thankful for sweet family that we never met before inviting us in to their for thanksgiving. it was the biggest holiday i’ve ever been to in terms of people. there were so many brothers and sisters and kids everywhere and it was incredible. it made me want to have ten kids just for huge family events. 

also feeling very thankful for morgan who invited me out to meet with her and some of her blogger friends for drinks last night. it was so nice to break out of my shell and meet new people.

reading all my to-do lists. i have one for everything lately. the nice thing is they are actually getting crossed off. quite unusual for me to actually be accomplishing things.

feeling so relaxed lately. there’s no more worrying about moves. no more unpacking (just organizing). no more rush rush rush go go go. it feels so good to not have plans anymore. this past weekend we didn’t know what to do because it’s not like we have anyone around so we did whatever we wanted to. at one point on saturday, i was walking around the house and i uttered “i’m bored”. i don’t think i’ve ever had that feeling. i kind of loved it.

thinking about how excited i am to have our families come down for christmas. it’s going to be loud around this house starting in two weeks until the end of the year but i cannot wait for everyone to get here and have them love all over addison and late night chats around the fire and warmth of my mom and dad and grandma and (hopefully) my sister.

also thinking about a conversation i had with andrew a few nights ago and how it’s making me completely realign my goals and things i do come 2015. instead of trying to do everything, i need to focus on choosing a couple things and accomplish them rather than a ton of things and accomplish none. more on this when i figure what it looks like.

eating/drinking homemade food. anything i can make i do because it feels so good to be in a kitchen again. drinking wine at night. not drinking enough water for sure.

watching elf elf elf!!! and i watched the country christmas concert on abc on monday and ended up crying at the end of the song let it go. happy tears but so sentimental. is this what being a mom feels like?

listening to christmas music 24/7. andrew is over it already.

loving having a mantle to decorate. i’ll share soon when i get it done. right now i’m still in the process of finding our ornaments to complete the christmas tree.



  1. December 3, 2014 / 6:02 pm

    I am so glad that you came out with us! We will have to do it again soon! And I cant believe not a one of us took a picture? We are blogging failures!!!

    I love Elf and Christmas music!!! I have been listening to Christmas music since November 1 because it is never too early for happiness 🙂

  2. December 3, 2014 / 8:18 pm

    I'm super thankful that you came out and joined us last week!! It was so much fun! Nadine is right, we will definitely have to do it again soon.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *