So I usually have my Gratitude Journal with me when I do this post & look right at it & pull it off my list.... but I have left my journal at home. So this will be from memory & without numbers this week.
Let's see what I can remember what I wrote down... or even better, what comes to mind.
This week I am Thankful For:
... time off work. It was just so wonderful not waking up to an alarm clock for a few days in a row.
... Ricky got off work early on our anniversary. He had to work the Saturday before so that gave him a half day he could take off from work. That ended up being perfect for us to celebrate.
... MY CAR PAID OFF!!! Tell me how amazing my husband is to me! For our anniversary, he paid off my car that I still owed 2 years on. YAHOOO!! He told me I could now either go get another car or just save the money. I'm thinking I'm going to be needing a few crowns & more dental work coming up so I'm going to stash my usual car payment money in the savings account every month. Hopefully get a head start on next years dental bills.
... the most perfect 21st anniversary. Honestly, we had THE BEST DAY on our anniversary. We just had one of those days where we got along really well. As married people of 21 years, its easy to nit-pick on things but we were both just easy going that day - & we laughed & had the best time all day long. Not to mention the weather was perfection. Even Mother Nature played along for the day.
... 2 day celebration. I love Ricky still made sure I got to my favorite restaurant even if it was a day late for our anniversary. My Italian heart loves me some Italian food for a celebration.
... apple pie. It is another tradition for us to go to the Pie Kitchen on our anniversary - but we actually missed that. Instead, since we were at Whole Foods, we each bought mini pies that we each liked. I try to watch what I eat so dont get apple pie often but its my FAVORITE & I was excited to eat it for our celebration. Ricky ended up with Pecan Pie. With these teeth of mine? I steer clear of anything sticky & gooey.
... GORGEOUS day for an outdoor wedding. So glad for our friends that the weather cooperated for their beautiful day.
... Got to see our Nashville gang!!
|It was the boys first wedding they've been to... they were all curious about it|
... Trying new places to eat. Especially ones that give cupcakes with their combo meals!!
Ricky's not a fan of new places. He likes his tried & true places but he'll go to new places if other people want to try somewhere different - so it worked out well that the Nashville gang was up for trying this new place.
... getting caught up fairly well at work with my pile of work.
... my sweet Blog friend asked me to be her wedding photographer. I am so excited for my blog buddy Jessie when she announced she was getting married! & then she sent me an email saying she really did want me to come up & shoot her wedding. That just seriously made my day!! & I would love to say I would be able to do it but it would be a little difficult for me & for Chasity to head up her way. But that she was serious about me wanting to do her wedding? Just awesome. I would have loved to be with her on her big day. She's going to be such a beautiful bride & it's going to be such a fun wedding!!!
... getting to take a walk at lunch since it's so beautiful & warm.
... wonderful friends who I can reach out to for prayer & distractions when life gets stressful.
What are you Thankful for this week?