Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thursday's Thirteen

I love perusing people's sites and stealing ideas from them ... such as this one!

Thank you friend!

Now, you may be wondering how the heck I'm managing TWO posts in one day when I go weeks without writing ... well, I'm a teacher and I have a student teacher. My only comment about that for now - borrowing from good 'ol southern women - bless his heart.

Now, for Thirteen Things I Don't Want to Take for Granted ...

1) My family - mom, dad, sisters, brudder, their babies
2) My friends and their willingness to listen to my endless stories
3) My youthful looks. At 27 I still have a baby face - it drives me crazy but I know I'll miss it one day
4) The way fall smells and sounds - the leaves crunching under your feet, the crisp, cool air

5) The time I have to visit with those I love
6) The time I'm given because I have a student teacher
7) Payday

8) My ability to get off a couch, to walk, to move
9) Yummy food - I shouldn't treat it like a regular item
10) Nature - every season
11) The fact that I am saved
12) The boy
13) That there's still time ...


Oh cupcakes ...

What do you do when you've had "one of those days?"
You could be frustrated because work isn't going well, maybe you're mad at your husband, perhaps someone pushed the right button or maybe it's simply ... one of those days.

The perfect solution: cupcakes and amazing girlfriends.

My friend *K* wrote about this, too. The other day, three of my dear friends joined me at this new, fancy cupcake shop. It was two hours of cupcakes (well, we didn't eat for two straight hours - but, man, I wouldn't have minded!), coffee and conversation. I'm amazed that I can talk to these girls every single day and yet still have some of the best and most necessary talks.

It was nice to indulge in this, too: devil's food

And this ... chocolate coconut

Next time I'd really, REALLY like to try this: mint chocolate chip

But, honestly, the company was the best, as it always is with these girls. I moved here well over a year ago at 26 years old and was blessed with meeting three women I feel as though I've known, or should've known, all my life. They are there for me personally, professionally and even spiritually.

What's a girl gotta do when it's one of those days? Grab your best girlfriends, some coffee and a super sweet yummy treat :)

Life is good.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Wordless Wednesday: Labor Day in the West

I know I've not made one post in well over a month. Believe me, I have a lot to say - I just don't know where to begin or what I'm willing to share at this point. So, stealing the idea from my big sis

Yay Montana!

Just a two hours' drive away - Yellowstone!

This is where I could've stayed all day.

Old Faithful

What a trip ...