I can’t believe fall is already over. Man time flew by! I did get to most of my bucket list, it was so much fun and really made my fall special.
Pumpkin Spice Coffee Date
I love love love coffee and Tyler and I made it for coffee several times this fall season. While pumpkin spice is great, I found a new favorite. Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino at Starbucks was incredible. I will totally be going back for more.
I had a great time pumpkin picking with Tyler this year. Our first time at the pumpkin patch as a married couple was pretty great.
Carve a Pumpkin
Totally nailed this one. I love having carved pumpkins out on the porch it really makes me feel like halloween.
Visit a Corn Maze
We totally went to a corn maze and were quite disappointed. The maze was totally lame and didn’t even have an exit. So hopefully next year we can go to one that’s more fun.
Drive Through the Canyon
This was one of the first items I completed. Tyler and I drove through the canyon in early September and there was already snow! So crazy. I was excited for beautiful leaves and bright colors. Instead I got cold snow. Next year we’ll have to go up the canyon earlier.
I love throwing parties and really enjoyed putting this one together. It was a lot of fun, even if we didn’t get any trick or treaters. You can read about the entire party here.
Wear a Couples Costume
Tyler and I dressed up for Halloween as a T-Bird and Pink Lady. Totally adorable and it was so fun.
Drink Apple Cider
I served a delicious apple cider drink at the Halloween party that everyone enjoyed. I even served it out of a pumpkin. Totally yummy.
This one was a huge success. The food was delicious and my friends were amazing. We had a great time eating and then had a blast playing games.
I wanted to experience apple picking for the first time, but I couldn’t find a place to go apple picking, so if you know of any farms that let you pick your own apples please let me know!
Bake an Apple Pie
This one kind of goes with the apple picking, I was planning on picking the apples and going home and baking a pie. However since the apple picking didn’t happen, the pie baking didn’t happen.
Overall this fall was amazing and I loved every minute of it. Can’t wait to see what winter brings my way.
As I kept up on my bi-weekly thankful thoughts posts, I noticed more and more things I’m thankful for. It’s been an amazing eye opener and is something I will continue in my mind and then again next November. I’m so thankful for many things in my life and I’d like to share 25 of them with you.
I know that everyone and their mom lists out their family and significant other as the first few, so to keep it interesting, I’ll post a short reason why I’m thankful for them.
Yes I have to do my cats seperately. They are both so unique and I love each in a different way. Binks is a wild cat and always makes me smile. While he doesn’t love to be held, he loves his tummy rubbed and his face scratched. I’m so thankful we brought him into our life.
I love my little orange fur ball so much. He’s such an adorable, sweet kitten. He loves to be held and always is up for snuggles. He loves to fall asleep on my pillow with me. I love him so much and am so glad I was able to add the sweetest kitten ever to my little family.
Amanda is totally the best cousin one could ask for. She’s my best friend and I can always count on her for a coffee run or a random adventure. Although we never take photos of our times together, we have so much fun. Thanks for being my best friend.
5. My Mom
I love my Momma so much and she has been such a great teacher in my life. She’s given me so many life skills that I didn’t even know I had. I am so blessed to have her as my mom.
I’ve already posted a thankful thought about my boss Kim, but she’s so wonderful that I have to do another. She has been so kind to me and has given me confidence in myself. She’s encouraged me to do so much and I could never thank her enough.
7. My Blog
This may be a strange thing to be thankful for, but I totally am. I love that I have this creative space to share my thoughts and feelings, even if nobody reads it. I love blogging for me.
8. My Car
While my car totally isn’t the car of my dreams, I love it. I’m so thankful that I have a nice reliable car to get me places.
9. The Kids
I adore the kids I work with more than anything else. They are so pure and happy. I will never be able to accurately describe the amount of love I have for them. So many times I have teared up because someone said my name for the first time, or I see one child comfort another who is upset. These kids are teaching me so much more than I could ever teach them. I don’t know what I did to be so lucky as to know them, but I am so thankful for them. I love you all.
10. Tyler (again)
While I’ve already thanked him for being the best friend I could ever have and I am so glad he’s my husband, I also want to take a separate moment to be thankful of how hard he works. Taking on a second job for us is amazing and I really appreciate it. He’s such a hard worker and I know that he will always strive for us to have financial security.
11. My Camera
I find so much joy in taking photos. I am so thankful that I have a nice camera that lets me pursue this dream of mine.
Okay guys, I love being married. It’s honestly the best. I have a partner in everything and a strong support system. I am so thankful that I got to marry the man of my dreams. My husband is the best and our marriage is already #goals.
