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Yup! It's that time of year! Thanksgiving! :D

Life has been pretty crazy and busy lately and I am so excited to have a break from school and be able to spend time with my wonderful family!

So of course in honor of the Holiday I've been thinking of the many things I'm grateful for. I even pulled out my little 'Grateful Notebook' that I've forgotten about yet again. My Grateful Notebook is a little notebook that I started in young womens back in 2004 where I wrote down things I was grateful for. And of course I went through periods where I forgot I had it and then times when I wrote things in it every day (which is why it's still a work in progress even though I started it 4 years ago haha).

Anywho. So I thought that I'd dedicate a blog to things I am grateful for starting with the 'primary' answers, and while they may be 'primary' answers that doesn't make them any less important to my life. So here it goes:

My Family - Really... I have one of the best families EVER. And I am so grateful for them and the relationships we all have with each other. I love spending time with them and I am extremely grateful for the strength they give me. They are all so amazing!.
The Gospel - And more pointedly my testimony of the gospel. I know it to be true and with out that truth my life would seem more confusing and less meaningful. I am also extremely grateful for the power of prayer and also the power of the priesthood. I don't know how I would survive this life with out all of it.
My Friends - Honestly I don't know how I got so lucky with all the amazing people in my life. Along with my amazing family I have great friends who care for me (or so they say ;) haha) and are amazing examples to me. We are able to have lots of fun but also know when it's time to be serious. They have all taught me something and have helped me become the person I am today. I love them all so much!

So now for the random list. These are in no particular order nor all the things I am grateful for. Also I don't really expect any of you to read this whole list, but if you get through it all, way to be! :)

Love, Braedon, books, music, humor, rain, toilets, toilet paper, movement, inside jokes, paper, clocks, dance, socks, blankets, easy transportation, sleep, home, water, teachers, glasses/contacts, soap, smiles, laughter, silence, knowledge, education, stars, the moon, the sun, clouds, exploring rivers, camping, pictures, camera's, shoes, pillows, fire place, innocence, memories, cute little animals, safety, lights, challenges, values, examples, tooth brush, tooth paste, freedom, feet, chap stick, sunrises, sunsets, tree's, colors, leaves, fog, hearing, sight, mountains, flowers, nature, internet, letters, talents, spell check, technology, computers, my name, happiness, naps, long weekends, games, the movie Clue, the game Clue, dreams, fresh air, food, being full, thanksgiving, holidays, electricity, Temples, couches, differences, help from others, the dictionary, extended family, Testimonies, my library card, art, games, doors, doctors, windows, HUGS, kisses, feelings, snow, history, exercise, being able to run, holidays, hats, coats/jackets, ice, health, imagination, fun, vacation, wind, heroes, Joseph Smith, massages, hot baths, Fridays, Sundays, patriarchal blessings, the atonement, forgiveness, faith, hope, laws, prophets, easy communication, softness, Christmas, bridges, entertainment, quiet moments, smoke detectors, volume control, lessons, angels, the ocean, clothing, heritage, expression, risks, compassion, space, peace, the Holy Ghost, motherhood, optimism, trials, Jesus Christ, truth, surprises, carpet, photo shop, costumes, language, breath, plastic, unity pockets, seat belts, Temple Marriage, good manners, gentlemen, tissues, tears, make-believe, sleeping in, E-Mails, hymns, beauty, razors, blessings, Velcro, air planes, charity/service, hospitals, make-up, puzzles, underwear, elevators, stairs, Book of Mormon, babies, little kids, logic, common sense, the constitution, prayers, a living Prophet, medicine, the ability to read, change, comfort, progress, potatoes, modesty, patience, order, chaos, spontaneity, math, chairs, Q-tips, texting, msn, choirs, singing, cell phones, journals, notes, wheel chairs, fasting, college, new experiences, institute, cheaper gas prices, cooking, map quest, second chances, picture frames, iPod, covenants, the sacrament, facebook, missionaries, meeting new people, people's spirit, long weekends, and so much more!

I am a truely blessed person and am so grateful for the many amazing and wonderful things and people in my life!

I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving! :)


Laughing Corner Part 2

So, I was bored at work again and thought that I would do another laughing corner. I know things in the world are a little crazy right now and I think that everyone could use a good laugh, so hopefully something on here will get something out of ya. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the latest clips, comedians, cartoons, etc that have made me laugh. :)

1. Big Bang Theory. Yup, it's on top this time. I honestly laugh so much while watching this show. I highly recommended it to anyone in need of a good laugh.


