- My wonderful Husband of 2+ years Erik and our Lil' one. No not a child, our dog Daisy! (We think she's a 3 1/2 year old boxer/ridge back mix. We rescued her from the streets of South Seattle when she was about 6 months . No one knows her mix or age for sure.) They're the greatest part of my life. I am truly blessed with their love. They bring me so much happiness and laughter, as well as enough frustration to make me really appreciate the joy!
- My ever growing business, ethereal events! I LOVE what I do! I get to join a bride and groom on their journey of planning the most important day of their lives thus far. I get to laugh with them, sip champagne, taste cake, explore new ideas and design, and see it through to the end result; The wedding day! People invite me into their lives for many months sometimes a year +. I get to share with their friends and family, their first dance, slide show of bad junior high photos, joyful or incredibly humorous roasts, I mean toasts, and more! After all that, the most satisfying part is I know that my hard work paid off, with them having the time of their lives!
- My clients! I love each one of my past and present clients. They had filled my life with so much fun. Each pair has a special place in my heart. Some always made me laugh, some pushed me to continually be better, and some where like friends I'd had forever. They're all smart, fun, generous, compassionate, and more. The one thing they all have in common is: GREAT TASTE - They all hired me! I am so grateful for that.
- A successful baking day! I am in charge of a dessert this year for dinner with my family. I am attempting a pumpkin cheese cake. I am making it from scratch, and not very experienced baker. Amazing taster, yes, but baker not yet. It just came out of the oven, and it looks fantastic! The knife is clean and the graham craker edges are golden brown. I am so grateful!
I challenge you all to do the same. Make a list of the things you are thankful for and share it with others. It's a really great reminder to ourselves of what makes our lives so special. Why we work as hard as we do. Hurry, before the Tryptophan sets in!