So, I have been quite the complainer lately. . . How much painting sucks, how busy we are trying to get everything with the house done, I even complained about our vacation because of that darn whale watching trip. . . Well, I am done complaining today because you know what?? The fact that I have all of these things to complain about, means that I am so blessed. And so today, I am doing a thankful post. All of the things that I am thankful for in my life lately that make life great and worth the hassle, long days and being busy!

1. My Husband. . .you guys, I seriously don’t know where I would be without this guy by my side. He has been a rock star with the house, being a Dad, working full time and is always amazing at checking in with me to make sure I am still doing ok. I appreciate and love him more than I think he will ever know.


2. cute baby – again, how did I get so lucky? Waking up to his smiling face every day (ok, most days.  . ). This morning, I was rubbing his back and I squeezed his booty and said “who’s booty is this?” and without even opening his eyes, but smiling, he said “Lukie’s.” Heart melting every day.


3. new house – I feel so fortunate that we are in a place in our lives that we can build a new house. And while it is 100% stressful and busy, it is also so much fun and so exciting. And I can’t wait for all the new memories that will be made in this new house.


5. bodypump – this is awesome for 2 reasons, #1 – I get paid to work out and #2. I get to teach the best class ever. I can be having the worst day and within the first few beats of the warm up song = total turn around. It just makes me so happy. And I feel so good when I am done with that hour. And since I have been teaching it for a while now, I have my regulars bodypumpers and it is just so nice to see them every week.


6. my treadmill – when we moved into our townhome, we didn’t know where we should put the treadmill. We finally decided to drag it all the way upstairs into the office. And I am SO glad we did that. I have put on quite a few miles this COLD winter and am so thankful that my run is just steps from my bed.


7. running – ahhh my main stress reliever. And all that running helps to offset my sweet tooth that has been going crazy on the weekends!


8. weekends – I am thankful that I have a job where I only have to work about one weekend a month and I have that time to dedicate towards working on the house, hanging with Luke and laundry!

9. family – both Scott and I have such wonderful families. Both of our parents have given up multiple weekends already to help with the house. Both Grandmas have watched Luke and provided lunch for us while we are busy working. So blessed to have them.


10. friends – AND we are so thankful to have so many friends who have given up their Saturdays to come paint or put in flooring or anything else we need. We would not have been anywhere close to getting everything we needed to get done in time for closing without them.

11. this puppy face. she makes any day better.


12. this blog and your support. I appreciate all the warm wishes and good thoughts that have been sent my way via this blog when I have complained about painting, building the house, being busy, and life in general. You make me smile. And for that, I am truly thankful.

What are you thankful for today?

And finally – the winner of the Apera Bag giveaway is. . . Emily!! Please email me at and we will get you your bag!!


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20 Responses to Thankful

  1. So good to remember! My parents and I took a couple day vacation last week and we are all paying for it with even more work this week. I want to complain, but don’t want to seem selfish. When life slows down can we try to meet up in the cities? Are you planning on HLS14?
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  2. Wow the story about your son in the morning was the cutest thing ever! 🙂 I’m thankful for family/friends, employment, being on my way to graduate school, and a spring warm up in temps coming to Philly hopefully soon!
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  3. Jodi

    This is so beautiful! I can be a complainer and I find that giving thanks is a much better way to accept what life can bring.

  4. Jackie

    My health!

  5. I hadn’t noticed too much complaining from you, but I think we all feel that way sometimes. I have been super complainy about the weather. But I’m so thankful that my girls are still little enough to want to snuggle with me while we watch movies (well, when we watch Frozen).
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    • KT

      Oh good – I am glad I haven’t been too bad! And I love snuggles. I am already sad for the age when Luke no longer wants to snuggle with his Mom.

  6. I love this post Katie! And I love your blog! Your ability to juggle so many things and find such awesome balance with a positive attitude in life is an inspiration.

    I am thankful for some quality time with Dan and our dogs tonight! 🙂
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  7. You are such a beautiful person – inside & out. The Luke story melted my heart. I actually said “aawwww” out loud. You are truly blessed. Thanks for the reminder to stop in the middle of life’s craziness & just be thankful. 🙂

  8. Just reading about all the great things in your life make me so happy for you! I’m thankful for my husband, a job I love (despite the stress haha), and definitely my health. It’s such a great feeling when you look around and realize just how wonderful things really are!
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  9. Absolutely LOVE this. So thankful for our friendship and the fact I get to see you in one week from tomorrow!! xo
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  10. I am thankful that I landed a 2+ yr contract with a client in town so I don’t have to travel every week. I’ve been traveling weekly for my job the last 10 years. I love being home, sleeping in my own bed at night. Not sure what I will do when it ends. Hopefully, find a new job!
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  11. I love this! The part you talked about “the fact that I can complain about these things means I am blessed” <-paraphrasing and too lazy to scroll back to the post 😉 really resonates with me! Sometimes I hear myself complaining and then think "#firstworldproblems" because seriously we really have it so good!

    So excited for you guys and your new home! Holler if you need a babysitter! 😉
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