November 18, 2009


It's been a very busy week for me. We've had lots of visitors and celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary. I've wanted to write a post for the last couple of days about how grateful I am right now.

Joel and I had a great day on Saturday. My parents came over to watch Nora while we attended a baptism class and then celebrated our anniversary with a lunch and a little time together. (We've determined time during the day is so much more enjoyable than going out at night when we are dead tired). It was nice to wander around downtown together and visit gourmet food stores and our favorite book store. It was particularly nice because it was cold so there weren't many people out wandering around.

Saturday night I was supposed to attend a going away party for a very close friend but the snow began to fall and the party was a 45 min. drive away so we decided to stay in with Nora. I made homemade chicken soup and we spent a great evening together as the snow began to fall. I felt so grateful to have such a great husband and now, father, a beautiful daughter, a new house in a neighborhood that we love and awesome parents who are already so involved with Nora. It was one of those moments where everything was so perfect and I felt so grateful. I've had a lot of struggles over the last year and a half and I feel so grateful to have those moments where everything in life seems right.


  1. Sounds like a perfect moment. I hope you'll add this link to next week's Perfect Moment Monday, Jen.

    So happy for you!

  2. Congratulations on your anniversary and everything falling into place so well!

  3. Beautiful post and it does sound like a Perfect Moment! Love the new pic of Nora on your header.

  4. What a great day! I love the new header. That picture is beautiful.

  5. Congratulations on your anniversary! Oh, yes, we've come to appreciate going out early, while the sun is still out. We're also dead tired at night... I know the feeling. We feel so grateful too.

  6. I'm visiting from Weebles Wobblog to check out your Perfect Moment Monday.

    My hubby and I have found that mid-day is better for us too. Mornings are hectic trying to get everyone out the door and by evenings, we are too tired to really enjoy the moment.

    Happy Anniversary!

    Your weekend sounded, well...Perfect! Thanks for sharing it with us.