Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thankful Thoughts!

Happy Thanksgiving! I can't believe it is already here. Things have been nutso in my life lately but I have plenty to be thankful for.

I am so incredibly thankful that 3 members of my family have had surgery in the last week and they are all doing very well.
I am thankful for a job that allows me to live in a great apartment and put gas in my car so I can travel home whenever I want
So thankful to reunite with old friends while I am home. I love seeing people from high school. There is a certain sense of understanding one another when you watch each other grow up and go through those awkward years together.
Thankful that I checked my twitter this morning (bear with me for a second). I was not in a very thankful mood when I got up, just grumpy and feeling sorry for myself but got on twitter to catch up and one of my former students had tweeted me "Happy Thanksgiving! I miss you" I realized at that moment I needed to snap out of it and enjoy the day (even though it may not be exactly how I would like it to be) because I am so blessed.
I am not thankful that Josh is 3 hours away today working but am thankful that he has a job
And finally, I am so truly, wonderfully, blessed and grateful for my wonderful family who I would be absolutely lost without.
I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Happy Holidays

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So although I acted like it was the hardest decision I ever made, here is our 2010 Holiday Card!!

Best part, 50 of them were only $8.00!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Decisions, Decisions

I'm gonna be honest and throw myself under a blogger bus and say that I have not always loved celebrating the holidays. I always seem to get so wrapped up in buying stuff and worrying about travelling that I have a tendancy to foget the real reason and just take some time to enjoy my friends and family. But one thing I have always enjoyed doing is sending and recieving Christmas cards. My whole life we have always been forunate enough that we got a lot of Christmas cards and we would always hang them up around the house to add to the holiday decor. Last year was the first year Josh and I sent out holiday cards as a couple and we had a cute picture of us from an Ohio State game on it. Our family members loved them! We even sent some cards to his aunt and uncle who I had never met as of last year and when I met them this past summer his aunt said "She's the cute one from the Christmas card" I just giggled but was secretly excited she rememebered the card cause I had worked really hard on it.

This year we are going to be using Shutterfly for several of our Christmas projects.
They have great card options that will be sooo hard to choose from

I have been really wanting to make a photo calendar for Josh's mom for a gift for a long time that includes all the trips we have all been on the past few years, and yay Shutterfly has those too

And I have seen Shutterfly's awesome photo canvases and think I am going to get one made for one of my sorority sister's wedding gifts this summer

The best news about Shutterfly is Bloggers get 50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly, follow the this link---->

So go, run...RIGHT NOW this is an awesome opportunity to make the holidays even brighter!