind of a major thing, I know! Don't you hate it when the power is
out though, and you keep thinking of things to keep yourself occupied, only to
realize that you can do absolutely nothing without this
precious commodity?
13. DVRs- I really don't watch much TV, especially with Isabelle around, so I'm
thankful I can record The Office for my viewing pleasure, and I am truly grateful that I can record Sesame Street so I can get my hair done each day!
14. Baby Oxi-Clean- It has saved my life. It truly takes out anything. I highly recommend it for all new moms.
15. Lotion and Vaseline- I hate dry skin, and Vaseline is such a treat to my lips.
16. My dishwasher- And I don't mean James! I hate washing dishes by hand. I hate unloading the dishwasher, but I'm so glad it does the dirty work for me.
17. Good Jeans- Isn't it amazing what a good pair of jeans can do for you? I love when I find the perfect pair. I can go on that for a month, at least.
18. Makeup- this is fairly self-explanitory, especially if you've seen me without it.
19. Hugs and Lips- From my sweet little princess. There's nothing like it. I love that she calls kisses, lips!
20. My hubby's guitar- I love to hear him play it and sing. He's so awesome at it. I
love to catch Isabelle and James together while he's playing the guitar and singing, and she's twirling and dancing to his music. It's the sweetest thing ever!

So there are twenty of the things that make my life better. They may not all be spectacular, but they would definitely be difficult for me to live without! Listing these things make me realize just what a "pampered" life I live! What are some of the little things in your life that you are thankful for?

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Happy Birthday to My Mom!

Today is my mom's birthday and I just wanted to let her know how much we love her! She is a wonderful person. She is so caring and giving. She does so much for James, Isabelle, and me. I talk to my mom on the phone every day, at least once, and I see her almost every day. She probably gets sick of me sometimes, but she is always there for me. We have so much fun together. She is one of my best friends! Thanks for all you do Mom! You're beautiful and we love you!!!

My mom and me in Hawaii

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Autumn Time!

A few weeks ago- before the snowstorm, we went up to Snowbasin for our annual picture taking session in the pretty leaves. It's always so much fun! We go to the same spot every year and it's become one of our little family traditions. It's so peaceful and quiet. I love the feel of the leaves crunching under my feet. Autumn colors are my favorite!

Years Past
Gosh, do we look old now?

I was pretty pregnant here

The last year went way too fast!

Friday, October 3, 2008

What the Heck?

So, I saw this on my cousin's blog and laughed hysterically! I had to try it! These are not very good looking babies. Thank goodness we did a better job than this! See any resemblance to Isabelle? Try it! It is so funny! This totally reminds me of my favorite movie, How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days!

My new sweet baby - Baby Boy Tracy!

What do you think about my little new baby Baby Boy Tracy? - What will your baby look like?

My new sweet baby - Baby Girl Tracy!

What do you think about my little new baby Baby Girl Tracy? - What will your baby look like?