Monthly Archives: December 2014

I am so thankful for such a peaceful joy-filled Christmas.

I am so thankful for a BEAUTIFUL MOVING message and time at Hope. started with the cantata where we sat really close up front Saturday night before, then Christmas Eve at 1pm in the Bridge for the message “you gonna find out!” giving glory to God and then Sunday when we heard about the wise men and how God is seeking us just as much as we seek and want him. Thank you Lord God for this incredible blessing in Des Moines.

So many wonderful gifts…. SO many. chinchilla pillow, new pots and pans!, a gorgeous cream bowl with floral relief, a bell (we started opening gifts at 4:15 and didnt get done until 11:30! oepning and ringing the bell every 15 minutes!!), glass water bottles, branch pencils, an UA hat and eddie bauer top, a Victoria’s Secret zipup, an olive oil dipping plate and adorable grey and gold dotted plates! Soma tops and an adorable mod sweater from Hinge, a curling iron!, a beautiful lacy platter and bowl, cozy socks. a sound bar, grey crochet boots, an adorable ISU top and green sweater and oils!

Lord God our heavenly father please bless our families!!!


Thank you for pointing us to how we should treat one another. Thank you for loving us so we know how to love. Help us communicate…… talk…. listen…hear…. absorb… APOLOGIZE…help me Oh Lord!!! Guide me!!! I need your help because I am not lifting you up in our relationship……….. I am not lifting Josh up…. Help me Oh Lord!!! Thank you for Josh.

I am so thankful for an interested, talkative and great conversationalist in my husband.

I am so thankful for the hope for the future and our family… Lord God guide me!

I am so thankful for this season. RIGHT NOW. hope for the future, excitement for today and love that will get us through anything that comes our way.

I am thankful for an understanding husband.

I am thankful for great work perks—thank you God for this job.

I am thankful for FRIDAY and the weekend ahead!

I am so thankful for projects. God is providing so blatantly.

I am so thankful for the Advent devotional. WONDERFUL.

I am so thankful for such a BEAUTIFUL and special, warm Christmas (-es!!!!) ahead!!!!!!! Lord GOd, help me SAVOR and ponder this special special time!

Im thankful for Joshs dance moves. He’s moving and shaking more than ever. Are we more comfortable with one another now than ever before?? Probably…. I love that. God is blessing us.

Thankful for a husband that works hard!!!! We stayed up late painting and trimming and Josh goes every last extra mile until something is perfect!!!! AND then gets up at 6:00 am to be gone for the evening. He is awesome and loving and perfect for my heart.

Thankful for such a wonderful time of year and a lovey to celebrate it with.

Thankful for a warm house and a working car.

I am so so so thankful for a home that is SO warm and loving. Josh fills it up so tightly.

I am so thankful for Joshs commitment to eating what we have in our pantry…. we save money and it feels SOOOO good to clear things out and spend what we have. No need to want want want want!!

I am so thankful for God’s holy spirit working in and around us each and every day.

I am so thankful for sweet things Josh says and I keep rehearsing in my head…

Me, Sat evening reeeeally craving Thai. We had leftovers in the frig and things in the pantry. Josh had a great idea to make our own casserole with leftover soup. I was just sour—and I acknowledged it. Instead of getting frustrated, short and quiet with me (which I would have done!!!!) he was cute and excited about the food! He was helpful and sweet jazzing up the entire experience. He is the best.

Me, Sun Dec 14 morning: “Im so excited to frost those cookies!”
Josh: “Im so excited to frost your face!!…with kisses.” awwww!!

After discussing going to MN for Christmas, Josh showered and then came up to bed. “Im sorry for being difficult about travelling. I’ll get better. Its Christmas and your family wants to get together and we will.”

Texts “I love Christmas! and you.” and “Am I home to you yet??!!?!”

I am so thankful for a husband that is KIND and THOUGHTFUL and patient! Our evenings are doused in sweetness and I wouldnt have it any other way.

I am so thankful for loving shopping and having the time and resources right now to shop for christmas..God is good.

I am so thankful for flexibility. I am so thankful for my joshel. I am so thankful for a weekend on the horizon because I have zero energy to do anything.

Lord God thank you for blessing us again and again. Your hope and happiness is like nothing else. Your love is precious and we are so thankful.

shopping, (the cutest husband saying “miss you!!” while we walk into different stores at Valley Junction, and warm soup with Gingerbreads is the best….. what a wonderful day.