I’m thankful for many, many things that probably can’t be covered in a simple list but I’m going to try anyway.
1. Family. My grandma Bess for her style, strength and sassiness. My grandparents Lee and Jane for their kindness and their stories. My many cousins for creating adorable babies for me to play with at all of our holiday functions. My sister for trusting me to plan 100% of her wedding this summer. My brother-in-law, Colin, for putting up with my sister. My parents for, well, everything. My Seth (who is not officially family, but may as well be), for his amazing support and for allowing me to play mommy to Priscilla (his tabby cat). Priscilla, for keeping me company in “the office”.
2. Friends. My Seth (again), for being my best friend, always making me laugh, bringing me treats from UDF, the list could go on and on. Kate, for allowing me to be snarky and for always being down for going to a movie. Moira, for understanding the importance of ‘investing’ in one’s wardrobe and for many many dinner dates. Holly, for always having the best gossip and for joining me in the MAA. Jamie, for iChats. Robyn, for appreciating dessert just as much as I do.Nora for having fabulous advice and always so freely loaning her accessories. Angela, for encouraging me to get to the gym (and not getting mad – I hope – when I rarely do). Lauren S, for never failing to ask me when I’m going to “get married already”. Lauren K for always inviting me to trivia even though I rarely know any answers. All my wedding&events-industry friends, for “getting it”. For their support. For keeping me laughing. For doing AMAZING work for my clients and making me look even better in the process. For many lunch dates. For giving me so many reasons to love my job.
3. Clients. My spectacular clients for being fun, funny and not afraid to show their personalities in their weddings and events! For proving that the term Bridezilla was made up by the media and doesn’t really exist (at least not in my world). For trusting me to take control so that they can live and enjoy each moment. For sharing their wonderful ideas. For providing me with fabulous stories; some beautiful, some funny, never scary. For keeping in touch after their events are over. For the kind, kind words of thanks they send my way, which remind me that my job is far from frivolous and includes the best of both worlds: helping others and having fun/being creative while doing so. For letting me in their inner circles on Very Important Days. For cracking me up.
4. Silliness. Such as: Celebrity gossip, iPhone apps, Twitter, Photobooths, Shoes and lots of them, Zip’s Cafe, Facebook, Mad Men, Gossip Girl, Other people’s blogs, Sky Miles, and Fireplaces.
Oh wow that’s a lot to be thankful for – and it’s just skimming the surface. Last-but-not-least, I am thankful for “scheduling” settings on Blogger so that I can post this without taking pause from watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade :)