Sunday, February 28, 2010

Day 160

© 2009 Carrie Morris

I'm grateful for running water.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Day 159

© 2009 Carrie Morris

Spring is on her way!
I can't wait to see the flowers in bloom again.
It's been a long winter, but I'm grateful for it.
Without winter, I wouldn't appreciate the other seasons as much.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Day 158

© 2010 Carrie Morris

Olivia has a very creative imagination.
This is her playing on her "Spaceship."
She told me I was going to be the co-pilot and
that we were going to find robots on the moon.
It was a fun ride.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Day 157

© 2010 Carrie Morris

This picture just screams love to me.
Isn't it precious? There is nothing like a grandfather's love.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Day 156

© 2010 Carrie Morris

I need to learn to be happy with the small pleasures in life.
To be content with the things I've been blessed with... for I have truly been blessed.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Day 155

© 2010 Carrie Morris

I'm grateful my daughters have each other to play with.
They enjoy playing together and I enjoy watching them.
They make me smile.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Day 154

© 2010 Carrie Morris

Brad and I got to attend a Jazz game tonight. It was a spontaneous date because tickets were given to him today at work. I'm so grateful for the time we had to be together... alone.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Day 153

© 2010 Carrie Morris

I'm grateful for the opportunity we took to go visit Aunt Mecy and Uncle George yesterday.
We continue to pray for her comfort and a peace to be in
their hearts as they deal with their new trial.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Day 152

© 2007 Carrie Morris

This is my wonderful Mom. Today is her birthday. This lady has taught me so much in life. She's taught me kindness, compassion, love, selflessness, to be a peace maker, to accept others, how to play the piano, to cook, she TRIED to teach me to sew, and she taught me what a wonderful and truly loving mom should be like by her example. I'm striving to be like her each day. I'm grateful for all that she has taught me and will continue to teach me throughout my life. I love you Mom! Happy Birthday!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Day 151

© 2010 Carrie Morris

I love this child. I love sense of humor, her smile, her personality, her quirks, her stubborn streak, her creativity and her love for others. She is going to go places in life and it's my honor to be her mother and to help guide her to her destiny. I love her.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Day 150

© 2010 Carrie Morris

This is my Dad. He is one of the most incredible men I know. He has such a giving and loving spirit. He's quick to laugh and quick to love others. He's taught me so many good things in life. I'm grateful for him in my life. Love You Dad!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Day 149

© 2009 Carrie Morris

We are expected to wear many different hats throughout life. Whether it's the hat of service, motherhood, sister, daughter, father, bread-winner, Bishop, Relief Society president or Nursery leader, we can learn from each hat that we wear. We are given different opportunities in life at different times in our lives so that we can make the most of that moment. I'm grateful for the different opportunities I've had in life and I'm looking forward to having more in the future.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Day 148

© 2010 Carrie Morris

This man is one of my heros. I have watched him in the past 7 years overcome trials that would leave many a person broken and discouraged. There have been ups and downs in the trials, but overall, he has progressively been moving upward. He is a truly remarkable person who just keeps getting better. I'm grateful for the values he has taught me by his example. I'm grateful for the person he is and the person he is becoming each day.
I'm truly grateful he is mine.
I love you Brad.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Day 147

© 2009 Carrie Morris

I love wild flowers. I love that such beauty can grow in random and completely unorganized places without much care from an expert gardner. It reminds me that there is a lot of beauty and good in people that we might not expect to find it in otherwise. Even those people who have forgotten or who have never known the expert gardner in all our lives. The Savior can and will make more out of our lives than we can on our own.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Day 146

© 2010 Carrie Morris

Happy Valentine's Day!
This little bug is just one of my Valentines for the day.
She definitely has a spot in my heart!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Day 145

© 2010 Carrie Morris

We had Tagen's 1st Birthday party today.
I'm grateful for those who were able to make it to celebrate our daughter's birthday with us.
I'm grateful for a family who cares about my children and their special moments.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Day 144

© 2010 Carrie Morris

Yesterday's snow is melting today.
I'm grateful.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Day 143

© 2010 Carrie Morris

We woke up to new snow falling today.
I am grateful for the moisture.
I can't wait for spring.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Day 142

© 2010 Carrie Morris

Today is my little Sunshine's Birthday! I'm grateful that for the past year, this little doll has blessed our home with her laughter, her smiles, her love and her sweet spirit.
She is truly one of my greatest blessings in life.
Happy Birthday Mater!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Day 141

© 2009 Carrie Morris

Don't let life pass you by. I like to think we are allowed moments to sit down and rest, but they are only rests. Not lifetime long naps. There is a lot of beauty to behold in those moments of rest, but there can be more beauty made in our being busy and doing the Lord's work.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Day 140

© 2010 Carrie Morris

Aspire to meet and fulfill all your dreams.
We wouldn't be going anywhere without our dreams of what
we want to be and what we want to do in life.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Day 139

© 2009 Carrie Morris

There is just something about this fence line that says, "Welcome Home." It makes me want to go "over the river and through the woods" to visit family. I'm grateful for good memories of home and of growing up that make it that much easier to want to go home to visit.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Day 138

© 2010 Carrie Morris

I'm grateful to have a husband who will scrape the frost off my windows for me. He will often take the scraper out of my hand and tell me to get in the warm car. I am grateful for the many ways he serves me.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Day 137

© 2009 Carrie Morris

Be brave enough to stand out from the crowd. Don't be a "wall flower." We were all created differently and uniquely. Embrace that uniqueness and let the world see your individual beauty.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Day 136

© 2009 Carrie Morris

Life is full of choices. Each choice has a consequence. Sometimes those consequences are obvious and other times they aren't. Sometimes we're choosing between two good options and both consequences are rewarding. Sometimes the end results are painful and trying. But, all consequences can help us grow and become better people if we let them and if we pray for that opportunity.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Day 135

© 2010 Carrie Morris

I love a girl who has a great fashion sense.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Day 134

© 2010 Carrie Morris

I'm grateful for the "somewhat better" weather we've had this week which has allowed us to go outside and enjoy a walk or two, and has allowed Olivia a chance to go "fishing" in the snowbank out front. She reported that "all the fishies are sleeping mom, I didn't catch one." But she sure did enjoy our time being outside.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Day 133

© 2009 Carrie Morris

"I believe with all my heart that Standing up for America means standing up for the God who has so blessed our land. We need God's help to guide our nation through stormy seas. But we can't expect Him to protect America in a crisis if we just leave Him over on the shelf in our day-to-day living." ~Ronald Reagan, 40th US President