Monday, November 26, 2007

I'm a lucky girl

Thanksgiving has come and gone and it makes me think about what a lucky girl I am. I have the most beautiful family: a loving husband and two gorgeous little boys. I love being their wife and mommy. What a blessing to be so happy with my life and not want to be anywhere else in the whole world than in my home with all my boys around me. But it doesn't stop there! I am surrounded by wonderful extended family all over this country who love and support me and my family. The same is true of our good friends. They bless our life daily. One of those family members is outside our country serving a mission for the church. I am so thankful for Elder Anderson, my little brother, and the service he is giving in the Dominican Republic. Speaking of our country, I am blessed to live in this beautiful free country where I can live my life where and how I choose. I am so thankful for my freedom and for those who fight to preserve it and keep us safe. I am so thankful for my Savior, Jesus Christ, and for the truthfulness of the restored gospel in my life that brings me peace and happiness.


We had a very fun and yummy Thanksgiving in Oregon with my in-laws and their good friends the Mitchell's. Darren's sister Jenni came from college and his brother Brad with his girlfriend, Kristy came too. Joseph and Justin loved spending time with Grandma and Grandpa. We fed the ducks at Alton Baker park, looked around Autzen stadium, did a little shopping, watched movies, played games and stuffed ourselves with turkey and pumpkin pie. Thanks for the good time, Jolleys!

9 comments:

Jon & Michelle said...

Your haircut looks GREAT!! I am so happy that you guys had such a great Thanksgiving, we sure did miss you here in Utah!

Emily said...

Oh so much fun!! Your boys are so so so cute!

I really hope I get to see you guys at christmas!!!

Carol and Bruce said...

It seems awfully quiet around here today. I miss my little boys and you and Darren too, of course. It was such a fun time and I'm so glad we get to do it again soon.
We are so grateful for you Jill, words can't even express.

Aimee said...

I love your hair, Jill, it looks so great on you. And I love the Jolley's too!

Jennie Minor said...

You all look like you are having so much fun. I think that Joseph looks just like his dad and Justin looks like his mom... Glad you had a good Thanksgiving. Where are you guys going for Christmas?

*Stephanie Mitchell* said...

It was so fun to spend time with you and your cute little family!!! Those boys are just too cute!!! The holidays just wouldn't be the same without you all!! hopefully we can do it again around christmas!!!! :)

The Chases said...

What a hottie! You haven't had short hair since highschool, I love it! Thanks for the package, I can't wait until Millie fits into those jammies. And PLEASE tell me you'll be in Utah for Christmas...

Robertson Family said...

It sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving. You do have a beautiful family and you are so beautiful! I am with Katie on wondering if you'll be here for Christmas. I would love to get together with you girls!

Justin and Heidi Nelson said...

Isn't it such a wonderful life??!? I feel the same overwhelming feelings of gratitude as well. You are darling. Can you believe we are 8 1/2 years out of HS? Its crazy to think of. by the way, my hubby's name is Justin and I love it:)