November 29, 2014

Thankful :: November 2014

November inspires all of us to stop and reflect on the many things we have to be thankful for, but this month has given us so many reasons to give thanks. Some big dreams are starting to take shape and prayers have been answered in big ways. Even if those dreams fall through, we feel so encouraged and excited about what the future holds. But I'll get into more about that after the holidays.

What a full month November was. The past few weeks we have felt thankful for...

Little friends who all have November birthdays.

Slow mornings and homemade oatmeal on chilly days.

The great privilege to live (and vote) in a country we love.

Birthday invitations that have become my favorite annual keepsake.

A husband who brings me flowers for no reason.

The last warm days of fall with this girl.

Zoo dates and train rides.

A thoughtful gift from dear friends.

 A future baker.

Another year with her. We celebrated Crosbi's third birthday in Missouri and felt so loved by family who think the world of our little lady.

A girl who knows what she wants. This year, she requested a Paw Patrol party and we were happy to oblige.

Our favorite gift of all.

Thanksgiving at home. It has been many years since we've been in our own home for a major holiday and it was wonderful. Such a sweet time spent with close friends. I can still taste the sweet potato casserole. Yum.

The first year Crosbi could put the star on the tree.

Close friends who mean the world to us and the adventure God has them on.

These people. My heart.

Hope you all had a wonderful November and a very happy Thanksgiving!


November 3, 2014

Thankful :: October 2014

Lots to be thankful for in October. I turned 32 and while life doesn't exactly look the way I thought would in my early thirties, I'm feeling right where I'm meant to be.

This month brought another round of family pictures. Crosbi refused to cooperate until she was bribed minutes before we wrapped up. But isn't she cute?

Free birthday cookies to be shared with my girl.

For first concerts and catching up with old friends.

For my favorite chili cook-off with some of my favorite people.

For lazy days being silly with this one.

For so many reasons to dress up as Elsa.

For first face paintings.

For fall events at Crosbi's preschool. This month has been such a sweet reminder of how blessed I am to have a flexible work schedule that allows me to be present. Wouldn't trade it for anything.

For trick-or-treating for the first time. She had so. much. fun. She just kept asking if we could do it again. 

October has always been one of my favorite months. Little did I know having a daughter would make it even better.