On our wedding day, Joseph gave me a bracelet that has the words "I AM BLESSED" inscribed on it. I wear it always. The words are so perfect, because I really do feel blessed each and every day. At my doctor appointment yesterday, we were told to come back in 2 weeks! I got all excited because I know that means I'm getting closer to the baby's coming. I am so grateful that Joseph and I have the opportunity to be parents and that everything has gone well with me and the baby so far. I am grateful that Joseph and I have this semester off from school. It has been wonderful not to have classes to attend and prepare for each day. I am grateful that Joseph and I have been called to be sunday school teachers together. It is so fun to prepare the lessons with him! I learn so much about teaching from Joseph. He's so good at it! I'm glad he has chosen to go into teaching. I'm sure he'll be able to touch so many others because of his example and passion for good things. I am grateful that I have two piano students! I get a little nervous because it's been so long since I taught back home and my students now are two teenage girls, but my first lessons last week went just fine, so I'll be okay. I'm grateful for my wonderful, loving, and understanding husband. He's always so good to me, and we have so much fun together. I feel especially blessed to be married to him each day. It's cheesy but true that you can fall more in love with a person every day. It's especially easy to do so when you're married to someone as wonderful as Joseph. There are so many reasons that I am blessed, and I am grateful to my Heavenly Father for each one of them.
My mom wanted all her kids to go home and participate in a musical number this weekend, but I wasn't able to make it. So, here's a little something we did to make it up to my mom and to thank her for all that she does. We Love You, Mama!! Keep in mind that it was around midnight when we recorded this, and we are not professionals!
I had Jopes take pictures of me with some of my nieces when we were in Boise for little Tate's baby blessing. I love my girls. Here are some of them, plus a cute video of the girls playing ring-around-the-rosie. Enjoy!