Wednesday, November 24, 2010

All I've Ever Wanted...

Happy Thanksgiving! It's that time of year when we all feel thankful for everything we have, until Black Friday...the day when we all feel the urge to spend tons of money on useless garbage we don't need. So, this year, I'm going to work on being grateful for what I already have. I have started a daily "Gratitude Journal" in which I am trying to find SOMETHING to be thankful for everyday. It's not always easy...In this process, I've come to realize that there is something to be grateful for in every aspect of my life, even in my trials. There are lessons learned, friends made, qualities gained, relationships strengthened, and skills sharpened. For example, in dealing with a certain trial in my life in the last few years, I've become much more empathetic towards others trials and have gained a softened heart. So, in honor of this realization, I'm going to post some of the lyrics to one of my favorite songs by Michael McLean.

What I Need

All I ever wanted,
All I ever dreamed of,
Everything I hoped and all the things I prayed for
Couldn't hold a candle to what I've been given,
I've been given what I need.

A mansion on the hill or love like in the movies
Perfect little lives, where no one has a problem
Instead of all those things I thought I really wanted
I've been given what I need.

Even when I didn't understand,
When I thought you had no heart,
Thank you for rejecting my demand
And always giving me the better part.

All I ever wanted,
All I ever dreamed of,
Everything I hoped and all the things I prayed for
Couldn't hold a candle to what I've been given
I've been given what I need.

Happy Thanksgiving to all, I'm grateful for each one of you!
Love, K.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

October~where did you go?

Okay, hullo. Been a while, right?
First and foremost, we celebrated our 9th (yes, 9 years) anniversary.

Reasons that this is great:
I love my husband.
I love that he is nice to my cats.
I love that he supports me and my family.
I love what a good uncle, husband, friend, brother, person, hero blah blah blah that he is.
I love that he makes me laugh everyday, even when I'm miserable.
I love that he is my knight in shining armor.
I love that he lets me drive his big, awesome, new to us pickup truck.
I love every minute of our life together, even when I say I don't.
I love him.
So there.

Second-we went to Boise to hang with my fabulous fam. It was Palin's birthday. And everyone was there. I made her a tutu, gave her a magic wand, some jewelry to match and have thus, created a monster. :) She put it on and ran around the living room full of people who now think I am nuts hitting them with her wand and screaming "TaDaa" at the top of her lungs. It's her party and she'll "tadaa" if she wants to.

All in all, been a fabulous month. Bring on the next one.