Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving!




I thought that I would quickly post a note while Evan is sleeping (now of course he is waking up) and Dallin is watching TV. I am so grateful for this time of year. I love the sounds, the lights, the smells, the craziness etc. of this time of year. I too often forget the real reason for the celebration, so let me briefly express my gratitude for the things I have in my life. I am so grateful for a wonderful husband, who gets up way to early to go to work and then comes home and jumps right into being the best dad in the world. He is so good to me, I love him a ton. I am also so grateful for "date night". Since we moved here, we have been able to go on dates-which has done wonders for us. I am grateful for the friends that we have that rotate babysitting for us so that we can have 2 weekends of him and I. We have been able to go the temple twice in the last 3 months-what a blessing. I am also so grateful for my little monkeys-they really are so wonderful! Dallin cracks me up with his faces and his crazy ideas. He is constantly saying funny stuff. I am grateful for his spunk and his stubbornness, I a sure in the future that confidence will come in handy. I am grateful for my little Evan whose dimples melt me. His squishy cheeks make me so happy. I love when I get him in the morning and he squeezes me close and plays with my hair, it makes being woken up way earlier than I would like worth it! He too is so funny and learning new things daily. I am thankful for a wonderful mom who sacrificed so much when I was growing up and who still sacrifices for our family. It means the world to me that she loves our little family so much and that she visits so often. I am grateful for my "older" brother who still likes to give me a hard time, but who always knows during my times of need to call me and ask me how I am. I am grateful for his beautiful wife who is such a wonderful example to me of generosity and kindness. I love their "little people" who brighten up my day when they call me TT. I am also very grateful for my grandma who is so sweet and kind to me. I am grateful for my grandpa who was their for Michael and I after school-who could forget the treats at the feed store. I am grateful for Sue and Jim and Deonna and Jeromy, who make the Perry Family complete. It is always so fun getting together for holidays, vacations, birthdays etc. It makes my year. And then on Scott's side, I have yet again been blessed by wonderful family. I am grateful for Scott's mom and her constant caring of our family. I am grateful that she too comes and visits and plays with Dallin the whole time! I am grateful for Scott's siblings and for the wonderful families they each have. They each enrich our lives and make us better people! I am grateful for the gospel and the plan of happiness that tells me that the relationships we have here will continue past the grave, what a blessing of comfort this brings! I am grateful for our home, the food on our table, the cars that we have and all the temporal things we have. I am grateful for our country and the freedom of speech and religion! I too am grateful for the wonderful friends we have from all the different periods of our life! Thanks to all! This is a wonderful time of year and I just wanted wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and share with you briefly the things I am grateful for! May you eat lots of turkey and sleep well tomorrow! Happy Turkey day! (I included are some pic's of my blessings!)


6 comments:

Great-Grandma said...

April, your blog is just what I need each and every time I look at it. I am so thankful for you and your sweet family as well as all my children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the gospel. I look forward to many more years, if it is Gods will, of the love of the family. Thanks so much for just being our wonderful April.

ckkg said...

so sweet, april! gratitude really puts everything into perspective. you can't help but feel happy when you count your blessings. glad you have so much to be happy about!

Perry Bunch said...
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Perry Bunch said...

April,

This is your favorite or only older brother who is writing this because of the tears that are coming out of Tera's eyes. We are truly grateful for all that you and your family have done for us. April you have the biggest heart of anyone that I know. We appreciate your love and support in our many trials over this last six months. You are truly a great friend, sister, sister-law, and Aunt. You have consistently been concerned for our family and we do truly appreciate that. Thank you for being the only TT in the world and teaching my children how to socially eat at the dinner table. In all seriousness you do not know how much we appreciate all that you do and you are a great example to us on how Christ like we should be in all that we do. We look forward to seeing you and your family at Christmas.

Love,
The Perry’s

Melissa said...

Your boys are very adorable. I love date nights too. Cute pictures.

Mom/Grandma Perry said...

Iunderstand why Tera couldn't write her comment, I am having trouble seeing the screen myself. April, you and your "boys" are such a blessing in my life. I love you and aspire to be like you; your generiosity, capacity for love and for forgiveness, your sweet nature. I always say that you and your brother will be the reason I get to heaven. You're both such examples to me. I love you and can't wait to see you in just a few weeks. Hugs and kisses to those sweet "monkeys" Love Mom