Installment #2 of 30 Days of Thankfulness. Enjoy and HAPPY FRIDAY!
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Day 10: No work today in honor of Veterans Day tomorrow! Sometimes it’s the small things that count. Today I’m also thankful for our amazing dog groomer, Claudia who is still grooming Emma & Dash even though we live in SB. She always finds the time to squeeze us and does such a great job on our babies! ❤ ❤ ❤
Day 11: Celebrating my bestie all weekend for her bachelorette party!! Ashley and I have been friends since 7th grade and I’m so excited for her wedding in March! I can’t wait to see my best friend marry the love her life in Jamaica. We had a blast hanging out in Aptos/Santa Cruz all weekend and wearing matching flannel shirts. I’m so grateful to have a friend like Ashley. Love you chica! ❤
Also, a big thank you to all our military personnel for the sacrifices you have made for our freedom. Today we HONOR YOU and THANK YOU! HAPPY VETERANS DAYS!
Day 12: Sunday night movie night! Just what we needed after my bachelorette party planning weekend and the long drive from the Bay Area to Santa Barbara. Thank you Tof for doing all the driving and letting me pick the movies!
Day 13: Today I am thankful for JLSB Neighborhood meeting I attended. Back in August I decided to join the Junior League of Santa Barbara. I figured it would be a good way to meet people, get involved and give back to my community. During November, instead of having our usual large general meetings we have smaller meetings hosted by different JL (Junior League) members. These meetings take place at someone’s home and are more casual and social. It was so fun meeting more women in the league and getting to know them better.
I’m excited for my involvement with JLSB and what the future holds with this organization. Overall, JLSB promotes volunteerism, develops the potential of women and works to improve the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Apparently there are 292 Junior Leagues in four countries! Each Junior League has a Focus Area and ours is helping to improve the lives of at-risk young women by educating & empowering them to reach their full potential while working to prevent exploitation and injustice in our community. We do a variety of community projects (or “Impacts”) throughout the Santa Barbara community. Can’t wait to get more involved!
Day 14: Becoming an Aunt for the 4th time! Welcome to the world BRENNAN ANDREW CLINE. Big congratulations to the Cline Family who are now a party of SIX! I just know Colton, Kendall and Madison are going to be best big siblings to Brennan. Love you all and can’t wait to meet sweet Brennan! Here to becoming aunt and uncle again! LOVE our four niblings to pieces!
Day 15: Happy 3rd Birthday Dash! This little guy is our wild one and certainly keeps us on our toes! He’s also the ultimately snuggle bug and I wouldn’t have it any other way. We love you so much buddy!
Day 16: Thankful to be living in a beautiful place like Santa Barbara. I mean I guess you can’t beat these kinds of views on your lunch break or around town…
Although I’ve previously lived in Santa Barbara for 6 years, coming back and making this transition has been harder than I thought it was going to be. I really miss my family, friends, old job (this is shocking to me), my old co-workers and the Bay Area. Moving, taking risks and starting new jobs is hard! I’ve only been back in SB for five months and am trying to be patient as everything settles. Sometimes it’s hard to be patient, but I’m taking it one step at a time and trying to enjoy those beach views because I CAN!
Day 17: My hubby. This guy is my best friend, partner in crime, love of my life and the one who makes me complete. I am so thankful for his continued support, encouragement, love and push to be the best version of myself! I love him more than words can describe and I don’t know where I would be without him! The end of 2016 and start of 2017 have been quite the adventure. THANK YOU Chris (Tof) for all that you do, for loving me unconditionally and keeping things moving forward for us despite all the craziness we add to our life. You are simply the BEST! ❤ ❤
“‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, and understanding.” – Alice Walker
TGIF everyone. Enjoy your weekend!