Hi friends! This is the perfect time of the year to stop and take a minute to count our many blessings. Today  we have  gathered some friends together for a gratitude blog hop because we wanted to let our families know how much we love and appreciate them. The matter of fact is that I couldn’t blog without the love and support of my husband and children.

Inspired by it I made these Love at Home Free Printables.

Love Free Printables at www.the36thavenue.com

 When my friend  Mique from 30 days Handmade asked me if I wanted to participate in a family hop, I thought the idea was so much fun. Today I don’t get to share just a project but I get to interview my husband and kiddos and share how grateful I am for the wonderful family that God has given me.

Here is my “familia”! 

Family Pic


Today also I get to interview my best friend, the love of my life, the person that knows me better than anyone and is still  crazy enough to love me for who I am. The one that always believe in anything I want to become.

Matt and I met almost 17 years ago in Madrid, Spain and fell in love almost 16 years later in the USA.

If you met Matt and I separately you may think that there could not be two people more different in the world…

He is blond and I am a brunette.

He grew up hiking the mountains…

Roger, Matt, TRC 4-17-82 on hillside hike

Matt {age 6} and his dad!

…and I grew up swimming in the sea.


My mama and I playing in the water.


He was born in American and I was born in Europe.

He likes pop and modern music I like Frank Sinatra.

He can’t tolerate spicy food and I can never have enough of it.

He loves TV and I don’t.

I love to read and he doesn’t.

He likes ice water and I like hot chocolate.

He hates stores and I love shopping…. I am telling you, two of a kind!

However I am confident to say that  if you saw us together you may forget everything I said because a long time ago we got to the conclusion that we were born to be one. The greatest blessing that we have between us without a doubt is our wonderful four children. The second greatest blessing is the fact that we don’t just love each other but we actually complement and like each other. Everything that makes us different is what we admire the most about the other… I love this guy!

Interviewing Matt

matt and I

What do you do for a living?

Matt: I work! 

Me: {Hahahaha, me laughing!}
How did you two meet? 
Matt: We first knew of each other in Madrid, Spain. I hated Desi for the first three months and after the fourth month I admired her. Eight month later, the first night in downtown Provo I wanted to kiss her, five months later we were married.
What do you love most about your wife? 
Matt:Her laugh. When she laughs everyone can’t stop chuckling.
I also love her mouth
Me: This is so embarrasing!
What is your favorite project/recipe she’s made? 
Matt: I love her pictures and how her projects jump out of the screen.
What’s her favorite thing about blogging?
Matt: The interaction with her readers. 
And least favorite thing about blogging? 
Matt: Deadlines! She does NOT like to have her back against the wall.
As I said our greatest blessing is our four children. We are so grateful for each of them, for their personalities and for the honor of being their parents. They make us laugh, they make us what to be better, they make us remember how precious every moment is.
We love them so much!
Interviewing The Kiddos!
children and I
What are your favorite holiday traditions as a family?
Putting the Christmas tree up on Thanksgiving night and sleeping under the tree. 
Opening every night a new Christmas activity and doing it the next day.
What is your favorite recipe or project that your mom has made? 
Do you have any family favorite- games, movies, activities, hobbies?
A and D: Going to the lake during the Summer.
S and M: Friday Movie Night and having dinner together.
Are you tired of taking pictures for Mom’s blog?
All of them: Yes, it is so annoying! 
Annoying? No way 😉
I am so thankful for my family. I am so thankful for everything they teach me. 
I am so thankful to be a part of their lives!
Love Free Printables at www.the36thavenue.com
Now, are you ready to print?
Before you go make sure to visit my friends to see what they created with the “Gratitude” theme.
There are recipes, printables and family traditions included in this blog hop.  
14 GRATITUDE printables, recipes and ideas

A big, huge thank you to our families for their support and love. They are our guinea pigs, models, help us when we have last minute deadlines, don’t blink when we wear yoga pants for two days in a row and stick through the good, the bad and the ugly. We are so grateful for you. Look at all these pretty faces! So much love in this collage: Gratitude Blog Hop with several bloggers www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

Kari from U Create // Jodie from Eighteen25 // Cindy from Skip to My Lou // Amy from Positively Splendid Kelli from Lolly Jane // Mique from Thirty Handmade Days // Leigh Anne from Your Homebased Mom // Steph from Somewhat Simple Melissa from Polka Dot Chair // Kristen from Capturing Joy // Becky from Organizing Made Fun // Amy from the Idea Room Kristyn from Lil Luna // Desiree from the 36th Avenue
Thank you so much for visiting with us today.
My family and I