Thursday, November 29, 2012

Still Thankful!

Remember me? I'm the one that started posting the "30 Days of Thankful" posts, got to day 7, then disappeared. Well, I'm still thankful & I'm back. To say I've been in a bit of a blogging funk, would be an understatement. I've just been so busy, but I'm trying to enjoy every moment of this holiday season! I think about blogging a lot, but that hasn't materialized lately. But, since I am so very blessed & thankful, I'm going to condense all "thankful" posts into one blog post. Here we go...
(you've already seen 1-7)

I am so very thankful for:
1. My Savior
2. My husband
3. My sweet Kaden
4. My parents
5. My brother & sisters
6. The family I married into
7. Snuggles
8. That my sister's adoption was made final, and she's officially a Gilbert
9. Our church family
10. Our youth kiddos
11. Our home
12. Two cars that run & are paid for
13. My job...a mommy
14. Play dates at the park
15. Friends
16. Our health
17. That my husband is following his dream
18. More time with Micah since he's not working 100 hours a week
19. Extended family
20. Vacations
21. That my husband is way stronger than me, and helps keep me grounded
22. Grandparents that are still alive and doing well
23. Prayer
24. The Bible & the truth it speaks
25. Mentors that speak into our lives
26. The education we were able to get at A&M...and all the memories it came with 
27. That we were able to travel to Korea for Micah's brother's wedding. A once in a lifetime opportunity
28. Mornings that we can sleep in
29. Chocolate...yes, I went there! 
30. That we live in the great US and have so much more than we realize!

For this, and so much more, I am thankful. And I try to remember that everyday, even the bad ones!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Day 7

Thankful for moments like this. When a sleepy, stuffy nosed little boy snuggles up just to rock with me in the chair & sing Itsy Bitsy Spider, or Jesus Loves Me. And then falls asleep. I love to cuddle with him. It happens so little these day. I'll happily snuggle & rock him to sleep as long as he'll let me. I never want to take these little moments for granted. They're too priceless!

Day 6

I'm thankful for the family I married into. They've accepted me as one of their own, and loved me as family. They're a wonderful family. Great parents, grandparents, aunts & uncles. I'm very happy to be a part of the McMahon family.   

Monday, November 5, 2012

My Little Monkey

We don't celebrate Halloween. Usually we have a church carnival or function. I hadn't really thought about a costume for K. I had tossed a few ideas around of costumes I might make, but wasn't sold on any of them. Then a friend of mine told me where there was a good sale, so I decide to pick up this sock monkey outfit. There was just one problem...K hates hats! And without the hat, it wasn't much of a costume...
 I had him entertained for a few minutes with a sucker & his swing, but it didn't last long before he started ripping the hat off. I just wanted one cute pic...I didn't get it.

Oh well...he's still a cute monkey. I can't say that I blame him's been too hot to dress up in full body suits with a hat!

Day 5

I'm thankful for my brother and sisters. We're all so different, and yet I love them all. I love the memories we've made together. I love the good & the not so good about each of them. I really love that K has the best Aunts & Uncles he could ask for. 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Day 4

I'm thankful for my parents. I've always known they loved me, but I never realized how passionate that love was until I experience having a child myself. It makes it that much sweeter. I'm thankful they raised me to love God and the church. I'm so thankful that I live near them, and now that I'm grown, we can be friends too. And they're the best Grammy & Papa ever!

Day 3

I am ever so thankful for this face! I love this kid! He is hands down the best thing that has happened to Micah & I. We can't remember life without him. I'm still overwhelmed with how much I love him! Thank you God for this perfect gift!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Day 2

I'm thankful for my best friend...and I'm lucky enough to call him my husband. 
 I liked him the moment I met him. It wasn't all roses after that, but I wouldn't change it for the world. 3 years of marriage, 9 years of friendship, tons of memories, and many more to come.
 I'm so grateful God blessed with me with a man that loves Him, loves me, loves his family, and loves to serve. I am a happy girl! 
He puts up with more than his fair share, and he does it wonderfully. I love you Micah!

Day 1

A day late.

I'm thankful for my Savior Jesus. I'm thankful for His grace, love & mercy. Romans 5:8 says "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." That is very good news. To know that even though I don't deserve it, Christ died for me and only desires a relationship with me. I remember sitting in a worship service right after K was born. I was sitting & holding him, admiring how much I was in love with him. In that moment, I felt like God whispered to me, "I love you that much & more." It overwhelms me how much I love my son, and it's even more overwhelming to think that God loves us so much more than that. I'm very thankful for that!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Finger Painting

If you read this post, then you know that Little Man has been a little grumpy lately. Tuesday was one of those days. He was just a little on the whiny side all day. I was doing my best to keep him entertained all day. He kept pointing to the box on his shelf that contains the colors, paints, etc. So I let him color. While he was content there, I came up with this idea. I grabbed a canvas, and painted this tree. (Don't judge me; I'm not an artist.) When he was done coloring, we headed outside.
 Daddy was working outside, so we went to join him. I gave K the green, orange, red & yellow finger paints. I also gave him some know Little Man doesn't like his hands dirty. We don't really have fall around here, but I was going for the fall tree look. I helped him a little...just with keeping his brush on the upper part of the canvas, and with showing him how to get started. I think he did pretty good. And I was proud of the little guy...he actually put his fingers in the paint. Just a little. 
"Finger" painting his first tree helped to keep him happy. And that made me happy! I'm also happy I have a new piece of hand-made, fall decor...made especially by little man! :)