Saturday, December 10, 2011

Oh California, I want to go back

The palm trees

The ocean sunsets

My sister and her adorable kids

The views

Sunday, December 4, 2011

A lot to be thankful for...

 So lately, I have been a little down in the dumps.  I have been struggling with my new job.  Starting a new job is never easy, but this time it is especially challenging.  I am trying my hardest to stay positive, and I realize more and more that I have been incredibly blessed.  My husband Philip provided me with a lovely birthday, and Thanksgiving was a lot of fun too.  So I really have no reason to complain. 

I am so grateful for this little guy.  My nephew Matthew.  He brings joy to my heart!

My sister in law Andi was kind enough to take me to Target's Black Friday sale which happened at midnight.  It was a four hour long excursion so that I could land this awesome $30 artificial tree, pre-lit, and 6 feet tall.  (see below)  What a steal! Although, I told Andi I highly doubt I will every do that again.  That was my first and last black Friday at Target event. 

I am grateful to Kenna's birthday party (my six year old niece) because it introduced me to this amazing idea.  Cinnamon rolls from the can, cooked in two layers and made into a cake.  It was truly divine.

And last, I am most especially grateful for new challenges in life.  They are God's gifts to help us grow.