{Happy Thanksgiving!} Things I Am Grateful For

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  I just wanted to pop in on one of my favorite holidays to share some things I’m truly grateful for at this point in my life :)

#1… I’m thankful for my family

Family pictures from last year's Turkey Trot

Family pictures from last year’s Turkey Trot

This one is pretty simple.  I’m super grateful for my family and all their support…okay, well support from Mom and Dad and we’ll call it “honesty” from Emily ;) .  I’m grateful I get to see them throughout the year even though we are scattered throughout the east coast these days.   And I’m grateful they let me talk their ears off during my former hour long commutes home from work, and before that put up with me hardly calling at all because my work hours were so crazy.  I’m so, so happy to be here in Florida spending time with everyone.  (Unfortunately Emily couldn’t make it but I’ll see her at Christmas.)

#2… Speaking of Christmas…I’m thankful for Christmas music and movies

Childhood Christmas Movies

Okay, this one may seem silly but these are truly two things that make me very happy!  I just love a good lovey dovey Christmas movie – I don’t care that it’s corny and predictable!!  As for Christmas music, I love obnoxiously singing it around the house and in my car, and I grew up singing these songs with my grandma which makes is special, too.

#3… Josh

Josh and Me Applewood Orchards

I suppose this one could be grouped together with family but in a way it’s  different so I’m separating the two.  I’m so grateful to have Josh in my life :)  We aren’t perfect, and we do our fair share of bickering, but we also bring out the good in each other.  We are both stubborn and therefore we have to remind each other to be open minded and patient.  To be completely corny…he is the love of my life!

#4… My Health

Health Quote (picture source)

Since I consider myself to be a healthy living blogger you probably saw this one coming.  I am grateful to be healthy!  And I am grateful that I have learned how to treat my body right.  I’m still learning and I still have a long way to go but I have the ability to work on my health.  It is in my hands and something I can control, and for that I am truly grateful.

This post could go on and on but instead of rambling I’ll round it up here.  Some other things I’m grateful for would have to include… our new apartment, a job I can seek my teeth into, and all of YOU!  Thank you for spending a little time with me on Thanksgiving and I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day :)

So tell me…

What are you thankful for?

And what are your plans for the day?


Make Up Monday: Our Move In Weekend

November 22nd Move In Weekend 30,000 Steps Jawbone UP24

Hello!  Josh and I are thoroughly enjoying our new apartment  Since we were busy bees all week/weekend packing/unpacking and I wasn’t able to post I did my best to stay active on Instagram.  I hope you guys enjoyed a sneak peak of this post!  But, let’s fill in the gaps.  (I’ll skip Friday since that [Read On]

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Neosporin in My Nose

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I promise we’ll get to the title of this post, but first let’s talk about some food and fitness Food I was running late this morning and still felt pretty stuffed from all the food I ate over the weekend so I grabbed the most random breakfast of all time. Carrots and hummus!  It required [Read On]

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Five Things Friday #17 …on Saturday

Trader Joe's Harvest Blend Herbal Tea

I simply can’t pull it together during the week to get these posts out on Friday.  Sorry, folks!  I still want to share what I’ve been loving lately though so I figure Saturday is as good a day as any  I’m still linking up with Katie, Clare and Heather.  Thanks for the link-ups, ladies! #1… Trader Joe’s Harvest Blend [Read On]

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We’re Moving, Half Marathon Commitment, and Other Randomness

Funny Moving

Since I’ve accepted my new job, Josh and I work about 2 minutes from each other yet we commute about 45 minutes to an hour every day.  So, we’ve decided to move about 45 minutes away from our current home to be closer to work.  We are super excited about the move!  We’ll be living [Read On]

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Day in the Life: Typical Monday

P90X3 PilatesX

I’ve seen a lot of “Day in the Life” posts recently and figured I’d try one out here.  If it’s terribly boring let me know – if you really enjoy it and want to see more let me know 6:15am – My Jawbone UP24 is buzzing.  I have it set to the smart alarm option [Read On]

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{Recipe} Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce

Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce

This weekend I was in a baking/cooking mood.  Saturday night after dinner I made a big batch of sugar M&M cookies. Sunday morning I made my butternut squash soup for the week. After that I made some peanut butter banana bread. And while the peanut butter banana bread was baking I decided to use up [Read On]

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Five Things Friday #16

St. Ives Even and Bright Body Wash

I can’t even begin to describe how happy weekends make me  As a reminder, in my previous job I had to work every other Saturday so it feels wonderful getting to Friday now and actually having two full days off.  I love it!  And on that note, I want to share five other things I [Read On]

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