I have a pretty bad case of blog envy which leads to house envy, clothes envy, social life envy, and just general life envy. I read other blogs and think "She's a better person because she has cuter clothes" or "Omg, they do cool things every weekend and all I do is sit around." In my head I know that sitting around is really family time and what I wear doesn't define who I am. I also know that most of the time, a blog only shows parts of a person's life they want it to, i.e. the good ones. Despite this, I can't help but get a little jealous of everyone's cool Christmas decorations or perfectly photographed dinners.
Today I'm not going to try and measure up to other people's blogs (and lives). I'm going to be thankful for what I have and share with you how truly awesome (though far from perfect) my life is.
+ I'd like to start with my amazing husband.
Even though I call him names and talk about his lack of romance, I love him to pieces and can't imagine my life without him. He is such a good man and great father.
+ This little booger (just had to Google how to spell that...) warms my heart every day.
He doesn't care if I wear my yoga pants
+ I don't live in a large, Pottery-Barn-decorated home. You won't find any stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, or even coordinating end tables here. But we do have a Christmas tree with presents underneath and enough cute smiles to distract every visitor from our plastic set of drawers (think dorm room).
+ I'm very thankful for the weather we've had lately. We got some snow to get into the Christmas spirit, then low 40 degree and sunny weather melted it away.
+ I realize smartphones are not a necessity, but mine sure makes my days better.
+ These recipes have made dinnertime extra yummy this week.
- Southwestern Stuffed Peppers
- Chicken and Biscuit Casserole
+ It's FRIDAY, which means I have 2 whole days with my husband ahead of me.
+ In one week we will be surrounded by family. Being home for the holidays really is the best feeling.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday and a fantastic weekend. Try to not get lost in the crowds while finishing up your Christmas shopping :)