We had Thanksgiving at the Marriot in Salt Lake with my family and Brett's parents and sister. YUM!
I just want to take a minute and list a few things that I am so grateful for.
First, I'm grateful for a wonderful wonderful husband. I can't even express how lucky I am to have Brett. When I look back on my life and the challenges and experiences I've had, it strengthens my faith in the plan that our Heavenly Father has for us and assures me that he loves us and wants us to be happy. I am so thankful to have found someone that truly is my other half, my best friend, and my team mate. He is such a kind, sensitive, loving, understanding, and hard working man. He makes me laugh, he makes me want to be a better person and has a way of softening my heart when it needs it ;) He is such a good daddy, I love to see the way he adores Boston. I know I don't always give him enough credit but I do think he is amazing and I love him so much.
I'm grateful for a healthy, beautiful little boy. He melts my heart daily. I had no idea that one little child could have the ability to completely overflow my heart with love.
I'm thankful for my family. Now that I am grown and can see that my parents were actually right about some things, haha, I have come to admire and appreciate their strength, wisdom and love. I only hope I can be as good of a parent to Boston as they both were to me. And I've changed my mind about sisters I think. I love having 3 handsome, fun, and hilarious brothers!
I'm thankful for my other family (my in-laws). I don't know if they will ever really understand how much it means to me to have been totally welcomed by them from day one. They are so good to us and we love them so much.
I'm thankful for the gospel and the guidance, and direction it gives us in our lives.
I'm thankful for the Country we live in and the freedom we have here. Even though I am scared for some of the changes we may see over the next few years, I am holding on to the Faith and hope that I have that we will still live in a safe place where we have the freedom to choose who we are and what we believe in.
And lastly, I am thankful for our new tradition of Thanksgiving dinner at the Marriott, where no one has to cook all day or do dishes!
November 27, 2008
Posted by Brett and Rachael at 11:21 PM
November 22, 2008
I can't believe Boston is already 8 months old. I also can't believe that people have been asking me already when I'm going to start trying again! I love love love my little boy but am in NO hurry to have another one yet, crazy people. The last couple of months have been really fun with him. It's so fun to watch every new little thing he learns. He totally consumes my attention and I love it.
He is eating really well now. He'll for sure eat anything from my plate, loves his fruit but NOT veggies. He'll eat sweet potatoes and regular mashed potatoes but nothing else really. Tried to give him green beans last night, that did not go over well. I don't blame him though. Seriously, some of the baby food flavors they make... YUCKY! He just started waving bye-bye last night. We've been working on that with him and last night was the first time he did it all by himself and boy was he proud of himself. He got so excited. He can pull himself up with the bottom dresser drawers and almost the couch. He's getting really close to crawling, rocking back and forth but not moving yet. That doesn't mean he isn't mobile though, he gets around just fine by steam rolling from one end of the room to the other. He likes dog food, haha. The other day I found dog food in his mouth (Koda takes mouthfuls from her bowl to the carpet to eat, she's weird). Yum yum. And boy did he throw a fit when I took it out. I'm going to have to figure out somewhere else to keep Koda's bowls when he can crawl. He loves his daddy! He gets so excited when Brett walks in the room. He officially sleeps ALL NIGHT LONG now. Before he was sleeping from about 9 to 3 or 4. A couple of weeks ago he started sleeping from 9 to 8. Heavenly for me, especially since Brett and I have been up till at least 1 am, sometimes 3 watching the seasons of Prison Break. :) Anyway, we are having so much fun with him, he has such a cute and fun personality and we love him so much!
Posted by Brett and Rachael at 10:27 AM
November 14, 2008
I used to think going private was stupid. Only because when people went private I wasn't able to stalk their blogs anymore. But tonight I had my first comment left by an unknown person telling me they thought my baby was darling and it kind of creeped me out. So, I've made a decision. Chances are if you look at our blog we look at yours too so leave me your email if you'd like to keep in touch! Thanks! :)
Posted by Brett and Rachael at 9:47 PM
November 6, 2008
We went to Boise for Halloween to hang out with my family. It's always good to be home. We came for the weekend and then Brett went back to Utah and Boston and I stayed in Boise all week so he could play with his Grandma and Grandpa and his uncles. We're headed back home tomorrow and are both excited to see Brett! We missed him. Here are a few pics from Halloween and our little trip...
We didn't "actually" dress up for Halloween. Well, Boston did but not Brett and I. We did play around in the costume box at my Aunt's house though and this is what we came up with. Doesn't Brett look SUPER sexy in his Skeleton/girl pirate costume? haha. I'd still jump those bones.
(I promise my brother Kyler is not Gay... I think)
Me and my cuddly little bear
Grandma and Boston
Taking a bath in Grandma's giant tub... FUN!
Posted by Brett and Rachael at 11:17 PM