Friday, November 18, 2011

FBFF - What we're thankful for

I love that today's Fashion Beauty Friend Friday is about recognizing what we're thankful for.  I have always felt that Thanksgiving gets no love, being overshadowed by Halloween before it and Christmas right after it.  So I want to stand up and shout my blessings because I have quite a few!

I am thankful for:

~The Pants Monkey: five years of marriage, 13 years together and every day is a new adventure.  He's my rock and he makes me feel beautiful and special every day even if I'm just in sweats and a t-shirt.

The Pants Monkey and I earlier this year (pre-Lasik)

~The fashion blogging community: I took a risk and started this blog this year and I never imagined I'd have people reading along and even being impressed by my style.  I am having so much fun and am so glad I decided to do this!  Huge thanks to all who stop by here and leave comments.  It's been so fun meeting all of you and I'm looking forward to what's to come!

~My family and friends: they support me and lift me up when I need it most and I would be nothing without them!

~New sight: Having Lasik eye surgery earlier this year and the amazing difference it made in my sight.  Not having glasses or contacts anymore is awesome.  And the fact that the Pants Monkey did it as well and the amazing results he had too.

~Muppets: Big huge Muppet fan here and the fact that they have a movie on the big screen for the first time in years is a gift to me.  I cannot wait to see the movie next week.

~My cats!  I have two of the most affectionate and sweet cats around.  They make me smile every day.

Taylor and Pippin, my furry loves

~Music: The ability to make music with our Christian group and the fact that it's something the Pants Monkey and I are able to do together.

~Coffee: I don't think I have a horrible addiction, but I do like starting my day with my cup!  It makes mornings easier.

~The fact that we completed a 5K this year: Might not have ran the whole time, but we still did it.

~Overcoming fears: I have an irrational fear of loud noises, but the Pants Monkey helped me start to overcome it finally, and we took a gun class together and I even fired a gun.  I am proud of the fact that I was able to do this!

~Acceptance: I wasn't looking forward to the big 3-0 that much until this month.  I am not sure what changed, but I have come to terms with it and am even looking forward to it!

~Easy to deal with hair: I love my short haircut every single day.  I don't think I'll ever go back to anything longer.

~A roof over my head, a job to come to each day, food on the table: I know that there are many in this world who don't have those things and I most certainly do not take them for granted.

I could go on and on if I wanted to but we'd be here all day.  Still, it is very important to take the time to step back and look at the many gifts we're given in life!  I'm curious to read others responses as well!

If you'd like to see what others are thankful for, or to join up with FBFF, visit Katy at Modly Chic.


  1. Thank you for sharing your gratitude list. Your hubby is cute! And so are your cats :) I used to know another cat named Pippin when I was a kid

  2. What a wonderful list! And such cute pictures, the cats are adorable:) I'm feeling a little sad for not including my own cats in my gratitude list, but hopefully they'll forgive me:) Thanks for your sweet comment once again:)

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