Melanie and I outside the Houston temple.

The happy bride and groom - Melanie and Ramon

Mr. Simon - -celebrating on his 1st birthday

"Praise to thee, oh Lord, for all creation;
Give us thankful hearts that we may see,
All the gifts we share and every blessing,
All things come of thee."
~ John Rutter

Holy cow, it's been that long since I have posted? Mark has been harrassing me about it and I've been ignoring him. Mostly, I guess, because I feel like I have nothing to say. And who wants to read the ramblings of someone who really has nothing on their mind?

It's been busy times here - we've had Halloween (including a fun trunk or treat), the Primary program (wonderful program -- great kids, and full of the spirit), Simon's BD., Natalie's BD., a wedding to attend in Houston (former seminary student and current friend Melanie and her new husband Ramon), and a bout with the flu. So there has been plenty going on.

And now, we are looking Thanksgiving in the face. There is so much to appreciate and be grateful for, and I am. I am so thankful for my family, for the dear friends that feel like family, and for the blessed life that I live. The above words come from a song that our choir sang yesterday and it was beautiful. Beautiful because of the lovely melody and harmonies, and beautiful because of the words. I want that thankful heart and that memory that all we have comes from our Heavenly Father.

Take a minute to reflect and to be grateful -- and happy Thanksgiving!


Ashley said...

glad to see an update! that's neat that you were able to attend melanie's wedding...so exciting!!

happy thanksgiving!

Shelley~Maren said...

I was wondering where you were!! Yay for Mark for getting on you about posting! hehe!

I'm so excited for Thanksgiving! Thanks for posting, even if you don't think you said anything of "worth" :)

SweetmamaK said...

I love your blog, I checked it the other day and it was full of the word blogspot over and over and you couldn't even make out the pictures of your cute grandkids= it was soooo dissapointing- So I'm thankful you posted again and that you are on the mend! I love our Houston temple, every time I go I run into an old and dear friend, maybe one day I'll see you there. I imagine that's how heaven will be, where we'll see the people we love that we've been seperated from on earth- Have fun in Dallas for Thanksgiving- we are staying here to "chillax" with Robert's family

100 Percent Cottam said...

maybe you will motivate me to post again! :) ha, one of these days.

BrookieT said...

Oh, you were there at the wedding! How cool! They look very happy. It always brings me joy when someone chooses a worthy companion to go to the temple with. So proud of Melanie! So much to be grateful for!