Friday, November 29, 2013

A Month of Thanks. (Week 4)

We once again had a lovely Thanksgiving week this year. 

 Coop's first snow. He loved it!

Yours truly, 25ish years ago, baby doll and all.

And while I was in the mood for throwbacks...Brad and I seem really thrilled about Christmas, don't we?

Johns crew at Thanksgiving. 

Cooper taking a Turkey break with a little baseball.

 Gilmore crew.

 Happy Thanksgiving 2013!!

Friday, November 22, 2013

A Month of Thanks. (Week 3)

Yikes. I would be a big fat liar if I told you that last week was all roses and sunshine and I had a heart overflowing with thankfulness. Last week was one of our hardest, but apparently I'm quite stubborn and didn't want to stop my weekly blog posts for this month. We miscarried for the third time. And although our hearts are profoundly sad, we still have plenty to be thankful for. Our family and friends are so supportive and love us so well. And last week, encouraging calls and texts, frozen pizzas, Chick-Fil-A milkshakes, bottles of wine, and plenty of dark chocolate were God's grace to us. We trust Him and believe that He is good even when our circumstances are quite terrible. We appreciate your prayers.

Friday, November 15, 2013

A Month of Thanks. (Week 2)

11.8 "Uh Brad"
Uncle Brad (my brother) has been living in ABQ for the past few months while he's in between Masters Degrees and high paying jobs. It's been fun watching he and Cooper become good buds.

11.9 Coach Gilmore
Ryan's cross country team got third place at State! Cooper was pretty pumped about the hawk tattoo he got to wear on his cheek to cheer on Daddy's team!

11.10 Naps. Aren't Sunday afternoons perfect for a long nap?

11.11 Afternoon Date
 Ryan and I snuck away on Veteran's Day to see this movie. SO SO good!! 

11.12 Great-Grandmas
 Tuesday I took my Grandma Johns to Wal-Mart (this takes upwards of two hours and could have its own blog post) and that afternoon Brad and I visited Grandma Lahvic. So grateful that I have both Grandmas still living.

11.13 Sleep. I don't want to ever take for granted the power of a good night's sleep!

11.14 Breakfast with my Buddo. 
Mornings are the sweetest time with my boy. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

A Month of Thanks. (Week 1)

I read this blog post last week, and decided this month I would take one thing each day to focus my thankfulness on. 

Colossians 3:15 and following says 'And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.'

11.1 Grandparents.
Although these pics are showcasing our Halloween spirit, it shows how blessed we are to have our families so close to love on our boy.

11.2 Food.
It's no secret I love food. I'm so grateful to live in America where we have fresh, yummy food each day to nourish our bodies. 

11.3 Our Church.
Ryan and I met at Desert Springs, and have gone there ever since. What a blessing to go to a Bible believing church with so many wonderful friends. And the music is We're blessed.

11.4 My School.
Teaching kindergarteners two days a week will do one of two things to a girl... Make you crazy or make you laugh really hard. Most days I laugh really hard. ;)

11.5 Being Home with Cooper.
I'm so thankful that I get to spend most of my days with my boy...And introduce him to

11.6 Cooper's Daddy.
Cooper and his Daddy sure do love each other! Ryan had literally taken one step in the door from a long day at work and sat down with Coop to play in his basket.

 11.7 Fall Weather.
How lovely that we get to go on afternoon walks and play in the backyard!

What are you thankful for this month?

Friday, November 1, 2013

Love, Clark Kent

Happy Halloween!