Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I am Thankful....

I am thankful.

It hardly seems like it should be the middle of November and that Thanksgiving is only a couple days away but the truth is that, it is November and it is Thanksgiving.

I love Thanksgiving.  I love the family time that Thanksgiving brings.  I love thanksgiving traditions. Do you have family traditions?


I have many things that I am thankful for and I am going to share a few with you.

Please Note: These are not necessarily in order, it is just how they came out from my head!!

 I am thankful for my Life.  How awesome is it that I'm actually here, in the world, living?
 I am thankful for my Parents that made the choice to adopt me.
My Cowboy and Bozo
 I am thankful that I know GOD and I know that he is real.  I would be lost without his guidance.
 I am thankful for My Cowboy.  Everyday I am reminded how important he is.
I am thankful for all Our Kids!  Each of them are different.  Each of them are important to me.
 I am thankful for my Friends.  Friends has so important.  I am truly thankful for each of you.
 I am thankful that I am a MOM.  Some days are challenging but the most are rewarding.
 I am thankful for LOVE.  It is completely amazing, isn't it?
 I am thankful for Family.  We have good days and bad days, but really they are what my foundation is made out of.
I am thankful for my SISTERS!  You know who you are!!
 I am thankful for Our Ranch.  There is no better way to be humble, then to be raised on a farm or ranch.
 I am thankful for Prayer.  I pray ALOT.  It is important.
Long Dirt Roads.  
 I am thankful for my 45 minute drive to town everyday.  Yep, you read that right.  My time on the road is filled with stories, laughter, tears and thoughts.
 I am thankful for Dirt Roads. I have a lot of stories about Dirt Roads!
 I am thankful for Choices.  Everyday we get to make our own choices.
Moving our Cattle home from Summer Range.










