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Grateful Heart Monday (+ week-long linkup!)

July 14, 2014

I am starting my week with a grateful heart and here’s why,

Travel.  More specifically, travel with my husband. I remember, all too well, the days when Christian was traveling while on tour and more times than not, I stayed in Chicago – counting down the days until he was back. It was an exciting time for both of us, but we also really missed each other. Lots of emails, Skype dates, and postcards were exchanged to make up for our time apart. I spent many mornings out on my balcony, drinking my coffee and reading all of the postcards he’d sent me that week. I’d saved them to read all at once each Saturday.

There were so many get-togethers, holiday gatherings, and other fun things that X missed out on during that time, and in turn- I missed out on having a partner to go to them with. Things are a bit different now – while X still travels here and there, it’s not as often or for as long, and since I now work from home, it gives me the opportunity to go with him. I pretty much jump in his suitcase if given the chance.

Speaking of suitcase(s), here’s (some of) what’s in my bag(s) as we head to Nashville this week! (I’m working on it, ok?)

(I may have left out some dresses for this picture.) (And shorts.) (And shirts.) 
(We’re only there for a week, but you just never know.)
 

And hey- because it’s Monday and we all need an extra laugh, I’m going to share a special Conversations with my Husband with you. It was more of just something X said, but it’s too good not to be shared:

Christian came home on Friday night and walked in on me watching Twilight (the second one for anyone who cares) and he said, “I think the clear answer for her is that buff guy right there. Because that other guy is super goth.”

So it turns out the real Mr. Cullen is Team Jacob in real life. (Just for the record, I am Team Edward.)

What are YOU grateful for today? 

Link up below and join the rest of us in starting each day this week with a grateful heart. Not enough time to write a Grateful Heart post today? No worries! This linkup will be open until Friday!

There are three easy rules for this linkup:

1. Link up to your Grateful Heart post, not just your blog’s homepage and please link your post back here (via link or GHM button) so that others can link up too! 

2. If you decide to share your Grateful Heart post on social media, please use #gratefulheartmonday so that we can all find each other (If you use this hashtag on twitter, tag me and I will retweet!)

3. Carry on and be grateful! XO!
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  • I love your conversations with your husband. I think I'm going to have to start writing down some of the things that J says.

  • I'm grateful for my pup. He makes every day a good day. Have fun in Nashville!

  • Ooo I love traveling too! Girl, my suitcase is always packed to the max. You just never know what you may need lol!

  • I love traveling too. Hope you have a blast in Nashville! (Oh, and I have to agree with Christian on the whole Team Jacob thing. LOL).

  • Nashville?! I've heard it's beautiful Take lots of pics so I can live vicariously through you ok? Thanks! And as always, thanks for starting my week off on a positive note!

  • Yay travel!! Don't worry about overpacking – I always do and I rarely regret it. (You never know when you might feel like wearing something different than what you planned!) Besides, the weather forecast could change. 😉

  • hahah the other dude is totally goth! So fun that you guys get to travel together now!

  • Oh, I can so relate to this. My husband travels about two weeks every other month, sometimes more, sometimes less, but either way, it feels like a lot! Since I work from home during the summer, I get to go with him whenever I feel like it for now….but come August I am going to dread his trips!

  • bah, so funny about x being team jacob…aj would have just gotten all judgey on me for watching it (i may or may not own like 3 of the movies…only because I got them for $2 at target on black friday after kinda accidentally watching the first one on tv and then i just had to know what happened next)….

    have so much fun in TN! i actually had a dream last night that AJ and I were there on vacation…haha so weird!

  • LOVE this linkup! So glad I stumbled across it on twitter this morning!

    I have to say, I'm totally jealous of your trip to Nashville. I completely understand the whole "over-packing" thing though. I just got back from a trip to the beach, and I didn't touch well over half of what I packed. Whoops! 😀

  • I've driven through Nashville a few time and it is so pretty! Next time I'd love to stop and stay a day, then continue on down to Georgia.

    I'm Team Edward too. And now I'm going to confess that I own all the books and 4 of the DVDs…#dontjudgeme

  • A grateful heart… what a great way to start the week!!

  • My husband and I did the long distance thing for a while when we were dating. I'm so thankful that we had Skype because it would have been a lot tougher without it. I'm super jealous that you work from home so you can travel like that, that's amazing! My mom is from Memphis, TN, so I've been to TN a lot, but never to Nashville. It's on my list of places I want to go! Have a fun and safe trip. Thanks for hosting the linkup!

  • Sounds like you are going to have a great trip! I have always wanted to go to Nashville, I am excited to hear about your trip!

  • Team Jacob for life.

    I am planning a girls trip to Nashville so I can't wait to hear about the best places to go!! Have fun 🙂

  • Have a good safe trip, look forward to reading about it. 🙂 I never did choose a team in the Twilight saga, I did lean towards team Jacob for a while.