I am so thankful for all those people I call friend. While I don’t have the space to write out something about every friend I have, I am thankful for the support they give and the fun times we have.
I am thankful I live in a place where falls are beautiful and crisp. I love everything about fall and am so thankful for this season.
15. My Apartment
So thankful for the cute, perfect apartment I have. I love being out on my own and having a place to decorate. I can’t wait to own a home, but for now I am thankful for my apartment that’s all my own.
16. Being Young
This is also a strange thing to be thankful for, but I totally am. I love that Tyler and I are young, that we married young, and that we have the freedom to do what we want. I want a family and to be a mom, but for now I’m thankful to be young and free. I want to experience all that life has to offer to young me.
17. My Healthy Body
While I don’t always love the way my body looks, I really am thankful that it is strong and healthy and can do what I need it to.
I think technology gets a really bad rep. I am so thankful for all the technology in my life. Really if I had to do even half of what is done for me with technology I would be exhausted. I am thankful that it makes my life easier and gives me time to focus on the important things in my life.
This is a broad one, but I’m thankful that I have access to good healthy food as well as the occasional splurge on junk food.
As Tyler and I start our family off, we have talked a lot about what we want to do for holidays and what traditions we want to have. I am thankful that we can create our own traditions. I love the value they hold and how connected to my family they make me feel. Traditions are wonderful.
21. My Phone
I am so thankful that I live in a time where I have access to so much information through my phone. I carry it everywhere and I can be so connected. While you have to choose to use this connection positively, I am so amazed at how easy it is to connect with others. I’m thankful that I can use my phone to find out how old my fave celebrity is as well as call my grandma I haven’t seen in months.
I am a totally pinterest mom (minus the mom part) and I spend hours on this site. However I am so thankful for it. It has given me so much joy and many ideas.
This is a horrible thing to put on my list, but I really am thankful for coffee. It’s one of my favorite drinks, but I’m mostly thankful for it because it brings me close to others. I love coffee dates and supporting local coffee shops.
24. My New Family
An amazing thing about marriage is having your extended family grow. I am so thankful to get the chance to have a family relationship with Tyler’s side and love each new member.
25. My Blessings
I’m sure that I’ve forgotten lots of things I should be really thankful for, I know I live a very blessed and spoiled life. I want you guys to know that I am very thankful for all that I have.
Today I am thankful for friends. I really appreciate the support they give and how they’re always there for you. On Saturday Tyler and I bought a couch off of Facebook. Well it was pretty big and there was no way I was gonna be able to help Tyler get it up all three flights of stairs. Thankfully we were able to call up one of Tyler’s friends and he came right over to help carry it up all the stairs. I am so thankful for his help. Friends are the best
Today I am thankful for coffee dates with my cousin. It’s something we’ve done for the past like 9 months and it’s been a great tradition that brings us closer together. I’ve loved being able to text her just a coffee emoji and set a date. I look forward to every date we have and we often talk for hours. It’s the little things that make relationships strong. She’s like my best friend and I love going out with her. So today Amanda and coffee are what I’m thankful for.
The Pinners Convention was really awesome! I got to spend a Saturday with my Momma and we went to the convention. The pass we bought was for $30 a person that got us into all 6 class times that day. It was crazy busy inside and lots of people everywhere.
Our first class started at 9:30 and we barely made it. This class was probably my favorite one of the day. We made cute wooden home decor. With the wood letters of H M and E and then a character to fill in for the O each month. The class had a selection of a reindeer or a snowman. I choose the snowman and my mom chose the reindeer. I had a blast painting my wood and loved that all my supplies were provided for me. It was so easy! I also loved being in a room with rows and rows of tables full of other people doing the same thing. While an hour and a half was pretty short for us to be able to complete the craft, they turned out great!
The next couple classes were a little bit of a let down. The first class was so fun and interactive that I was pumped for a whole day of it. Instead, I got several classes that were lectures and didn’t involve the participants at all. I felt like I was in school. I was really getting antsy as the next 4 classes were this way. By the time my mom and I were headed to the last class I was hitting a wall.
However the last class was awesome just like the first. We made another home decoration for christmas. They were so so cute and super easy to make. While the class was really fun, I was so tired from the long day and was ready to head home.
The convention was a great time and I do hope to make it next year. But I don’t think I’ll attend all 6 classes. If I do, I will choose the classes where crafts are actually made, although they are more expensive because of kit fees, it’s worth it to have a fun day full of crafting.
Hi! My name is Kylie. I'm 21 years old and am married to my best friend! I love my wonderfully normal life and hope you do too.