Sunday, November 30, 2008


Now that it is "officially" Christmas season, I have been trying to figure out what presents to get for Cory this year and what I want too....both of us can not think of a single thing that we are in need of.

That is what I am most grateful for - the fact that our family is not in need of anything. The best part, is that this extends out to my brothers and sisters as well. My mom and I were talking the other day and we were discussing how great it is that everyone in our family is exactly where they want to be. Life is good. Very Very good.

Here's a little of the good news...

Ryan has been accepted to law school in Iowa - with a full ride scholarship for the first year! That is $33,000 in tuition they are no longer responsible to pay!

Tyler is coming home from basic training on the 19th - just in time to spend Christmas with Katy!

Katy gets Tyler home for Christmas!

Amber found a GREAT new apartment with a roommate she loves. I know how much anxiety she had about finding a place and I am so happy for her.

Jared and Jake are going strong with everything in life. They are 2 of the most impressive little boys I have ever known. Their ability to stand up for what they believe and who they are is such an example to me.

I couldn't ask for better siblings to set examples for my little Luke

I am so thankful for all that we have in our lives. It is totally overwhelming to think of all that we have been blessed with in life - Cory having a secure job, Luke being healthy and strong, a great place to live, loving family all around us (or just a phone call away).

Happy Thanksgiving everyone and Merry Christmas too!


Tyler & Katy said...

ok your post is going to make me cry!!

Paul~Melissa said...

Paul and I have had the same dilemma this holiday season- I guess its not so much a dilemma as a blessing.... The peace of mind of not having to worry is a great feeling. You guys are great! Must be doing something right! Or a lot of things right!