THANKFUL.

I can hardly believe that we are already almost two weeks into November, where has all the time gone? These days time just flies by -- I can hardly believe that I am starting my seventh rotation today! YIKES! Lately, I seem to take the littlest things for granted. & it has really been on my heart on a daily basis that I need to learn to be MORE thankful for everything that I have been given. 

November is a time of thanks & each year I try to remind myself that I need to start noticing all the little things that I should be more aware of every other time of the year -- such as the ability to call my mom on a daily basis just because I need her advice or the ability to hear, smell, taste & see. 

As many of you have noticed on facebook, twitter, & many blogs -- people have been partaking in a November thanks. I have been listing things I am thankful for daily in my journal & want to share them with you all. This list is def. not inclusive & there are thousands of reasons that I am thankful. 

what are you thankful for?

Happy Turkey Day.

image via {pinterest}
Can you believe that it is Thanksgiving already?! I mean it felt like just yesterday it was Labor Day Weekend! Today is one of my favorite days of the year -- & I have SO many things to be thankful for. I am so thankful to be able to celebrate this day in South Carolina with my family! It will be filled with lots of food, naps, football {while falling asleep during the middle. haha}, crazy family convos, tasty drinks, & of course LEFTOVERS {one of the only times I eat leftovers!} -- the only thing missing is my boyfriend :/

I hope every single one of you are enjoying this day with family & friends.
eating -- relaxing -- & watching football.

I also want to thank EVERYONE of you for being such  generous readers.
YOU are all the REASON that I blog publicely -- you keep be going!
SO THANK YOU!!!!! 

& here a little reminiscing from a couple past thanksgivings!
Thanksgiving 2006 in SC.

Thanksgiving 2010 in SC.

Have a Blessed Day!!!!

little things i cherish.

“Time is a companion who reminds us to cherish every moment because it will never come again .” -- anonymous

When I think November I think Thanksgiving -- family time & a time to give thanks. 
even though I think that you should make known what you are thankful for a year round thing -- not just a November thing.

lately i have been trying to notice more of the small simple things in life. the ones that make you smile just because. the ones that no one else notices but you.
these moments are so simple & i have been trying to capture them in pictures. 

-- home sweet home.

-- my puppies big ol' mickey mouse ears

-- beautiful morning walks with rufster.

-- my big little brother growing up before my eyes.

-- church + brunch + & best friends talks.

-- beauty in nature.

what moments do you cherish & are thankful for?
how do you cherish the small things?