As 2009 is coming to an end, I’ve been thinking about all the things I am thankful for that have happened this year. It’s been a wonderful year of learning new things, discovering new parts of myself, and slowing down to really appreciate what’s in my life.
So in no particular order, here are a few of the things I’m most thankful for from 2009.
First up, I can’t imagine my life without my little love bugs.
Or my favorite gluten-free take-out places — Bellagio’s Pizza and Chipotle.
And who knew how much I would love my backyard garden.
And its amazing bounty.
Or the crazy chickens who came to live in our backyard in August.
Giving us lots and lots and lots of yummy farm fresh eggs.
Not to mention, that living in this beautiful state where you can go on hikes that look like this really never gets old.
I also love all the amazing berries you can pick all summer long just down the road.
And I can’t forget about my new job where I get to work in the most beautiful office ever.
With super fun and smart colleagues, who are also friends.
And as cliche as it sounds, I’m so grateful for being healthy this year and am pumped about my re-found love for working out. I’d forgotten how awesome sweating is.
By far my favorite workout partner for 2009 is Lady Gaga.
Her music + the gym = happiness.
And last, but certainly not least, I’m most grateful for all the wonderful friends and family I have in my life — with the top of the list being this guy. I don’t really know how I got lucky enough to be his wife, but I’ll take it.
Happy end of 2009! I can’t wait to see what 2010 brings. It’s gonna be good.