Sunday, June 29, 2008

52 Blessings Project: Weeks 22,23,24,25,& 26

So once again I have slacked off in posting my blessings...so here is my throw-up post of the past month!
The 52 Blessings Project
Once a week post a photo of something you are most grateful for. This gives us a chance to reflect on the good things we have learned from or that have made us better in our everyday lives or things we just enjoy! I think everyone needs to be more grateful for what they have now instead of always thinking about what we want! This is one of the things we can do to be more gracious people. It will be like a photo gratitude journal.
Week 22
When I began blogging in January 2007, I had no idea what a blessing it would be for me and my life. It has helped me to reconnect with old friends, and of course make new. I love being able to log on and document what is going on in my little world, and then 'hop' around and peek in on all of your lives. My life is so crazy busy that there is no way I can actually 'hang out' with all of you, yet blogging has made it feel possible to stay connected. I am very thankful for the opportunities that blogging has brought to my life.

Week 23

(This is actually a picture from swimming lessons last month...I need to take the camera to the pool!)

We bought a family pass for our local swimming pool, and have been having a blast. It would be nice to have a pool in our backyard, but since we don't this is the next best thing. We have been frequenting the pool atleast 3 times a week if not more. It has really gotten hot in the past few weeks, and this has been a great outlet for our family. Sometimes Shawn even takes them when he gets off work, and it allows me to cook dinner in peace!

Week 24

This picture is about a year old, but I still love it!

Life would not be the same without the 'Dad's' in my life. It has been wonderful to watch Shawn grow through the years. Our kids adore him. I love watching their faces light up when they hear the garage open, and see him walk through the door.

I am thankful for my own Dad, and the relationship that I have with him. He is a great man with alot of wisdom. He does have his quirks, but I love him just the same. I know that he would anything for me.

If that wasn't enough, I am so blessed to have married into a great family. Shawn's dad, step-dad, and Grandpa are all great men. I am honored to be able to know each of them. They are all very wonderful, but I have to say that his Grandpa holds a special place in my heart. I grew up never having one. My dad's parents died before I was born, and my mom's dad had also passed. I have really enjoyed getting to know 'Grandpa.' He is always smiling, and such fun to visit with. It is nice for me to be able to say that I have a Grandpa even it it is through marriage.

Week 25

It seems like just in the last week or so...things have really heated up in my neck of the woods. With temps in the 100's, I am so thankful for AIR CONDITIONING! Whoever was inspired by that invention is awesome. I really don't know how people live with out it. Now all I need to do is convince my hubby to lower the thermostat below 86 degrees (he thinks that if it is any lower it makes our downstairs-which is partially underground- too cold). Any ideas would be appreciated! :)
Week 26

I really believe in the saying, "It takes a village to raise a child." I am doing my best to raise my children to become capable, loving adults...but I know that I could not do it alone. I think it is important for children to have many adults in their lives that they can look up to. I am so thankful for the wonderful teachers in my kids lives. Caden's primary teacher's had their last Sunday in our ward today. They are moving to go to school in Utah. Today Caden made them a card, and we baked them some cookies. They came over and spent a little bit of time with Caden today. I really am going to miss them and the influence that they have had on my little boys life. It was nice to know that someone loved and cared for him as much as I do.

If you would like to visit other peoples 'blessings' just go to Gardenview Cottage for a list of participants!

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Crazymamaof6 said...

way to go on your blessing . this is a bunch of great ones!

tammy said...

FAbulous list of blessings. I kind of got behind on doing this.
Um, I'd say buy a space heater if the downstairs gets too cold for your hubby, and let the rest of the house cool down!

Heather said...

Um, and I thought we were frugal with ours set to 82 degrees. He isn't home during hte day, no? And you are? Well, heck! You rule! Turn that puppy down and revel in the A/C goodness. When you get the bill....sorry my idea has a big hole in it. But seriously, you are home all day with the kids while Shawn is comfortably cool in his office. You deserve the same.

Katie J. Layton said...

Crystal, I had a wonderful time visiting with you today. I love you, Shawn, and your cute kids. You are such a positive person and always make me feel uplifted. I love to read your blessings too!

raising4boys said...

All Great! Blogging is such a blessing, I love being connected with other mom's too.

SO fun when Daddy comes home. My boys look forward to that too.

Way to catch up on your blessings. :)

Diaper Diva said...

Way to catch up! Such wonderful family and blessings!!:)

carrie & troy keiser said...

All great blessings! Thanks for getting caught up so I could read.
I LOVED the dog in the fan picture! :)

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