Wednesday, September 1, 2010


There really aren't any other words to describe how I am feeling...just very thankful! I have spent the last week really trying to think about and appreciate all that is good in my life. There is so much to be thankful for. Here are a few of the things that made me smile.

A quiet little knock on our front door at 8 pm last night. We opened the door and there stood our sweet friends Mer, Dylan and Baby Crosby. They were delivering a sweet treat and a CD of photos. Check out this adorable cake... *sigh* red polka dots. Doesn't get any better in my world.

But it does get better, look at this inside of this cake. So fun and colorful. Made with love from our sweet friends.Thank you sweet Tilton family.

I am thankful for the very sweet email I received in my inbox, from another dear friend. I used to serve with her in the YW's program and she was thanking me for the lessons that I share with the girls each week and letting me know that she appreciated the spirit she felt when I taught. Her note made me smile and count my blessing for her friendship.

I am thankful for good health...for myself and my boys. Nothing like a horrible little summer cold(mid August) to remind you how good it feels to be healthy.

I am so very thankful for the teachers who spend time with my boys on a daily basis. The school year is off to a fantastic start. The boys love their teachers and enjoy going to school each day. I know the teachers play a BIG part in that.

I am thankful for Tanner and his "I Love You's". There isn't a phone call from him or a day that he gets out of the car to go to school that he doesn't tell me he loves me. Hello, he is a middler schooler and is still doing this. I will take it for as long as I can get it. I know the teen years are fast approaching :-).

{photo taken by my talented friend, Meredith. more to come from this shoot}
I am thankful for modern day technology. Even though I don't get to see my family or favorite friends on a daily basis, I feel connected through emails, blog posts and FaceBook. We live in a amazing time.

I am thankful for my Mom. Our little family received some fun notes from her via snail in the month of August. She sent Brody a post card about his potty training. Tanner and Carter received notes from her about what great great examples they are being. The boys also each received a new school shirt and tucked inside was a Target gift card to buy school fun!

For fun, I thought we would do a little drawing/give away. To any of you who have left a comment(thank you, we love comments) on our blog during the month of August, your name was entered. I entered your name for each comment you left. I am thankful for the fun connections I have with each of you.
The random winner of a Bath and Body gift card is

Congrats, Michelle. I will pop that in the mail :-).
Happy September,friends!


Lisa Dones said...

I love that cake! and anyone that takes the time to bake one really loves the recipient!!!

Annie said...

that cake is awesome!

i loved this post raimi. you have such an amazing positive attitude. thank you!

fabulous said...

What a cool fun cake!
I love reading your blog. Your posts always make me smile for some reason!
Can't believe Brody is in Preschool. I debated sending Jalen this year. But decided to keep him home with me for one more year. Although I still wonder if I made the right choice. He always asks to go to school! LOL, I don't even know how he knows about school! Oh well, one more year to keep him all to myself. Thanks for your great positive happy attitude. It really helps me to find the positive myself.

The Henry's said...

Sorry the last post was me!

mer said...

i was so excited to see the inside of the cake!!! (HUGE grin on my face right now) such a fun project and glad i got to share it with you guys... love you!