Thursday, November 27, 2008

I'm thankful for...

This year I am thankful for a lot of things... but I'd have to say that one of the bigger things is family. We've had family stay with us, family we stayed with... family to help and gain help from. M'Adam and I both have families who are fun, caring and there to support us! Our parents have been great this year- and we've had a lot of fun with all our siblings. We've enjoyed our nephews and nieces, cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents. We both enjoy living near enough to our families to keep in touch, and hang out- or time we have to be with the members who live farther away. This year we were able to play with most of our family members a few times, which was great- we love when we can all be together...it makes for funnier game nights!





I posted this picture because everyone wants to see the new house, and I get in trouble for not updating more...but also because it represents the place where my little family will grow! M'Adam and I are so excited for the chance to grow up together (I'm not sure how much we'll grow up...) and raise a family and this is the place where our son's first memories will be.

Speaking of him, here's my teeny son! He's 4 weeks old today- and he's so big. The fuzz on his cheeks is almost gone... (sad that I care). I am thankful that we decided to bring him here. I am thankful he has a good father to help him through this life...even if he's already a momma's boy. :) I am thankful too that he comes from our heavenly family and that we can be sealed to him and continue our family into eternity. It's amazing to think that we all shared a family bond before, and Heavenly Father allows us to keep expanding it. I am also thankful to be sealed to my parents, and that M'Adam is sealed to his. I know that our families are made of the people we needed in our lives... Heavenly Father has a way of making everything work, and I have seen my need for M'Adam's family as well as the need for him in mine. Since we have been married, we have both expressed the realization that the bonds with our families have grown. We are both thankful for that!

3 comments:

Laurice. said...

I still can't get over him. Too cute!

The Cottams said...

Haha you are too cute! That made me laugh. Thank you for the comment!

JennyandTyler said...

Shay your baby is so cute! I am so happy for you and I am so happy you are doing so well! Congradulations on your new house! Having a house is the best thing ever! You are going to love it! Where is it at? Let me know! Love ya!