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Thursday, March 21, 2013

March 21st...such a truly thankful post ~

I AM thankful today.
For so very many things...

First...for my precious parents who raised my two brothers and I in a wonderful, loving home ~
They are both in their early seventies and I am so very thankful they are happy and healthy and
ALWAYS supporting anything my husband Dennis and I choose to do...
if we decided to have a worm farm they would encourage and cheer us on!!!

Dennis' parents are so wonderful as well...
They've been married almost sixty years now
and are such precious grandparents to all of our babies!!!

I AM so very thankful for my sweet, dear husband.
TODAY, we have been married for thirty two years....THIRTY TWO YEARS!
I am so thankful for his love...for him being a wonderful father to our precious five sons...
for his patience for who I am and that I'm not conventional,
that I love to create and that it truly is my calling.
He is the voice of reason...he is my rock,
and he truly is my soul mate.
Thank you Lord for giving him to me!!!

I AM so very thankful for our five babies!!!
Five sons...what are the odds of having five boy babies???

Our fourth born, Chase just had his 22nd birthday this past Saturday too...
I remember when he was a newborn so clearly.
I finally was able to quit working full-time and be a stay-at-home mama.
I decided to breast feed Chase and after having three babies already
and they were each bottle-fed as I worked full-time.
I had the confidence and determination that it was going to happen no matter what!

Anyway, I can remember those midnight or later feedings.
Thinking that he would be my very last baby so I made my mind up
to cherish each and every moment...
and I would weep as I fed him.
I guess I had finally realized that newborn stage would be gone in a flash and
that I should cherish it,
each and every moment.

Little did I know that seven years later...
we would be blessed with our youngest son, Noah!
Our oldest son, Brent was fifteen...David was thirteen...Brad was eleven,
and little Chase was seven when we found out we would be having a new baby!
I have to share this with you...when we told the boys about the new baby coming...
David said, "are we going to be poor??"
Well sweet boy, maybe a little bit monetarily
but not as a family.
We have always, always been so rich.

Our boys love one another so much and will always, always help each other!!
Now our little Noah is going on sixteen years old....
how many times have we done this now????
Here's a pic I took yesterday after I gave him a haircut ~
Cute, huh??

I AM so very thankful for our precious grandbabies!!!
Our oldest son Brent married sweet Emily and has given us
two of the most wonderful grandchildren.
Our little Clara is turning four this coming Saturday, March 23rd!!!
I took this pic today after I gave her a sweet new haircut...
She knows she's adorable I think!!!

And our precious little Murray just turned 6 months old March 19th...
how fast the time flies by!
He's such sweet, happy baby boy ~

Well, thank you for reading through my little family post...
if you read my blog any at all,
you know that you will see my family and
read how much I truly love them so!!!

Have a wonderful Thursday my sweet friends,
hugs and love,


Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

Dawn, you are indeed blessed! Love reading about your family and seeing pictures of our loved ones. It is amazing how fast time goes. Enjoy each moment!

Vee said...

You have a wonderful family from the oldest to the youngest! It's always great to read about them. Noah was just a little boy when I started to blog. Look at him now!

Theresa said...

What a sweet post:) I love my Family too and there is just nothing like that love! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Brenda Evans said...

It's hard to believe I've been reading your post for over 4 years. I remember when you were waiting for clara to come into the world. How precious and beautiful those babies are. You are truly blessed.

Deb said...

Such a beautiful family Dawn.

Desires of the Heart said...

What a beautiful post, counting your blessings....yes, Dawn, we are all rich for having families who to love and who love us. And, what a heritage for parents to know that their faith and teaching of their children lives on to another generation. Thank you for reminding me to count my precious blessings also and remember what truly being rich is. Have a blessed day. Love to you. Linda

Beth Spratling said...

You have the most wonderful family! I love watching you post and blog about them. Your boys have grown into wonderful men, and the grandbabies are just plain adorable. Love you all!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Boys are good, they saved you a lot of fancy expensive prom and wedding dresses LOL

I really enjoyed seeing your family pictures and glad to hear about for wonderful family life

Cheryl Goode-MacKinnon said...

Congratulations to You & Hubby on 32 years ~ You've truly been Blessed with a Beautiful Family, full of LOVE.....
Big Hugs ~ xox

Anonymous said...

Such a nice post. Families truly are wonderful. I love seeing all the precious pictures.

Maureen said...

Congratulations! You ARE truly so lucky to have such a wonderful family. Enjoy your day!

angel said...

Gratuluję wspaniałej rodziny:)
Moja Julia w sobotę 23 marca również obchodzi urodziny -12!:)

Junkchiccottage said...

What a beautiful post and congrats on 32 years. My husband and I will be married 32 years this September. He is truly my soul mate too. We are lucky girls to find such great guys. I love the picture of all your boys. Wow 5 boys and you can still talk in full sentences!! Ha Ha!!! I had two daughters and my one married daughter gave me a beautiful little granddaughter. I love the picture of your grandchildren. That Murray is so captivating with his face. What a precious one he is.
Beautiful family. You are blessed.

Dorthe said...

My dear sweet friend,
Congratulations with your anniversary, and so with a life with your soulmate, that is a wonderful gift.
I know you are so much gifted with your wonderful boyes too, wow how adult and handsome Noah looks now.
And the parents on both side ,they have been blessed with kids, and grandkids like you and your sons, like that we all give to each other and recieve so very the two new sweeties,- there are no better gifts than grandkids.
Wish you and your husbond a very happy day, -enjoy my precious friend.
Love from Dorthe

At Home in English Valley said...

Dear Dawn, What a beautiful heartwarming post. Happy Anniversary my friend. You deserve every blessing, wonderful parents, dear sons, sweet grandchildren and the joy of being married to your one true love. It's the fairy tale...may you live happily ever after. Love, Penny

Claudia said...

Love this post! You are such a sweet person. I love to read your blog and see all of your crafty projects. You inspire me daily to be and do more.

Little Birdie Blessings said...

What a sweet post Dawn, love all the family photos and to hear the story of how close your family is. Thanks for sharing with us. Happy Anniversary. ~ Abby

Mary E.Dadds said...

your grandchildren are beautiful.
The girl is sweet,That baby boy is so beautiful he looks like a little doll.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful family! Patty/BC

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

A beautiful family and you are very blessed with your ever growing family!

lala said...

What an absolutely lovely family - you are truly blessed - and with such adorable grandchildren.

Vicki Boster said...

Dawn - you have such a beautiful family-- I still can't get over the fact that you had 5 sons!! They have prospered well and your legacy lives on in your beautiful grandchildren. You are certainly blessed-- I truly love seeing your family photos- thank you for sharing them--


angi eharis said...

what a beautuful family, 5 boys, lucky you, clara sure must be special, being a girl amongst all these guys! we are so lucky when we are blessed with a family, tx for sharing and reminding me how lucky we are! aloha, angi in hana


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