Birthdays and giving thanks

If you couldn’t tell from my Monday post we have a lot to be thankful for this past year and one thing I am most thankful for is my wonderful husband!

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It is his birthday today and I just want to take a minute to let him know how grateful I am to be his wife. Babe, thank you for being the incredibly kind, generous, and loving person you are. The way you take things in stride and see the brighter side of things-no matter the situation is something I am in awe of.

I know I tell you all the time but you really are the best husband ever and to top it off you are so stinkin’ hot! I love you so much and hope you have the best birthday ever and that this year brings true all your wishes!

Besides birthday wishes I wanted to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. I know I normally do Monday/Thursday posts, but since I’m doing this one today I figured I’d combine the birthday/Thanksgiving. I hope you guys are getting to spend some good quality time with family and eating some delicious food!

I’m not sure if I’m going to be taking pictures of our Thanksgiving, but if I do I will most certainly share that with you!

Happy birthday babe, Happy Thanksgiving my friends, and have a lovely weekend!

To-Do Lists

One of the greatest pleasures in life (I think) is putting pen to paper and crossing out something you have completed.

These past couple of months I’ve been able to do that with some long-term stuff, some short-term stuff, some fun stuff, and some adult-y stuff. I’m feeling extra thankful this week for all our blessings so I wanted to share some stuff I’ve been able to cross off on my list 🙂

One of the big things was selling the house! Still very grateful and happy to have that process complete.

Buying Halloween candy after Halloween on sale is #adulting. Keeping this large bag of candy in a house with 2 people is #peterpanning.

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….Getting more candy was not on the to-do list, but when there’s a See’s what’s a girl to do?

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It was time for me to renew a certification so I knocked that out over the course of a few days. I was especially happy that I was able to complete it during a weekend where B had work events all weekend instead of having to do it during a weekend we were off together.

Going to Corner Bakery for breakfast had been on our list…going twice in one weekend? not so much.

Speaking of restaurants-going to Pita Street was on my list since I saw it and was super excited to check out the food. It was so so good!

I was super happy to be able to complete a student loan thing. I had talked to them on the phone to verify completion, but getting the letter and having the paper in my hand was a really big check off on the to-do list.

Is there any big or small things you guys have crossed off that meant a lot? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Happy New Year!!

Here we are in the New Year! It’s officially 2019!!

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I feel incredibly blessed and happy about all the things 2018 brought and excited to see where 2019 will take us. We have a few things planned and a few things left to find out.

I know under few things planned we have trips coming up and I can’t wait to share those with you guys! We love exploring and eating our way through new places so I am looking forward to making new discoveries.

I don’t have any new resolutions I am starting…it’s usually the same mantra-live more, love more, laugh more. That entails all the things that mean the most to me: being active, being around people I love and enjoying all the big and little moments.

I wish you guys the happiest of New Years!

Do you have any New Year’s Resolutions?

Happy Birthday Babe!

I know I normally post Mondays and Thursdays, but I had to switch it up this week to wish hubs a happy, happy birthday!

I know I constantly go on about how I have the BEST husband, but you guys I REALLY do.

I don’t think there has been a single day since we got married that he has not made me laugh or at the very least smile.

There are a million little things he does for me- always makes sure that I get my cup of coffee in the morning no matter where we are in the world, reminds me to take my thyroid meds, when we walk on the sidewalk he always makes sure that I am not on the side the road is, feeds me every two hours even though he would be fine eating once a day, encourages my crazy cravings and on and on.

He is currently at an interview and I am at a Starbucks. He walked me into the Starbucks, got me settled in a nook and set me up with wifi on his iPad before he left. It’s not that I wouldn’t be fine if he just dropped me off, but he ALWAYS goes the extra mile.

I have the best husband in the world because despite my crazy, emotional, hangry moments he loves me.

Babe, I am so glad you were born 28 years ago today! You deserve all the best and I am so excited to celebrate you today because you are not just a great husband. You are a wonderful person-kind, generous, hard working, and not to mention a total hottie 😍!

Happy birthday my love! I love you so much 😚

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving has always held a special place in my heart. I know some people think of it as a day where you eat till you’re stuffed. Don’t get me wrong, it is partially that for me, but Thanksgiving always makes me feel warm and happy inside. It reminds me of family and memories and laughter.

