So in my Stake Conference last Sunday, the theme was gratitude. It really made me think of how I need to focus more on the blessings in my life than on the struggles. I guess it's hard for me to post lately just cause I don't ever really know what to say. I look back at posts from a couple years ago, and I just feel like I had a thousand times more personality and passion and things to talk about...I don't really know what's happened, but I just don't feel the same anymore...
BUT- with that, I just want to update on some great positives in our life lately:
Clay told me over the weekend that he feels like he is getting better. This is pretty much amazing. He still feels like crap ALL the time...but he said he thinks his joints are getting better. Wonderful.
This morning Clay didn't feel sick! That is good.
This weekend I tried these buttermilk pancakes, and buttermilk syrup recipes that I found online that are gluten free and sugar free- and guess what?!??! Clay loved them! And that is saying a lot cause Clay normally doesn't really like pancakes...but it was great! So I'll be making that on weekends probably. Also tried sugar-free hot chocolate, with agave, and it just never seemed to be sweet enough. Need to experiment on that one some more.
One of our home teachers who I've never spoken to before stopped by our house and gave us a box with a frozen turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce in it. He said he's a trucker and had leftovers to give to people. I don't know how true that is or not, but I was very grateful.
This happened a while ago, but our bishopric stopped by our house to check on Clayton randomly. I was so grateful. Clay and I have kind of felt invisible in most of our wards, which I know is probably our fault, but it was so nice to feel like they noticed us and cared about us. They said that they are always thinking of us and praying for us and they gave Clay a priesthood blessing which was also really nice because Clay is the type of person that will NEVER in his life ask for one. Now that I look back, I think it helped a lot because Clay hasn't had a herx since then...he's felt nauseous and really sick still...but no full on herx- which is a blessing.
Next week is my family reunion and I am SO EXCITED! Oh my gosh, it really can't come soon enough. One, I get to see two beautiful babies I've never seen in real life yet. Two, I love being with my family. Three, it's in SUNNY CALIFORNIA! Four, a WEEK off of work is heaven.
Ummmmmm OH YEAH! How could I forget? Guess what I have? An IPAD! My boss is cool, remember? So like...last year about this time...he randomly bought us all the new ipods. Well, this year he came into the office bearing ipads for each one of us. Let me tell you- it's awesome! I love it! Clay is totally jealous, which is hilarious. But really- I'm diggin it.
Oh- Harry Potter comes out this week and I'm basically so excited I can hardly stand it! We are going Saturday at 1:00. Which is heartbreaking. I had been planning on going at 7:30 on Friday, but no. Danielle failed. I have NEVER failed at getting the tickets I want...NEVER. But I waited too long and they were sold out. Foolish.
Do you guys watch dancing with the stars? Well- I love Bristol and Kyle. They are my favs. I know they are not the best dancers, but they are the most interesting. Jenifer Grey probably deserves to win, but she just kind of acts like a cougar sometimes and it bugs. But she is VERy fun to watch dance. Brandy- love her, but she really needs a chill pill! I want her to have fun...
I love Christmas. I am so excited for a few of the presents I'm making for people. This week I think I'm gonna make a Santa apron for myself cause I have leftover fabric and things from when I made Patty's last year....maybe I'll do a little tutorial for it too.
I basically am 100% addicted to Friday Night Lights. Clay doesn't like to watch it QUITE as much as me...which is frustrating cause I can't watch it without him...but he's been awesome the past couple days. I just love it. I love it all. For those of you who don't know, it's on netflix instant play- so you should check it out! It's good television. Oh also, something funny but real...I totally talk southern after we've watched it. Not like heavy, and not on purpose...I just find myself saying things and then Clay and I laugh cause I totally sounded like a Texan. It's silly. But I think Clay likes it :)
Well, that's all for now- I'll try to take more pictures so my bloggy isn't so boring.