grateful heart monday

Grateful Heart Monday (+ week-long linkup!)

August 4, 2014
Today, I am especially grateful for my husband, friends, family, and rest 🙂 Christian had a pretty special birthday this weekend (aren’t they all special?) and we had the best time celebrating with friends, family, and each other all weekend. On Friday night, we met a small group of some of X’s friends for pizza, beer, and then back to our place for (the most insanely good double fudge chocolate) cake, ice cream, and arcade games. Some of our sweet friends stayed until after 1am and I’ll tell you something- it was the most fun we’d had in a long, long time – and the next day- it was the most tired we’d felt in a long, long time. Clearly we are aging when someone (it was me, eh hem) ends up sleeping literally the entire day the next day. So by the time Saturday night, X’s actual birthday, rolled around, we ordered in and watched Wreck It Ralph. I’m pretty sure we were asleep by 9:30p. (Old or not, it was glorious.)



I’m so thankful for family, for our amazing friends (that, I swear- only get better as we all age. Dang, our friends are funny!), for the sweet rest that comes after a night of fun, and of course- for the man in my life – I am oh, so thankful! Happy Monday, all! 🙂
What are you grateful for?
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 GH button) so that others can link up too! *Any posts that do not have to do with this GH topic or those that do not link back up to this blog will be deleted. 

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

3. Carry on and be grateful! XO!
Ember Grey

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    I'm grateful for being able to get my money refunded! 🙂

  • haha I remember when I used to stay up all night with no problem at all. Now I'm in bed by 10pm. haha! And then I'm still tired all day long…..I blame it on having to get up at 6am with baby. Buuut I'm probably just getting old. LOL

  • SO much to be grateful for. Hopefully I will link up later in the week.

  • Yay for a wonderful birthday!!

  • I love that picture of you and X. Glad to hear it all went splendidly. I am only 23 and I love a night in bed by 930!

  • Love that photo of you two and glad to hear you had a fun weekend! I accidentally stayed up until 5am on Friday night….AJ totally had me geeking out over this game called Civilization, which was super intriguing after we discovered a love of Risk last month. I literally never play video games, but this one totally sucked me in, and before i knew it, it was 5:00 in the morning!

  • Sometimes you really do have to do that pretending that you're not an adult who needs sleep thing and stay out all night with your friends and rest the next day or two. It is always worth it and I think it is vital to many friendships!

  • Sounds like he had a fabulous birthday weekend! Sometimes lazy Saturdays are crucial…seems like that is the case much more frequently now than in the past. Haha! Thanks for hosting the link-up!

  • Birthdays are always wonderful to celebrate. It great to let your hair down and part til the wee hours every once in a while. But it sure does take longer to recoup as we get older.

  • It sounds like you guys had a great weekend! Oh girl, I totally know what you mean .. our pastor said something that cracked me up on Sunday. He was like "when a nap in the middle of the day sounds wonderful … you know you're getting old!" LOL! So true … and sadly I like my naps. 🙂

  • That sounds like a brilliant weekend!! Happy birthday to X 🙂 (I'd be right there with you, crashing out on the sofa at 9pm the next night haha)

  • I love the pictures of you and Christian…you guys always look so great and so happy. You two look like you are always having a great time. So wonderful to see the love that is so evident in your photos!

  • I'm going to sleep real good after my nieces head home tomorrow! ha ha sounds like a wonderful birthday weekend!

  • so glad he had a greta birthday weekend! such a gorgeous photo of you two 🙂

  • sounds lie THE BEST weekend!

  • I love weekends that leave you feeling so happy and thankful!