Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I have been thinking about the meaning of family lately with the holiday season approaching. WIth the economy the way it is it almost seems like people are going back to there roots and connecting with family. Just being together seems to be more important these days then actual "things". Isn't that the way it should always be? Don't get me wrong it is always nice to have nice things, but i think people are realizing through these hard economic times that your health and your family is much more important then your wealth. I feel thankful to have such an amazing husband, daughter and baby on the way. To have our amazing family support us through it all and to support them is what it is all about. 
This Christmas will be a sadder one for us because Grandad (Brads Grandfather)  passed away and he wont be with us this year. I wish everyone could have known him. He made the world a better place for anyone who knew him. He was an all American kind of man, he respected and loved his wife, kids & grandkids unconditionally, he was Brads roll model growing up and still is today. He was a hard worker and more generous then most people ever would be. Brad says he is the man he is today because of him. I'm so thankful for Grandad and all the happiness he brought into our lives, he will be missed by us here on earth, but i know he is looking out for us and he will always be with us. 
I am so excited for this holiday season! It will be the first Christmas with Olivia and i cant wait to see her face on Christmas morning. After we open presents we go down to my parents house to open more and eat breakfast, then its off to Aunt Kathryn & Uncle Todds for Brads side of the family Christmas. Its a full day, but its full of the most important people in our lives. Family is what life is all about. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and an even better Christmas, full of family, love & joy! 


  1. i could not agree with you more. with dan out of work too and me in school, our family decided on a different kind of christmas this year. just being together and laughing and enjoying ourselves. we have so much to be thankful for!!!

    just think, next year you'll be a family of four!!! WOW!! :)

    love you lots!

  2. I know i still can't believe it! I cant wait to start feeling this little one kick around in there:) You can be the richest people in the world, but if you don't have family or your gone all the time and never see your own kids grow what is the point? Loving the simplicity of life! Love you!


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