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Sunday, November 18, 2012

So Thankful that I’m Stuffed {an excuse to show off my wedding pics!}

Happy Sunday!

I’m spending mine surrounded by pumpkin spice candles {literally, I have 5 lit right now}, and hammering away on a TpT unit or three.

I’m joining the thankful party over at “A Year of Many Firsts” with lots of other fabulous ladies {and a gentleman or two} who have lots to be thankful for.

thankful linky
Just like me.

Oh, and PS, I'm using this as a way to show off some of wedding pics that have finally arrived!

1} I am so, so, so thankful for my husband. 


Can you believe he actually listens when I tell him about Linky Parties and my TpT sales?  He is loving, loyal, dedicated, funny {so funny!}, hard-working, generous, a good dancer, and just so much fun to be around.  Oh, and he’s handsome too.


2} I am thankful for my mom.


I am thankful for my whole family, don’t get me wrong.  But my mom has become one of my very best friends.  She is the most supportive person in my whole life, she always knows the right thing to say, she is kind, she is artistic and creative, sensitive, beautiful, and the absolute best mom ever.  She is such a role model for the kind of mom I hope to be someday.

3} I am thankful for Georgie


You’re either an animal person, or you’re not, and I so definitely am.  I love all the pets furry family members I’ve had in my life, but Georgie is on another level.  She is the sweetest thing I have ever met.  Every.single.person that comes across her path falls in love with her.  She brings so much joy to our little home.

4} I am thankful for my friends


I know, I know. “How big is your wedding party?!?!,” is what you’re thinking right now.  But truth be told, I couldn’t be happier to “have” to include so many awesome ladies in my big day.  I was born and raised in Ohio, and I have friends as far back and 3rd grade {longer when you include my cousin Louise} that I still consider dear, dear friends of mine.  And lucky me, when I moved to NJ, I formed such special bonds with my friends here.  My friends are at so many different points in their lives {some are mommies, some are career ladies, some are living the single life and LOVING it!}, and they are spread out throughout the whole country .  They all bring a different “specialness” to life.  And they are all a RIOT!  Seriously. Love you all!


Bonus Picture: I had to show off these adorable robes!  That’s my younger {much taller} sister on the right!

4} I am thankful for my grade partners


Boo. Hiss. I’m not in this picture, but they both look so cute here, I had to share it.  Our relationship goes beyond a working one, they truly are two of my best friends.  Let’s face it: teaching can be TOUGH these days.  They keep me sane.  And they both make me laugh. A LOT!

5} I am thankful that I am fortunate.

Dave & I in Lake Tahoe…so, so, so beautiful!

I am thankful that I am fortunate to be healthy, to have enough money to do many of the things I want to in life, to be surrounded by good people who love me so much, to have a job that fits me to a T, and so many other things.  I recently started a gratitude journal.  I write down three things I am thankful for each night before I go to bed.  It is so easy to get caught up in the stress of everyday life, and to think about all the things we want, but can’t have.  In reality, I am a lucky, lucky, girl.  And I want to remember that.

6} I am thankful for cheeseburgers.

This cheeseburger was one of my top 5…Yountville, CA 2012 :)

I’m fully aware that cheeseburgers aren’t on the same level as everything I’ve listed above, but seriously they’re so darn good. {Need cheeseburger recommendations in Philadelphia, South Jersey, SC, CA, NV, or OH?  Email me!}  I am also thankful for coffee, leggings and big sweaters {please stay in style forever!!!}, my computer, Teachers Pay Teachers, Parenthood {the TV show}, my students, My Mac {who’s cuddling me despite the fact he didn’t get s singular shout out like Georgie did}, good wine, and beautiful scenery.
And about a million other things.

I leave  you with my fireplace mantle, and a deep thought ;)


Now go be thankful, friends!



  1. I'm thankful for you! :) I loved this post Halle!!

  2. Gorgeous pictures! I'm thankful that you and Jenna keep making such cute and creative things!

  3. Hi there!

    I found you through the Thankful Thoughts linky party - and am so glad that I did! I love the art above your fireplace mantle - it's SO true!

    Joy in the Journey

  4. I just love this post - wish you were LITERALLY across the hall!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  5. Oh, Halle!! Congratulations!! What a BEAUTIFUL bride you were! Love your wedding colors, too. Thanks for sharing that special day with all of us. Enjoy your first Thanksgiving as a married lady! :)

    Second Grade Sparkle


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