I love hard. I think too much. I love photography, fashion and expression. I have an amazing fiance, the best family a girl could ask for, and am just trying to chase my dreams while living the present one.
I am thankful for the word. I am thankful that no matter my stress or my pressure or my joy there is something relatable in the words of the bible. I haven’t always been the strongest of believers, especially during certain circumstances in my life but I’ve found strength and faith and comfort sense. And for that I’m forever thankful.
day nine — I am thankful for my family. When nothing else seems right, you always have your family to rely on. I believe that is something people should treasure, always. Everyone argues sometimes, and being a family of 3 girls we’ve definitely had our head on’s but there’s no one else in this world I’d rather be stuck loving so much :)
day ten — I am grateful for rain, finally! I love the cold feel of winter without the actual snow and ice. I am thankful for the snuggle weather to have to be lazy today and cuddle with my fiance and puppy dearest. I’m thankful for the warmth it causes in your homes to make up for the fuhhhreezing of outdoors. So thankful for the season!
day eleven — I know I kind of mentioned this in my previous thank you day, but I think ti deserves a second take. I am very thankful for our troops. For all who have ever and are currently serving. It takes a strong person to give up their own time and opportunities with their families in order to fight for all of us. A total selfless act and I’m thankful that there are still people like that out there risking it all for the rest of us. We’re a great nation of great people. Thank you.
Late again ha!!
I am thankful for real friends. The one that make a point to be in your life for more than those moments that they need a favor. I’m thankful for friends that bother to return favors. I’m thankful for friendships with ups and downs but always apologies. For ones that have bettered me, strengthened me. I am so thankful for true friends with equal morals and similar values. For respect, for honesty, for trustworthiness. I’m thankful for friends that answer your crying phone call even if you haven’t talked all week. For friends that are consistent, reliable, and real.
I’ve only got a few best friends that I could trust my whole world to, and I’m grateful for each and every one of them.
I’m thankful for my friend, Courtney Fowler. I have a lot of really good people in my life and I’m lucky for that. But I have this disease— when I get stressed I like to alienate myself. When I feel like too much is on my plate, I tend to get a little fussy, and as a favor to the rest of man kind leave myself …. Well …. To myself.
Courtney is one person that sort of pushes through that. When I’m too busy or too fussy to think about maintaining friendships she pops up in my texts or Facebook and helps bring me back to normality a bit. Which is a task in itself. Bring in the fact that she’s a wonder mom of two and its jaw dropping.
I’m very thankful for her. For listening to my rants, for entertaining me with hers. For her honesty.
I am thankful for the right to vote. I am thankful for our troops that risked everything and still lay it all on the line for us to have that right. I am thankful for the chance to have a say, as small as it may be, in this country.
Now for a tangent; I am so disgusted with some peoples reactions to this day. If you don’t exercise your right to vote then you should also choose to keep your mouth shut. If you have no opinion in the direction we should move as a nation then you should have no right to criticize the path we have chosen or will choose. And how dare you reticule those of us who do care enough to make a decision. If we want to scream it from the roof tops that we voted then plug your ears because that, also, is our right. I am so sick and tired of everyone on social media complaining about us expressing our opinions. Is that not why social media was created? To reach out to our peers? If you don’t want to read it, scroll past it. If you don’t agree with what they’re saying, that’s fine. But to attack them is wrong. It’s our choice. We can be passionate about whatever we choose.
I would much rather be passionate then not. & I feel sorry for those of you who aren’t.
I am thankful for my job. To finally after a year and a half after college be putting some of my paid for skills to use. I am thankful to be working for a company that appreciates their employees and values their opinions and their personal lives as well as appreciates their time invested. I am thankful for the chance at a career. For the chance to keep learning an growing and challenging myself to only get better.
& on time!! I’m thankful for the chance to grow up in one home. One house with amazing memories and a safe haven to return to whenever I needed it most. My mom always kept it beautiful and made sure we had everything we needed with a few bonuses. I’ll always love this place, it’ll always be my home. Not a lot of people can say that & I’m thankful.
Alrighty, followers! I’ve got news.
So a million things have changed in my life & I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been slacking on my posts and updates. Mainly because I was never super invested in it & didn’t feel I had too much excitement to share. But with a new ENGAGEMENT :)), new job, new HOME, & rocking new business — I’ve got tons of things to post about!
With that, the direction of my blog may change a bit. for the better of course!
less rando pictures, more of REAL life.
remodeling // decorating // healthy living // photography // wedding planning
& all of the fun stuff in between!