Monday, December 29, 2008

Counting my blessings (but not my bad dates)

This is a great time of year to reflect on all of the wonderful things in your life: your friends and family, your health, your ability to eat Melt on a regular basis without gaining weight. (I'm blessed with the first two, but definitely not the last.)

I was honored to share in the special days of two of my very best friends this year. Two more bridesmaid notches under my belt, two more incredibly happily married friends.

We were able to start the wedding season festivities by doing the robot at Carrie's bachelorette party:

And having a ton of fun on her wedding day (this is one of our fancy shots of the day):

Then came Molly's bachelorette party (featuring penis straws, as modeled by me here):

And her awesomely wonderful wedding day:

And sprinkled in between all of my bridesmaid duties were vacations with my college friends (who are now spread out all over the Midwest and East Coast):

Any my family (not pictured, but also on vacay: blogdad, my brothers-in-law and Brissy):

And while I celebrated all of these occasions without a significant other to share them with, I still never lost sight of the wonderful people who are in my life each and every day.

(Plus, I just thought it was really funny to post this many pictures with people's faces blacked out.)

So I guess I just want to say thank you to all of my holla-awesome friends and family (and readers! I think you rock too!), and wish everyone an even happier, more joyful and blessed 2009.

And, please, for the love of all things holy... keep working on that finders' fee! :)

Much happiness in the New Year -

Always a Bridesmaid

P.S. See? I did listen to all you guys about how I should wear my hair for Molly's wedding. (That's where this pic is from.)

P.P.S. I'm heading to Philly for a few days to celebrate NYE with a couple of the college roomies pictured above. Blog to you in '09!


alexa @clevelandsaplum said...

awww this was sweet! i have to remind myself of the very same thing time and time again.

my life isn't too shabby : )

have fun in philly, i love that city!

Simply Married said...

Great post AAB! Love the pics! Have a great time in Philly!

Always a Bridesmaid said...

Alexa - I forgot to mention how thankful I was for the awesome blogger meet-up I got to go to. ;)

Simply Married - thanks! I might hit up a grocery store in Philly... maybe I'll have better luck in an out-of-town one!

Chill said...

Girl....we're thankful for you too!

Blogdad said...

Thank you for being you. You have always impressed me with your intlelligence and independence. Gotta go... looking to make the finder's fee. Love ya,


Christina K said...

b) blogdad's comment was very sweet
c) I totally gained 5 lbs from my Melt excursions, so don't feel bad

Always a Bridesmaid said...

Carrie - You better be! ;)

Blogdad - Thanks, I think you're swell too. But you forgot to mention my beauty. :)

Christina - You did not gain 5 pounds. Don't try to make me feel better.

Anonymous said...

I think it's funny that Blogdad mentioned how he loves how smart you are and actually spelled 'intelligence' wrong. Your smarts must have come from Blogmom. LOL