30 Days of Gratitude

I can’t believe its the last day in November!!!

I love the month of Novemeber!!! Not just because its my birthday month 😉 but because I love taking the whole month to reflect on my {many!} blessings and the things I am grateful for.


I have been keeping a Gratitude list in the notes on my phone all month to remind me of how much I have been blessed. Here are just 30 things {out of many!} for the 30 days in November that I am thankful for.

I am grateful for:  {in no particular order}

1 – a loving Heavenly Father that loves me and has a plan for me.

2 – Courtney!!! He is my eternal companion, best friend, confidant, protector, lover, sweetheart, and I could not imagine my life w/out him by my side.

3 – Devyn.  her strong and wise spirit,  love and compassion, and the example she is to me.

4 – Taylor. her bold & sassy, yet loving and kind hearted personality.

5 – Jayde. her sensitivity and sincereness in all that she does and her artistic talent.

6 – Gabe. our smart little man with his witty and fun personality.

7 – our parents. for their constant love and support.

8 – our grandparents. such great examples of hard work and dedication in their time.

9 – the Gospel. I know who I am, I know why I am here, and I know where I am going.

10 – our Savior – Jesus Christ. for paying the ultimate sacrifice for each of us so that we can gain eternal life.

11 – Veterans.  especially for my husband, my dad, my brother in laws, our Papaw’s Pryor & Hinson, uncles, cousins, extended family members, and countless friends who so bravely and willingly serve our great country. I am forever grateful and humbled by your sacrifice.

12 – my high school bestie – Stephany. We have been friends for 17+ years and we know, love, and appreciate each other for who we are through everything through the years.

13 –  a steady income. especially in this economy.

14 – Daylight Savings Time ending and an extra hour of sleep! 😉

15 – my Testimony. I am grateful for all the things I know and believe are true and the freedom to express it.

16 – Visiting Teaching. I love getting to know other sisters and serving.

17 – Relief Society. Charity {really does} Never Faileth.

18- for running! I love the ‘runners high’ after a run and there’s nothing that makes me feel more like I’ve accomplished something than having an awesome run.

19 – our home. to have a place for our family that provides us a shelter from the world.

20 – the Temple. for the blessings we receive every time we attend.

21 – mine and my family’s health and wellness.

22 – the scriptures. for the answers and comfort that I can find in them.

23 – power of prayer. I know that our prayers are heard and then answered on the Lords time.

24 – Thanksgiving Day!! for the chance to be reminded of the blessings in our lives – and be with our families.

25 – music. all kinds. to lift me up, comfort, motivate, dance, sing to.

26 – Weight Watchers. a lifestyle plan that has been life changing for me.

27 – Lexy & Cyndi and this blog!!!  I have learned so much about myself and what I am capable of thanks to the support of these two awesome women whom I call my sisters –  and those around us that support us!!! love you gals!! 😉

28 – all my outlaws and inlaws! 😉 my sisters and Courtney’s brothers and sisters – all their spouses and my nieces and nephews!

29 – birthdays and ME. 😉 I am thankful for my life on this earth, for the person I am, the values I have, the trials I have been given to endure and learn from, for who I have become through hard work, and for who I CAN still become.

30 – Christmas time!!! Its the season of giving, to remember the Reason for the Season – to celebrate our Saviors birth.


Have you made your gratitude list?? 


my fire bites today:

*rest day – still gotta do burpees :/

breakfast – my trusty ole’ oatmeal! – 4

did computer work ALLLLLLL day trying to get caught up! {my house shows it! will have to make up for that tomorrow}


didn’t plan my day very well or clean out my fridge yet –  so I ended up snacking on some of these – 4


kept getting side tracked and realized about 3:30 that I hadn’t eaten lunch – leftover pizza – 7


Zone bar snack – 5


made Skinny Italian meatballs  but I put a little twist on it and served ours with a sweet & spicy sauce, 1/4 cup rice and 1/2 cup veggies – 7

I have made a few recipes from Gina’s Skinny Taste’s blog before – I love her blog and her creative & simple recipes with the PointsPlus values on each recipe!!!

I will post the recipe in a separate post HERE.

Just when I thought my birthday celebration was over………..

my sweet husband came home from work with this surprise from The Cake Lady Bakery. 😉


my kids got to finally sing Happy Birthday to me and I enjoyed my slice of chocolate cake! – 8



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About Carman

36 year old military wife of 18 years and stay at home mom to 4 incredible kids (3 girls ages 17, 11, 11 and our son is 6). After my 4th, and final baby, I decided I wanted to be more active, healthier, happier, and to be an example to my kids. I joined Weight Watchers and started using the Points Plus program to learn portion control, moderation, and develop healthier habits. I also used the dietSNAPS app to track my meals and it was such a life changer for me to literally *see* what I was putting in my body! Cyndi, Lexy and I created this blog to be accountability partners and that has been a huge key to this journey! I love to cook and I love converting my favorite recipes into a healthier version for my family to enjoy! I love the after effects of exercising :) I love challenging myself to fitness goals to change things up and in doing so I have run numerous 5K/10K's, several half marathons, one full 26.2 marathon, and a Tough Mudder. I love circuit training, weight training, and running sprints. My goal is to inspire others to take their health seriously, and to show how small changes can lead to big results.

2 thoughts on “30 Days of Gratitude

  1. Terry

    Enjoyed your list. I didn’t start my list on fb with everyone else but have been aware lately of the many blessings I have. Thanks for the reminder of some I have taken for granted.


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