i'm thankful for...this pup and reminders that life is short but imminently wonderful. i missed her a lot when i went home for the holidays (my family had to put her down in august) but i think it's always good to remember that we should spend as much time with the people and dogs we love while we can. oh, and tell people you love them...as often as possible. can't say it or hear it too much, and that's a fact.
i'm thankful for...EGGS. OH MY LORD. i know i've been thankful for these before but the biggest change i made in my eating habits was incorporating eggs. i hadn't ever had an egg before this time last year and i have not looked back once since that fateful day at the melrose diner. the above photo is my very first attempt at making an omelet. i actually haven't gotten any better at making them so i don't really make anything but fried eggs and scrambles nowadays, but i'm just glad i learned to love eggs in all their forms. oh and people? eat the damn yolks. they're worth every golden drop.
i'm thankful for... friends and the chances to hang out with them at weddings and otherwise. weddings are so much fun, for realz. being in weddings is also so much fun and i got the chance to be in one this past year and i've got two this coming year. nothing like getting together with all your best girls and drinking a bunch of wine, dancing and celebrating two people in love. when i moved to dc three and a half years ago i don't think i was aware of how my friendships would change and i'm so glad that i got the chance to spend even more time with old friends and make new ones.
i'm thankful for...my coworkers. just...thank god for these two. i'd be so lost without them.
i'm thankful for...the chance to spend time at home this summer. undoubtedly the best 3.5 weeks-ish of my year, on the whole. relaxing, cooking with my mom, running with my dad, eating meals with this view...couldn't have been better.
i'm thankful for...weights! i've started incorporating strength into my workouts on a more regular basis, and it's been a great change. thanks in large part to tina's bootcamp, but also to blogs and pinterest, i have definitely become stronger and more confident about my body due to weights. and i like them especially when they're pretty colors.
i'm thankful for...this texan. he's a real gem and it's been a really solid year for us. looking forward to everything 2013 has in store! armpops for everybody!
i'm thankful for...you guys! here's where i should link to all of my blends but i'm kind of lazy, so just know that i love you, i adore you and i'm SO thankful that i have gotten the chance to get to know some of you all over the past 7 months or so. it's amazing to me that i haven't been blogging for a year yet i feel like my life has been utterly changed by blogging and by the people i've "met". i cannot wait to keep getting to know you all better and i hope 2013 is full of ton of blend meetups! since we've already got several planned, i think that's pretty much a given :)
whew, okay that got ridiculously long. sorry, but i've just got a lot to be thankful for! 2012 was a big year!