Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I'm Thankful

I'm Thankful for:

God and all the gifts he has bestowed on my family and me.

My family...
*My loving husband who is so patient with me and continues to make my heart flutter every time that I see him.
*My wonderful brother. He is so smart and I know he will go so far in life. We are so much alike and I wish that he would move from Atlanta to New York so that I could see him more.
*My amazing sister. She's one of my best friends and she can always make me smile. I am so proud of how far she has come and the obstacles she has jumped to get where she is today. She is so young and she will do amazing things. I can't wait to see where life takes her.
*My Mom. Oh my Mom. We almost killed each other a few times during wedding planning, but overall it just made is better friends. She is an amazing strong woman and I'm so lucky to have her. She has been so wonderful listening to me during my homesick times. She always tells me to snap out of it when I'm in one of my moods. She knows me better than I know myself sometimes. I miss her so much and I can't wait to see her this weekend!
*My Daddy. He is my hero (yeah, I'm one of those girls). He always has advice for me and he is my rock. I love our talks and I miss our boat rides. He HATES crowds, but he was the 1st one to say he would come to NYC for Thanksgiving. He's the best. He really is.
*My new family. They have been so wonderful to me already and I'm so glad to have them in my life now. I continue to enjoy learning more about each of them.
*My dog Daisy. She greets me with wide eyes and a wagging tail everyday when I come home from work. When I cry she puts her head in my lap, when I'm lonely she jumps up on my bed uninvited and rests at my feet, when I'm happy she plays with me and when I'm content...she's just there.
*My other dogs Lily and Scarlet and our cat Sam...they are all my parent's animals but I love them too and I still get lots of attention every time I walk in the front door.
*The happy memories of the family members I've Nana, both grandfathers and especially my aunt, who died 8 years ago this week. She was like a second mother to me and I miss her very much.
*And readers! I started this blog almost a year ago and it has served as an outlet for me during my wedding planning and my big move. I am thankful that so many of you have been there for every up and down along the way. I love to write and even though I have misspellings and bad grammar, I love that you continue to come back. I love your comments and emails. I truly feel like I have a new group of friends!

And the little things that help make my life enjoyable...
*Kisses from my husband when he gets home
*Bubble baths (especially Philosophy's Cinnamon Buns)
*Hugs from friends
*Pretty invitations and the fun that comes with them
*Warm towels from the dryer
*My Junior League provisional class
*Weekend trips
*Full moons
*Fresh flowers from my husband (you should have seen the ones he brought me last night!!)
*Cheese dip (even though I can't get it in NYC)
*Sleeping babies
*Lip Gloss (especially Bobbi Brown)
*Giving and receiving surprise cards in the mail for no particular reason
*Red wine and margaritas (especially margaritas here)
*An unexpected call from a friend
*My favorite songs playing on the radio
*Birthday parties!
*A great sale
*Mani/Pedi, especially the cheap ones in NYC
*All the great shows right now on ABC
*My black puffy coat, I don't think I could make it through the NYC winter without it
*My wedding pictures, they help me remember one of the best days of my life.
*Smiles from strangers
*Christmas Cards
*Smitty and Lawrence...the guys that take my trash out every morning and afternoon at work
*The way you feel right after you get your hair cut
*Dirty Martinis
*All of my friends that are pregnant (4 of them!!)
*Carnegie Deli Cheesecake with strawberries on top
*Fresh on earth would I carry all those groceries down the street
*Bobbi Brown gives me just what I need to feel good about myself!
*Filling up a brand new calendar with bdays and events
*Stationary (especially Whitney English and The Paper Cafe who have been so sweet to me)
*Holidays...I love them all!
*Boat rides with my Dad
*Saturday mornings
*People Magazine
*My morning Jamaican shuttle driver, Eirle
*Calm mornings
*Balloons!! (That was one of my first words...kinda...I called them loons!!)
*My great aunt's pearls
*NYC Pizza
*A good book and the time to read it
*Diet Coke
*Good hair days
*Alabama Football (most of the time)
*Encouragement from someone I love
*My beautiful wedding ring and wedding band. Every time the light makes it sparkle I remember my husband's love for me and our special day.
*Christmas decorations
*Online shopping
*My sweet doormen
*My parent's beach house. It is my special place. I think my blood pressure goes down the minute I arrive. While it is still new, I already have so many wonderful memories there.


PS. I'm off for the rest of the week to enjoy my family! They arrive at 3pm today!!


Libby said...

Happy Thanksgiving, MMM! Have a wonderful time with your family in town!

suburban prep said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

Kimba Rimba said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! This is such a great post! :)

Buford Betty said...

What a great post. Have a wonderful Turkey Day!!!

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

I love you list!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope your first one in the big city is everything you hoped and more! Enjoy!

atlanta social said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Ladybug said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Have a wonderful time with your family.

Southern Sugar said...

I enjoyed you post so much! We have many things in common to be thankful for. I guess that why I love your blog. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours sweet blog friend!
Enjoy your family and the little bit of home I'm sure they bring with them.

magnoliabelle said...

Great list! Happy Thanksgiving!

sle said...

Thinking of you today and wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
I love your post.

Mrs. STL Sarah said...

Great post, darling.

Heather at Grace303 said...

This is a terrific post. It was a great way for me to start my Monday morning.

Lori said...

What a great post! How blessed you are. :)
Happy Thanksgiving, I hope the time with your family was incredibly special!

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