a celebration of thanks: days 24-28


Had I planned this better, this post would have gone up yesterday, but I didn’t, so here it is today, wrapping up this celebration of thanks.

Day 24: Jewelry

This one is a toss up. I have three pieces of real jewelry. A sapphire ring Keith gave me for Christmas a few years ago, my engagement ring and a sapphire and diamond bracelet his grandma gave me. They are all very special and important. The sapphire ring is so pretty and perfect and Keith picked it out for me. My engagement ring, I ended up choosing and I adore it. I don’t think I will ever get sick of looking at it on my hand and all that it stands for. And the bracelet from his grandma is just amazing. I’ve never had anything like that handed down to me and the fact that it came from his grandma is awesome. She is such a wonderful lady and I adore her.

Day 25: A Talent You Have

I have always been sad that I didn’t have any crazy talents. I am okay at a lot of things. Maybe one of my talents is how fast I read. All except for the fact that pretty much a week after I read a book, I can’t remember what it was about haha. Maybe I read too fast.

Day 26: A Memory

So many memories to be thankful for. I’m thankful for all the memories I have of my dad. I remember every year when the Port Authority had its free ride day, he’d take us onto the T and we’d ride back and forth. No destination in mind, just enjoying the ride.

Day 27: Anything About Fall

This one is hard since it looks like February outside, how about warm apple cider, thick sweaters and electric blankets.

Day 28: A Day of Thanks

Thansgiving was yesterday and I am thankful that we were able to spend it with both my family and Keith’s family. I’m thankful that no one lives too far away so that we have to choose and we can see them both. It might get a little hectic driving from here to there but I wouldn’t miss either one for the world.



a celebration of thanks: day 19-23


Day 19: A Trip

In July of 2009, Keith took me to Cancun. It was a pretty magical trip. We had only been dating for about 2 months so it was very exciting. I loved every minute of that trip, but one of the most amazing things was after coming back, after 6 days with him, I got back to my own apartment and I missed him. I am a very introverted person, I love me time, so after 6 days of no me time and not basking in the glory of being alone? That was monumental.

fave picture.

One of my favorite memories from that trip was sitting at the outside bar one night, we met a British man named Kevin Angel. He was from Bath. He was an older gentleman and hilarious, he kept telling us how all British TV was rubbish, except he did like Skins. He also told me, when Keith went to the bathroom, that we were going to get married. And I told him if we did, he had to officiate the wedding. So it’s coming up Kevin, if you’re reading this, ya owe me one.

Day 20: A Project You Did

I am thankful for all projects that I do because they prove that I am awesome and can do anything. Probably the project that has made me the happiest in recent memory is my livingroom wallpaper debacle. I took the room from this:


martha stewart - zinc

Please pardon the fact that I still never finished painting the trim and the outlet covers are still missing. It’s my plan to finish that once my semester is over.

Day 21: Dessert

I am thankful for all dessert. Thanksgiving makes me think of apple pie. My favorite pie and the first kind I ever attempted. (Aside from lemon meringue, the only kind I’ve ever attempted.) Planning on some mini apple tarts for Thanksgiving so hopefully next week I’ll be thankful for those.

Day 22: Faith


Day 23: A Special Day in Your Life

July 4, 2011 was pretty special because that’s when Keith proposed. I always swore that I didn’t want a holiday/birthday proposal. I also didn’t want anything hugely public. Well Keith missed a little with the no-holiday, but we were in Mexico, so it’s not like it was a holiday there. I also probably never told him about that. It was funny, everyone thought Keith was going to propose in Mexico, except Keith. People at work, friends, even one of Keith’s friends asked if I thought he would do it there. I didn’t really think so, but then we are driving to the airport and he mentions something about my ring size and that was it. I was not on edge the whole time, but in the back of my mind, I half-expected it. But that was never the plan. Until he asked. It was impromptu and there was no ring and we were actually in a swimming pool, but it was perfect.