Saturday, November 29, 2008

Grateful Holiday

I'M GRATEFUL FOR: Rain, nature, antique shopping, electricity, washing machines, low gas prices, paying bills online, silly memories with my sibilings, old cartoons, and inside family jokes.

Well for Thanksgiving we had the gathering at Taylor's aunt's house here in Phoenix. Everyone brought a dish. I decided to make dessert, I love cranberry everything, so I decided to make a cranberry dessert. I fell in love with the name, "Cranberry Obsession Snow Cake," which I found in a magazine. Basically cake with a cranberry filling and very very VERY rich and unhealthy frosting...tee hee. But hey, that's what Thanksgiving food is all about, not counting calories, just plain lush indulgement! LOL! So I slaved over the cake. The frosting took the longest, it has lots of butter and white chocolate. If I make it again, I'm definitely putting way way less butter. It's always risk-ay making a recipe you've never made before and feeding it to a bunch of peeps, but luckily it turned out lovely and many people complimented the dessert, so I'm glad with the result. So after we all stuffed ourselves. Which I'm proud to say I didn't over eat, Hah! We all became couch potatoes in front of the tube watching football...of course! Then of course we took some family pictures...

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Boundless Love

Today Taylor and I got to hear the baby's heartbeat. It was so exciting to hear! I'm so grateful to the Lord for blessing me to have a good pregnancy so far. I've been blessed to not have any morning sickness and to have a job where I don't need to be on my feet constantly. I cannot imagine being pregnant and working my previous job, I could not stand for 8 hours straight! I'm also so grateful for my husband who has worked so hard for us and his insight to prepare us in the past years to provide for a family. He is so amazing. I love him so much. I know he will be an amazing father. I'm grateful for all of our many blessings.

"God commanded us to bear children but warned that the powers of procreation were to be employed only within the sacred bonds of marriage. God tells us through His prophet that we have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other as husband and wife and to rear our children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs."
("Come, Listen to a Prophet’s Voice” Virginia U. Jensen, Ensign-November 1998)