Delayed Gratitude & 29

I wanted to write a Thanksgiving post. I really REALLY wanted to post about how thankful I am on Thanksgiving and every day. But as they say, life gets in the way. And just because I didn’t put it on the good ol’ interwebs doesn’t mean I didn’t think it.

But today, my first 29th birthday, seemed like the perfect opportunity to show my gratitude for all I’ve been blessed with over the past 29 years.

First & foremost, I’m grateful for my parents for so many reasons; for bringing me into this wonderful world, for believing in me no matter what, for always being there when I need them, for loving me unconditionally.

I’m grateful for my husband; for putting up with my silly ideas, for making me laugh, for loving me for who I am.

I’m grateful for Fielder. For choosing me, for making me smile every day, for being the sweetest dang dog I could ever be lucky enough snuggle with each and every day. SAMSUNG

I’m grateful for my extended family, including my circle of friends who are not related by blood, but equally a part of my family. I don’t pick up the phone enough, I struggle to make plans for fear of breaking them, I have to say no to fun things for silly reasons like baking 200 cupcakes, yet they all still love me. They still call me to try to make plans. They still take the time to ask how I’m doing. And for that, I am infinitely grateful.

I’m grateful for my job. I’ve worked for the Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. on & off for more than 9 years. I’ve had my ups & downs there. I’ve met some of my best friends there. I’ve done just about every job they have to offer. In August, I took a promotion & I am now the Large Party Coordinator. I love it. I love the people. I love the energy. I love my job.

Also, they let me have my own beer. How cool is that?!

I’m grateful for my hometown. I’ve expressed my adoration for my little hometown before, but man, this place is full of good people. Last Saturday, nearly the entire community came together to hold a benefit for a friend of mine who is battling leukemia. It was an awe inspiring event. It’s hard to put into words the pride I feel for having come from that little town. I’m so glad it’s nearby and I can visit when I need a good dose of hometown love.

I’m grateful for the city I call home, Madison, WI. Electic, beautiful, vibrant, strong. Not too big, not too small. Juuuust right. Just right for me.

I’m grateful for my health. ‘Nuff said.

I’m grateful for the weather. It’s been downright balmy here as of late. As I child, I prayed for snow on my birthday. Today, I soaked up every last minute of 60 degree sunshine while hunting down the perfect Christmas tree.

I’m grateful for cupcakes. No, seriously. I love baking them. I love giving them to others. They make me smile. They make other people smile. They are perfect little packages of sweet perfection.
cupcake collage

I’m grateful for you; I just checked the stats for the first time in weeks and even though I haven’t been blogging, you’ve still been visiting. Thank you.

Obviously this list is short. I have so much to be grateful and can’t possibly put it all into words. Today my heart is full and my smile is big, as I spent my day doing some of my favorite things with some of my favorite people. I’m a very lucky girl.

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