"I'm Batman!" Hahaha, love it. :)

2. Chuck. Again another TV show that just makes me laugh. It doesn't take itself super serious and it's just fun. Again, highly recommended. :) There aren't as many clips of Chuck on youtube that I could find, but here is some Captain Awesome for ya!

3. Jim Gaffigan, a comedian that I personally find funny, hope you do too.

Cake Anyone?

And how about another...

Hot Pockets Anyone?

4. The Office. Honestly my favorite parts of this show are all the pranks Jim pulls on Dwight. Like this one for example:

and all of these ones too

5. Scrubs. I'm excited to say that the new season is up to par with the older ones. :)

and how about another

and why not one more?

6. Marcus. Another comedian that I find hilarious. Not a ton of videos on youtube again, but here ya go!

and just for fun, look at this trailer for his DVD. Anyone who spots me gets a gold star! :) (To help out, it's within the first 30 seconds of the video)

7. Batman vs. Superman. This has always been a major discussion between my friends, and Chelsea one day fell upon this video and of course shared it with me. It's pretty dang funny. Enjoy.

8. Jeff Dunham. I know I did a lot of his stuff on the last Laughing Corner, but honestly, he just makes me laugh. So this time I have some Peanut for ya. And if I did the same video, sorry, but it's still funny!

Part 1:

And Part 2:

9. Scale of 1 to 10. My sister Robin sent this video to me once upon a time and me and Chelsea where actually talking about scaling people on a 1 to 10 the other day and it made me remember this clip that Robin had sent to me. I thought it was hilarious then, and think it's hilarious now.

10. Random Crap I found on Youtube. I couldn't think of something for number 10 so I typed in 'funny clip' into youtube and here is what I picked.

Anywho. There you have it! Hope you all had fun! Until next time! Keep laughing!


Snow, snow, snow, snow!

Winter is here! Once upon a time I used to not like Winter so much. In fact I would even go so far as to say that I hated winter.

What. Was. I. Thinking?

I'm not sure when I changed my mind about Winter... But I think it was because of last year when we had such a crazy winter, and I absolutely loved it. :) I've decided that the reason why I always had such a tiff with Winter was because we never really had a lot of snowfall. We would get the extreme cold, crappy road conditions and then no fun snow to play in to make up for the rest. I don't think I always hated Winter, I remember when I was little I used to LOVE winter and playing in the snow. But when I was a kid we were in a 'wet spell' and actually got lots of snow, I think we are out of our 'dry spell' and back into the 'wet spell'! And I am so happy.

So what do I love so much about Winter? Well I'll just go right ahead and tell you my main 5 things!

1. Snow Activities. Like I said, there needs to be enough snow for you to be able to actually DO something in it. I love all kinds of snow activities. You have sledding, skiing, tubing, snowball fights, snowmen (or in my family's case snow-frogs and snow-toilets), forts, snow angels, and just plain walking in the snow (especially when it's falling). SO much fun is to be had! :)

2. Ice skating. And I know what you may be thinking and no ice skating does not count as a snow activity - it's called ICE skating, not SNOW skating. :) I love ice skating. I'm not really sure why I love it so much but I do. Gliding on the cold ice is so relaxing and fun, sometimes I feel like I'm flying! I can't wait to go!

3. Snow Accessories. Now I'm sure that if anyone is reading this then you probably know me well enough to know that I've never been one to have or wear a lot of accessories and/or jewelry. But winter accessories are my favorite - hats, beanies, scarves, gloves, long coats. I love them. Especially gloves and beanies. :)

4. Hot Chocolate. I loooove hot chocolate. Especially how I make hot chocolate. Here is how it goes: go to a 7-11, get the regular cup (16 oz.), get the plain Hershey's hot chocolate and hold down the button a little more then what they tell you to on the machine, then put 1 and 1/2 package french vanilla creamer in, 1/2 package Irish creamer in, a little squirt of carmel, sprinkle in a little cinnamon and a little sugar and mix it all up! Soooo good. :)

5. The snow itself. Yes, it deserves it's own number. Even when I'm not out playing in the snow it still amazes me and make's me so happy. It is so pretty. Snow has such a soft and quiet beauty to it and even, like Lorelai Gilmore says, a romantic quality to it that just simply make's me happy and calm. :)

So there you have it. I'm excited for this winter and hopefully I'll actually have time to go out and enjoy it, and hopefully you do too! :)