Saturday, November 19, 2011

Giving Thanks

As it gets closer to thanksgiving I, like most people, begin to think of things that I am thankful for. Lots of things run through my head so I thought I would make a list. 
Here it is, in no particular order . . . 

1. God - I have and know the God who created the universe and holds everything together. I am so  thankful that NOTHING is to big or to small for me to take to Him!

2. My husband - Chris is the man that I look forward to seeing when I wake up in morning and I am excited to spend time with when I get home from work everyday. He is my rock! He is very supportive and he doesn't sweat the small stuff.

3. My Parents - They have always been awesome roll models for me and that is not because they are perfect but because they never stop working at it. The love they show each other it amazing and the love and understanding they have shown to myself and my sister and brother throughout the years has been overwhelming.
 4. My Brother - Nate is 8 year younger than me and I still remember the day he was born. He is a miracle! I am very thankful for his silly/crazy/fun personality. He is also very talented!

5. My Sister & her lil'family - My sister and I are 2 years a part and we grew up doing everything together. I love her so much & she is one of my very best friends. Her husband, Mason, is so much fun and we love having him as part of our family. He always makes us laugh! 
Then, there is Levi, her sweet, silly, handsome, spoiled baby boy! 

6. My nieces - Jocelyn and Laila are both beautiful little girls that are growing up so fast! They both used to be scared of their Uncle Chris but now they LOVE him and his music. They are true OUTSIDEtheCAMP fans :)

7. OUTSIDE the CAMP - Yes, I am truly thankful for the band! This is a ministry that I am privileged to be apart of and it can reach those that I would have never met otherwise.

8. The Babies- Baxlyn, Korbin, Kylee, Brody - I see these babies as my nieces and nephews. They are miracles and they never cease to amaze me.

9. Friendships!
  • Heather - She knows me better than I know myself! I turn to her for things as small as what color toe nail polish I should pick to what I am going to do with my life! She is a VERY strong and very supportive!

  • Amy - she is always there for me to talk and cry with. She also does a great job at always reminding me to keep an eyes on God's plan.

  • Mandie - She is one of my closest friends yet she live so far away :(   I consider her my big sister and we both know each other so well!

10. My Job - God has blessed me with a job that I love! I have been a Computer Foundations teacher at an elementary school for the past 5 years and I have so much fun being able to teach every kid in the school from Pre-K to 4th grade. I also have awesome co-workers!!!! My teammates at work make it fun on those crazy days when we all want to pull out our hair!

11. Extended family - I love my family, not just my immediate family but also my family through marriage! I So Blessed! 
*No, I don't have a picture of everyone but Chris and I do want our whole family to know that we love them and we extremely thankful for them!*

What are you thankful for?
"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever." - Psalm 107:1


  1. awww, you are one of the best people a girl could ask to have in her life! <3 you!