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It also reminds me to slow down and appreciate everything I have. Even though this year we haven’t had too much time to slow down I still wanted to take time to be thankful for the busy, the crazy, and everything in between.

Happy Thanksgiving friends!

Favorite moments in October

You guys, this post is more for me than anything else. This past month has been so crazy and filled with ups and downs and I just wanted to take a minute to talk about all my favorite moments before diving into another busy month!

Hubby had to be in Fontana for 2 weeks plus traveling for interviews so any time he came home was a highlight moment! The 2 week stent we were only apart for one of those weeks, but that’s the longest we had been apart since getting married. It was rough, but it made him being home all the sweeter!

Having a super quick trip to Vegas is 2nd only to hubby coming home. This was super fast, super delicious, and super fun! I also loved being able to have that experience with B and enjoy that time together!

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We had the annual retreat with B’s work this month! It was amazing being able to relax and hang out with some good friends especially since this will be our last retreat. We did ice-breakers, danced, and ate lots of snacks!

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Being at home with hubby and doing absolutely nothing! I think being away from home so much in October has made me really appreciate being at home with nothing to do. Sometimes routines can get boring, but right now I am craving some regularity to my weeks. I am still trying to enjoy and appreciate every moment!

The adventure continues this month with a flight and road trip and possibly some home renovations! I am planning on bringing you guys along and trying to keep posting as regularly as possible. Thanks for coming on this journey with me!

 

 

Vegas

A few weeks ago we went to Vegas for a quick little trip. I have very little to say other than Vegas is gorgeous and we definitely need to go back for longer than 24 hours next time so we can take it all in!

Since I have such few words here’s a little photo recap 😄

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Earl of Sandwich

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Chai tea with almond milk from Cuppa

We perused the beautiful indoor garden area at the Bellagio

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This sleeping fairy really spoke to me for some reason…

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We checked into the Encore. THE nicest hotel I have ever stayed in. SO gorgeous.

Lunch at El Segundo Sol started with chips, salsa, and unpictured is a big bowl of guac!

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Tacos for the win…always!

Dessert always.

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Dressed and dapper 🙂

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Delicious dinner that started off with this salad that was almost too gorgeous to eat. Sadly the picture does it no justice.

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Steak, shrimp, and potato gratin

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Dessert-what a dessert! Chocolate mousse, peanuts, and that white chocolate shell on top? It had a gold flake in it.

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It was a whirlwind of a day and it’s something I will always treasure especially since I got to do it with my best human. Love you babe!

Gleeful

I am so gleeful and excited to tell you guys that I have my own domain! What used to be grubbingwithjess.wordpress.com is NOW grubbingwithjess.com AHHHH!!

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I honestly had no idea how happy this would make me and now I just wanna shout it from the rooftops. I am so pumped to continue posting about food and life and fitness! Anywho thanks for coming along on this journey with me and I hope you stick around 😀

See you lovelies Friday for an actual post!

Pink and Yellow

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This beautiful bouquet was waiting for me after work and despite being exhausted I was flooded with love and happiness. I seriously have THE bestest husband in the whole galaxy! I had to share them because they are so pretty and they make me smile every time I see them.

I hope you lovelies are having an amazing Monday!

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Breathing Easy

Hi Friends!

I am so happy to be able to tell you that we can check off one goal I had! I passed my test and I am so relieved and happy 🙂 I will be back to my regularly scheduled posts next week and I am really excited to get back into full swing.

The hubs and I took some time to enjoy just breathing easy and each other’s company. Besides passing the test this past week was special since March 29th marked our 2 year anniversary! I can’t believe it’s been two gorgeous years since I married this amazing human that I get to call my husband.

I love being married, but that’s because I married my best friend. He is the most supportive, caring, generous human I know. He goes above and beyond to make my life easier. I mean, this guy woke up after only 3 hours of sleep to take me to my test because he knew how stressed I had been about it. I could go on and on, but then we’d have a book on how amazing my husband is 😉

Babe, if you’re reading this just know I think you’re awesome sauce. Thank you for all you do for us. I love you!