Five minutes until we leave for the Turkey Bowl! A bunch of couples in the area are going to brave the snow and dust off our football skills while the kids stay at grandpa’s house. Wish us luck!

I’ve been thinking about this all week and before the action all starts I wanted to get it out. So here’s the 2010 list of what I’m thankful for:

A beautiful wife both inside and out, healthy and beautiful daughter, my own health, Jesus, the Atonement, prayer, America, scriptures, all kinds of food, a nice house, good neighbors, Seahawks when they have a winning season, clothes, education, good parents, all my brothers and sisters, awesome in-laws, being an uncle, playing with kids, reading books to my daughter, kisses from my daughter (and wife), past experiences that have led me to where I am today including: a mission to Germany, living and working in Switzerland, formal education, work training, my jobs, growing up on a farm.

Looks like time’s up. I’m also grateful for all of you who have stopped by this blog throughout the years and shared your insights and testimonies of how God has blessed you in your lives. We haven’t all agreed on everything, but we have all learned and grown together.

God bless all of you this Thanksgiving!

Update: We just got back from the game and our team won!  My wife caught the game-changing TD pass in double coverage in the end-zone.  It was awesome!

Some things I thought about while I was gone I’m thankful for in addition to what I wrote above are the LDS Church and all the good friends I’ve made throughout the years of being a member of the church all over the world.  It is truly a blessing and amazing to see how the gospel of Jesus touches the lives of so a many people all over the world and you have an instant connection almost anywhere you go. 

I’m also thankful for my extended family.  Cousins, uncles, aunts and especially grandparents.  They have shaped who I am today and I have so many good examples of righteous family members who try their best to have a solid relationship with the Lord.

Once again, I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.  May the Lord bless you abundantly and may you be a blessing in the lives of others.