Thursday, November 26, 2009

I am thankful for....

I am so thankful this Thanksgiving for so many things, but here are a few.

Everything I have to be thankful for is because of Jesus Christ. Even if I lose every earthly thing, I know I will have an eternity in heaven because of what Jesus did for me. That is what I am always most thankful for.
"What is impossible with men is possible with God." Luke 18:30

My Husband
Jeremy is an amazing husband and father and I am so thankful for him.
He works very hard, for our family, and never complains. If you asked him what he wanted for Christmas right now he would say, something for Brady or I, or our family. He is a wonderful provider, and gives us more than we need.
He loves me and knows me and is my best friend. He always makes me laugh. He is the best partner and I can not wait to spend the rest of my life with him.
He is an awesome dad. Brady loves his dad, and I am so grateful that he has such an amazing role model to look up too.

I always dreamed of being a mom, but I did not think it would be this great. Brady is sweet, loving, smart, healthy, strong, active, funny, and just plain adorable and I am so excited to see the boy he becomes.

My mom is my second best friend, next to Jerm, and I am so glad she and I are so close. She is the reason why I look forward to having a daughter one day. With her and my dad, I have always known how loved I am, and they make me want to be a better parent.
My Dad is so loving and giving, and I always have fun when I am with him. I will always feel like Daddy's little girl, and I love it.
My Brother is crazy but I love him. He always makes me laugh, and is a great brother.
My in-laws are awesome. Everyone complains about their in-laws, but I am so grateful for mine. They help us out so much, and I have always felt part of the family, and loved. When I married Jerm, I gained another mom, dad, and sisters, and you can never have too much loving family members!
All of my fabulous grandparents, and extended family. We don't always get to see them so much, but it is great when we do.

I have some of the best friends, all around the country. They would do anything for me, and I would do the same, and I love the fun I have with them all.

I am also thankful for a wonderful house, a great city, warm beds, plenty of food, clean water, a healthy family, religious freedom, indoor plumbing, living in America, safety for my family, and sooo much more.

This season I can not help but think of those who are so much less fortunate around the world. Even if we are having a bad day, month, or year, we have so much more than most of the world. So I am thankful and I hope you are too. Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Smart boy

Here is a quick video of my super smart baby doing a puzzle. He gets smarter and smarter and it just amazes me how much he learns and grows each day.

Brady doing a puzzle from Melissa Yeats on Vimeo.


I have always wanted my child to have a wonderful playroom. I look in the pottery barn catalog and just dream. Our house currently does not really allow for a playroom. There just is not enough room. I love our house, but other than the master our rooms are not very large. We were not really thinking about all of the toys our child would have when we bought the house. Since Brady's room is not really big enough for his toys, we had all of his toys in the living room in a corner. They weren't that accessible, and he did not really play with them often. He actually does not really play with any of his toys, he would much rather play with measuring cups, or something else he found in the cabinets. We hardly ever use our office, the computer in the office is broken right now, so it is just an unused room. I had the brilliant idea to make it into a playroom for Brady.

We hope to possibly finish our basement, which would add an extra 1000 sq. ft. onto the house. When that happens, the guest bedroom/ office will be in the basement. Until then I managed to push everything into a corner in the office and allow for more room for Brady's toys. While in Houston we went to Ikea and I got a couple of cute things for the room. I am happy with the way it turned out, and it will be even better when/ if we are able to move the office to the basement.

I took these pictures before we did anything to the room. I also took these at its worst. I was going through all of our filing, sorting papers, and of course Brady had to help, so it was a mess.
We have a futon,


filing cabinet, and desk in the room.

These are pictures of the room as a playroom...
We had an old TV that Brady can use to watch his shows when get gets a bit older. We got these cute wall decals and Brady loves to point at all of the animals.

These are neat art work displays for future Brady masterpieces.

These curtains are super cute and match the decals on the wall. We also got some matching pillows.

A happy boy in his playroom, with half of his dinner on his face, and ready for a bath.

Brady playing, he is so skinny that his pants fall off so he goes without pants around the house most the time, which he loves.

So it is really cute, and Brady enjoys it. It may not be a pottery barn playroom, BUT how blessed are we that 1- we have a house, 2- we have an extra room, at all, and 3- Brady has enough toys to fill up a room!