Tuesday, May 10, 2011

especially grateful for.... [4th edition]

i am turning 25 years old in less than a month! and i have to be completely honest.....i'm feeling way behind schedule as far as where i thought i'd be at age 25. i assumed i would have one or two kids by now and doing my best as a young mother, but i've accepted the fact that life never turns out the way you plan it and that everything [eventually] works together for our good. and even though things in my life right now aren't exactly the way i had planned for them to be, i just have to remind myself that i still have so much to be grateful for! i usually make these lists on sundays, but this past sunday was a holiday so i'm doing it on a tuesday instead. hope you don't mind. :)

today i am especially grateful for....
1. my beautiful mother. <3
2. my mother-in-law who is in town and who let us take her out last night to show her how much we love and appreciate her.
3. the outfit i wore this weekend that matched perfectly with the little flowerbed right outside our front door. i didn't do it on purpose and i was really loving it for some reason. what are the chances??? [see photo above].
4. my sweet husband Aaron who let me choose where to go for dinner & dessert on our "mother's day date" on saturday night [i chose bbq and cookies. my 2 faves].
5. my golden chair that i get to read in every day.
6. the plane tickets i purchased last week for a little trip i'm taking to San Fran in a couple weeks to see my sister & best friends. YAY!
7. finding/applying to my dream job last week. i most likely won't get it, but at least i know it's out there!
8. the photo album of my husband's childhood we rediscovered last night that we ooo'd and ahh'd over for a good 45 minutes.
9. the potion/concoction i put on my face every morning and night made up of water and apple cider vinegar. i swear it helps!
10. the fact that my husband will be home [not traveling for work] for 2 months straight--which has not happened for almost 2 years!


  1. on the bright side...

    at least you are not turning 26...

    i'm not sure i've ever read you about paragraph before. i love it, so true! mostly the eating part!

  2. i'm also having some anxiety about turning 25 and feeling behind. not fun. but it's good to remember how much is going right. thanks for the reminder!

  3. throw that schedule out the window and just enjoy the ride!

    (enjoying visiting your space here.)

  4. Your blog has the most compelling photography and images. I love it! Happy soon-to-be birthday :)

    xo Corinne

  5. I want to hear more about that water/ACV potion! What does it do??

  6. Love that your outfit matches your flower bed...perfectly lovely!

    How cool that you have an album of your hubby's childhood...I am going to have to talk to the mom in law about that :)

    xx Cat brideblu

  7. you have some lovely things going on for sure :) :)

  8. It sounds like you have so many great things going on for you right now, and many more to look forward to!! I'm going to try your apple cider vinegar and water mixture. Do you use it like a toner? Do you think it might help my acne prone skin? I'm going to have to try it! I'm really loving your blog and am happy I found it!

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  10. Hey Whitney! Two things that I wanted to share, but please forgive me if I lack tact.

    My friend Andrea is having fertility issues, and she also blogs often about what she is thankful for. I just found it interesting and really inspiring that both of you do that. I'm really impressed when people are strong enough to find the good in situations even when it's not super easy. I really look up to both of you for doing that; it's very easy for me to look at my life and be negative, but I want to try to be more like you! Here is her blog, if you're interested: http://bickmoreblog.blogspot.com, she is a really cool girl.

    Also, I heard this on the radio yesterday. I'm kind of nervous to share, because I really have no idea what your situation is, and though I really care about you, I hope you know I'm not sharing because I want to pry; this stuff is so personal. The only thing I know is that I've read a few times on your blog about your dreams of being a mom (which are super awesome dreams!). So I don't want to hurt your feelings; I'm not implying anything - I just thought it was way, way fascinating, and maybe you would, too. It's a story about scholarships for IVF. http://www.npr.org/2011/05/11/135358223/making-parenthood-a-reality-through-ivf-grants

  11. i feel way behind in life sometimes too. happy almost birthday! love the colors in this post.

  12. Hey Whitney - I left you a comment before but it got deleted. I know blogger was doing funky things a few days ago, when I posted the comment, but if I somehow offended you, I just wanted to say that I'm really sorry. I wish I could have emailed you this but I couldn't find any way to do that. I hope you're having a good day; I always read your blog, because it's so pretty!