getting into the spirit of the holidays

my new bright white christmas tree:

& dashing dachshund ornament:

fa-la-la-la-la, la, la, la, la.

cuteness overload

Alright. Seriously, i'm in love with this little guy:

squees, eeeee's, awwww's & all that jazz.

On being thankful

Last November i wrote about my thoughts on Thanksgiving, this year i've decided to make a little list of things i'm thankful for this extra sunny & warm November of 2011.

for growing up in an era with mixtapes, where i could play outside til the streetlights came on, & for having a brother to play nintendo with.

for being a Seminole: so proud to have a degree that took a ton of hard work & was accompanied with a whole lot of fun.

for having a gentleman who spends an ungodly amount of time in a vehicle traveling to see me. thank you satellite radio for making it a little more bearable lately.

for Miami Dolphins games on Thanksgiving with my family, even when we aren't victorious.

for Blondies, delicious homemade creations made by none other than my beautiful Scottish mother.

for the love shared between my little wiggly butt, button & myself. i mean, i pick up her fecal matter on the daily. l-o-v-e.

for having a job that i actually really enjoy, for co-workers & a boss who make me laugh five days a week.

for giggle fests with friends, who although they live hundreds of miles away are forever there for me.

for cheese. Yes, delicious cheese, & the availability of it- so that i can have some every single day. in a variety of flavors & ways.

for making it alive to 2011... i srsly can't believe i'm twenty-six & at the age where people i know are getting married & having children... on purpose. Needless to say, my mind isnt there yet.

& lastly, i am thankful for every day, the beauty & unknown of each day. I take it for granted often, too often... but, life is a beautiful thing.

a couple of things im currently loving;

pretty flowers from my mista:

& this beautiful cover of Grease's "You're the One That I Want" by Austin based band - The Lennings:

the video is absolute garbage, but i am so loving this song. What up Austin! I'm still ever so longing to explore you...

boo birthday celebration!

On November sixth, nineteen-eighty-two a wonderful individual was welcomed with loving arms to Planet Earth. I'm so delighted he was, & that twenty seven years later he would stroll through my work place & eventually own my heart.

He just had a birthday! Darling... twenty-nine looks great on you!

My mista, a once upon a time hockey hero himself, is a die hard Philadelphia Flyers fan. For his bday, i thought long & hard about what i wanted to do for his birthday, after all he does so much for me, so i really wanted to make it extra special. I finally decided I would surprise him with center ice seats to watch his beloved Flyers take on the Lightning in Tampa. Actually i was pretty stoked about it! I scored these seats three rows behind the glass, behind the Flyers bench & was dying with excitement to give them to him & see his face!! I couldn't settle with just that though, i felt that i needed something tangible, something thoughtful, something.... that he could have to remember that day forever, with me.

So, i got out a blank canvas & in honor of him & his flyers i began to paint. This was the end result:

A little orange, black & orange. A slight change of the Flyers logo, incorporated with a bit of the Philly skyline & it's pretty fly.
He loved it!

His birthday was so special. We had an amazing time together... I'm so lucky to have found him, the happiness shared with him is like nothing else in this universe. The hockey game was an absolute blast... they weren't victorious, but that didn't even matter. My first Flyers game ever, but hopefully not my last!!

I love you immensely mista dolski. Happy twenty-ninth!