Monday, November 22, 2010

Day 22

Today I'm thankful for Vera Bradley and their great customer service! I ordered a Vera purse and wallet on the 11th of this month. I never received it. I tracked it Saturday and it showed they delivered it to the house across the street--to the only neighbor we haven't met yet. We went over there and the woman apologized but she refused the package from Fed Ex because she assumed that Kari B was the name of the girl that lived in the house before her (It's a rental home.). Long story short and two hours of fighting with Fed Ex later, they believed me when I told them that the address on the package was wrong, but they wouldn't change the address. I said "Fine, then just deliver it across the street and I'll come pick it up." They said they couldn't do that because they KNEW it was the wrong house. Ugh.

So on my lunch hour today I called Vera and they tried to have Fed Ex send it to me again and Fed Ex refused to. Instead, they insisted on sending it back to Vera. Technically, Vera has to refund my order. Bali Gold, the pattern I originally bought, is out of stock now. Sad face. But this really nice woman gave me several different patterns to choose from. I ended up getting a purse, wallet, and a checkbook cover which I should be receiving on Black Friday at the latest!

So excited! Vera's customer service FAR FAR FAR exceeds any expectations!!

Here is my new pattern:

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Days 15-21

Day 15

I finally broke down and bought a pair of these. They are so warm and actually look pretty good with some skinny jeans. And they keep my feet warm and toasty, which will be great for the upcoming fun events we have going on!

Day 16

I'm typing this while watching Home Alone which reminds me of how much I love Christmas movies! They always put a smile on my face and they get me excited for the Christmas season.

Day 17

I've always wanted to see this event in person. That right there is Monument Circle-right smack in the middle of downtown Indianapolis. I've seen this a million times before as I lived downtown for 4 years. However, I have never seen it lit up for the first time. The city lights it every year on Black Friday and there is a fireworks show following it. I've wanted to see this FOREVER! This year, Jon and I are going with two of our best friends, Michael and Britt (who actually met at our wedding!). We're going to dinner downtown, then to see the lighting, then to a Pacer game. It should be a fun night and I'm thankful to spend it with 3 of my favorites!

Day 18

Let me tell you about this girl. This is my best friend, Ashley. We've been inseparable since sophomore year of high school. We've had ups and downs, but through it all, we've always managed to work it out. I love her so much and I'm so excited we can go shopping together on Black Friday!

Day 19

Meet Josh. This guy has always been such a sweet heart. His birthday was yesterday (Happy Birthday, hun!). We had a bit of a scare several years ago when he had to have open heart surgery. I'm thankful every single time I get to see him and I'm so grateful that he is still here with us. He's such a wonderful person and I love him dearly.

Day 20

You know, work is so much easier when we click with someone you work with. You know, it's even better when you meet a co-worker and they become one of your best friends. This is Britt (see Christmas tree lighting entry)! I get to see her this weekend and I can't put into words how excited I am! We usually have distance between us (i.e. MOROCCO, NYC, and now Denver) but we still manage to stay close and we see each other every chance we get. I love love love her and I'm thankful to have met her.

Day 21

I'm thankful that Jon and I were able to go on vacation this year! We had a great week together and I can't wait to go on another vacation!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Day 12-14

Day 12

I'm thankful for weekends off! I work every other weekend. This week was very trying at work, so I'm grateful for having two days in a row off.

Day 13

"Hey you. You're my constant companion. You always let me explain just what I'm saying and we've just begun."

November 13th is one of my best friend's birthdays. However, one year ago on this day, my world was shaken up. One of my best guy friends who I looked at like a brother passed away in a car accident. In the picture above, he's the one directly behind me. I miss him every day and think of him often. Sometimes, I wake up and forget he's gone. I'll see a black Camero and think,"Oh! There's Troy!" Then reality hits me again. Upon his death, I've found myself even more attached to my guy friends. I've always had more guy friends than girlfriends and my boys mean the world to me. I love each and every one of them and I'm thankful for every day I have them in my life.

"God is great. Beer is good. And people are crazy."-I love you, Troy and miss you every single day. I would give anything to have you stumble up to me at the bar saying,"Kaaaaaarrrrrrrr, hugs?! Let's do a shot! " then you would put your arm around my shoulders and lead me to the bar, dance floor, etc. Miss you, hun.

Day 14

And finally, today, I'm thankful for Sunday NFL football!!! It's my favorite day of the week!! GO COLTS!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Days 10 & 11

Day 10

I'm thankful for this funny guy, Daniel Tosh! He makes jokes that everyone thinks but no one says! Jon and I saw his show Tuesday and we're STILL laughing about it!

Day 11

In honor of Veteran's Day, I'm thankful for all of the men and women serving in our armed services. I appreciate everything you and your family sacrifices for us. Especially to my favorite soldier-one of my best friends, Paul. I appreciate you so much and I'm still glad every day that you're back home safe and sound!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Days 8 and 9 of Thanks

Day 8

Generally speaking this day, I'm thankful for my girlfriends. They keep me sane and we always have a great time together. I love them all so much-whether we've been friends for 20 years or 1 year, I love each and every one of them.

Day 9

I'm thankful for my bosses and coworkers. I have, without a shadow of a doubt, the best bosses. I work for the best guys in the world. They have always been so understanding and helpful to not just me, but to Jon as well. Along with that, I work with the best people in the world. I met two of my best friends at work and I'm so grateful for both of them. The picture attached to this one is one of my favorites from our wedding. The guy talking to me is one of my coworkers, as is everyone behind him (aside from the young girl of course! haha).

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Day 7 of Thanks

I'm thankful today for our house! We moved in over a year ago and we've made it our home. We've done a lot of work on it and have worked hard to make it ours.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Day 6 of Thanks

Today I'm thankful for these pretty ladies! These girls were in my design classes with me. I would LOST without them to this day. They are a huge support system for me and I love them dearly. I'm so blessed to have met them my freshmen year. They helped me through so much through school-silly boys, friend drama, long hours in the studio, and many life milestones.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Day 5 of Thanks

Today, I'm thankful for my extended family, especially my cousins! I have about ohhhh 30 first cousins just on my mom's side. This week, I went to see my favorite cousin, Katie at her school. We spent several hours just laughing and catching up. It's crazy-I remember her being so young and getting into trouble together. Now she's a freshmen in college! Love her!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Days 2-4 of Thanks

Day 2:

I'm thankful for my mama! She's the best mother I could ever ever ask for. I love her to pieces! I hope I'm half as good as a mother as she is. and I'm thankful for how close we've always been.

Day 3

I can be thankful for my puppy, right?! :) Seriously though, even though he drives me crazy sometimes, I absolutely love this animal. Probably more than normal. I love how excited he gets when I get home, how sad he is when I leave, and how he loves me more than Jon! (haha!) He unconditionally loves me. He has such a playful nature, yet he's so protective of me. I think he's going to be a great dog to have around when we have children one day.

Day 4

I'm also thankful for my sister! We weren't always close growing up, but since we've gotten older we've gotten a lot closer. I'm thankful for always having her to talk to and listen. She's amazing and I love her dearly!

Monday, November 1, 2010

A Month of Thanks-Day 1

I'm thankful for my husband! He's amazing and wonderful! I love him more and more every single day. I'm so grateful to call him my husband. He's so good to me and he's so funny-he always makes me smile! He makes me laugh every single day. I can always count on him to bring me up if I'm upset or mad. He's my stress relief and my rock. I love him so much and I'm THANKFUL for him.