Some things I've got to be thankful for:
(in no specific order)
The beautiful girl on the left. She's my little sister, but I look up to her. I'm proud of her, and I envy her strength.
A husband with very few inhibitions that will do next to anything to make me laugh.
Baby Eli. He's helping me get over the overwhelming fear of infants (and anything to do with them).
His parents, who we miss to death. We love laughing, playing, eating, etc. with them.
That even though we're old ladies now, I can call on my best friends to play volleyball...and actually win a few games! We're all in different places in life, but we're still there for each other, and we still have fun together.
A dad who likes to joke around. And who I can talk to about anything. I love him.
His parents, who are the greatest example of an eternal love story that I know.
My mom. We can laugh together, yell at each other, or just talk about the small stuff. That's why she's my best friend, too.
Her parents, who have the most giving hearts in the world.
Sisters that remind me it's ok to be whoever and whatever I want to be.
That I have strong, beautiful women to look up to.
Cheap date nights.
That beautiful girl on the right. She's my sister, she makes my heart want to explode, she's an incredibly talented artist, and she makes me laugh harder than anyone else. Ever.
That my mom knows how to make and carve a killer turkey...
So that I can eat turkey skin one day a year!
That I have a family I love, and who loves me.
We laugh together, and cry together, and I wouldn't trade them for anything.
That I could be there to witness Richard's first Gingerbread House experience.
That he forgave me for being a stick in the mud about him beautifying our Gingerbread House.
That he dragged me out of the mud in no time.
And a few more items:
that I get to take vacations with Richard
Nicholas Sparks (novels & movies)
my new job
my old job
uplifting music that I can listen to (& dance to)
friends from our heavenly University 1st Ward
that I learned to cook (and continue to experiment)
really good books
the Indian restaurant down the street
brother & sister-in-law on missions
What are you thankful for?