Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I am Thankful.

I am so thankful for many things in my life. It's not just during the Holidays when I realize this. I very often think to myself how lucky I am. This would be a very long post if I listed everything, and possibly quite boring to most people, so here's the short version! 

I am thankful for...

My husband. I don't know where I'd be without him! He means everything to me. I'm so lucky to have met him at the age of only fourteen. We are one of those few first true loves who made it, who beat the odds. We literally grew up together and have gained so much strength as a couple through the years. I'm so proud of how far we have come. We still have a lifetime ahead of us that I look forward to every day. 
Our family. All of our Siblings, Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. I'm grateful for all of them! They have affected us in positive ways which have led us to make good decisions in life. My Nephews and Nieces (all five of them!) make me smile daily and I love them with all my heart.  I'm very lucky to not only have a wonderful family, but a wonderful second family.  

my bachelorette party
My friends. Some I have known my entire life, some since high school, some I've known for only a few years. They're each very important to me. Many have been there for me through thick and thin. They're great people to be around and I'm happy to call them my friends. We've shared belly-aching laughs, tears of joy, and tears of sadness. It's always a great time when we're together. We have so many memories that I'll never ever forget. I love my girls (and guys)! They're the best anyone could ask for. 

My puppy. I can't imagine my life without her. She's such a great dog. How many dogs will sleep in with you until 11am without making a peep?! or not have to eat at a specific time? or has been fully potty-trained since 3 months old? Okay, I'll stop bragging ;)  Plus she's my best companion when hubby works. I love her sooo very much.

Our house that gives us great comfort every day. We were very blessed to become homeowners at fairly young ages (21 & 22)!  I love this place we call our home. It's so warm and inviting, peaceful and relaxing (at least till a baby comes along!). I'm very proud of it, even if it does take a chunk of our income!

Our jobs, in many ways. I work at my parents company that they founded in '88. Through their hard work my siblings and I had a great life growing up. It put food on our table and clothes on our bodies, enrolled us in every sport imaginable, helped pay for our first cars, got us through college, and enabled us have family vacations. So my job is much more than a 9-5 prison just to get a paycheck. I care very much about it. Jimmy has a very stable career with great benefits and good pay. It has provided us with enough to pay our bills and go on vacations on occasion. So thankful for that.

That's already a lot to be thankful for and there is honestly so much more. But I would go on and on forever! I hope everyone has a very Happy Thanksgiving, filled with family, love, and yummy food! Enjoy every minute of it!


amylou said...

Wonderful list girl. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving! =)

Jessica Lynn said...

Happy Thanksgiving! too funny that we put them all in almost the same order, too!

Jessie Szmanda said...

I love this! What great things to be thankful for!

The Best of Both Worlds said...

Hey hey hey! Soon to be 6? Am I the only one that caught this? hehe

How exciting!

Mandy said...

Such a great list!! I'm working on one just like it, right now :) I love this time of year!

Kathy said...

Aww, love this post!

Jamie Leigh said...

Your husband and your story sounds a lot like my fiance and mine! We also met at the young age of 14, which I am so thankful for! As you said, it blesses you with the opportunity to grow together, so fun! Beautiful wedding pics as well! God Bless and Happy Thanksgiving!!

Ana* said...

What a great list!
That's so sweet you met at the age of 14. I love reading about people's love stories, specially those like yours "with a happy ending."

Allie said...

So much to be thankful for indeed (:

vintch said...

what a sweet, sweet post! how awesome that you and your husband have known each other since the age of 14. that kind of love is so, so special!

p.s. you are GORGEOUS, my friend!

Ria Thurston said...

I love your wedding photos! Haven't seen any yet... BEAUTIFUL! What a great list of things to be thankful for. GOD IS GOOD!

Jessica said...

So cute and so nice to be able to look at life and be thankful for so much! My parents met when they were in middle school and they are PERFECT for each other with a rock-solid marriage. Love that it's working out for you too!

The Bonjour Four said...

love your list! how precious you guys grew up together and then got married. love it!

Happy Thanksgiving!

d.a.r. said...

Love this list!!

Jenni said...

Awesome pics!!! I love love LOVE that one of your little dog! And your home looks so beautiful!!

Hope you had a great holiday girl! :)

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