Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Twenty Three

Location, location, location. I am Thankful that we live in DENVER- and yet we are only 9 hours from KC. It makes getting back and forth pretty easy for us- considering flights are usually cheap and we can drive back for the Holidays so we have a car and can bring Tyson.

T Minus 3 hours til we are headed that way! Yipee!
Monday, November 21, 2011

Behind by 7... holy heavens

Sixteen: So Thankful for the CPR. Not the actual life-saving CPR... but my current favorite meal from a little Chinese restaurant a block down from my office. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Seventeen: SHOUT out to Kayley for her BDAY!!! I already wrote a really nice post about her. I am thankful for my LuLuLemon workout gear. It is SINFUL how expensive the stuff is. But it is so worth it.

Eighteen: I am thankful for Fall. So pretty. Leaves, fires, ski-season approaching, warm blankets, hoodies, boots, jackets, and it smells better outside.

Nineteen: Our bed. OMG. Most comfortable bed in America. I can't get up ever because of it.

Twenty: My Iphone!!!!!! I have never had a "cool" phone. Adam and I both got the new IPhone 4s'. We love them. I also love Siri. She is a cool B.

Twenty One: I am thankful for my extended family. Both of my parents come from great families. I get to see one side for Thanksgiving and I can't wait.

Twenty Two: Thankful for my new snowboard + gear. I am getting really excited to put it to use here in a few weeks. Ski season is upon us!! Come visit!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Eek! Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen and Fifteen!

Twelve: I am thankful for my faith in the Lord. How blessed we are everyday. How awesome is it to have faith when things go wrong or when they go right. Living in Colorado and seeing the mountains, I am continually reminded of what an awesome God He is.

Thirteen: Thankful for our car. Yes, the 4 Runner has been the perfect CO car. Does well in the mountains, magically fits Tyson's kennel perfectly in the back, four wheel drive, etc. Done us good thus far.

Fourteen: I am thankful for vacation. I am vacation obsessed. And I guess this goes back to our jobs (and financially being able to afford them), but Adam and I have always been on the same page for what to spend our money on and vacations top the list. Some of my fondest memories have been on trips with Adam and our friends.

Fifteen: I am thankful for Colorado Summers. The BEST time of the year.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh

Nine: I am thankful for our crossfit (you knew this one was coming). Its amazing. If you want to get in shape- join a crossfit gym. I am in shape and it feels good.

Ten: I am thankful for coffee. I couldn't be near as productive, awake, warm or happy without you in my life. Seriously. Every morning I look forward to waking up because I get my coffee. And its amazing the way it can change my mood almost instantly. Being in sales, I couldn't imagine all the deals I wouldn't have closed without you by my side.

Eleven: Only appropriate on Veterans Day- but I am thankful for our past and present troops. The courage it takes to leave their families and friends (with no guarantee of returning) and to fight for our country in the name is freedom is simply amazing and inspiring. We are truly blessed to live in this country. God bless the USA.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

November Seven and Eight

I am thankful for Kayley. We are 2.5 years apart and at times can get REALLY annoyed with each other, but she is the hardest working, smartest, kindest 23 year old anyone will ever meet. I am going to brag on her for a moment... did you know she was up for valedictorian at KSU for her major? Yep, BUT it was a 3 or 4 way tie and so they went back to high school grades to make the final decision (which she ended up not getting it because of ONE B in high school). It seems like whatever she does, she excels at over and beyond. She is growing up right before me eyes... tear :)

I am thankful for Natalie. Natalie is a senior in high school currently and the most hilarious person I have ever met. Natalie and I have always been close even though we are 9 years apart. We have the same personality and have always clicked together. Growing up, it was always Natalie/Emily vs. Kayley. Although, she MAY be going to MU (barf), I am really proud of her for trying to be different and do her own thing. She is an extremely talented writer and therefore, MU has was KSU doesn't... a bomb journalism school.

I love and miss both of these ladies a lot. Living far is hard when you have siblings that you don't get to see very often.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

November Sixth

I am thankful for my friends. Really enough said. Through every phase of my life I have been blessed enough to have some great friends. High school, college, Dallas and now Denver. Having childhood friends and now meeting new people in Denver- it's really amazing to be able to know so many people closely. I do need to do a better job of keeping up with everyone.... thats a big problem I have and its mostly related to the fact that I hate talking on the phone :) So EVERYONE should get on g-chat please.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

November Fifth

I am thankful for food! We honestly live in the land of plenty. At any time in the day- we can eat. We might have to rush to the store or restaurant but I don't think anyone reading this blog has literally NOT known if they were going to eat that day.

If you live in other parts of the world this is definitely not the case. If you haven't heard about the draught/famine in the Horn of Africa- you live under a rock, which is fine. But since we live in the land of plenty, we all should do something to help out since we can. There are great organizations to donate to. Give. Tis the season.

Friday, November 4, 2011

November Fourth

These will get more spicey after I get through the obvious ones...

#4: I am thankful for my parents! I didn't feel spoiled when I was growing up, but now being an adult (kinda) and meeting other people I realize I was pretty spoiled. I got a car when I turned 16, my parents paid for college, etc. Not that this stuff is really that important in the scheme of life but I definitely didn't appreciate as much at those points in time, mostly because I was naive.

My parents have had some rough times and honestly when most would have split up, they have stayed to together and worked it out. More people should be like them. Marriage is special and you make a commitment on your wedding day to stay together through thick and thin. Not only that, they are currently working their tails off for their new business. Its very inspirational to watch and scary at the same time. Love them both so much :)

Love you Mom & Dad :) Thanks for everything.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

November Third

#3: I am thankful for our jobs. Jobs are scarce these days and not only are we blessed to have jobs, but jobs that we actually like. Not to mention, we have had 1 car for about 2 years now and when I started looking for a new position, we fully expected to need to buy a second car. Well, Adam and I work 2 blocks away from each other and commute every day together so this whole "we only have 1 car thing" has actually worked out great and has saved us a lot of $$. Thanks to SendGrid and Lijit Networks for paying our bills :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thankful Month!

Since it is November and I have this weird "missing chromosome" as Adam likes to call it- where I get all awkward around sentimental things and can't stand to listen to cheesy things, quotes, songs, stories, etc. I am going to jump way outside of my comfort zone this month and try (keyword=try) to post daily about what I am thankful for.

Starting a day late.... but here goes nothing.

#1: I am thankful for my husband. I am thankful I found someone to spend my life with, who is truly my best friend, who puts up with me when I am feeling grumpy and who laughs at me when I am feeling goofy, who makes me coffee every morning and packs my lunch for the day. I wouldn't trade married life for the single life if I ever had the option. Thanks for allowing me to snuggle every night and make you claustrophobic. Thanks for working hard at everything you do and providing for our family.
And not to mention, your good looks...

#2: I am thankful for Tyson. Even though he can be overly hyper and stubborn, he is the most snuggly, loving, happy pup ever. He makes Adam and I laugh constantly and we couldn't imagine how boring it would be without him around.

Where did this year go?!