As the years have passed, I’ve gone from angsty teenager who thinks the world is against her and totally unfair to really understanding how lucky I am to live the life that I live. While I do my best to be thankful on a regular basis, I wanted to dedicate a post to some of the many things that I am thankful for.

Blaine CollageBlaine. My husband (calling him that still gives me butterflies), the love of my life and probably the only person who knows me better than myself. I am so lucky to have found someone to take my life, which is already great, and just make it so much better. Blaine everything he can to make sure I am the happiest girl in the world and he does it well. He’s the most caring, thoughtful man I’ve ever met and I am so so lucky to have his love in my life. I just know that we will grow and blossom together as we age and the world changes around us.

Family Collage
My family. I am so lucky to have the family that I do. My parents and my sister are my best friends and I am so happy that we all enjoy spending time with each other. Though my sister and I are adults now, we still look forward to family vacations and giant holiday celebrations with our entire extended family. My family is hands down, the best ever.

Friends Collage
My friends. Now, I really don’t have a lot of friends. I have plenty of acquaintances, but not a lot of people that I truly consider friends. But the ones that I do have, I am so thankful to have in my life. They put up with my crazy personality and may even be just as nuts as I am.

Furbaby Collage
My fur family. I’ve always felt that pets should be included as family members and that means I have a large fur-family. They love me unconditionally and can always, always cheer me up. If I get mad for one reason or another, they don’t hold grudges, they still love me a split second later. They’re always there for you, always happy to see you and you are their number one, how can I not be thankful to have them in my life?

Life Collage
My life. I am so thankful to have a happy, healthy life full of the love and support of loved ones. I would not choose any other life.

Of course I’m also thankful for your typical materialistic things like my DVR, my iphone, cute dresses, ebay, amazon, iced tea, comfy sweat pants, our new house, beds, coupons and pretty nail polish.