Sunday, August 28, 2011

especially grateful for. [8th ed.]

this week has been one of those weeks that i've definitely had to remind myself several times to "be grateful, be grateful, be grateful!" i'll admit it's actually been pretty difficult, but as per usual i am feeling more blessed than ever after making one of these lists and have really loved looking back on this past week and recognizing all the good in my life.

today i am especially grateful for....
1. having blueberry pancakes with maple syrup today for the 4th time this week and loving every. last. bite.
2. finishing/surviving our 5 mile hike yesterday on [what seemed like] the hottest day of the year in record time. #overachievers #neardeathexperience!
3. moving the mattress out to the living room and having a slumber party all weekend long.
4. temples.
5. the journal i'm making out of an old book i found.
6. spending time with aaron's family tonight.
7. finally being able to drink whole milk without gagging [been trying to switch from skim to whole milk for the last couple weeks and i think i'm finally there!]
8. that it's already time to start making holiday plans!!?
9. my lavendar nail polish.
10. spending sundays with my favorite person in the whole entire world [aka my husband].

**my two adorable friends diana and merrick started making their own "grateful for" lists last week, and reading their lists about the things they were grateful for seriously made my day. i admire both of those girls so much! if anyone else makes a list let me know because i'd love to read it! :)

33 comments:

  1. Aw! Thank you so much for this post. I'm pretty sure I needed this after my giant melt-down this evening. I love that you've eaten pancakes 4 times this week (I've had waffles 3 times) + I love that you had a living room slumber party (andre and I do that all the time) and I am SO very impressed that you went hiking during a heat wave, SO IMPRESSED! Kim,xo

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  2. I really enjoyed this post!

    I actually do this every week as well. I write something that made me happy on a particular day.

    Great idea to make a list though!

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  3. love your list! i think i'll have to make my own (and of course i'll let you know when i do)... x

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  4. Ooh, a slumber party all weekend in the living room sounds like fun! I'll have to do that sometime soon!

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  5. Slumber party in the living room?! Fun!

    Love this list.

    xo,

    Sarah

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  6. we must be daily reminded of grace that is poured out unto us, so i'm grateful (haha) for you doing this post!

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  7. Great list, Whit! Lavender nails and living room slumber parties?? Sounds perfect. :)

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  8. A slumber party in the living room? Sounds like a perfect weekend. Lavender nails and journals (especially made from old books -- how cool is that!) are perfect, and I'm seriously swooning over those blueberry pancakes. Yum.

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  9. You have inspired me. I'm going to make a grateful list too. This is so lovely.

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  10. Thanks for the shoutout, and the inspiration!

    And why are you switching from skim to whole milk? I LOOOOOVE whole milk and sneak it occasionally since we always have it in the fridge for Peanut.

    Also, love this list. So many things to be grateful for!

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  11. slumber parties in the front room?! perfect weekend!

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  12. I love your lists. Pulling our mattress into the living room is one of my favorite things to do:)

    This is kind of random, but I made this pizza a couple of weeks ago, recommended by my SIL, and it seems right up your ally (you like you like to try new/interesting recipes as much as I do, right?!). It was delish so I thought I'd pass it on:

    http://www.gourmetmomonthego.com/2010/03/slice-o-heaven-sweet-potato-pizza.html

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  13. these lists are such a great idea! It's so important to recognize the little things in life.

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  14. 5 mile hike? Shoot that's impressive!

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  15. whoa why are you switching to whole milk? surely it's not better for you, right? anywhoo, those pancakes look delish. so yummy.

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  16. those pancakes looks delicious.
    oh i can not handle the creaminess that is whole milk..but i think i am just so use to skim. creature of habit always. ;)

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  17. Lovely list!

    I've been doing the opposite: trying to go from 2% to fat free milk since it has more calcium. It's hard.

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  18. This is such a nice, simple list. Thanks for sharing the things that make you happy.

    Kacie
    A Collection of Passions

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  19. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your blog is lovely, and your photos are to die for! Can we be friends?

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  20. p.s. i just posted me own list here:

    http://thislittleport.blogspot.com/2011/08/especially-grateful-for.html

    xx

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  21. so important to always stay grateful.

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  22. That slumber party sounds awesome.

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  23. That's a great idea! I think I'll post a list this week too! :) Those pancakes look yummy and I don't even like pancakes that much!

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  24. I love your little grateful lists. Some of my favorite college memories are sleeping with my roommates in our hallway--our mattresses fit perfectly.

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  25. #3 sounds so great! be sure to post pics of #5. and HOLY i know right, to #8. xo great post.

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  26. Love these gratitude posts :-) I made chocolate chip pancakes this weekend for the first time in months - I'd forgotten how awesomely delicious they are!

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  27. Blueberry pancakes are one of my favs, whole milk is not. Best of luck making the switch!

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  28. whitney, love this!
    little things that matter so much. I like your happy attitude.

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  29. This is such a beautiful post! And now I want to go on a 5-mile hike! And move our mattress to the living room for slumber parties (except not really, because that would involve a flight of stairs, yuck)

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  30. what a lovely post. what lovely things to be grateful for. :)

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  31. Aw I love this post!!!! I am so impressed with you - with the hike, switching milks, everything!!!

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  32. i think my upcoming weekend needs to have those pancakes and a slumber party in the living room.

    would you mind sharing the pancake recipe?

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  33. YUM! I think I need to make myself some pancakes this week.

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