Friday, November 11, 2011

Tis the season... to be thankful.

First and foremost today is a day to be thankful for all of those who have served our country. I can't think of anyone I know who isn't connected in some way to someone who has served in some shape or form. I truly hope that all of the Veterans as well as current service men and women know that we are always thankful for their dedication to protecting our country and our freedom.

Today the schools are closed in observance for Veterans Day, and I've had some time to myself today to sit and reflect on what I'm thankful for right now. What better way to start the season of thankfulness than putting down in words those things big and small that make me realize how blessed I am.

I am thankful for girls nights, whether it's with our big group at a party or night on the town, or just a couple of us sharing food and a glass (or few) of wine at one of our homes...

I was lucky enough to spend time with two good girlfriends last night doing just this. We laughed, we vented, we looked through our HS yearbook and reminisced/cringed at those days and it was perfection.

I am thankful for nights like that and friends like them.

I am thankful that I woke up with the day off, I tackled a tiny bit of xmas shopping for the house, and then I started working on an even more important Christmas project. I'll share more when I have the details set in stone, but my girlfriends and I are "adopting" a family this Christmas. As part of our annual Christmas Dinner this year we will be collecting and wrapping our gifts for the family. Keeping the true spirit of Christmas at the forefront of all the holiday madness is important to all of us and I'm so excited to get this project underway.

Such a beautiful sentiment.

After taking care of a few "around the house items" I've spent the rest of my day off relaxing on the couch watching the rain, painting my nails with my newest fav nail polish...

Malaga Wine by O.P.I

I've been catching up on my new favorite show...

Prince Charming & Snow White from Once Upon a Time

And enjoying one of my favorite movies...

Pride & Prejudice... this also happens to be my favorite scene, the music, the statues, realizing she loves Mr. Darcy... ohmyword....I melt like butter every time and could just weep it's so beautiful! I am such a total sap.

All whilst sipping this deliciousness...

Starbucks sells their Hot Chocolate brand mix in Safeway now!!! Didn't think it was possible but the Holiday season just got better.

So very very thankful for days like today.

Happy weekends my loves and remember to take time each and every day to be thankful.

xoxo- miss v.

1 comment:

  1. Love your list :) I had the day off Friday too and it was so nice to get some things done!