Thursday 13 | To Give Thanks

Thankfully... I have more than 13 things to be Thankful for, but today - since I'm linking up with Aunie Sauce to list 13 things I'm thankful for, I'll stick to the guidelines. ;) Warning: This post is full of the word THANKFUL.

1.  My Husband.  I've said it before, and I'll say it again:  Derin is the BOMB DIGGITY. Yes, 1998 wants its phrase back, but I'm not even apologetic about it, because the Urban Dictionary states the definition is "Awesomeness in its purest form" - and for Derin that is totally true.  I am so thankful every day that I have a husband that believes in me, that trusts me, that is faithful to me, that makes me laugh on the regular, that takes care of me, and that doesn't mind that I'm a horrible housewife (and I don't mean like the ones from Beverly Hills.  They are their own kind of horrible that we won't touch on in this post.)  While he picks on my lack of desire to clean on a regular basis, he jumps right in and helps me when the kitchen is a wreck and he's taken on the official role of laundry folder.  But he's kind of had to - or it wouldn't get done. I HATE folding clothes.

2) My Madre and Padre.  So, when I was sick last week - they drove 30 minutes to my house to pick me up and take me to the doctor.  Then, my dad dropped my mom and I off at the house after the appointment and went back out to pick up my medications.  Let me just point out that I am a grown, married woman who - for all intents and purposes- should be able to drag her sorry self out of the house to the doctor.  But no, they insisted they'd come take me.  Its the simple things like that (not to mention raising me, feeding me,  sheltering and clothing me for all those years) that make me so very thankful I have the kind of parents I do.

3)  My Furbabies.  I've harped on my husband many times before and I know everyone knows how much I adore my furbabies, but I have to say how thankful I am for them.  They can drive me mad - just like I'm sure real children would- but I am so very thankful that they are in my life.  They bring me so much laughter and love that I don't know what I'd do without them.  Who doesn't want someone that excited to see you every single day?  Who doesn't want someone to just know you're upset about something and curl up beside you?  Who doesn't want to laugh hysterically because they are doing something crazy again?  They are such a blessing. 

4) Having a job.  In this economy,  I think this is pretty self explanatory.  I am happy to have a job that pays the bills, that covers medical insurance, that I get paid for vacations and holiday, and that I don't cry about having to go to everyday. 

5) Having Wonderful Friends.  I have the best friends that anyone could ask for.  They make me laugh until I can't breathe.  They are understanding and caring and they listen and empathize.  They are there when they are needed, and they make my life worthwhile. 

6) Books. I get so much joy out of getting lost in a good book, I am thankful that there are authors out there that know how to tell a wonderful story.

7) Netflix. If I didn't have my netflix I'd go crazy. 

8) Divine Forgiveness.  I screw up ... A lot.  I'm thankful my mistakes can be forgiven.

9) Photography.  I love taking pictures, although I've been so busy lately I haven't had time to take that many.  But I'm glad I have the opportunity to follow a passion.

10) Freedom.  And for those who fight for it for me.

11) Lessons Learned.

12) Health.  I may not be the most healthy person - but I have my health.  I am not suffering from any dibilitating disease or handicap, and for that I am thankful. 

13)  The people I've had the pleasure of connecting with through this blog.  It's always wonderful to meet new, fun people! :)

Aunie Sauce

The Sickly

I have spent the last week and a half forming a severe cough drop habit.  After 7 bags down, I took a moment to read the nutritional value and realized that despite the fact it was completely and utterly necessary to gorge myself on cough drops to ward of the most horrible hacking cough that came on without explanation - it has probably been an unhealthy level of consumption and a higher than normal caloric intake considering each one is 5 calories (and I've had a gazillion).  Last Monday I went to the doctor and was told I had bronchitis.  I sound like I've smoked 24 packs of cigerettes a day since I was 4 years old, and I feel about the same. I'm recovering but I still don't feel like myself - or spending much time in front of the computer.  ::sad face::

I just wanna be doing this..

St. Patty's Day

Happy St. Patty's Day!!
From my Crazy Crowd to Yours!

I think my Snooki-ish hair really makes the picture... Don't you?

Saturday Goodness

I got to second shoot for another photographer today for a fun and beautiful couple.

I'll spend the rest of the weekend editing. :)

Thursday Thirteen | Deserted Island

Today I'm linking up with Aunie over at Aunie Sauce
For her :
Aunie Sauce

Today's topic is

1.  Obviously I would want Derin with me.  I want him with me on the regular now - but if I'm stranded on a deserted island, I would most definately want him there.  He's the smart one.  He knows how to hunt and forage for food and make shelters and all those important things that would need to be done if you were, in fact, stranded on a deserted island.  Plus, he'd add some humor - and if you're by your lonesome on an island you're definately going to want someone who can make you laugh. And he does...make me laugh.

2. My Dogs.  I would miss them too much if they weren't around.  As long as I could keep them safe and they wouldn't be eaten by like a ... panther ... or something, then I would most definately have them there with me.  They drive me insane sometimes, but they bring me so much laughter and love I would never want to be away from them.

3. Chapstick.  Chapstick. Chapstick.  OMG!  I would go sooooo crazy out there on an island with that sun bearing down drying out my lips with no chapstick.  I have to have it with me at all times.

4. My fingernail clippers.  If I get a chipped nail or something, I mess with it until I eventually break it all the way off or bite it - which I don't want to do, so I always try and have nail clippers with me.

5. A phone and cell service.  How likely would it be that a deserted island would have a tower within service distance??  Pretty unlikely...but, in a perfect world if I were stranded on an island I couldn't live without my cell phone.  Plus, on my phone I have all my kindle books so I'd have my "staple" books that I can read over and over and over.

6. A portable DVD player to play...

7.  My FAV DVD's that can be put on repeat and I never get tired of them... but of course I'll need.

8. Plenty of batteries.  For the DVD player as well as for a ...

9. Flashlight.  I'm not walking out into the dark to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and not be able to see where I'm going.  MUST have a flashlight.

10. A bathing suit or two.  I'm not one for swimming naked with fishies. 

11. Alcohol for libations.  All we'll be doing is hunting and foraging and laying on the beach - so I'll definately need a way to take the edge off. Haha

12.  A fresh water source....So I don't die of dehydration. 

13.  My bible.  This one is pretty self explanatory. :)

Happy Thursday!

Current Color Obsession

I'm kind of getting into a springy type mood with all the warmer weather we're experiencing here in North Carolina, and I am currently obsessing over the color Coral.  Not only for clothes but for the home.  I looove the bedding below.

Source: via Stephanie on Pinterest

And my favorite color combo is Navy, White and Pink or Coral (if you couldn't tell by all the pink, navy and white I have going on on this blog)  Isn't this little skirt/tank combo adorable??

I love this necklace too - it is so different.
Source: via Niki on Pinterest

It's Official

My first day at my new job.  I spent all day in orientation but it wasn't bad, because I was learning about good ole Ralph. :)  I'm super excited to start on this new journey. 


Someone is spoiled in our house...

I'm not naming names, but... I'm thinking that maybe this someone has got it made.

Wishing we could keep this Sunday that lazy ... but we've got places to be and people to see. 
Have a wondeful Sunday :)

Happy Saturday

I got to take pictures... and spend time with a precious pooch this afternoon. 
Win Win.

Happy Saturday :)