Thankful November

I’m hoping to post at least once a day from now until Thanksgiving (the end of the month if I can manage it.) So here is my first post 🙂

Today, I’m thankful for this sweet blonde haired blued eyed little girl. She is a huge ball of energy. I’ve watched this princess go from a tiny itty bitty baby to a bright sweet ball of excitement. I cannot even begin to tell you just how wonderful this little girl is. Spending 5 days a week with her for the entire span of her little life so far has been amazing. I truly am blessed her family picked me to watch her grow with them.

I’ll always cherish being able to watch her grow and sing songs with her. As she grows I’ll always be able to look back and smile at the days when she’d sing “We ya ya” and “I wuv yoo” I’ll never forget the year she was a peacock for halloween (photo above, with the help of my friend, we made it.) The first year she went trick or treating and every time someone complimented her she’d say “FANK YOU, SO ARE YOU!” and “I’M CUTE!” I just adore this little girl, and I’m blessed to know she adores me just the same 🙂



Thankful Thursday

It’s only suiting (it being Thanksgiving and all) that I felt I should post a Thankful Thursday Post. A little different from my typical “What I don’t Like” posts 😀

24 things I’m thankful for.

  1. This family
  2. My kind, sweet, loving, amazing Family (Mom, J and B not pictured)
  3. My wonderful, loving boyfriend
  4. My mom and everything she has sacrificed, and done to make sure we always had everything we ever needed. Without her, I would be nothing!
  5. These two furry friends
  6. Friends
  7. One of my oldest and dearest friends – Thomas. He’s truly a true friend. I know I (we) are very lucky to have him in my (our) lives!!
  8. I am thankful for the roof over my head
  9. Food
  10. My wonderful Subaru
  11. Christmas
  12. Love
  13. Internet
  14. Full Circle Farms
  15. Pizza Plants
  16. warmth
  17. Snow
  18. Phones
  19. My Education
  20. My Ancestors
  21. The world
  22. Rain Boots
  23. My ability to cook decent food
  24. Everyone I’ve ever met, even if we only ever spoke once, had a falling out, or are the best of friends, I’m still thankful for that opportunity to meet them.

Beat that you little trout sniffer

Christmas is over, and I honestly couldn’t be happier. The one day of the year I had been really looking forward to was a train wreck. I had hoped it would look something like this:

but instead it looked like this:

Christmas eve started off decent, we had Christmas morning with our roommate, and went out to do some last-minute shopping as well as went out for a delicious meal at the a local pub.  It didn’t go down the drain until after we had arrived to EverSoLightly’s aunt’s house. For the second year in a row I had to sit and ignore snide rude comments from his older sister, and once we got in the car his little sister had a dramatic break down which was (according to her) my fault. She claims I “took” her brother “away from” her when in reality she’s a selfish brat who never ever wants to spend time with him.

For the second year in a row EverSoLightly and I hardly slept and had to force ourselves out of bed to be the “mature” ones in the situation, go to his house and pretend nothing happened and that we weren’t both hurt, embarrassed by the actions of others, and angry. Christmas Morning wasn’t so bad, and his dad and little sister hid out for most of the day before dinner so we just hung out and played Nintendo monopoly and a few other games with his mom, it was nice. She really does have a big heart, it’s just too bad her whole family hadn’t gained that same wonderful quality. we had dinner, and I, per usual, said something that upset his dad, whom then got mad and hid out again for the rest of the night, I honestly think he’ll have a chip on his shoulder for the remainder of my life even though I didn’t do anything to deserve that terrible treatment. Then, last night EverSoLightly was up all night throwing up – poor guy must be allergic to crabs. He was really really sick all night. He’s at his sister’s house taking care of her dogs, and I’m house sitting as well about 30 minutes away from him. I hope he’s feeling better today 😦

That was seriously everything we did this weekend. It sucked and we’ve both decide that next year, we’ll be handling things a lot differently and won’t be surrounding ourselves with negative attitude on the holidays.

these past two days are EXACTLY the reason I refused to go to his parent’s house for Thanksgiving, and I’m not sure I’ll be comfortable spending holidays with them again in 2011. 3 Christmases down the drain because of others actions, I will not allow that to happen next year. I guess all i can do is sit and hope they change in the next 12 months….


First time he touched a girl, pan up pointy roof, leaf bed, look right, this movie is extremely important

(wow, I can’t believe I forgot to post this from Monday!)

I am so excited for winter here in Seattle. It’s not even Thanksgiving yet and we have SNOW! It has been snowing off and on since yesterday and we woke up this morning to WHITE! They’re expecting a snow/thunderstorm tonight, as well as 3 more inches of snow! Mitchell and I went out and played in it a bit, and (duh) had a lot of fun!

I installed FaceTime for my Macbook and last night (and today as well) we chatted it up with our dear friend Thomas. I must admit, it is a LOT OF FUN! If you have FaceTime, let me know, we’ll video chat one day! (It is 100000000000000000000000000000xs better than iChat btw.)

Mitchell and I are going to go put up our SECOND Christmas tree (our first one is already up as well as most of our decorations! I am so very happy for this holiday season!