Posts Tagged ‘reflection’
I’m feeling especially thankful this morning. It might be the dark movies (Harry Potter series becomes quite dark, my friends!) I’ve been watching lately, or the accident I passed on my way to work this morning, but I’m feeling especially vulnerable. It’s at times like these when I find I also become the most reflective…the most grateful…trying my hardest to stay “present.”
Today I’m grateful for my family, for my friends and for all the opportunities life presents. I’m thankful that I wake up in a warm bed in the morning, next to my best friend, while my little urchin stirs below and never fails to greet me with a morning smile.
I’m thankful that I have a job to go to everyday that challenges my creativity with colleagues that push me and bring out my best work.
I’m thankful that we’re blessed with such a loving family. A family that loves Bean to pieces, and despite driving us crazy at times, would go to the moon and back if we needed them to.
I’m thankful that Bean is healthy and that I have the opportunity to be his mommy. I’m thankful that God gave him to me and the Mister to love, cherish and help him find his way through the world. And most of all, I’m thankful that through it all, he’s helping us find our way, too ;)
I couldn’t of ever imagined a richer life for myself and today, I am so incredibly thankful for my ordinary, but oh-so-extraordinary life.
What are you thankful for today?
Good morning, friends!
Before we continue with our regularly scheduled programming, check this baby out:
The Mister sent it to me this morning — Featured on the Today Show web site.
The Flying Monkey, located in Philadelphia is the master mind behind this ultimate fall dessert: pumpkin and apple pies baked in chocolate and vanilla cake, fused together and surrounded by buttercream icing.
Don’t worry, it weighs in at a whopping 15 pounds and measures more than a foot tall. Did I mention it’s 1,800 calories a slice?
But for that mound of heaven I’d happily run a few miles.
This dessert takes two full days to make from scratch. Staring with the pies, they are par-bakes. The half-cooked pumpkin pie is dipped into chocolate cake batter and baked. The apple pie and vanilla cake get the same treatment and are baked on top of the chocolate cake. Homemade buttercream then smothers the entire creation.
If you have trouble contacting me, don’t worry, I’m on my way to Philly (what? the flying monkey’s site is down. how else do you expect me to get my fill?)
This week is a special week – MY BIRTHDAY WEEK!
While my birthday isn’t until Sunday, I figured I’d make this Thankful Thursday post extra special and reflect back on my 25th year.
This year, I was thankful for…
The opportunity to fully relax with my Mister on our tropical vacation in Vieques
Celebrating two of my best friend’s new marriages!
STARTING A FAMILY
All the amazing concerts the Mister and I enjoyed together
Our new house! (tour to come super soon – I just have to upload the video )
And more specifically, this WEEK, I am thankful for:
Anthropologie Home Decor – the stuff actually does go on sale
House Beautiful Magazine
Efficient heating and cooling (you have no idea)
My strapping, handsome handyman for taking on all the yardwork last weekend
My upcoming celebrations!!!!! (It’s my mom’s birthday on Saturday)
What are YOU thankful for this week?
Good morning! Can you believe it’s Thursday already?
Busy day planned today! Working all day, but taking a little longer lunch break to take my grandma out for a Mexican lunch at Zocalo – should be fun!
After work, the Mister and I will be heading to a photoshoot for American Greetings, I’ll try and take some on-set, behind the scenes photos! I love it when I get to work with the Mister
But before I get whirled away with the day, let’s all take a few minutes and reflect back on our weeks.
This week, I’m thankful for:
My incredible family
That I’ve managed to keep my house fairly clean since our last thorough cleaning
Grilled cheese sandwiches
The return of MAD MEN
Weekend plans in Amish Country with my mother-in-law and Mama
That Fall is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER – I can smell it!
My Mister, who puts up with me and still manages to love me at the end of every day
That Eat, Pray, Love comes out this weekend!
What are YOU thankful for today?