Thursday, December 2, 2010


Thankful is the word of the season. I don't know if I could be more thankful than I am this year. Darrin and I went to St. George to my sister and her husband, Mindy and Jesse's, house for the Thanksgiving holiday. We were surrounded by family, cute kids, good food, slightly warmer weather, and plenty of Martinelli's :)

I think one of the best things was being together with my two sisters and my mom. I don't think I realize how much I miss seeing them until I do get to see them.

Jesse's family has the wonderful tradition of going around the room before eating Thanksgiving meal and having each person say what they are grateful for. This is when I felt how much I really am and should be grateful for. I had a hard time not just bursting into tears.

I guess what I'm saying is that I'm grateful for my sweet husband Darrin, family, friends, the wonderful season, and baby on the way. :)


Club Jolley said...

I didn't know you're pregnant! Congratulations!!! Hope you're feeling well. You need to write more so I can know what's happening in your life!

Amy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm looking forward to finding our more info--due date etc?!?!

I am so excited for you guys! I hope that you're feeling well, Rachel!

Jordan and Kaitlin Ellingson said...

Ahhhh! CONGRATULATIONS! I am so so excited for you two that is so exciting! Keep me posted on the gender! Love and miss you guys!

Tara said...

Oh you! So glad you posted! I miss your face!

Louisa said...

You're pregnant! Yay! Me, too. You might be further along than I am though. Give me the details. :)

Louisa said...

I wasn't sure where to respond to your comment. That is ONE thing that facebook was good for. :) Anyway, I actually haven't lived in Provo since August but instead am in Pleasant Grove to be closer to my school. I hope to teach at least one more year to finish my math endorsement, but honestly after that I wouldn't mind being at home. Who knows how it will work out though, because my husband should be heading off to graduate school then so we'll just have to do what we can as far as me working. How about you? Are you going to be around still? Is this your last year for teaching? I'm so excited for you by the way!