 I am thankful for Cattle. I have learned so much from being a rancher. I believe God put them on this earth for a reason.
 I am thankful that I am a Rancher's Wife. It tries my patience, sometimes makes me cry, but overall I would not change it for anything.
 I am thankful for those who work at our state level and national level to protect our rights.  Thank you Nebraska Cattlemen.
I am thankful for Chores.  A little hard work never hurt anyone.  Chores are something that I have become grateful for.
 I am thankful for Horses. I am at peace when I am surrounded by them.  One of my favorite things to do is ride.
 I am thankful for Health.  I'm pretty healthy and I'm happy about that.
 I am thankful for Seasons!  Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.  I really like them all.
 I am thankful for Traditions.  Traditions are important to me and I am trying to keep them alive.
 I am thankful for Roping.  Yes, I love to rope.  I may not be good but I still enjoy it.
 I am thankful for Stars.  Stars remind me that God is watching over us.
 I am thankful for those who have left an example.  I think about Papa, Mom, Grandma B., and many more.  I want to be more like them.
 I am thankful for Encouragement.  Encouragement warms my heart.
 I am thankful for Accountability.  We are accountable for our own self and our life.
 I am thankful for Smiles.  You can never smile to much.  They are contagious.
 I am thankful for Change.  Change is sometimes uncomfortable, but it can be a wonderful thing.
 I am thankful for Fun.  Who doesn't love fun?
 I am thankful that I have a roof over my head.
 I am thankful for Hope.  Sometimes it is hard to find, but it's always there, waiting to lift me up.
I am thankful for Patience.  I am still working on patience but it's getting better everyday.
I am thankful for Photos.  If you know me then you know that I have thousands and thousands of photos. There is nothing quite like a brilliant image to capture a moment.
I am thankful for Honesty.  It really is the best policy.
I am thankful for the Bible.  My grandma gave me my first Bible.  She knew what she was doing.
 I am thankful for Surprises.  Umm, as long as they are good surprises!!
 I am thankful for Positive Things.  Look for the good in everything and you will find it.
 I am thankful for Knowledge.  Gaining and possessing knowledge is something that we should do everyday.
 I am thankful for Dreams.  Dreams are important.  Keep dreaming, good things happen when you dream in the night or day.
 I am thankful for Passion.  One of the best things:  seeing someone passionate about what they do or who they love.  It makes me a better person.
 I am thankful for Quality Time. Seems like life is so busy and there isn't time for quality time but we need to take time and slow down.
 I am thankful for Kindness.  Even the smallest act or word or action can change a day around.
I am thankful for Animals.
 I am thankful for Sunshine.  The sun makes me smile.
 I am thankful for Blogs.  I have learned so much from other bloggers.
 I am thankful for Laughter.  It is good for your soul when you laugh so hard you cry.
 I am thankful for Sleep.  There is nothing better than a my own bed after a long day.
 I am thankful for Farmers.  Food is a major part of my life, but I often forget to be thankful for the men and women that put food on my table.
 I am thankful for Challenges.  Challenges are sometimes not fun but they always make me a better person.
 I am thankful for Compliments. We all should give compliments because they are important.
 I am thankful for Freedom.  I often take this for granted but it really is important.
 I am thankful for Clothes.
 I am thankful for Apologies.  Doesn't it feel good to hear them and even better to say them.
 I am thankful for Forgiveness. "Forgive and forget."
 I am thankful for Peace. I may not always be at peace and the world is not always peaceful, but I am trying to be better at finding my own peace.
 I am thankful for Respect. I believe that one of the best things that we can do for others is respect them, and we also need to respect ourselves.
 I am thankful for Joy. We have to look for joy but it is around.
 I am thankful for Thoughts.  I have a lot of thoughts.  I mean a lot of thoughts!! I am thankful for  each of them.
 I am thankful for Water! I take if for granted but I am thankful for our Sand hills water.
 I am thankful for Kisses.
 I am thankful for Memories.  Sometimes it is better that we don't dwell on the past, but the past is what makes us the person we are today.
 I am thankful for Compassion.  Compassion is something that everyone needs.
 I am thankful for Opinions.  We all can agree to disagree.
 I am thankful for Energy.  I need alot of energy to keep up.  I eat BEEF!
 I am thankful for Questions.  When I question things, and others question me, we learn.
 I am thankful for Hugs.  I am not really a huggy kind of girl but I do appreciate hugs.  I really like hugs from kids.
 I am thankful for Independence. It is great that we are free. I also think that it is ok to be independent.
I am thankful for BEEF. Who isn't thankful for Beef?  Full of nutrients, minerals and proteins that our bodies need.
 I am thankful for FFA.  I've learned so much from FFA.  I use it daily.  I also enjoy helping our local FFA chapter.
 I am thankful for Small Towns.  Small towns are important to everyone.
Chugwater, Wyoming Bluffs. Chugwater is a small town and I love it.
 I am thankful for 4-H.  What I didn't learn in FFA, I learned in 4-H.  I enjoy having my kids in 4-H.
 I am thankful for the Gym.  I may not exercise like I should but I do enjoy it and feel better when I do.
 I am thankful for Wyoming.  It will always be my home state.
 I am thankful for Nebraska.  I believe that Nebraska is where I need to be.
Color is found all around us.  We
just have to look.
 I am thankful for Barns.  Barns make my heart sing.  I love the smell.  I love to think of the stories a barn could tell.
 I am thankful for Windmills.  Bringing water to our animals.  They are wonderful.
 I am thankful for Neighbors!!
 I am thankful for Strength.  Internal strength is so important.
 I am thankful for Enthusiasm. Life is to short to sit around.
 I am thankful for Teachers. Wow, teacher's are important.
 I am thankful for Color. Color makes the world brighter.
 I am thankful for Ranch Rodeos. I believe that ranch rodeos are keeping the west wild.
 I am thankful for Bucking Horses. Bucking horses hold a place in my heart.
 I am thankful for Old Horses.  My kids learn so much from older horses.  I am glad that they love to ride.
I am thankful for Double A Feeds.  Being able to meet people, help them and bring our kids to work are just a few reasons why I am thankful for Double A Feeds.
 I am thankful for my Iphone.  Yep, I am glad that I can correspond on the go. And that I can text My Cowboy in the hills.
I am thankful for Grass.  Not only do my cattle and horses depend on it but I love to see the rolling hills of green grass.
 I am thankful for Heartaches and Breaks.  It reminds me that my heart is strong enough to face the worst and still keep beating.
 I am thankful for my Senses.  Smell, touch, taste, hearing, sight I am thankful for them all.
 I am thankful for Moisture. Moisture can come in many different forms.  I am thankful for it all.
 I am thankful for You.  Thank you for supporting me by reading my blog.



Be Kind
Be Thoughtful
Be Genuine
But most of all be Thankful.





Because I love photos I have added more below!! Please enjoy!
Papa having a happy birthday.  This will bring a smile to your face.


My Cowboy & Aaron
My Cowboy and Ryder

Reata and Sloppy.  We had to say Good bye
to her but I am still thankful for the time
we did have with her.
Cade and Nichols.  I have to tell you that Cade can whistle
and no matter were Nichols is, he comes running.  It often brings
tears to my eyes. 


Kason and Elmer.  Kason is a natural at riding a horse.



I have a lot to be THANKFUL FOR!

Happy Thanksgiving to All of you!!  

Please share with me what you are Thankful for.