Personal {I'm Kristen Photography}

Today I'm grateful.   I like a lot of things in life. Want to know what?

Mmmm.  I like bobby pins. I was a magical mix of hardcore jock and plain, awkward nerd in highschool.  My hair was either air-dryed and straight, or in an elastic pony-tail.  I love bobby pins.

I love the coral-neon-pink nail polish I'm wearing.  Did you know it took me until this past Friday to realize if I paint more then one coat, my nail polish will last longer?  It's Monday and they look great. Go nail polish!

I like that yesterday was the first day I had ever been to Pioneer Woman's blog.  Probably the only female with a computer and RSS feeder to never have been on her blog, but hey, fashionably late?  Plus, I spent four hours reading her love story. Oh.My.Lady.Lady.String.Bean.Circus.Nights.GOSH. 
What a love story they have!

I like that I'm participating in a strike on Thursday.  Maryland thinks it's kind of funny to play games with my heart.  60 degrees one day. Seven inches of snow days later?  Cruel.  I'm leaving for Florida and won't come back until Maryland get it's act together. (Nawh, I'm just shooting a wedding - I'll be back Sunday.  But ssssh, I want my state to squirm a little.)

I like Summer of Grey Likes Weddings because she lives in Calfornia AND likes grease.  We have a french-fry date planned next time I'm in the area :D

I like Wendy's until 11 pm on Tuesday nights, I like Steve Madden heels that I rarely get to wear, I like wearing my Steve Madden heels and getting made fun of for wearing heels.  I like when I ask my babiest sister, Lauren, "Where on earth did we get you?" and she says "Um, somehwere spicy!"

I like LongHorn steakhouse's honey mustard dressing, hearing the "dadada-ding!" when mom starts WiFit up each morning and finding out that my friends passed their tests.

I'm so proud of my little brother for organizing and running Hoops for Haiti at his highschool, where a bunch of "poor" 16-year-olds raised over $7000. 

Lastly, I love this truth from Ecclesiastes 3: "He has made everything beautiful in its time.
I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful as long as they live."

My mind is running this Monday morning with things I am nervous about, things I need to get done, things I don't like (SNOW!) and things that are hard for me.  But sometimes it helps to remember all these things are beautiful for this time.   It's easier for me to complain.  But, no, life is good. Things are good.  I'm grateful and want to choose joy all the days I live.