Thursday, November 28, 2013

Turkey Day 2013

happy, happy, happy thanksgiving!!!

i definitely have a lot to be thankful for this year [and every year] 
here are just a few of the people i am extra thankful for today [and every day] 

i wouldn't be here without these guys above, my amazing parents. i will forever be grateful for their examples in my life. everything i am, i owe to them. 
my dad is the hardest working and most loving man i've yet to meet. must have done something right for heavenly father to let me be in his family!
i've said this before and i'll say it again, because it still holds to be true, if not more so. my mother is the most beautiful person on this earth, she's my best critic and my strongest supporter. she reminds me what strength looks like.  
my goofy siblings, and my sweet nephew, graham! i'm especially grateful for the woman my older sister, courtney, has become. she is an incredible example to me and our younger siblings. and she's one awesome mom! my brother in law, jacob, has been one of the best things to happen to our family and we are lucky to have him! and they make the cutest babies! my little brother, kendall, thinks he is cooler than i am, and, well, i'll admit it, he is. and my little sister, mckell, she's cooler than us all and seriously amazes me everyday! 
my step mama - i definitely lucked out in this department, nicole is beautiful inside and out and i'm blessed to have her in my life to look up to. i'm definitely not cinderella in my story.
my grandparents - i mean, really. how cute are they?! love these two more than words can even begin to express. 
my wonderful step siblings. it's weird to think that 6 years ago i had no idea who they were, but now i can't imagine life without either one of them. they are truly my brother and my sisters, we won the lottery when we got to add them to our family!
and if you're wondering, the above photo of sam and i was taken this summer in turkey when we both got chosen to be in a turkish leather fashion show. i think sam would agree when i say it was probably one of the strangest moments of our lives. 
austin brady jensen - he's been a huge blessing in my life and such a strength to me the last 4 months. he's become my very best friend. it blows my mind everyday i can call him mine! and such a stud, right?! ;)
jaimie scoville - jaimie, or jams, as i call her, has been my best friend since i was six months old. i sure am grateful for this one! she's my rock! and as jaimie likes to say, "it's you and i, from birth to eternity, and from diapers to diapers"
cari mcelroy - roommate, roommate. she's a trooper for putting up with me day in and day out. love her so.


Carolyn said...

Love your blog sis. It's great to realize how lucky we are to be surrounded by loving friends and family. And you certainly are. I love you to pieces!

Courtney Kearns said...

love you!