Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. You get to gather with friends and family and share a meal and spend time together. You get to reflect and think about all that there is to be grateful for. There’s no gift giving involved. Oh and I can’t forget about all the yummy food you get to eat. This year I have so much to be thankful for. We’ve had some highs and lows this year. We’ve shed some tears {who am I kidding? I’ve shed a lot of tears}, laughed out loud, experienced utter joy and disappointment, and we’ve been all around happy.

I’m thankful for:

  • God’s love and grace {which I’m just beginning to understand}
  • My husband {he’s the best!}IMG_0079
  • My health and my family’s health
  • My home
  • Friends and Family
  • Awesome coworkers
  • Our newest addition to the family, our sweet lab puppy, Sadie. She’s brought us so many laughs.IMG_2229
  • My job

And so much more. Too much to list here. Christmas is just around the corner, and I’m looking forward to starting a new year. But first enjoying the holidays with friends and family.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Over the Weekend

This past weekend was a nice relaxing one at home. Saturday afternoon we ran some errands and then took Sadie to Yokuts Park for a walk along the bike path and to play some fetch. IMG_2341

This next one I had to include because it cracks me up.  IMG_2359

Then Sadie enjoyed some more fetch with a stick this time in the sandy dried up river bed.  Can you tell we live in Bakersfield with those oil thingys in the background? I don’t even know what you call those things. IMG_2388

This was good practice for me with my DSLR camera.  IMG_2441 

No tongue.  She’s such a cutie and I can’t help but take a million photos of her.IMG_2442

Saturday night we met up with friends and family at Chuy’s to celebrate my 26th birthday. I got this cake from Sweet Surrender called the Matterhorn. It was featured on the food network, so I wanted to give it a try.  Personally, I didn’t think it was all that great. I like Gimmee Some Sugar cakes way more. I even think the Texas sheet cake from Jake’s Tex Mex is better than this.  It’s definitely not work the $45 price tag.


On my actual birthday on Sunday, I didn’t do much but relax at home, go grocery shopping and take the dog out for a run.  I did enjoy some homemade banana bread {that I had made Friday night} and a cup of coffee in the morning. I love slow Sunday mornings.  IMG_2467