Tuesday, November 18, 2014

10 Things

Ever been offered a free pair of uggs?

... me either.  But my girl Katelynn's fiance may or may not be required to buy her some Uggs if she reaches 100 followers.    She's so close!  Give a sister some bloglovin' love :-)

And with that, Katelynn has also tagged me to detail 10 things I'm thankful for.  Definitely a must for this time of year :-) With that being said, below are some things I'm loving these days:

1.  Rice Cooker

Yup - We received a rice cooker for the wedding and I never realized I would fall in love with a kitchen tool.  But alas!  This bad boy makes cooking rice easy and quick and is my new kitchen favorite :-)

2. Fall TV Shows

Revenge, Nashville, Law and Order, Grimm, How To Get  Away With Murder, Chicago Fire.... I've got problems, let's be honest.

3.  Employment

I'm sure I take my job for granted, but this is my friendly reminder to myself to be thankful for being employed.  If we've texted/chatted in the past couple of months, I may or may not have complained about feeling swamped and overwhelmed at work #FirstWorldProblems #MeGeneration  Sometimes I need to remember to man up and smell the flowers.

4.  My Honey - The Po-Po

For those who have a significant other in Law Enforcement, you'll know it's not easy.  They work spastic long hours for a not-so-glamorous job.  Portland had incredibly low temperatures and high winds this past week, and while I was cuddled up cozy in bed, my hubs was patrolling the streets (which were pretty empty due to said wind/temperature).  I could go on and on about his job and the things he has to put up with, but I'll save that for another time :-)

5.  Dilly Bars

Cherry dilly bars, to be specific.

6.  Kick Ass Wedding Photographers

Having a great wedding photographer is a plus.
Having two awesome wedding photographers who wake up at the butt-crack-of-dawn the morning after the wedding to do sunrise photos - priceless.
If you're in the Northern Washington area and need some wonderful photographers check out Evantide Photography (shameless plug).

7.  Bluetooth Earpiece

Another thing I tend to whine about is my commute, which tends to be upwards of 1.25 hours one way.  This bad boy lets me get all of my calls in on my way home from work.  Now if we could only work on the car sickness...

8. Library Membership

What am I .... 80?!  I've been hearing of people having library cards and I want to kindly remind them that we live in 2014 with Google and Hulu.
... Until I joined the library.  Seriously you guys - you have no idea what you're missing out on.  Unlimited audiobooks (for the commute in #7 above), passes to the Japanese Gardens and other local attractions, free DVDs, Books, etc.
Call me 80 but I'm loving my local libraries.

9.  Mom's Recovery

Remember this post where I blogged about my mom's freak accident?  My tiny little mom is recovering nicely.  She is walking/trotting, and working on using her hands/arms again.  It's nothing short of a miracle and hours on top of hours of hard work.  xoxox

10.  My Amazing Wedding

I'm seriously still on cloud 9 from our amazing wedding (posts coming soon!).  I am so incredibly thankful to have my family and friends who all helped make the day perfect (since I just HAD to have a DIY-labor-intensive wedding).  I think families should have weddings every year, because it was the best excuse to see people you haven't seen in a while and spend the weekend reconnecting with loved ones.


  1. I love your 10 things! And as a fellow Portland gal & someone who's husband is in the public service field, I totally understand what your saying about the long hours, and thankfulness of being in my warm house while he's working a 24 hour shift out in the cold! I'm thankful for people like your husband who do that job!

  2. Girl that sunrise picture is PERFECTION!!!! I can't wait to see more wedding photos. Also, I'm totally thankful for my library membership- go us! ;)

  3. HI!!! I love you!!! Thank you so so much for the shout out!!!! Your list is fabulous! And your pictures are ahhhhhhmazing!!!! I hadn't seen the post on your mom but I am so glad she is doing better!!! xoxo

  4. All amazing things to be thankful for - especially {cherry} Dilly bars!

  5. oh my goodness, your wedding pictures look beautiful!! i'm a new reader and i'm excited to follow your blog! also i laughed at your "man up and smell the flowers" line.. seems a little oxymoronic (did i make that word up? haha).
    but on a more serious note, everyone should profess their thankfulness for dilly bars and fall tv shows! :)

  6. Awwww I love this post! It was so cool to read all of these things. Great list!!!

  7. Love your blog :) Your list is great, full of both big and little things that you're thankful for. I think that's so awesome

  8. Katelynn's got some lovin' from me :)
    I am so glad to see your mom is doing well.
    And your wedding?! OOOHHHHH!!!! Congratulations to you both.

  9. Just found your blog and was intrigued from your about me. I'm a redhead as well (but strawberry blonde if we're being honest) ;). Found this post and saw your man was in law enforcement. Mine is currently training at the police academy and will be done in February! Excited to follow along :)

  10. We got a rice cooker as a wedding gift too, and I was so excited about it...but am now thinking of returning it. Maybe I should give it a shot? Can't wait to see your wedding post, the pictures you have so far are gorgeous!!

    Big ups to your Mom's recovery = D that was such a sad thing to read, and I'm so glad she's doing well!

    I sing the praises of libraries to all my friends all day, err day. Some of them think I'm 80 but the ones who check them out are usually addicted!

  11. Oh how I love our rice cooker! And food processor.... I will never EVER again chop onions by hand. No way!!
    I seriously can't believe I was in northern Washington and we didn't get to meet. UGH! Next time (because we really will be visiting again, hopefully late spring/early summer) we are planning a meet up!
    I'm DYING to see more wedding photos!! Why aren't you flooding the blog and IG with them! C;mooooooooon!

  12. P.S. I am soooooooooooooo glad that your momma is recovering more and more each day! Such a miracle! I've prayed for her!


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