Before I talk about important things, I just wanted to say that if you are what you eat, I will shortly be turning into a microwave protein muffin (click for recipe).
Since I’ve been gone for so long, I haven’t had a chance to share some important things in my life!
This glass sculpture thing, custom made with my cat’s ashes.
A lot of you know my cat passed (<– don’t click that link if you don’t like reading sad stories) back in August. Obviously I took it very hard, as she was my buddy since I was 7 years old. My awesome parents had this little glass sculpture, containing some of Snickers’ ashes, made for me (about the size of a baseball). The colors are the colors of her eyes, so whenever I look at it, it reminds me of her (in a good way).
Edited- The talented man behind the glass ball is Hugh from Big Island Glass.
I know it looks like a simple and obnoxious football fan nutcracker, but to me it means so much more.
Back in high school my grandmother passed suddenly, 2 weeks before my graduation. Her health had been slowly declining, but it all hit us like a ton of bricks. She was a HUGE fan of the SF 49er’s (and Giant’s), thus my family was too.
Fast forward to very late 2013- my grandpa gave all of the grandchildren some money that was “from Grandma.” Normally I would immediately put that money into savings (or investments). However, my dad told my sister and I that we could put it into savings, but also think about buying 1 thing that reminds us of our grandmother. I immediately thought of a 49er nutcracker because every Christmas since I can remember, my grandma would give me a nutcracker.
This gingerbread house.
My favorite part of the holidays is the family time! This year at Thanksgiving, my aunt bought 2 gingerbread house kits and had all the cousins compete against each other (boys against girls). So. Fun. (Except the boys won…)
And lastly (this one is more of an exciting announcement)
I was picked as a Nuunbassador! SOOOOOOOOOO excited! I LOVE this brand and it’s something I use on a very regular basis. I not only use Nuun for running purposes, but ANYTIME I feel dehydrated!
Share something that matters to you!
Do you ever make gingerbread houses?
Do you have anything that reminds you of a loved one?