Thursday, November 24, 2011

Full of Thanks >>

With today being Thanksgiving and all, I thought it was only appropriate that I list a very small list of all the things I've been blessed with.
This year I'm thankful for...

1. My family. Thank the Lord I've been given such an awesome family that loves me unconditionally! 
Although my brothers and I fight like cats and dogs, those boys have been the best friends I could ever ask for. They are such great men. Tyler is too talented. He has such a wonderful voice and he amazes me with his ability to learn songs on the guitar in seconds! Trey, well he is just Trey. He is so "cool". He has such a hilarious sense of humor that gets me every time. He is such a good kid, and so smart too!
And my mother, oh what a joy she is! I've just gotten to the age this year where I actually love to be around her. I appreciate her now, more that I ever have. She is beautiful, sings like an angel, and is oh so witty. She seriously is the best mom, better than I'll ever be. When I grow up, I want to be just like her.

2. Logan. This is my 2nd year with him by my side and I couldn't imagine it anyother way, nor would I want to. Logan is the perfect mix of bravery, southern-ness, strength, and gentleness. I love the fact that he is friends with just about our whole town. My heart still melts every time I see him. He is so wonderful and I'm so thankful for my relationship with him.
3. The fun things. God has let me be apart of so many great Christian organizations this year. Summer camps like Kanakuk and JR. Camp, and the fact that I will be placed as an official YoungLife leader before Christmas! I'm so thankful that I've found multiple places where I can be a light for Christ- and hang out with awesome kids at the same time!

4. Friends. I've made new ones, had old ones move closer, lost some, and grown closer with some. My friends have been such sacred things to me. With the last days of high school, a lot of people showed their true colors, and sadly, friendships came to an end. But luckily, my real friends were still there. Nothing is better than knowing you've got a handful of people that will always be there to make you laugh, to sit with you when you cry, and be by your side to do really stupid things while making memories.

5. Ch-ch-ch-changes. There were a lot of "lasts" this year. Last prom, last day of high school, last football game, last school newspaper that I will be listed as "editor-in-chief". But there were so many great firsts, too. First day of college, first time being a camp counselor, first time blogging, first time being sent stuff by sweet ol' readers. I love the fact that my life has seen so much change this year, and how great the change was!

6. The Editorial. I don't think you guys will ever understand just how much this blog and all my readers mean to me! You guys and your sweet sweet comments get me through the rainy days. I've gained so many great friendships through this little space on the internet and I'll forever be changed by this experience... and the best part? I feel like it's just getting started!

What are y'all thankful for this year? If you did a Thanksgiving post- send me the link!
Sending sweet wishes your way to start off this holiday season.
Happy Turkey Day, y'all!

>> For those of you joining me from Follower's Fest- I'm so excited to have you! Thanks for clicking on my little blog and stopping by! Please say you will follow, either by GFC or at the top of the navigation bar... It would make this holiday season even sweeter! :)


Erin said...

I am so excited you put CHANGES! :) Sometimes it is hard to see how awesome they are..such a wonderful thing to be thankful for! Happy Thanksgiving pretty girl!

C a m i l l e said...

Great list. Happy Thanksgiving!

Lori said...

beautifully written! and such gorgeous pictures :)

happy thanksgiving!

andi {the hollie rogue} said...

hi tori, so happy to have found your blog! you're just the sweetest and i'm a new follower from the follower fest. yay! i love new friends!

Anna said...

Okay, so I was going through the people from follower's fest thinking "How cool would it be to find someone around my age, who also had brothers and had been with her boy for awhile?"

Then BAM, your blog popped up. Fate? :P


Tamara Nicole said...

Such a fun thankful list! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving:-)

Erin said...

hey girl! just found your blog through the follower fest at the wiegand's, love your sweet blog, i'm your newest follower :)

God bless!


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Anonymous said...

What a great post. Love your blog. I am a new follower from followers fest.

Lindsay said...

Hi! I found your blog via the Follower's Fest and am your newest follower! Your blog is really, really great. I'm 25 now (is it bad I had to stop and count on my fingers? Haha!) and have been with my husband since we were 15 years old, so I have a soft spot for couples who have been together since they were young. True love TOTALLY can happen at a young age. It totally, totally can. Beautiful blog! Can't wait to read more.


Collette Osuna said...

Hello there....stopping by from follow fest...your blog is super follower:)
Love your thankful post and photos....cant wait to see more:)

Happy Saturday!

A Funky Little Fashion Blog

Nicole [The Lovely Poppy] said...

so pretty and great list! i'd love for you to stop by and check out the new tutorials and current giveaways. xoxo nicole

Hilary said...

hi! i'm your newest follower through follower fest. your pictures are lovely! :) -- Hilary

Heather said...

thanks for linking up with me on Thankful Thursday. I host it every week and would love to have you again.

I love that you started a blog fresh out of high school! Years from now you will look back at this amazing time of change in your life and be so thankful that it's documented :)

Jennifer said...

Really cute blog. I'm a new follower from followfest. I look forward to reading more. Check out my blog if you have a minute.

Meredith from A Mother Seeking said...

So much to be thankful for indeed! Would you link this up to my Giving Gratitude Link Party? It would be perfect!

Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

Rach H @ FamilyEverAfter said...

Hey cute girl! I love this post and all your gorgeous pictures!

Just wanted to let you know that you accidentally linked it up on my Ugly Sweater Contest, but I think you meant to link it at my link party. So I had to take it down, but I would LOVE for you to relink it on my Friday night/weekend link party!

I hope I didn't hurt your feelings, please feel free to stop by and link anytime! I have so much going on my blog right now, I know its confusing. Sorry!!!

Rach H @ FamilyEverAfter said...

ps- newest follower!

Sarah B. said...

What a great list (and great photos!)

Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon said...

This is a wonderful post! New follower here. Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on right now :)

Have a great week!!

Holly Lefevre said...

I love this post. We all need to stop and remember what we are thankful for at this tim eof the year (heck, all year!). I love the way you talk about your family abd Logan...sweet!

D!! said...

Tori, I just found your blog while listening to AquaLung and Bon Iver on my pandora and browsing through the interenet on another sleepless night. Your blog is sooo sweet and full of love. I love your love for family and your mom (I completely get it) and God.

I'm your newest fan and look forward to reading more.

Lots of love, warm wishes, hugs, and kisses :)