Monday, November 4, 2013

My Thankful List :)

Today my friends, is a HUGE step for me, lol.. 
It is one thing to hide my little round self behind a computer.... and a whole
new panic attack to actually show off the me that I am!
It seriously makes me want to vomit..... Anywhooooo....
Here I am, along with my family!

No more stress,lol. 
I will hide no more:)

Now we all know how good I am at posting things on time.... so, I am going to 
take the easy way out, and type up my whole daily thankful list on one post :)

1. I am thankful for a Heavenly Father who loves me, and has a plan for me.
2. I am grateful for the wonderful and forgiving man I married. Poor Mike has suffered
through so much, and still loves us, and protects us all.
3. I am grateful for my Maggie. I'm glad she doesn't remember ONLY the times I have threatened to beat her and lock her in the closet :) Seeing her with her son makes my heart skip a beat.
4. I'm grateful for my Kella. She is so easy going and happy. My little artist.
5. I am grateful for my girly girl Malli. She has a love of life that astounds me. 
6. I am grateful for little Nikson. His presence has brought a happiness that I have never known:)
7. I am so grateful for my siblings! They all add to my world... and look after me, (so sad for them, lol.)
8. I am forever grateful for my parents. I miss them terribly.
9. I am grateful that when I look in the mirror, I see my momma.
10. I am grateful for my round squishy self..... it's the best place for snuggling my grandson.
11. I am grateful for my hands! I am continually surprised at what they can do.
12. I am grateful for washing machines! I really  hate laundry.... 
13. I'm grateful for my furry babies. Their unconditional love is much needed!
14. I am grateful for my friends, who listen me to whine all the time, lol.
15. I am grateful for the internet!!!! It has brought such opportunity and relationships that I cherish.
16. Pepsi and Dr. Pepper. 'nough said :)
17. CHOCOLATE everything!!!!
18. I am grateful for the opportunities of service that I have daily! Nothing makes me feel better.
19. I am grateful for bath tubs and showers... and hot water!
20. I am grateful that not everything that pops into my head  comes out of my mouth. :)
21. I am grateful for the job I have that I hate. It has allowed me to help provide for my family for 14 years.
22. I am grateful for you. I am wowed that you are even reading my ramblings!
23. I am grateful for those who suggested, nagged, and have guided me into my graphics! Who knew???
24. I am grateful that Mike cooks. If not we would all starve. He's really good at it!
25. I am grateful for the TV show COPS. When my life seems sad, it always puts things into perspective.
26. I am grateful to have found a dentist for my little ones that uses a laser instead of a drill to fill cavities!!!! I don't cry when I take them anymore. It's awesome!
27. I am grateful for sleep. I never seem to get much, but I love it!
28. I am grateful for my whole family, even the crazy ones :)
29. I am grateful for the house we live in!!!! We were pretty close to being homeless once.
30. I am grateful for all of the trials that have led me to being the person that I am. I may not be a super model, but I have a big heart. I wouldn't trade it for anything. 

Wow. I am so blessed. 
Thank you my friends, for being one of those blessings.
LUB you bunches.



Shuna Patterson said...

I love it! I love seeing pictures of you and your fam! Thanks for sharing your amazing list

Pocket Full of Kinders

Molly said...

Nikki, I busted up at #20 - I am grateful for the same thing! Thanks for sharing these awesome thoughts and the wonderful pictures of your family!

Lucky to Be in First

Karyn said...

Nikki I'm so glad you shared your awesome grateful list with us! I love that we got to know and love you even more! You are awesome!


Suze said...

Thank you for sharing your list and the photos of your family. I can really relate to #20 (looks like I'm not the only one either!). Hope you are having a wonderful day. Suze

Beach Sand and Lesson Plans said...

What a beautiful list and family! Thanks so much for sharing!
Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

Kathy Salazar said...

Nikki- you don't give yourself enough credit! YOU are an inspiration to me- Your kindness, your faith & friendship- Thank you my friend! xo

Kelly said...

I absolutely loved reading your thankful list (*and so happy I'm not the only one #20 relates to....). You, Your family & the pictures are beautiful !! :)

First Grade Fairytales

Stephanie said...

Beautiful thoughts!! Beautiful family!! Thank you for sharing!!

My Teacher Desk said...

I am blessed by you!
I look forward to your daily posts.
And miss you when they are understandably not daily ;)

Anita said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing this :) I am thankful that you share your talents with us!
Mrs. Bremer’s Kindergarten

Kyp Mclaren said...

Love ya Nikki!! You have made creating fun!

Margreet said...

Wow, that's a lot of great of you to share this with us...great photo's of you and your family!
♥♥♥ Margreet

Natalies Nook said...

Nikki - what a beautiful post! You are one of the most incredible people I know! I loved seeing pictures of you and your family - now I can put a face to the names! You are beautiful both inside and out! Thank you for sharing:)
Love and Hugs Always!
Natalies Nook

Laura said...

Oh, friend! I am grateful for you!! What a lovely family and precious list! Thank you for sharing!!
Peace, Love, and First Grade

Shana Grooms said...

You are precious in every sense!

Alisha Colon said...
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Alisha Colon said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing! It really put my heart in a grateful place!

You have such a gift! Thanks so much for sharing it with all of US!

Happy weekend!
First Grade Follies

Cheryl E. said...

You and your family are beautiful! And I love your thankful list! Thank you for creating and inspiring! We love you Nikki!

IheartteachingK said...

You have such a beautiful family Nikki. Thank you for sharing these things about you. It's great to know things about the artist behind the art.

Rhonda said...

I don't really know what to say...
I know I loved reading this and it brought a tear to my eye.
YOU are beautiful and never forget it.

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