just yesterday i was telling my dear friend brittany that i never blog anymore because nothing funny/weird/interesting has happened to me lately (which, as you know, are the things i normally blog about). life has been soooooo good, don't get me wrong, i just haven't felt like i have much to say that would be interesting. well, how untrue that was!
i got home from taking a final, working, and going to the gym to a husband who had cleaned the ENTIRE apartment. we're talking nooks and crannies, bathroom, sheets washed, the whole shebang. then he told me he had a surprise for me later. so, he opened our chest at the foot of the bed and pulled out these supplies and told me we were going to make our own christmas tree. here's how it turned out.
it was sooo fun! the tree might look a little sad to you, and maybe even a little crooked but i think it's perfect. the pine cones smell like cinnamon and our little apartment is now officially Christmas-y.
i love reflecting on all the things i'm grateful for--especially this time of year. i am now going to attempt to enumerate these things mostly for my benefit, but feel free to read on.
my husband! i don't know anyone better. look at this face!
the gospel: truth, temples, worship, happiness, progression
family: mom, dad, step mom, jordie, ted, charis, rich, ami, katie, kelly. and then there's my new family who i am so grateful for too: millard, jo, tiffany and her fam, matney and her fam, tyler, and emry. love you all! and then there's my list of millions of amazing aunts, uncles, cousins who i love so much!
friends: there are some friends who have really been instrumental in my life. let's start from the beginning. amy, alex, shweta, nina, kristen, danielle, kalisha, brittany, dana, lindsey, alyssa, sheila, cari, carolyn, katherine, danielle, elizabeth, karlee, chantal...on and on. thank you all for being such amazing influences in my life.
music: new fav of the month = the weepies
school: even though i complain about you oh-so-much, i still really do love you.
work: it's great to have a job where i feel like i'm helping people! and i even have my own little space heater by my computer which is yet another thing i'm grateful for.
moments where you love sooo much that it kind of hurts
thanksgiving! best holiday ever.
getting money from the government to go to school. CASHMONEY
mountains: snow in the winter, hiking in the summer!
rocks: i'm grateful for these because billie likes these.
please, please, please wash your hands. especially if you are at someone's house, for example, making sushi. if you neglect this important detail, something nasty might happen like infecting multiple people with salmonella. just a thought.
if you're wondering why i bring this up, let's just say i have some experience with this type of food borne illness. it's a nasty one. somehow i feel it's my duty as a member of society to tell the world to wash your hands. i know it's hard sometimes--but do it! the rest of us will thank you.