Friday, July 29, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* getting my butt out of bed at 5am to clean so I could still put in a full day of work. 
* Anita coming over to visit with Mrs. Roth and spending some time chatting with them. 
* asking for opinions about getting a wedding video vs. not getting one. The more I think about it and the more I talk to other people about it I feel we should go for it.
* the generous shower gift Anita brought for me. 
* the time I spent by myself at the beach this evening. I went down around 6:00 and it was perfect. It wasn't too hot or crowded and I managed to take a little nap before the greenheads attacked. 
* Mack's Pizza for dinner. 
* Andy & I having a long talk with Andy's mom tonight. I strongly believe even when it's hard, talking about things with the people you love is a much better route compared to not dealing with them and pushing everything under the rug. 
* learning a little more how much Andy truly loves me. Some of the things he said tonight reinforced everything I already know. I am so lucky to have him!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* getting through the work day when I felt so drained from the moment I woke up.
* the cute thank you notes I picked up this afternoon to send out to all of my bridal shower gifts.
* the beautiful gift I found to give to Kerry for her birthday.
* a good talk with Megan as I was arriving to Avalon tonight.
* French Onion soup at the Grille Room for dinner tonight.
* getting ready for bed early tonight (meaning before 9pm!)
* chatting with Kelly on Facebook.
* Mom sending me pictures of the three of us from Sunday, I didn't think there were any good ones taken.
* feeling excited to look at places for Andy & I to rent while we figure out where it's best to buy.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* Andy & I getting through the cleaning jobs fairly quickly.
* spending some time reading my Kindle outside in the front of the house where there was a beautiful breeze.
* deciding on Aruba as the first part of our honeymoon and all of the time Andy has spent looking for airfare.
* stopping by Jeff & Megan's after our long drive home so Andy could meet Erilin.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* Jean being understanding when we had to reschedule her for tomorrow.
* Andy going to the store to pick up stuff for lunch.
* visiting with Nicole Spang at the beach. I think the last time I saw her was for Billy Joel & Elton John! It was nice to sit on the beach and talk for a couple of hours.
* dinner at the Yacht Club. They have the best French Onion Soup!
* deciding to watch a movie instead of going out since we were really tired. We rented 'Blue Valentine'. I thought I was going to like it much more than I did; at least I can check it off the list.

Friday, July 8, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* getting the wedding invitations ready to be mailed!
* going on the House Tour with Mrs. Roth. We got to see the Rice's (UTZ Potato Chips) mansion on the beach. It was the craziest house I've ever seen, I felt like I was in a museum. 
* a nice lunch at the yacht club. The chicken caesar salad was really good. 
* pizza and Phillies at Bill & Erin's.
* a really nice conversation with Maria about friendship and finding out we share a love for sentimental things like cards, journaling and hand written notes.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* going home to take an hour nap before work after my 5am drive home from AC. I was soooo tired!
* finding the airfare vouchers so Andy can try to find airfare for the honeymoon. 
* our beautiful wedding invitations! Cyrano Designs did such an amazing job and I can't wait to send them out.
* meeting Erilin. She is so tiny and beautiful and I can't wait to do fun girly things with her. I'm so happy Megan has her baby girl. 
* getting to Avalon safely. We had to drive through really bad lightening and rain and I could barely see. 
* Mom & Dad celebrating their 33rd wedding anniversary.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* another productive work day from Avalon. 
* Erilin Roth joining the family today! So excited to have a new niece and very happy for Jeff & Megan that they have a little girl. 
* talking with Vanessa and asking her to do a reading at the ceremony and to be with us on the morning of the wedding.
* going to Atlantic City to hang out with Jess & John tonight. We had some drinks at the condo, went to dinner and then played some slot dollars at the Hilton. Good times!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* the email I saw as I was walking out the door at 5am that said our meeting was cancelled this morning and being able to go back to bed for a while. 
* getting a ton of stuff done for work today!
* awesome grilled chicken salads for lunch. 
* finding out that Megan gets to go to the hospital tonight and will hopefully be induced tomorrow morning. 
* selecting some really nice readings for the ceremony.
* chatting with Wendy on Facebook and asking her to read for us during the ceremony.
* going to 96th Street to walk around the shops for a while tonight with Andy. 
* stopping by Leslie's to visit for a little bit. 
* Mack's Pizza for dinner!

Monday, July 4, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* a relaxing morning.
* spending the afternoon at the beach with the Fry's. Andy met me there after he came home from fishing. We played Kubb and stayed for dinner. We really love when they're down here!
* celebrating the 4th of July. We are very lucky to live in a country where we enjoy so many freedoms. 
* talking to Dad to wish him a Happy 25th Anniversary!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* going to yoga this morning even thought it was pouring rain.
* a relaxing day with no cleaning!
* Caitlin's graduation party at Brian's house. It was nice to see everyone!
* Josh & Lauren coming to Avalon. He was playing for the 4th of July festivities and they finally got to see why we love Avalon so much. 
* watching the fireworks on the boardwalk with Andy. 
* sitting on the deck with Josh & Lauren talking and watching the random fireworks. 

Saturday, July 2, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* the Fry's taking their vacation this week in Sea Isle!
* finally seeing Erin and her cute pregnant belly!
* a fun time with the Fry's. We had dinner with them and watched the Phillies game.
* hanging out with PJ & Maryanne and Jeff & Stacy on the deck tonight.

Friday, July 1, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* cleaning two houses with Deig this morning. 
* Andy making decent time coming to Avalon. 
* getting a new cleaning job in Townsends Inlet for the next several Saturdays. 
* visiting with the McSparran's. The whole gang is down for this weekend.