Sunday, November 13, 2011

Time Together

I am thankful for the time that I am enjoying with my husband.  I think that after the first few months of him being gone, I just sort of turned off the "missing you" setting, and threw myself into school and work and whatever else I could find to keep my mind off of missing him.
I had an epiphany, yesterday, though.  I really am my best self when he is by my side.  That is part of what I miss, too!  The "we" that we are when we are together.
But I am not going to go on and on about that right now, because today we are together, and I am thankful for that!
The best part is that he now is ready to come home and talking about how quickly he can do that . . . FOR GOOD!!!  YAY!!!

Thankful for Music

I have to say that I am not just thankful TODAY for music; I am thankful every day for music!  Today I am thankful for the beautiful music that children make when they sing praises to our Heavenly Father!
We had our Primary program today, in church.
We had a special opportunity to have a mini orchestra (Thanks, Tiff and Sydney!) for our program; and the teachers got to sing one of the numbers with the children.
Beautiful!  (and frankly, I'm thankful that the rehearsals are over, too!)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

What a wonderful day for a wedding!

Today I am thankful for weddings.  Specifically, the wedding of my brother to a wonderful lady!
We are excited to have another sister!
She is so accepting of all of us and I think she will fit in nicely with the Bailey family quirkiness!
Thanks, Kathy, for saying yes!  Hopefully you will find ALL of us easy to love, not just my brother!  :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thankful TWICE today!

I am thankful for the veterans of this country, who have served well to insure our freedom!  They deserve this day of recognition and thanks from any and all of us who continue to enjoy freedoms!
Thanks for all that you have done and continue to do to protect our rights!

Road trip!

Today I am thankful for rental cars and the opportunity to have a road trip with my favorite Latino!  :)
We are headed to California for my brother's wedding.
Because of the way rental car companies do business these days, I didn't know if we were going to be able to rent the car.  We don't have any credit cards, and they don't like to let their cars go with just a debit card.
But, thankfully, Jorge's round trip itinerary came in handy, and we drove away in a BEAUTIFUL brand new Hyundai - dark blue and all the nice accessories!  CD and XM radio, electric everything and a nice air flow system.  Traveling in high style, the Zapatas!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Modern Conveniences!

Today I am thankful for modern technology and conveniences!
Thanks to airplanes, my husband, Jorge, could come home for a week and attend my brother's wedding with me.
And I am thankful that it worked out that he could do that!
Love him!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Another blessing!

Today my great-nephew (actually great nephew #4) was born!  My niece, Kayla, became a mommy today!  And Mr. Lott the Third is gracing us with his presence.
I am thankful to see these little ones grow and become people.  And I am thankful for any interaction that I get to have with them!
I am thankful to be an aunt and learn from each experience that this occupation brings me.  Sometimes I don't even know how the parents can handle the stress, because they aren't even my children, but I stress about them all so much!
Thankfully, too, Heavenly Father watches out for all of HIS children, so that we don't have to do any of this alone.