you know what makes me feel really grateful?

  • going outside to eat lunch (80 degree weather, holla!) and it being recess time for the deaf school right next to my building.  Every couple of seconds, the group of 6-year olds would stop chasing each other/running around and sign things, run around again, pause to sign something else, and run around again.  It was so sweet.
  • passing a car accident on the way to work.
  • reading a book about homeless youth in America.  
  • people who take the time to talk and listen.
  • General Conference this past weekend.
  • having a healthy body that allows me to work off the 4(!!!) homemade cinnamon rolls consumed this past weekend.
  • colorful sunsets.
  • kneeling in prayer with Ben.
  • getting a "just checking in to see how you're doing!" text.
  • sippin' smoothies and talking about goals.


  1. That first one is so sweet! Would definitely make me smile.

  2. Who doesn't love 80 degree weather. Yay!

    xoxo Jamie

  3. Thanks for posting this, Lex! It's little things like this post that remind me to be thankful and grateful. :) Thank YOU


  4. Gosh yes...Conference always puts things back into perspective for me.

    I'm your newest follower! Lovely blog :)

  5. This is awesome! Thanks for posting :)
    I am jealous of that 80 degree weather!


  6. Can't wait to watch the General conference! I've been speaking with missionaries for a while now but didn't know the conference had already taken place. lol

    1. That is so awesome!! I think you'll really enjoy the messages from the prophet and apostles. One of my favorite talks was from Elder Richard G. Scott. Maybe you'll get a chance to read or watch it sometime :)