Monday, April 21, 2014

100 Happy Days --- Days 12,13,14,&15

So many happy times...
Full full weekend

Happy Day Moment #12
Clark FINALLY took me to a buffet, which we were both prepared for me to hate given my proclivity to germ-phobia. But it was great!

Happy Day Moment #13
The beautiful Vegas Temple

Happy Day Moment #14
Big egg hunt @ Aunt Zan's, and I even found one of the 10 'golden eggs' during the adult egg hunt. $10!

Happy Day Moment #15
 Cheering on my friend Liza back home running the Boston Marathon.
What a wonderful accomplishment. She was 1 mile short of the finish line last year when the bombs went off. Special day for all of us who were there last year. Love that city. Grateful for so much of what it gave me. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

100 Happy Days --- Days 10&11

Happy Day moment #10

'Realizing' I live on a golf course and loving my walks around it.

Happy Day moment #11

Comforting and healing talks with good people

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

100 Happy Days --- Days 8&9

Last night was a lunar eclipse.
He and I both enjoy 'space stuff'. Him more space in general, me specifically the moon. 
Happy Day moment # 8
Setting up his telescope and watching a movie outside to slowly watch the gradual "shadowing-over" of the moon, until it finally appears red. 

Our best attempt at a photo.

Happy Day moment #9:

Retail therapy.

Anyone who denies the validity of this phenomenon I can only assume must never have purchased anything very amazing or happy
Treat yourself to at least a look around Alex and Ani.
It's a happy site.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

100 Happy Days --- Days 5,6,7

I only get to see my guy (typically) 3 days a week because of work and study schedules. Sooooo, those days I'm busy LIVING my happy day moments rather than posting about them. 

Happy Day moment #5
We cooked a giant salmon whole, and it turned out great. We bought it a few weeks back as a fun date-night experiment.

Happy Day moment #6
Having my best friend tell me she's sailing on the Charles, then sending a photo as proof. I love any and all photos/memories from home. 

Happy Day moment #7
Being told you're loved

Thursday, April 10, 2014

100 Happy Days --- Day 4

Happy Day moment #4
Being sent home from work early cus my boss could tell I didn't feel good at all. 
Ironic how being sick brought about my happy moment.

On to better days ...
and reading in bed

5 hrs AFTER this original post...

these arrived
thx lovey

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

100 Happy Days --- Day 3

Happy count-down to Easter!

One of my kid's moms gave me and the clinicians I work with little chocolate brownies baked inside a ceramic 'egg carton' for our Easter surprise. That got me in the mood to put out my pretty Easter Bunny mama gave me last year. Isn't she feminine and sweet?! (The bunny... even though mama is too!)
Happy Day moment #3

Any suggestions for the lone frame beside her???
One of those forgotten things that goes on toooo long...

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

100 Happy Days --- Day 2

Guess what arrived in the mail 4 months ago...

... and just got opened TODAY??!!

Happy Day moment #2,
opening my Diploma

Monday, April 7, 2014

100 Happy Days --- Day 1

A friend of mine recently began a daily 'journal'
entitled 100 Happy Days

Everyone has good times and sad times;
they come in their seasons

To better focus on the good and blessed that is in my life,
I'm starting my own 100 Happy Days

Day #1

2 months ago I left my home
and started a new life out west

I love Boston. It's my home
I love my friends. They're my support, my humor. They know me and hold my heart
It's been hard to be away

Today, my 'Happy Day' was jumping into my new calling as Family Home Evening chair (Latter-day Saint FHE). I don't know many people out here, and don't feel I can yet call many 'friends'... but tonight... I think I started making a few.
Maybe in time I'll have a follow up photo like this one, for my 'new' friends

Sunday, November 17, 2013

My New England Fall

He comprehendeth all things, and all things are before him, and all things are round about him; and he is above all things, and in all things, and is through all things, and is round about all things; and all things are by him, and of him, even God, forever and ever.

... He hath given a law unto all things, by which they move in their times and their seasons;

 And their courses are fixed, even the courses of the heavens and the earth, which comprehend the earth and all the planets.

 And they give light to each other in their times and in their seasons, in their minutes, in their hours, in their days, in their weeks, in their months, in their years—all these are one year with God, but not with man.

 The earth rolls upon her wings, and the sun giveth his light by day, and the moon giveth her light by night, and the stars also give their light, as they roll upon their wings in their glory, in the midst of the power of God. 

Unto what shall I liken these kingdoms, that ye may understand?

Behold, all these are kingdoms, and any man who hath seen any or the least of these hath seen God moving in his majesty and power.
Doctrine and Covenants, section 88

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Flash Update

Obviously haven't blogged in a while. Here's a super quick flash update just to catch those interested up to speed. Enjoy~
Clinic in the Aphasia Center ended.
Had some wonderful missionary moments and sweet memories with clients.

Goodbye's & 
Brunch @ my client's house

Enjoyed the blossoms...

 Took and PASSED the Praxis,
(Carolina's "good luck" morning of)
 and my comprehensive exams... "lovingly" called COMPS
Such. A. Huge. Deal.

Grudgingly said goodbye to Mel (she's off to AZ)
 I love that our very last memory night before leaving was this...

Strawberry Picking* with Lauren & Alex

Went home...

Day @ Knights Ferry w/dad and the boys

 Shopping in SF with mama
It had been 6 years since we'd gone just the two of us to spend the night!

~Soaked in my Sunset Fields~

 Ky Ky's B-day party :)

And Ty + I went to the Temple!
So beyond special to go together and with all out grandparents, some aunts and uncles and sweet friends Brad and Kylie.

 Fought and WON a ridiculous ticket I got when the fam was out visiting for graduation.

 Oh yeah...

This is pretty much how I felt the whole time the fam was here :)
[Head over to mama's blog for lots more grad photos and a run down of all we did while they were visiting]

Fell in love with being outside in summer --- day or night

Finally went to Mt. Auburn Cemetery ...

... and bought a map. Two bucket list items - check!

 Trying to rein in my obsession with salmon and watermelon.

 Loving and wrapping up my final placement @ an elementary school.

And getting back to sewing :)