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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday

Last November I took some time each Thursday to record some things (big or small) that I was feeling especially thankful for. Thought I’d pick it up again this year. If you feel like joining, leave a link in the comments to your Thankful Thursday list!

Today I’m feeling extra thankful for…

…hats, scarves and gloves. I never really needed them before like I do now. It literally hurts to ride my bike without these essentials!

…our Nespresso machine. It makes a perfectly frothy cappuccino for me each morning (and sometimes evening).

…those hugs that end with an extra tight squeeze (thank you, husband).

…my Mama. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about how lucky I am to have her. She has braved so much raising me and my sisters and has taught me how to be a strong, independent woman.

…a pup who acts like his entire life has been made just by me walking in the door.

…some awesome plans to keep us distracted next week during our first Thanksgiving away from home 🙁

…blog friends. I’m so looking forward to a fun girls dinner with these lovely ladies.

…an unexpected “I love you” text. Nothing makes me smile bigger.

…Skype. I couldn’t survive living in Amsterdam without it. 

…nights Corey’s not in class. It’s too quiet around the apartment when he’s gone.  

a great book. I’m 75 pages in and completely entranced.

…genuine laughter. 

{card by Rifle Paper Co.}

16 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday”

  1. isn't that the best thing whn the pup get so freaking excited when you walk in the door. even when i just run to the corner store and back, it makes my heart so happy about how excited he gets to see me

  2. i love love how a pup's excitement can just make your whole day! they don't hold back, that is the best.

    and seriously, how neat is the world we live in that something as cool as skype exists. what if we still just had to write letters?!

  3. Just found your blog today!! So cool that you and your hubby are living in Amsterdam! My husband and i are also wanting to live/work there. We just got back from being in europe for 2 months, a month of that being in the Netherlands- we loved it!! we actually stayed in Amstelveen and Maastricht. Cool that you have a group of bloggy friends there too 🙂

  4. I found your blog just a few days ago and so much enjoy reading about your life in Amsterdam. It brings back memories of days gone by when I was young and adventurous working for an American company in Sloterdijk and living in a “zolderkamertje” near Sarphati Park (Amsterdam Oud-Zuid). I consider Amsterdam one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Enjoy every moment of living in it!

  5. Hi LIZ! I am loving your blog, lady! What a beautiful & happy space you have! Just the kind of place I like to sit back and enjoy… 🙂

    I love the idea of a Thankful Thursday! You have some very lovely things for which to be thankful…..and I do too! Like you, I am thankful for tight squeezes, my Mama, blog friends, and so many other wonderful things!!

    Happy Weekend!

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