I saw this list on a few other blogs and I thought, hey, it’s Friday afternoon and I’m not motivated to work at the moment..so here they are!
1. MI FAMILIA (See what a college Spanish minor teaches you?)
The hubby. He keeps me grounded, especially since I have alot of big ideas swirling around in this brain. He made my dream of moving to the city come true by working hard to get a promotion at work. And he makes me laugh. Every. Day. Plus, he’s hot.
I just love my furry little friend! Seriously, I never knew how much you could love a dog until Nick got me Roxie (another reason I love him!) She’s a handful, but always keeps me entertained. And, there’s nothing better than when she snuggles up in my lap and falls asleep.
My family has always been super close, but I think I appreciate them even more since I moved 8 hours away. I miss being able to meet up for dinner or a quick shopping trip after work. We email all day at work (sorry boss) and send pictures back and forth-mostly of Colby right now! I have the best memories with these lovely individuals (the bridge ices before the road being one of my favorites) and I wouldn’t know what to do without them. I still talk to my Mom and Sista 3 or 4 times a day and still call my Dad for advice about big decisions. We are about to 2 new babies to the family and I can’t wait. So. Lucky.
2. SERIOUS SWEET TOOTH
I could seriously eat ice cream every single day if I knew it wouldn’t make me qualify to be a contestant on the Biggest Loser. Bruster’s Double Chocolate Chunk is simply scrumptious. And Nick will randomly surprise me with a carton of it with waffle cones, which is another reason I keep him around!
3. BREAKIN’ A SWEAT
While my workout attire might not be as stylish as Ms. Fonda, exercise is a huge part of my routine (still working on the healthy eating). There is something that feels so good about pushing your body and working up a sweat. Blame it on the endorphins. I love to take a BodyPump class and challenge my muscles or take out some aggression in BodyCombat. I loved (hated) the 90 days of P90X and have recently discovered a love for running (more on that later).
4. I’VE BEEN EVERYWHERE MAN
Well, not yet, but I want to. I have a serious love for going new places and discovering new cities. There is something so fascinating about experiencing a new city for the first time and understanding how different people are. Participating in a study abroad program in college was one of the best things I have ever done. I loved being in Costa Rica and trying a different language, eating new foods, learning about a different culture. I constantly find myself learning new things in D.C. and I’m so excited to be living here. I want to travel to Spain, Italy, Greece, Russia, New York, California (can’t stop going back), more countries in Central America and the list goes on. I mean, is there really anything better than a day at the beach?
5. JUST HEAR THOSE SLEIGH BELLS RINGING
I seriously die for the holidays. Ask Nick-I made him go through a Christmas display at Macy’s the other day and was giddy from the sound of Christmas music. Although I love the beach and lake during the summer, I love this time of year from Halloween to New Year’s. Decorating for Christmas is one my favorite things to do and I would leave my Christmas tree up all year around if I wouldn’t look like a crazy person. It’s like Buddy the elf say
s, “First we’ll make snow angels for two hours, then we’ll go ice skating, then we’ll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse Cookie-dough as fast as we can, and then we’ll snuggle.” Can’t. Wait.
Nerd alert-I read. Alot. I’ve always read tons of books since I was younger-you should see the bookshelf at my Mom’s house. I recently got a library card-it’s an expensive habit because I read so fast (Nick laughed at me because I came home with a huge pile of books). I love getting lost in a good book and I’m definitely one of those people who hates when the movie doesn’t do the book justice. Right now I love Stephanie Meyer, Phillippa Gregory, Jane Green, Nicholas Sparks, Sophia Kinsella and the list goes on.
And 7-10 will have to wait because the boss just told me I could go home early. And why would I turn that down? I know you will be eagerly anticipating the rest of the list, but hold your horses! 🙂 Happy Friday!