30 Things that I Love

Last month, I celebrated my 30th birthday and I seriously can't believe it. I don't feel like 30 is old, I just don't understand how I got here so fast lol! Didn't I just turn 24?? Well in honor of my birthday, (last month lol) I thought I would share 30 things that I love. Last year, I shared 29 things that you might now know about me and you can read it here.

1. My hubby. This is pretty obvious but I really do just love him so stinking much. :)

2. Sunsets. I have a thing about sunsets, I love them. It makes me incredibly happy to go on a sunset walk, especially when it's at Sunset Cliffs.

3. Bookstores. There is something so calming and comforting about being in a bookstore. I could stay there for hours just exploring new books and drinking a big coffee. One of my favorite things to do is explore local bookstores when we are on vacation. I know, nerd alert.

4. Coffee. More specifically vanilla lattes. YUM! I'm thankful for Steph and her participation with my coffee addiction lol.

5. Walking on the beach. Yes, I am that cliche of, "loves long walks on the beach," but seriously, I do lol. It's relaxing and I am able to clear my head.

6. My family. I have such a supportive and loving family. I'm so so thankful for them!

7. Handwritten cards. I love getting cards in the mail! I mean, who doesn't?? It's so much better than getting just bills lol! When people take the time to write out cards, I think it's so sweet and very much appreciated. I try to send handwritten cards whenever possible.

8. My puppies. They are just the cutest, best pups in the world... in my humble opinion lol. I also just love all dogs in general.

9. Disneyland. I don't know where this obsession came from but it's gotten pretty bad in the last few years. I just LOVE living so close to the park and also having friends that indulge my obsession lol. Mark also goes with me so I'm thankful for him too :) I just feel like Disneyland is such a magical place. I never have a bad day there and get to be a kid for the day. I'm itching for another trip soon!

10. Quiet mornings. Mark is probably laughing at this one because I do not like mornings during the work week. This is because I get up at 5:30 and will never get used to that early wake up call. On the weekends, or during the summer when I wake up without an alarm and don't have a million things planned, it's perfect. I love to have my coffee in bed with my devotion during those mornings.

11. Happy Hour. This was our Friday night tradition when I lived in Vegas, but sadly none of my SD friends get off work early enough lol. I love having a few inexpensive appetizers and a drink, then calling it an early night on a Friday.  I miss doing this with Katie, Breyen, and my parents.

12. Dessert places.  As I have gotten older, I love to find cute places for dessert. I don't eat dessert every night and I guess that's because we didn't eat dessert as a family when I was a kid. We always had ice cream in the fridge but that's more of an essential lol. Now, it's something that makes me so happy and excited... every once in awhile. I especially love macaroons and of course ice cream!

13. Pickles. By themselves, on sandwiches, in salads, on a burger... I'll take them anyway I can get them. Minus the bread and butter pickles... YUCK!

14. Shopping. It's pretty much my go-to when I'm feeling sad, happy, bored, or in need of some inspiration. There's no bad day that can't be conquered by a great new outfit.

15. Planners. Organization is totally my jam. I feel my best when life is organized and I know what I'm doing. I'm also super old school in the fact that I love to write everything down. I really don't like planning on my phone or on my computer. There's something about pen to paper that is just better.

16. Books, books, and more books. I've been obsessed with reading since I was little. One of my favorite things to do during the summer was go to the library and get tons of books. I would finish them quickly and load up again. I love reading books about places I've never been to and time periods that have long since passed. I also love really suspenseful books, but this is a new obsession. I think it just makes reading even more exciting.

17. Orange Theory Fitness. I have tried lots of different workouts but this is my fave. I like that the class is never the same and you are constantly rotating from the weight room, the treadmills (or bike in my case), and the rower. I feel great when I leave but I'm also exhausted.

18. Traveling. I have a serious travel bug right now. I love going somewhere new and exploring, especially with my hubby. We are going to Nashville next month and I am so excited! Then, we are hoping to head to Europe (sometime). We will see though :)

19. Ice cubes. I love a good ice cold drink, especially in San Diego because the ice melts so dang fast. Mark told me to write this one because he's constantly getting me a big glass of water with tons of ice haha. Oh and iced tea is also a must!

20. Going to the movies. I grew up going to the movies pretty often and we have continued that tradition. I love the whole movie theater experience... the previews, movie theater popcorn, the giant screen. There's just something so great about watching a movie on the big screen. We are HUGE fans of the Lot movie theater because of the reclining seats and the fact that they bring you drinks and food right to your chair. Is there anything better lol?

21. Rodan+ Fields. I LOVE this company so much. It has transformed my skin and I get to work with the best people. So thankful to Sara for introducing me to this biz.

22. Mascara. Now that I feel more confident in my bare skin (on my face lol), I don't wear as much makeup. I still love how fun makeup can be but I don't feel like I have to where it everyday. One makeup item that I really love though is mascara. The tips of my lashes are blond so mascara just makes my long lashes (thanks to Lash Boost) much more visible. My current fave is Lancome Grandiose mascara.

23. Wilbur. In case you are wondering who Wilbur is, it's my Jeep. :)  I got it 4 years ago and I'm obsessed. I've always wanted a Jeep but never thought I would actually get one. My husband spoiled me though and we purchased it right when I came to San Diego. It's not the most gas efficient vehicle but I'm hoping my commute won't be this long forever.

24. Cookbooks. I love getting new cookbooks and trying out the recipes. Cooking is so relaxing to me, especially when the meal turns out exactly as planned. There's something so satisfying about the chopping and preparing of the food. So fun!

25. Teaching. As draining as this profession is, and oh it can be SO draining, I love working with the kids. They have such quirky personalities and are just exactly who they are. One of the best parts of the job is helping them learn something that they never thought they would get. It's the best!

26. Chips & Salsa. This is my favorite snack and always a go-to as an appetizer. The chips need to be super fresh though!

27. My friends. I love how much fun we have together and even the more serious times. I know that I always have someone to talk to when I'm feeling sad, excited, happy, lonely, tearful, or anxious. I'm soooo thankful for these women and what they have done for me. Some friends have been there for years and others are new, but they all hold a special place in my heart. I love you all!

28. Pizza. I could eat pizza for every meal and be a happy camper. YUM!

29. Spending the day by the pool. I live by the ocean and I prefer the pool. I know, I know... I'm crazy haha. I grew up in Vegas so pools are what we had. To be honest, I just really like the no creatures aspect of the pool. :) Just spending the day outside, with a good book, and the sunshine is alright with me.

30. Jesus. So thankful for my Lord and savior.

1 comment:

  1. What a great list! I definitely love Jesus too. I'd love to visit Disneyland. Someday, oh someday...