November 24, 2013

It’s been a while since I did a post about my family. Babyland hasn’t had any exciting happenings, other than Micah continuing to take little baby steps which is always exciting, so I haven’t had much to tell. But Thanksgiving is fast approaching so what better time to post about all the blessings God has given me?

I’m thankful. Very thankful. I try to look for the positive of any situation, partially because I’m a lot happier, and then the people around me are much happier, when I’m looking at the bright side.


And I truly am blessed. I have a great family, an adorable baby, a loving adopted “family” here in Arizona, and a good job. I watch Peter at work with the youth, and with the other people in church, and I’m more proud of him every day. He’s energetic, fun, understanding, and full of new ideas. I’m so thankful that God gave me such a wonderful husband, and that He is using him here in Bullhead City. I’m so excited and proud of him, I don’t even know how to express it. He works hard at work and at home, being a great pastor and a great father. And he’s incredibly supportive of me. We have a “young people” Bible study and it’s fun to see him in action, leading as facilitator, looking for everyone’s involvement and interests. Ministry is tough and overwhelming, but he’s gonna be great at it.


Then there’s Micah. He’s adorable. And he’s not afraid of strangers! He’s a baby so he definitely has his tough times, especially diaper changes or getting in the car seat, but it’s so fun to see him grow up. I’ll be real, there are times that I think how much easier life would be without him, but I wouldn’t give him up for anything. I’m so thankful God gave him to us and I hope we can raise him to follow Him faithfully.


And our family in MN, they are so supportive. We know they miss us and we miss them, and it’s great to know they are praying for us. They are just a flight away and we are hoping to go visit them in early January to celebrate birthdays and Christmas together.


And I can’t forget our church family. Jan and her family, Karen, all the youth volunteers, Malcam and Debra, and everyone else we see at church have all been very supportive and made us feel at home.

There are so many things to be thankful for! From big things like a house to live in and a family to love, to little things like the items I get in exchange for blogging about them, or the cats that cuddle with us, or Micah’s smile. The beautiful sunshine, nice coworkers, and delicious food that Peter cooks.

What are you thankful for?



  1. karen medlin says:

    He is growing so fast, I am sure your family cannot wait for your visit in the new year. Next you will be getting into the terrible two’s and toddler stage pretty soon.
    I am very thankful for all the volunteers that are reaching out to our community after the tornado. A few family and friends may not have homes right now and living at our church, I am thankful that they are all safe and the experience of human compassion

  2. I’m very thankful for my family! I’m so thankful that I’m around to help with my grandsons as much as I do and be a part of their lives!

  3. I am thankful for my husband family & friends. We have relocated, although we still have tons of little things left to do we have unpacked the last of the boxes today.

  4. I am thankful right now for my health. I just had surgery and my husband and fiends were so supportive (nd still are) Truly I am blessed.

  5. I’m thankful for a house that’s paid for and loving friends.

  6. Starr Greenwell says:

    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful post. You have a lovely family. My son is grown and I am ever thankful for him.

  7. shelly peterson says:

    what a sweet post. thanks for sharing it. I’m always so thankful for my great friends and family and for making it through a tough time with health and surgery.

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