Monday, November 30, 2009

O Christmas Tree

Today the family went out and bought a Christmas tree, which has me excited for this next month. This is one of my favorite times of the year, with the music and traditions and just the overall feel of the holiday. Abby, my 2 year old sis, was so cute (as she always is) when we went to go pick it out. We asked her which one she liked and every time she would point to the one closest to her. She soon lost interest though, the kids started going crazy and running around in between the rows of trees. I'll admit, I got annoyed with it after a while cause our family just can't act normal out in public, but I gotta love them anyway. When we got home we got the tree up, got ready for bed, drank some hot chocolate and just talked. It's nice now that alot of us are older and we can carry on conversations about different things. We started to put some lights on the tree but then realized that we couldn't find most of our lights, so we just were lazy the rest of the night listening and laughing at some Brian Regan stuff. I love the fact that my family is so close and that we get along so well (most of the time). It makes being home wonderful!

Falling way behind on the only class I have this semester, Sociology. It's an online class too! Need to get crackin. There's just never enough time in the day to get things done...

Sunday, November 29, 2009

New Experience

Alright, blogging... never done it before. I guess I had to start sometime, though really I had never thought about doing it before. I'm not very good with keeping up with things, I can't remember the last time I wrote in a journal or kept a notebook or day planner. So I figure this would be a neat thing. It's a little bit harder to lose things on the Internet.

With this past weekend being Thanksgiving, I think I'll start off my blogging career taking in the blessings I have in my life. It's so hard in the daily grind to be grateful for the things we have in this life. I mean sure we say thank you but do we show in our actions that we really are? I know a lot of the times I don't and I know I need to work on it. It may be a lifelong process but I suppose I'll get it down eventually

I'm thankful for my life, the opportunity to be on this earth and to have this mortal experience. It get's rough sometimes but that just makes the good times all the sweeter. I'm thankful for music. Goodness, I don't know where I would be without music! Or books! Those two things help to keep me sane sometimes. They take me to another place, where I can see things in a different light and learn from different perspectives. I'm thankful for the beauty of the earth and the joy I get from it. I'm grateful for the wonderful friends that I have, that make me laugh and cry and inspire me to become better. I'm extremely thankful for my family. In the last few months, I've really come to understand the true meaning of family and I wouldn't trade mine for the world. My parents and truly amazing people, and I've come to greatly rely on their insights and love. If I could list all the things I'm grateful for it would take quite a bit, but most of all I'm thankful for the love of Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Without them all the rest of it would have not been so I have them to thank for everything.

So far I'm enjoying this blogging experience, I hope ya'll enjoy what I share and that everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!