Thursday, August 23, 2007


It seems like this week, I've had a lot of experiences that remind me how blessed I am with good friends. I think it started with Saturday and seeing some old friends, and having such a great time with a best friend. I felt very grateful that Becky and I have not only kept in touch, but we've been a part of each other's lives for such a long time. I still feel like I could call her whenever about whatever and I appreciate her so much!

Earlier this week, my friend Sherrie started a blog. I was having a rotten day and I got her e-mail with the link to her blog and it immediately brightened my mood. I'm grateful for friends who blog-- I think it really helps remind us how positive and hopeful our lives are.

On Tuesday, my Mother-in-law came to visit us in Logan. The boys (all three of them!) were just thrilled to visit with her. I'm so grateful for a Mother-in-law who is not only a great mom and Grammuh to my husband and kids, but also a great friend and confidante to me.

Also on Tuesday, my best, best friend and I celebrated nine years together. We went out to a dinner at our favorite Logan restaurant, Le Nonne (just look at all of that delicious food in this picture!) and spent the evening just talking. I am infinitely grateful that my husband is not only a great husband, but also the very best friend.

On Wednesday, our sweet Thomas started FIRST GRADE! I know, I am not old enough to have a kid in first grade, but what can you do? He was so cute and excited, but also a little nervous. I am very grateful for his cute friends at school-- when he saw some familiar faces, his nerves disappeared and he took off running with a huge smile on his face. I am grateful that friendship starts early.

Thomas on the first day of first grade

And this evening, where a busy and somewhat difficult week has not quite ended, my friend Karin called to invite the boys and me to go for a little evening hike in the canyon. We went with Sean and Everett and the evening could not have come at a better time. It was so fun to get out and catch up with my dear friend, and to get some refreshing air in my lungs. I am grateful for friends who think of things like this!

Gordon and Everett

Karin and Thomas playing-- no that's not me, it's Karin-- we love redheads!

For all of my friends and family, I am grateful for your part in my life!


Marilyn said...

OH, you stinker! You made me cry! I love and appreciate you so much. You are so sweet to me!

Justin and Amber Manwaring said...

I hope you had a great anniversary. I thought about you guys on Tuesday and remembered you're a year ahead of us. It looks like you had a fun time. Congratulations on NINE years!

Ashley said...

What a good looking couple you and your hubby make!!!!

becky ward said...

I think that is a great picture of you and Chris, and the food looks pretty darn good too. Next time we come to Logan you will have to take us there (never heard of it). Thanks for the compliment! I love you more!

Elena said...

Ahhh...aren't you sweet!! I LOVE friends that blog too!

Esther Ogden said...

Hello sweet Elise! You have such a darling family; what sweet little boys! Congrats on the nine year anniversary! You look as beautiful now as you did at EFY when we were 14...whew...time flies, doesn't it...and it just keeps getting better!

Marilyn said...

I just have to say it again - I love you, Elise!