Hi there Friend, I hope your having a wonderful day!
I was filling out a goal setting worksheets the other day and Step One of the worksheet asked me to list all the people, things, ect. that are important to you.
Upon making that list it got me thinking about the importance of them.
To me these people are what the real treasures in life, they can’t be bought..
With that being said I thought it would be a fun idea to take some time and reflect on why all these people are so near and dear to my heart and WHY I consider them all my treasures.
First and most important when I think about who in my life I am thankful for, it has to be OUR HEAVENLY FATHER, because without him nothing would be possible. He is who I think of first thing in the morning and all through out the day and the last one I think of just before I close my eyes every night.
Second We Will talk About My Husband Brian
The first time I met Brian we clicked. At the time I had no idea that day would change my life forever. I met him at a mutual friends housewarming party.
We talked and laughed most of the time I was at the party. We didn’t flirt we just had conversation about where I was from and hunting and just small talk.
When I went to leave he handed a small piece of folded up of paper and said give me a call sometime.
I was shocked, I guess I hadn’t realized he was interested in me but I was so happy he was :))
At that point in my life I had been single and was loving just being me. I had gotten out of ugly recently relationship a few months prior.
The last thing I was looking for was another boyfriend.
But by the end of the second night I realized Brian was all I had thought about since I left the party. I felt a smile on my face and butterflies in my stomach every time I thought of him.
I knew it was something and I thought crap I better call this man and get him off the market Quick! He was so real and genuine, you just don’t meet people like this often.
And I didn’t want him to get scooped up by someone else. So I got up the courage and called him and we talked for awhile and then started texting. We even set up a date for a few days after had talked.
When I got off the phone and jumping up and down like a little girl, I was so excited!
We went on that date out to dinner and then bowling. I had a blast! Then we talked about getting together again within the next few days we did.
The next thing you know I was inviting him to meet my family. We starting hanging out almost every evening or at least talking on the phone.
I just knew he was the one I wanted to spend the rest of my life with, I don’t know how I knew I just knew. I never said a word to anyone about that because they would of thought I was nuts.
We went on lots of dates together and spent lots time getting to know each other before we made any major moves. But it didn’t take long before I was moving my stuff little by little to his house.
And the rest is history and that was over 6 years ago ago.
I don’t know what I would would do with out hearing him say “Good Morning beautiful every morning and Goodnight Honey” every night. I look forward to his mid morning calls just to see how my day is going at the homestead.
He doesn’t think it’s only my job to cook and clean and take care of our girls. He does what ever he see’s that needs to be done without me asking most of the time. And we share the cooking well because he can just cook some things way better than I can.
Brian makes it a priority to make me laugh everyday especially when I was pretty miserable during the last few months of both pregnancies.I am so grateful to God for putting him in my life and to have a husband who thanks God everyday for putting me and the girls in his life that is really special to me.
Knowing I get to spend the rest of my life with Brian is the best feeling.
One night I was sitting outside looking at the stars and I saw a shooting star and it was then I wished for Emma.
Not long after that I was pregnant and we had been trying for awhile. Coincidence.. I think not 🙂
Emma Jane is now 4 1/2 years old and is the funniest, sweetest and most thoughtful, Strong willed child I have ever met.
I absolutely love waking her up in the morning and seeing her sweet smile and hearing her say “Hi Mommy, Will you lay down and snuggle with me.” These are the moments that only last for a little while. I treasure them.
I even had my husband come and take a picture and I told him that would probably be the last time she would let me rock her to sleep and it was she was almost 3 years old.
She just graduated Preschool and will start kindergarten next month 🙁 Time goes by too fast. All I can say is treasure the moments and not things because that’s all that really matters in this life.
Just the thought of her growing up makes me tear up. Emma makes me smile and laugh so much I don’t know what I would do with out her. Emma has taught me and continues to teach me everyday.
She teaches reminds of what in life is important and that’s to grab your super hero cape and run around and sing and dance like there is no one is watching and not to worry about anything.
Just live in the moment. Everything else can wait.
Emma has taught me to have more patience and brought out the loving Mommy I had in me. She has showed me what it’s really like to look at the World through a child’s eyes.
We just got the pleasure to finally meet her on Memorial Day of this year. And we are so grateful l to have a newborn baby in our home again.
You forget how tiny they are at first just amazing. I had forgotten how much work a newborn is though.
All the sleepless nights, but I wouldn’t trade it for the World. I love watching seeing Emma so happy to help and love on her baby sister.
We are so blessed that God gave us another healthy beautiful baby girl.
Faith looks almost identical to Emma only she has darker hair and her nose is a little different. She is a very happy baby and I cant wait to see her transform throughout the years to come.
I am happy Faith will have a big sister to look up to
My Mom is my inspiration and my best friend. I need her everyday of my life. Even if it’s just a text to ask how my day went.
As much as she drives me crazy sometimes questioning so much of what I do or how I do something, I still love her to pieces and wouldn’t change that for the world.
She makes me laugh till I cry and is my best shopping buddy and my movie goer and concert buddy ever! She is the best grandmother to her 2 grand daughters.
Emma and her have sleepovers and go garage sailing together and come home with all kinds of treasures.
The girls absolutely adores their Grandma Chris and watching them interact with each other makes my heart melt.
Zach is five years younger than me and is my sidekick in crime. We have so much fun together! Growing up the two of us didn’t hang out much due to out age difference.
I was usually picking on him or getting mad if he was messing with my stuff. However he has always made me laugh. He is just Zach.
Now we laugh at old times and ponder on all the wonderful Remember Whens. Today the hours we can spend together are countless.
Even though we don’t get to hang put as often as we would like to. Zachary knows he is very near and dear to my heart, He loves my cooking and baking so much so I love suprising him yummy food.
Zach and I have fun listening to all music he writes and plays. The two of us can pull all nighters like no other, either listening to music or watching movies. I am grateful to have him in my life.
Our real Dad lives in Illinois and we haven’t saw him now for probably almost 5 years. But we were close to our Dad when we did live in Illinois.
We always had fun together on out family camping trips, filled with fishing trips and campfires. Those are years I really treasure we all had so much fun together as a family.
Brook was born when I was a teenager, old enough to babysit. So what did I do with Brook I baby sat her a lot. Which at the time was kind of an inconveince. But at the same time it taught me so much about having a baby. I cared for her and loved her like she was my own. Until she was 3 years old.
I grew up and went my own way. We remained close ALWAYS. She has always had a special place in my heart. She has grow up living in Illinois and I have since moved here there and everywhere except back to Illinois.
She is now almost 20 years old. She was my Maid of Honor in my wedding and is a wonderful Aunt to my daughters.
I love her to pieces and I am so proud of the beautiful women she is growing into.. I couldn’t imagine my life without her.
Life is hard when the people you love so dearly live thousands of miles away, but I am so grateful for social media and texting. It sure makes it easier to keep in touch with lots of my family that is so far away.
Well thank you for letting me share my beautiful family with all of you. And to my family who didn’t make on this post don’t worry you will be on the next one. I am sorry. I plan on writing another post about all my other loves. I just couldn’t fit you all in one post.
I hope maybe this made you think about how important all your loves are to you and I would love to hear about all the ways you keep in touch with all your family and friends near and far. Please comment or email and let me let me KNOW.
Wishing You All A Beautiful Day Today And Always
Living The Good Life With Nicole
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