Thursday, October 22, 2009

I'm grateful for.....................

Xavier! He's such a little sweetheart. I never realized how much I missed having him home with me all day everyday. Yes, I get a little weary being a full time wife and mom. My nerves wear thin and my patience factor is generally at 0%. But that is something I must work on. But he is such a big helper with the baby. I never realized how much I can get done with him here in the mornings compaired to what I can't. Tucker just isn't quite big enough to make sure Gunner doesn't get hurt! He works in a pinch, but still can't leave them for too long! Xavier is just great for when I need showers or need to work in the basement for longer than a few minutes at a time.
Xavier is also very much of a snuggly kind of guy. He LOVES to snuggle with his mommy. Even when I lose my cool and yell at them all day long, at the end of the day, he begs to be able to cuddle on the couch with me. He sees my many shortcomings as a mommy, overlooks them, and loves me in spite of them. He tries his best to be a servant. He likes to make sure at dinner time that if something else is needed from the kitchen, he wants to be the one to get it so mommy can stay at the table and eat. He loves to sing. He sings his little heart out. He compliments me without end. He is tenderhearted! I just love that little guy so much. He does have his shortcomings ~ I can't quite get through to him that cleaning his room does not involve playing, and he would get more things accomplished if the necessary, not-so-fun things just got done first. But I guess that is more my fault than his.
I love his little heart. If we can work out a good work ethic, he will grow up to be such a marvelous man. I just pray that he will be able to say, Thanks mom!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I'm grateful for.....................

computers! I do everything with it! But, ours crashed and before I was able to back everything up, it went into a complete system restore, and I "lost" everything. I was SO upset. Pictures of when Gunner was a baby, halloween's, holidays, little everyday things. LOST. Documents ~ resumes, scanned military docs, and a various amount of stuff. LOST. Or, so I thought. Jesse's cousin Eric told us there is still hope, just search for specific titles and lo, and behold ~ pix popped up, documents popped up. WE still HAVE THEM!!!!!! Now, I'm just trying to back it all up and get it all done before the 'puter dies finally! It seems the computer is fixed after the restore, we just have to reinstall EVERYTHING again and try to get all the updates again. But I'm grateful to have it back up!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


This is if not my most favorite it's definitely in the top 3 of my most favorite songs of all time. It brings tears to my eyes, and makes my heart rejoice every time I hear it.
I still don't quite know how to put the actual video up so here's the link

I'm grateful for........

Monday ~
I was grateful for Columbus day. The boys and I were able to spend the day being lazy! It was quite enjoyable. Plus I got to go finish my winter clothes shopping!

Tuesday ~
I was grateful for heated seats in my truck!

Wednesday ~
Today I am grateful for my sister-in-law Suzanne. She takes Xavier to school for me everyday ~ along with her 2 little guys. It is nice to not to have to drag the other 2 out every morning!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

I'm grateful for........

Today, I'm grateful that we are blessed enough to live by family. It has it's ups and it's downs. Today was great ~ Sunday family dinner, pizza and wings after church. I'm grateful for family!!!!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

I'm grateful for........

Very sweet little men.
Jesse went to Home Depot tonight after Gunner was in bed. He was going to take Xav and Tuck with him, but Xav didn't want me to be lonely so he stayed home with me and we played war! They are very sweet tenderhearted little guys that I have. I'm grateful for them and to them.

I'm sorry it has been over a week since my last post. I have truly been more grumbly lately than grateful. And I didn't want to put my vinegar out there for all to see! I did have some thankfulness, but never had a chance to type it out!
One of the biggest from last week was I got to see Melody! When they moved from South Florida, I just didn't feel like we parted on the bestest of terms ~ and we didn't, but that was totally intentional on a 3rd party's part. It was wonderful to see her, even though we didn't get to spend too much time with her. And I am SO very glad to know that they are completely happy. It was wonderful to hug her and make sure they knew we loved them!

Another thing I'm grateful for ~ It is totally Autumn. And I am already making Thanksgiving day menu's, getting recipes together and getting so psyched for our first cold Thanksgiving in 6 years. Thanksgiving is truly my favorite holiday ~ more so than the 4th of July.

I will do better to make sure to be grateful everyday for something, even if it's just that I was able to take a breath!!!!! Every day, I will do my best to be faithful to being grateful!!!!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

I'm grateful for........

How do I narrow it down to just one????????????

Today, I'm very grateful that I have a warm place to sleep and live. Well, it would be warm if I could every bring myself to turn the heater on!!!!!! It's been damp and chilly, {and though, when I sit and shiver I sometimes catch myself longing for balmy South Florida,} but I am enjoying it. Now, I just wish someone would produce a autumn cd so I could listen to my autumn cd and get a mug of warm apple cider and curl up in a blanket and read.
I'm grateful that my apartment is cozy and that we are so very happy in it. It may be small and we don't have all our furniture with us, we are surviving! And it's nice to know that my apartment is not only owned by my husbands grandmother, but her mother used to live in it, Grampa Berg picked out the carpet for this apartment, Jesse's mom lived here before she got married and picked out the cabinets and hardware and made a very trendy "wall" separating the kitchen and dining. It is like a family heirloom. Now my kids are living in a place where several family members have lived. Kinda neat history.
I'm just thankful that we have such a nice place to live!

Ta ~

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I'm grateful for........

God's Word.
This morning I woke up and literally said "Good Lord, I don't want to wake up and get out of bed". But I had to because I had to get Xav off to school. But it was cold in the house and I was lovely cozy in my bed.
But, I then opened my Bible to Lamentations 3. And the verses 22 and 23 said:
It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

I'm grateful that the Word of God is still relevant in my life today. It is still convicting. It is still written to ME!
That is also one of my favorite fall hymns.

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;
As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be.

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!