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Slide + leaves = fun.

Brett gathered all of the leaves and piled them at the bottom of Oli’s slide.
He thought it was pretty fun.

Our Thanksgiving.

It was nothing short of amazing.
My mom spent nearly two whole days preparing food for us. And it all was delicious. 
The turkey, the sweet potatoes, the stuffing, the mashed potatoes, the rolls, EVERYTHING was so good.
My mom seriously should have her own restaurant.
Her signature piece would be her no-bake cookies, mmmm they are GOOD.
I sort of took a break from taking photos of everything and everyone.
If I remember right, Liam had a rough time sleeping well the night before, so I was tired.
I took a few to remember this wonderful holiday.
I realized that this blog is like my family picture book.
I go through my blog usually once every two weeks. Sometimes I start at the very beginning.
It puts a smile on my face all the wonderful memories I have with my lovely family.
I am blessed.
 I HEART pumpkin choco. chip cookies, with an extra big heart.

 My mom decorates is such a good decorator. It makes it feel even more festive. ๐Ÿ™‚
 Turkey time. Looking at it makes my mouth water.

Cake. Ice Cream. Repeat.

November 9th was my big sis’ birthday!
She turned the big 2-4! ;D
And on each of our birthday’s my mom let’s us choose a place to go out to eat with the family or she will make whatever dinner you request.
Morgan wanted hamburger’s and homemade fries.
I swear that girl could live on that meal!
On a more sentimental note…. Morgan is the best big sister out there.
She was always there standing up for me, taking care of me, and to tell me when I was being dumb.
 I lub her.

Lauren picked out some way cool candles to top off the cake!
Mom loves you ๐Ÿ™‚

Cairi is a birthday snatcher, she kept saying it was her birthday, super funny.

Cai and Morg making THEIR birthday wish.
THEN…November 17th was Gabe’s FIRST birthday!
Poor little guy was feeling a bit under the weather, but once we got the cake out he was sure happy!
Morgan did a SpiderMan theme, Chris is a big Marvel Comics fan, so Gabe will be too.

Gabriel is the sweetest little thing. He has the biggest smile that is contagious.
He is a happy-go-lucky kind of kid that you know just has a big heart and will befriend anyone.

It’s always fun to get together with family and have me some Cake and Ice Cream!
Next birthday in line…. MINE!

Thankful for…

  • My loving, patient, devoted husband, who makes our marriage better each day.
  • Our two beautiful boys, that bring us more joy than we know what to do with.
  • Our family and friends, that have always been there for us.
  • My amazing mom who is the perfect role model on how to be a wonderful mommy.
  • The gospel, that has shown us the light during the darkest of times.
  • Brett’s job, which has enabled us to support our growing family.
  • The opportunity to have a home.
  • The food in our cupboards, that keeps our tummies from rumbling.
  • Clean water to drink and bathe in.
  • Our dog Ozzie, and how playful he is with his best friend, Oliver.
  • Our clothes that keep us warm.
  • The love in our home.
  • Oliver’s smile and when he dances.
  • Liam’s cooing and occasional grins.
  • This season and what it is really all about.
  • Music… loooove music. Especially the songs Brett writes.
  • Our vehicles that work so we don’t have to walk in the cold.
  • All of you that have let me capture those special times in your lives.
  • Our washer and dryer that makes being a mom of two little boys much easier, and cleaner.
  • Those times Oliver wants to just sit in my lap and cuddle.
  • Being a mommy, so grateful for this blessing.
  • and many, many more blessings….. I just don’t have enough time to write them all….