Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for new friendships. When everyone was telling me a few years ago that all those friends I had in high school and shortly thereafter wouldn't be around for the long haul, I didn't believe it. I mean, HELLO!!! Don't they know we were all totally BFF's???? Ha! I wish I had listened. I've had my heart broken more times by "friends" who I thought would be around for a lifetime then I have ex-boyfriends. So, today, I am thankful for the new adult friendships I have formed over the last year or so. The friendships that aren't just about going out and partying instead the friendships that are about double dates and playdates (not that I have experienced those yet) and laughing together because we fell asleep before 9:00 on a Friday night. I'm thankful for the wonderful friendships I've formed via the internet. Believe it or not, I truly believe that the friendships I've gained through an internet message board are some of the best friendships I've had. We've laughed, cried, grieved, and bitched to each other. 

I seriously believe I have some awesome girls in my life both that I've met in person and online.


366 Challenge Days 9-16

January 9, 2012
 I am of the opinion that one needs an entire new wardrobe when they go on vacation so while I out specifically shopping for Josh only because I had been shopping for myself for the last 2 months. Anyway, I found this! I've been dying for a little dress to wear with cowboy boots and I found it so I had to have it!

January 10, 2012
 I witnessed an absolutely terrible wreck today. One minivan ran a redlight and hit another minivan directly in the driver side door. The minivan that was hit went up onto its' side and for a minute all you could see was the bottom of the van. I immediately thought that since it was a van, there were kids in the van. Luckily, the lady had just dropped them off at the school a block behind us. It wouldn't have been appropriate for me to take a picture of the wreck so today's picture is one of me and Josh cuddled up on the couch catching up on the Bachelor and Biggest Loser.

 January 11, 2012
This is the engine to my truck. My truck that decided the cool thing to do would be to not run for over 24 hours. Josh and his dad replaced the starter, fuses, cables and tightened some nuts and bolts but it still wouldn't start. They finally towed it (illegally, may I add) to the professionals down the street where they replaced the one cable Josh and his dad didn't think to replace because "there's no way it could be that wire".

 January 12, 2012
You are looking at my first ever pot of chili! I was so nervous making this but, honestly, it was probably one of the easiest things I've ever made. In the words of Josh and my brother, it was "excellent". I had some pretty big shoes to fill and both my mom and mother-in-law make awesome chili but I think I can hang with them pretty darn well. :)

January 13, 2012
I had the pleasure of pushing Josh and this scaffolding around over 82,000 square feet of vacant warehouse. 


January 14, 2012
Today was the annual boat show at the convention center. Of course we wouldn't have missed it. We put off finishing the warehouse job above just so we could attend the boat show. This picture was taken on top of a Sea Ray cruiser that cost $379,000!

January 15, 2012
 In preparation for our Vegas trip this week, I treated myself to a manicure and pedicure after working and the boat show all weekend. I did get the spa pedicure and can I just say that I almost fall asleep every time! The place I go gives you a calf and foot massage for 10 minutes before placing steaming hot towels around your calves. Heaven!!!

January 16, 2012
I started packing last night which included getting all of the shoes I am taking out. I snapped this picture before I left for work this morning. There are 14 pairs of my shoes pictured here and 2 of Josh's. I am adding 2 more pairs for me tonight. In all, I'm taking 16 pairs of shoes (for a 6 day trip) and Josh is only taking 4. I might have an addiction....


366 Challenge days 5-8

January 5, 2012
 This was my lunch. Oh so bland it was. I've said it before and I'll say it again,  Mountain Dew is, by far, the best part of any meal. I drink at least 6 of these a day.

January 6, 2012
We spent the evening with Josh's cousin, Amanda, her husband, Robert and their precious baby girl, Callie. Ya'll.... this little girl is the absolute sweetest baby ever! I just love her. If she ever comes up missing, they will definitely know where to look. :)

 January 7, 2012
A little over a week ago, we decided that we wanted an RV. Nothing too special but we do know we want something new or newer and we've decided that a pull behind would be best suited for us. We took pictures on the iPad today when we went shopping but they turned out terrible so the picture of the brochure for our front runner will have to do.

January 8, 2012
Today, Josh and I went to the grocery store to get some hamburgers to grill out. Of course, we decided that we needed cake and ice cream. I only eat white on white cake and Josh only eats white or strawberry cake with either white or strawberry icing. So, I was going to make a funfetti white cake with half vanilla and sprinkles icing and half strawberry icing. As soon as we got home and unloaded groceries, my mom calls. Mothers intuition must have known we were wanting some cake because she made Josh (not me) a strawberry cake with strawberry icing and brought it to us. Looks like my cake will have to wait...


Thankful Thursday

Bringing it back? I think so! 

Due to his job, my older brother, Brad, is staying with Josh and I for a couple of weeks. I am so thankful that I get to spend this time with him. We haven't really spent a lot of time together over the last couple of years so this is a nice change. When I first started my blog, I wrote this post about my brothers. One day when I get all of my pictures scanned, I'm going to post the picture of the dress he bought. To this day, it's my favorite dress!

And...because I'm a picture whore, here is the latest pic of us at Christmas. 

What are you thankful for today?


Go ahead and laugh...

I give you permission to laugh at my following statement. I, Jennifer P., have made it my New Year's resolution to blog at least once a week. To help me accomplish this, I am going to participate in the 366 (since it's a leap year) day photo challenge. I love taking pictures and I take them frequently but I never do anything with them. I occasionally put some on Facebook but not nearly as much as I used to. So, I'm really hoping that this photo challenge will put my ass in gear and get in here and write more than once every few months. Believe it or not, I love my blog and I love all of my followers. I feel like I've just abandoned my blog and well, that's just not the cool thing to do! 

Since we were out of town for a couple of days then celebrated our anniversary, I'm already behind but I'm playing catch up tonight. 

January 1, 2012
This was taken just after midnight. We brought in the New Year at a friend's house in Atlanta. 

 January 2, 2012
 I truly cannot believe that Josh and I have been married for 2 years already.  I am so blessed to call him my husband. This picture was taken after our anniversary dinner.

January 3, 2012

Hair Day!!! Need I say more? 
January 4, 2012
 This is my new jewelry armoire. My in-laws got this for me for Christmas. I'm hoping to do another post about my favorite jewelry for ya'll. I have a slight obsession and this thing is already full! What's even better is that both sides open up for necklace storage. I seriously love this thing!

So, there. :) My first 4 days of the photo challenge. So far I think I'm doing very well. I have never had a New Years resolution before so this should be interesting. Maybe if I can stick to this, I will make bigger resolutions next year. We'll see....

Happy New Year beautiful readers.