Going to Pocatello to be with family.
Watching the kids talk with Santa. It was so cute, and William just chatted away like they were old pals. Seeing the magic in their eyes was priceless.
Seeing Mary's face light up when she was invited to play a game with the adults. She is still talking about it. Why do they have to grow up so fast?
Letting the kids play at the mall with cousins, eat pretzels and cheese until they almost burst, and ride the quarter toys. (this is rare, and they thought it was so awesome)
Very yummy food.
Finishing up Christmas shopping. Yup, I am DONE!
Going to a gymnastics gym and watching Ben and the kids go nuts. Sam just went and went and went. He absolutely loved it!
Mary can still do all of her routines, and it was fun to watch her do her thing again.
The poor girl broke down and cried because it made her miss gymnstics. Oh, if only we were millionaires.
She will be starting up a tumbling class here in Heber at a phenominal tumbling gym pretty soon. That should help.
Laughing so hard at "The Best of Wipe Out" that I was in serious pain. It was awesome.
And of course, remembering what we are all thankful for.
I am always thankful for the Gospel and for my Savior Jesus Christ, but this year it was magnified.
I felt my Savior very near me as I faced some difficult circumstances the past few weeks.
He lifted me up, when I felt like I couldn't possibly get any lower.
He helped me lift my chin high, when I was being torn down.
He reminded me that me and my family are precious and special in His eyes, and His eyes are all that matter.
He reminded me that I am worth it. I am a daughter of God, and I matter.
He gave me the ability to humble myself and say sorry when it was needed.
And he gave me the power to forgive, when I was too upset or hurt, and could not do it on my own.
I am coming away from the past few weeks a stronger person, with a better knowledge of my worth, and the worth of my family. I have joy in my heart for the amazing husband and children I am blessed with. We are happy, we have been so blessed and life is good. I will not let a few minutes, hours, days, or weeks ruin that. We are in a good place, with great things to come. And I am exited.
I am so Thankful for the Gospel in my life. I am so grateful for my very precious and very special family.
My children are a gift from God, and there are moments each day (amist the chaos) that I feel that my heart could burst with the love I have for them.
I am thankful that He paved the way for us to be here in Heber, where I know we are going to be so happy. I can feel it, I can see it, and I have already experienced it. We are in a good place.
I am who I am, my family is happy being us, we are who we are, and we have fun doing it.
Some people may like it, others won't. But in the long run, if God is happy, and we are, then that is all that matters to us. From now on, no one will make us feel differently. And that, is the lesson I am most thankful for learning this Thanksgiving.
Life is good.