22 November 2012

Attitude of Gratitude



Grateful, Thankful, Appreciative, Obliged, Indebted....however you choose to say it, it's grateful season and I'm GRATEFUL for the opportunity to express it! Have I said the word grateful yet? My list of blessings is long, as I'm sure yours is, and there is much to be thankful for. I could go on for days and write several books {novels} based on my fortunate life.  Here is a small peak of what I'm grateful for today...and always! In no particular order: (Please forgive the randomness!)

Health and strength~ A warm bed to sleep in~ My family~Food in my tummy~ Chocolate~ Education~ Dancing~ Sunsets~ Snowflakes~ Babies~ Laughter~ My relationship with my parents~ My doggy dog~ Fall~ Music~ Cooking~ Good Friends~ Cold cereal~ Creme Brulee~ The opportunity to be an Aunt~ The Gospel!~ Wireless Internet~ Cell Phones{most of the time, ha!}~ Sleeping in~ Kisses on the forehead ~ HUGS~ Cuddling~ Can you tell what's on my mind? ;) ~ Holding hands~ Sledding~ Water skiing~ Boats~ Bald old men who can say anything they want and get away with it~ Modern medicine~ Flowers~ Care packages~ Neighbors who help shovel the driveway~ Summer nights~ Star Gazing~ Working out~ Nail polish~ Curly hair~ Pajamas~ Nightgowns~ Fuzzy socks~ Kind Samaritans~ People who let you over into the next lane~ The smell of freshly cut grass~ The smell of rain~ Kissing in the rain~ Vacations~ Color~ Pomegranates~ Did I say chocolate?~ Modern technology~ Traditions~ Dimples~ Tall men!~ My car~ Service~ Nauvoo~ Disney~ Experience gained from trials~ Smooth legs~ Knowledge of the plan of happiness~ Crazy Uncles~ Home videos~ Talents~ Freedom!!~ Clean water~ No shave November~ HOME~ Temples~ Scriptures~ Joseph Smith~ Santa Clause~ Hats~ Nature~ Animals~ Guys who are chivalrous~ Learning something new~ Honesty~ Sincerity~ Genuine compliments~ Thank you notes~ Hot chocolate~ Comb-overs~ Polka Dots~ Courageous people who stand up for what is right~ Faith~ Prayer~ Warmth of a fire~ Eskimo kisses~ Butterflies in my stomach~ Peace~ Random acts of love~ Surprises~ Acceptance of differences~ A clean house~ For choice~ Traveling~ Memories~ Love!~ The opportunity I have to find it one day~ People who trim their nose hairs~ Electricity~ My Savior, who lived and died for us, who loves us more than anyone, and who knows EXACTLY what we are going through...How can we not be grateful?

I'm grateful for this day and to spend it in good company with the people that I love and cherish!



Happy Turkey Day friends! 

Love, 
Tori


08 September 2012

The Whole Fam Damily!

 We recently had family pictures taken and even though these are the unedited versions, I still wanted to share. I'd say they turned out pretty good considering our gigantic family! No one will ever know how much I love these people... they are my everything! I'm one lucky girl.

Say cheese!






05 September 2012

CC PART 2! Hollywood Glam....

For the little misses we did a Hollywood Glam night. We got all done up for the night, went to dinner at a fancy "restaurant",made individual masks for the party, then "flew" to a Hollywood Movie Premier :) The girls night is always a little easier for me because not only are there fewer of them... it's a little more up my alley! They were so much fun and sweethearts all night long. I cherish these moments with them! 
Let's roll the film...

And....ACTION! 


Our homemade restaurant!





Gettin' all dolled up.....




 Craft time!


 The Red Carpet :)




Strike a Pose!



Love these little ladies :)



CUT!

That's all folks! :)

01 September 2012

Cuzzy Camp-Boys only!


 I love that all my posts revolve around my darling nieces and nephews.... I wouldn't have it any other way to be perfectly honest. I love my relationship with them and I love watching them grow up and develop their cute personalities.  

We had the third annual Cousin Camp as usual, and this year was a treat because we were able to have not only Steven and Cold attend, but ALL the Walker boys were able to make it for the first time ever! 
**Bliss** 
All ma' boys finally together at last :)

We had a camping theme this year. We enjoyed a yummy s'mores buffet, sleeping bag races, watermelon eating contests, swimming, a projected movie in the trees, and full out camping in tents (thanks and holla to Kris and Stevie). 

It was a blast (at least for me!) and something I highly recommend if you have little ones running around :) 

Enjoy the fun pics of these studly brethren......


 What's camping without a good, hearty, BBQ?


 Thank you Pinterest for these clever ideas.....



 Sleeping Bag races...too fun!






Watermelon eating machines!






One of the "suites" for the night

Here they all are!











Watchin' "R.V" out on the trampoline. Heaven! 

The End! :)