Monday, October 8, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Peeps!

The irony is killing me -- the day I'm most homesick out of the year is the day that reminds us of all the things we have to be thankful for. HA! Its a good joke! Its this way for a reason though. That reason being that I, specifically, need a reminder of all the things I have to be grateful for not just this one day, but every day.
I am eternally grateful for the forever family that I have to be missing today and every day.
I am grateful to have been blessed enough to always have two huuuuuge thanksgiving dinners every year. One with the McMurray's and one with the Cosgroves. I love spending time with these people!
I am grateful to be where I am on this thanksgiving, spending it with my wonderful roommates who feel like family and remind me that I am loved.
I am grateful, especially after this last week to be dancing here at BYU -- I got the opportunity to dance with the Paul Taylor dance company twice, as well as dance with the Beijing Dance Academy twice. Also, I'm grateful for the opportunity to have access to the dance training room (Did you know that BYU is one of the only schools in the country with a dance training room? Ya. Awesome.) specifically, Ron Nutall who fixes me when I am broken and always makes me feel good about myself.
I am grateful for my little greaser phone. It really is a piece.. a brick if you will, but it connects me to my family in Canada, so I love it regardless. aaand it has a pink case so that makes it bearable.
I am grateful for Arielle Anne Harrison aka Sebastian. She is just a ray of sunshine in my life. Some people would hate having to share a room but I love it because she makes it fun. She always knows what to say to make my day go better and gives great advice, unlike myself. And one of my favorite things about Bastchy is that no matter what kind of awful day she is having, she makes sure those around her are happy before she worries about herself.
I am grateful for the chance I had to spend the weekend with my brother and Ethan. It was so fun to have them here! It took a little bit of the homesickness away :)
I am grateful for Canadian chocolate -- smarties, coffee crisp, and aeros. Even the kit kats are better in Canada.
I am grateful for my "hot thing" that my mom sent down with Craig because my apartment's heat does not work at the moment and I am constantly freeeeeeezing. (Its getting fixed tomorrow probably. I'm grateful for that too.)
I am grateful for the opportunity I had this weekend to watch General Conference and to attend the sunday afternoon session. I am grateful for the Prophet. I am grateful for the words that were spoken and the testimonies born this weekend. I am so grateful for the atonement. I am so grateful that I can live with my family for time and all eternity -- nothing sounds better to me. I am grateful for the Book of Mormon. I am grateful for the opportunity I have to get married in the temple someday for time and all eternity. I am grateful for the knowledge of the gospel that I have been blessed with and the many opportunities that I have to learn more about it each and every day. I am so grateful for the hand of the Lord in my life.
I live the best life, don't I? Here's to pumpkin pie with a sinful amount of whipped cream. Happy Thanksgiving!

Ps. Isn't fall just the most charming season? I've never really liked it all that much before but I'm seriously enjoying it this year. It is b-b-b-beautiful!


  1. lovely post. =) except that pumpkin pie does not have the sinful amount of whipping cream you speak of.. or maybe it does. sinful as in there is not nearly enough..

    1. Don't worry Janeen, that picture was just one I found from google. I lathered my whole piece of pie in probably 3 times that much if not more!

  2. I love a good new blog post! you have soooo many to write! ;) Glad you got your pie! Luvies! xoxo