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Five on Friday… A Thankful November


November 1, 2013

A new month is here my friends…a month of celebrating all of God’s blessings and all that we have to be thankful for. For these next few Five on Fridays, I am going to take time to celebrate and talk about five things I am grateful for. We all get so bogged down with life’s little intricacies and juggling everything we have going on, but I want to stop and smell the roses, for I will never get this time back. 
ONE. My Two Beautiful Babies

See this picture above? This is my happy place…this is my solace…these two are the single most important things in my life. God made me their mommy for a reason and I am in constant awe of all the joy they give me, and constantly find myself on my knees praying for my sweet girls. Thank you Lord for blessing me with these amazing miracles…my wish is to be the best mom I can be and for them to know they they will ALWAYS come first.

TWO. Health 
I’ve seen some crazy things recently…hearing of a college friend losing her battle to cervical cancer, watching friends’ babies go through lots of sickness and health scares, the list goes on and on. It’s so easy to take our health for granted and I am super guilty of that. Thank you Lord for blessing me with a healthy body, mind, and soul. 
THREE. Coffee Time
Let’s forget the big stuff for a bit and move on to the daily things… as cheesy as this may sound, I am thankful for coffee and for morning time. I’m thankful for that cup of joe that gets me moving day in and day out and the fact I can sit down with Caroline for a bit and savor the morning when she wakes up (this is while sister Carson is still sleeping). We chat, we color, and we do a little snuggle time and I cherish these moments and pray they last forever. 
FOUR. My Growing Faith
I’m constantly amazed at how God guides me and lets me know He is always in control. I’ve had a few rough days these past few weeks with trying to balance my life, and of course it has to be said my faith has been challenged. I constantly ask “why?”, even though I know that sometimes it’s hard to understand His way of working, but then the clarity comes through and I know God is looking out for me. I am thankful that my faith continues to grow and that I can help pass on the word of God to others. 
This picture was taken last weekend after Carson’s baptism celebration (P.S. full recap on that to come next week). I hope each of you are as lucky to have that one special friend in your life that knows the good, the bad, and the ugly. This lady has been through it all with me and she has stood by me unconditionally, and I am in constant awe of how loyal, kind, and loving she is… to me, Jeff, and her goddaughters. I am thankful for her friendship and love her more than she will ever know. 
Alright, you know the drill…make sure to link up below with me and my lovely ladies: Darci, Christina, and April. We so look forward to your posts each and every week!! 
  1. Samma says:

    Aww, such a great way to start a Friday. Love all these reminders of God's gifts! Xoxo

  2. P!nky says:

    What a great great post. I love your thankfulness idea…may use it in November too.

    Your babies are so sweet!

  3. {Jessica} says:

    Natasha, I LOVE the idea of making 5 on Fridays in November a time to reflect on things we are grateful for! If you don't mind, I may do this on my blog too:) Your girls are just too precious. Family and friends are definitely something to be cherished!

  4. Wow what a GREAT 5 on Friday post. I love the first picture, really beautiful. I find it to easy some days to get sidetracked when life get busy but it's nice to stop and reflect on all of our blessings.

    Hope you have a great weekend.

  5. Lauren says:

    Love the idea of Thankful Fridays 🙂 Very sweet blessings, that's for sure!

  6. you and your girls are gorgeous!! such a great post to take the time and be thankful, even for the little things like coffee 🙂

  7. Jess Norden says:

    I love this idea! I also love this time of year when we really think about what we are thankful for and what is so meaningful in our lives! The picture of you, Carson and Caroline is precious…they are lucky to have you as their mother!

  8. Meredith says:

    Love this idea!! So much to be Thankful for. Happy Friday!!

  9. Kiersten says:

    I love your idea of counting your blessings for Five on Friday in November. I need to focus on more of this myself. Happiest of Novembers to you and your adorable family!

  10. that first picture is so sweet! your joy and happiness is totally evident and makes me so excited to be a mama one day! hope y'all have a wonderful weekend, friend! xoxo

  11. perfect start to my day! a great reminder to be thankful and deliberately appreciative 🙂 Thanks!

  12. I love this! Such a happy post and what great perspective! Also loving your dress in the last picture! 🙂

  13. Tess says:

    I love this list. Health is such a blessing, and it's scare as I get older and I see how quickly it can leave you. It's a huge, huge anxiety in my life, because sometimes it just isn't fair.

    I love the sweet note about your best friend – What a gem!

  14. Jessica says:

    Love this! So much to be thankful for! You & your sweet girls are looking gorgeous as ever. Happy November 1st!! 🙂

  15. Thank you for sharing your blessings with us! You are so right about taking health for granted, it is something we could all be a little more thankful for!

  16. I absolutely love this theme … such beautiful reminders of all to be thankful for!

  17. So much to be thankful for — just soak it all up!! Happy Friday!!

  18. Health is definitely something that a lot of us take for granted. But once you take the time out to see just how many people you know are going through health battles, it puts things back into perspective quickly!

  19. Lauren says:

    such precious pictures! and you're so right, health is something that is so easily taken for granted, but can so quickly change!

  20. Courtney says:

    I think my top 5 things to be thankful for would be exactly the same as yours! Wonderful list!

  21. Beautiful post. I love that you included coffee. 🙂 Those mornings with your little girl sound so sweet. You're right, we have to cherish this time with our little ones, it's going by so fast!

  22. Jodi says:

    Great idea to share what you are most thankful for. Totally agree with you about coffee 🙂 But health, family, best friends-you can't beat those.

  23. Nat says:

    Love this idea too!! Your girls are just too precious! Have a great weekend!

  24. Lea says:

    What a great idea, to begin the month with such a sweet "thankful list." Great pics and those girlies are precious!

  25. Mimi says:

    Awe, very sweet, and your daughters are such beautiful angels!
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