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.
Day 11: Kitchen
When apartment shopping, I was shocked at how small the kitchens could be. So Tyler and I decided to find an apartment that had a decent sized kitchen.
Well we did and I love it. My kitchen is so nice and I love that it’s big enough for me to cook for parties and get togethers. While I’m not a super great cook, I’ve learned so many new skills while in this kitchen.
I love my apartment and all the parts of it.
With such a crazy busy life, having time to just relax and unwind is important (otherwise I’d go crazy)
My favorite way to relax is to draw a warm bath, a lovely bath bomb ( I love the fragrant jewel ones), and a cup of chamomile tea. I’ll either read while in the bath or watch netflix on my laptop. There’s just something about a warm bubbly bath that heals all wounds.
If I don’t have the time for a bubble bath or am simply not in the mood, I love to sit out on my patio in my adorable patio chairs with a drink and a book or pinterest.
It’s the simple things in life that are wonderful.
How do you unwind?
One day Tyler and I went out to the pet store to buy some fish for my new fish tank. I was so excited and ready to pick out some cool looking fish.
Well once we arrived at the pet store, we found that the humane society was out doing an adoption special for kittens.
Now guys cats are like my favorite! ❤️❤️❤️ I love them so much.
To my surprise, Tyler suggested we look at them. Ha I basically ran over to the kittens. It was towards the end of the day so there was only like 4 kittens left, but that didn't matter. Once Tyler caught up I pointed out a set of white kittens and he was like why don't you hold one.
Now I was shocked. Tyler knew very well that if I held one of these adorable fur balls, they were totally coming home with me.
But Tyler insisted and I picked the cutest white kitten with stunning blue eyes. Just 5 minutes later I was adopting him.
Half an hour later we left with a tiny kitten and all the supplies necessary.
We got him home and settled and my oh my this cat can make some noise. Even still he is always meowing or purring. And boy it's loud!
That night we spent hours deciding what to name him. We wanted a simple name, but also a fandom one. Eventually we decided on Binks (like JarJar Binks from Star Wars)
This impulse buy has been one of these best ones I've ever made. Binks is super adorable and cuddly. So glad to have him as part of our tiny family. ❤️
I have always dreamed of having a garden. One that grows all sorts of vegetables and fruits.
Now that I've moved out I am so excited to start my very own garden.
I don't have a nice, big backyard (yet), but i’ve made my small (and very cute) balcony work.
A few months ago I got some plants from Walmart and some small planters. I picked a tomato plant, a strawberry plant, and a brussel sprout plant. I also picked up a packet of wildflower seeds. And as a treat I got some succulents
Armed with some gloves, lots of dirt, and my plants I got to work.
Once the plants were settled in their new containers I found a sunny spot and there they sat for a month.
With daily waterings, they soon grew too big for the small pots and had to be transferred to bigger ones. This was an event. I made a huge mess trying to safely pull them out of the old pots.
Eventually I got them nestled in their new pots. (Although I think the move killed my strawberries :( )
I am so happy to see them grow. There is just something so satisfying knowing you're able to make something grow and flourish.
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.