|Dan-the-Man and I. I love this big teddy bear.|
Today I have been feeling especially grateful for so many things. As I have been working, I keep stopping and writing down another thing I think of that I am grateful for. I have decided this is such a cathartic exercise. The more I focus on the good and bountiful, the less I focus on the things that aren't quite as I'd like. Funny how that works! One of the things I am most grateful for is my hubby, Dan-the-Man. I recently earned a cruise through my Close To My Heart business to the Southern Caribbean. We were planning to go together when his sister and her husband did something amazingly kind for us. Our son Tannon was in dire need of a car but it was not in either his budget or ours right now. Out of the blue, Dan's sister, Cindy and her husband gifted Tannon a really nice used car. We were so thankful and honestly, just speechless. Dan came to me and said, "Karen, what would you think about taking Cindy on your cruise instead of me? It would be a great way to say thank you for what they did for us." I agreed 100%. What a good guy!
As always, the thing I am most grateful for is my family. They truly bring me so much joy! This past weekend we had the Pedersen Reunion in Cedar City, UT. We spent the weekend with our own family, all of Dan's brothers and his sister and their families, as well as Dan's dad. A great time was had by all. We enjoyed going to Easton's football game, to watch Daysha perform in Hairspray at Tuachan, watching General Conference as a family (this is a semi-annual broadcast from our church's leaders that we all love!), and eating lots of yummy food. Family truly is what it's all about! I wish Kori, Rick and their family weren't so far away (darn you, Chicago!) so that they could have enjoyed the weekend with us!
Here are a few pics from this weekend:
|Dawson scoring a touchdown in our win against Provo the night before we headed to Cedar City. Yay, Dawson!|
|Easton and I after his game against Sacramento State|
|My 3 boys|
|Daysha (far right) in a promo shot for Hairspray|
|Rick, Kori, Daci, Livvi and Street|