Tuesday, November 27, 2007

This Year I'm Thankful For...

The great blessing of being a wife and mother.

A husband who not only gives piggie backs to bed, but looks damn good doing it.

A daughter who, every day reminds me to laugh, and have fun, and not take life too seriously.

A son who reminds me that there are things in this world that are unbelievably beautiful and innocent.

Brothers and Sisters who I'd choose to hang out with.

Grandmas and Grandpas that love my kids no matter what!

Wonderful Women who keep my life interesting.

Sisters... Who could ask for better, more beautiful, more stylish sisters.

GQ brothers

Four hilarious people who, against all odds are in our family.

and so so so so so much more.

This year we went to the cabin for thanksgiving. For the first time in a long time we were all together (which in and of itself was enough to give thanks for). We also had some fun announcements: our crazy cousins RyAnn and Todd are pregnant after only knowing each other for like 6 months. I love it! If anyone can do it it's them. RyAnn and Todd are so perfectly matched that they will be the best parents to this little baby, and we are so so so excited to get our tiny Edwards here! The other great news is that my cute little sister Ali is going to be able to get her licence, which is a miracle. If you don't know the story, Ali was diagnosed with Star Gaurdts (a form of incurable macular degeneration) a few years ago. Ali is now 17 and has been so sad that she wouldn't drive like her friends and Tyson. Last week she went into the doctor and for no apparent reason Ali has stumped the medical establishment as her eye sight has improved to the point that she can now get a drivers licence. We are so thankful for our many many blessings. Ryan and I and our family are so blessed.
I personally would like to say how thankful I am for two beautiful healthy kids who are the most precious gifts anyone could ever receive, and a man who i am still head over heals in love with. Ryan takes such good care of our family emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Most importantly though we are having so much fun being a family. Sometimes I stop and look at my life and can't believe how unbelievably lucky I am.


Blogger Barnes Squad said...

Tia I am so glad that you are so happy now. You have such a beautiful family. I am glad that you and Ryan ended up together, perfect couple.

November 27, 2007 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger BreAnna said...

this is so sweet, you are lucky, your life is great and your family is darling. I love the picture of the four of you, such a fun group! That is great new about Ali, what a blessing indeed!

November 28, 2007 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Michael and Brinn said...

Tia- What a tribute!! It made me actually tear up. Am I pregnant? YOur family is so darling and I'm so glad that you are so happy. I love your new addition. Too bad I can never see your family until they are two or older. I love you and hope all is well for you. It's fun to see all the new babies. Come on Jared, and Tiana! Let's see some posterity here.

December 12, 2007 at 5:53 AM  

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