Sunday, October 11, 2009

10 Random things I am thankful for....

Tis the time of year to think about the things that we have in our lives that we often take for granted, but at the same time are so fortunate to have.

I know that I spend a lot of time complaining about my life, and how much my kids drive me crazy, but I also have a ton of things to be thankful for.

1. I am thankful that I have two healthy, full of life children. They sang Twinkle Twinkle during church this morning, and Cohen took off during mass and ran around the lobby of the church, but at least they are able to speak, and walk, and run, and tell me off...... ahhhhh four year olds. Gotta love 'em.

2. I am grateful that Grant has a job. There were four engineers laid off from his company this fall, and fortunately, he was not one of them. I hate that he has to go away to work, and that there aren't any helicopters that are in need of repair around Champion, but he is willing to work hard to support us, and in turn allow me to stay home with our kids.

3. I have a sister who will stick up for me when I am too overcome with emotion to do it myself. I am just going to leave it at that.

4. I am grateful for my talent..... sounds egotistical I know, but people pay me to take photographs of them, their families, their children. I can make money by taking good pictures. I also get paid to scrapbook. I am very lucky to be able to do something I love, and also make a little extra on the side.

5. I am so happy I am not Haley Ross.... I love that girl, but I don't have her strength. I could not spend days and days in the hospital, puking my guts out, and put on a brave face. I am not that girl. I am the high maintainence girl who needs someone to hold her hand, her hair, tell her everyone else is dumb..... I am that girl.

6. I am thankful that Avery says the funniest things. Today it was a comment about when you break your arm you have to go to the hospital and get a "cabbage" put on it. Yesterday it was a picture of my dad getting a hair cut, and she said, "So that is how Poppa's hair got so little."

7. I am grateful that I have great friends. Scratch that... AMAZING friends. You know who you are.

8. I am thankful that in less than 10 days, I will be spending time with some of those amazing friends, scrapbooking the days and nights away.

9. I am thankful that I have a house over my head, clothes on my body, money to pay my bills, a vehicle to drive, and food to eat. So simple, but can you imagine without????

10. I am so grateful that I live in this country. I know that most everyone in the world thinks their country is the best place to live, but I honestly think Canada is a pretty amazing place. We are free to speak our mind, choose our friends, faith, leaders. We can make a change, and we have. We still have a long way to go, but I can't think of anywhere else I would rather be.

Happy Thanksgiving.


Kacey said...

#7 NO problem, i am pretty amazing
#8 WHATEVER Baby scrapbooking snobs

Haley Marie Ross said...

Ahahah! I just reading Kaceys comment. I'm sure you all will be scrapbooking in the spring & I'll be all tied to a baby.... what goes around comes around.

And Kim. I love ya. Even if you don't want to be me.
Thanks chick.