Friday, November 19, 2010


SOLO as in I'm living without my other half.  He's in Utah for a couple of weeks visiting his family.  I'm not entirely alone rest assured because I have THREE keeping me company and keeping me very busy.  They make my job easy and I'm grateful for that.  
(except for the early morning seminary runs, those I could do without)  
It's the month of Thanksgiving.  So let me publicly share some of the reasons I'm thankful for my family.  
HE is my hunk of burning love.  (sing it to me Steve)  I love that he's a child at heart and doesn't sweat the small stuff. I'm grateful that he makes me laugh EVERY.SINGLE.DAY!
SHE is my oldest and the first to introduce me to those 'dreaded' teen years, except you know what? I'm not fearing them like everybody told me I should.  I'm LOVING them.  She makes every day fun and funny.  I love that she knows how to laugh at herself even when others are laughing AT her and not WITH her.  She still kisses me goodbye in public and is the first to hug me when I walk through the doors.
HE has gone through an amazing transformation this year.  It's been heartwarming to see. He's been very successful on the fields, on the courts, in the classrooms and in his church duties.  I love watching his self esteem and confidence grow, right along with his size.  Every morning he walks down the stairs I swear he's grown another inch.  AND he loves to smother me with wet kisses.  (as long as I act cool and not WEIRD)
I love HER enthusiasm and drive for life.  She's not afraid to try new things and ends up more times than not mastering whatever she tries her hand at.  She likes to take care of me and treats me regularly to a home spa pedicure.  I'm cool in her eyes no matter what.  (well...except when I 'bust a move')
HE (and I can say this without bias) is my perfect child.  He made my parenting job easy.  There was no disappointment, anger, sadness, or discouragement involved.  Just pure love. 
Eight years of HEAVENLY bliss.
Not a day goes by where I don't thank my loving Heavenly Father for the family that I have been blessed with.  And I look forward to seeing what (and who) comes next.
Stay tuned...


Smilin' sunshine said...

You are very blessed!

Amy said...


Alana said...

I hate it when I'm flying solo too- makes me appreciate being a single mom.

Jo Jo said...

I didn't know Bub gave kisses so freely!

LL said...

SO SWEET! You are blessed, and they're blessed to have YOU!
The whole flying solo thing, just makes you appreciate them all the more. I do hope Officer Orton returns soon.

Nettie's Blog said...

the last statement has me intrigued!!!!
"stay tuned for what and who comes next"
??????? is that just a broad statement of does it have a hidden meaning????