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Friday, February 3, 2012

The BIG 3--0!!!!!!

Man, does life fly by or what?! I can't believe I am already 30! I know turning 30 is hard for many...but I look back at the past 30 years and I have been so blessed and I am looking forward to what this new year of life brings. So I am going to write 30 things I am thankful for. (I am thankful for way more than 30 but 30 will have to do).

1. I am thankful for my relationship with my heavenly father. I am thankful that 25 years ago I accepted Him into my life and what a great ride it has been so far.

2. I am thankful for my amazing husband. We have been together for almost 13 years including dating! He is such a blessing in my life and I am thankful each day for him. He is my rock!

3. I am thankful for my daughter. Addison Rose I love you so much and I am so thankful for each day I get to spend with you.

4. I am thankful for my parents (Ron, Dana, Charlie and Cathie). I am who I am today because of you! I love you 4 so dearly and I am blessed to be apart of your lives!

5. I am thankful for my siblings (Scott, Amanda, Katie and David). Each one of you holds a special place in my heart. I am thankful for our friendships.

6. I am thankful for my nieces and nephew (Ainsley, Thaddeus, Ellie and Baby Paull) I am so honored to be your Aunt! I love each one of you!

7. I am thankful for my grandparents (Ken, Betty and Anita and Betty Carlson) You are our legacy...Because of you, I know Jesus!

8. I am thankful for my wonderful Aunts and Uncles both my side and Ben's. Through the years each of you have been such a blessing to me.

9. I am thankful for my cousins both my side and Ben's. Each one of you holds a special place in my heart. Not only are you my cousins but some of you are my dearest friends!

10. I am thankful for my church. We are blessed beyond measure with a wonderful group of people and a Pastor who speaks the truth.

11. I am thankful for my home. There are so many memories being made. I love each room in the home and what it means to us.

12. I am thankful for the Lord's protection over our family.

13. I am thankful for how the Lord provides for us.

14. I am thankful for my cute little dogs!

15. I am thankful for friends.

16. I am thankful for the MN Glory Basketball program and all the wonderful people we get to meet!

17. I am thankful quiet moments and snuggles.

18. I am thankful for a daughter who already knows how to pray and can sense Jesus.

19. I am thankful for my health.

20. I am thankful for unexpected blessings.

21. I am thankful for the Bible and being able to seek God.

22. I am thankful for prayer and the growing relationship with Christ

23. I am thankful for my hardworking husband, dedicated to providing and protecting our family.

24. I am thankful for new adventures each day with Addy.

25. I am thankful for new mercies each morning.

26. I am thankful for forgiveness.

27. I am thankful for those who have stood by me and are always there to listen.

28. I am thankful for an exciting adventure to New York with my hubby in April.

29. I am thankful the Lord has blessed me with 30 years of life. A life I don't deserve but because of him I live.

30. I am thankful for another day to serve HIM and glorify HIM.


  1. Happy Birthday, Sweetie!
    It was 17 below zero on this day 30 years ago. Glad it's warmer today. Enjoy your day and year.

    I love you.


  2. What a great post! As a family we really have been blessed, haven't we?! Hope you had a wonderful 30th birthday and that the next 30 years are just as great! :)

  3. YAY!!!!!!!!!!! Im glad you're 30, that means we've gotten to have you around for a while. ^^ And yes, hoping 30 more great years (or more!) are in store!