Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thankful Thursday: 2009!

I have a lot to be thankful for this week but I also wanted to highlight a few BIG things that I was thankful for this year.

So this week I'm thankful for:

1. My bloggy friend Kelly who gave me a gift subscription to Picnik Premium. If you read my i❤faces posts, you'll know that most of my photos are edited in picnik. Well, they can be made even cooler by upgrading to Premium status and that is what Kelly gave me! THANK YOU SOOOO much, Kelly!

2. J let me sleep in while he fed Cutie Face breakfast this morning. Now that was nice!

3. Fun times with Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins (we have five cousins that are down here celebrating Christmas and New Year's Eve with us)

4. A great Christmas celebrating the birth of our savior and watching Cutie Face open presents

5. Wonderful weather in Florida!

6. Less than 43 days left with this pregnancy! I'm very excited by that and very thankful, too!

7. That the USPS delivered J's mom's Christmas package ON CHRISTMAS DAY. Yes, you read that right--they were delayed due to a lot of snow but spent their CHRISTMAS Friday morning delivering packages to people. WOW. that is impressive.

Now onto this year!


We celebrated Cutie Face's 5th month by starting to use cloth diapers--I'm very thankful that we use them and save money, waste, and (usually) no diaper rash!

Thankful to have many family members to see our pastor baptize Cutie Face

I'm thankful that I started this blog (!) in february--I've met so many incredible people thanks to it!

Thankful for an extra visit to see my grandparents in Florida--this was pre-brain cancer diagnosis

So thankful for my sweet niece--Lil Miss--who turned 1

Cutie Face let us know that she was a good teether--what a blessing!

We were able to visit my Grandpa again! I will be ever thankful that we had this time with him

We also visited J's mom in Hillsdale and are grateful for that extra time with her!


Wrapped up a wonderful year at CBS (Community Bible Study) I'm so thankfu for all that I learned from these ladies and the book of Genesis


Thankful and shocked that I found out I was pregnant!


We celebrated my Grandma's 80th birthday in Kansas! Our family is very thankful for her and Cutie Face is soooo thankful for her because GiGi made Cutie Face her security blanket (we'd be lost without it!)


Ever thankful for our marriage--we celebrated 6 years of marriage on the 2nd

Felt incredibly blessed by the first year of Cutie Face's life

Very thankful for the time spent with my grandpa before he passed in the middle of the month


We were so happy to be able to spend time with Uncle Noah and old college friends in Oregon

but equally thankful that we survived our first (two) ER visits for Cutie Face--and that she was completely healed by the time we got home!


Enjoyed a trip to Hillsdale for Homecoming and to visit J's mom


We celebrated Thanksgiving with many members of my family which was wonderful!

Sweet Pea arrived on the very last day of the month!


We had a fantastic family Christmas celebration

Soooo thankful we found a wonderful HOUSE to rent (can you tell how excited I am about the extra space?)

I would love to devote more time to this post because 2009 was just a wonderful year full of thanksgivings.


it is now past midnight so I'm going to wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR! May 2010 be equally full of thanksgivings for you!

2 people think...:

Courtney said...

Happy New Year. I can't wait to see what 2010 has in store for your family!

Dee said...

Great post! I can't wait to get to know you better in 2010! HAPPY NEW YEAR!