Thursday, May 29, 2014

Favorite Happy Day

Happy Day Moment #48


I'm marrying my best friend (a.k.a. the man I love)
in August. So we thought it was about time to get engaged ;)

Can't help but wake up happy, smile while I'm driving everywhere, check to make sure my ring still sparkles about 100 times a day, and feel like I want to cry and laugh at the same time when I think about marrying him. 

It's safe to say there has been no shortage of happy day moments this past week, from pintresting wedding colors and flowers, watching my work friends realize there's "something new" on my hand, getting unexpected 'congratulation' texts and calls from friends/roommates/family, to finally knowing what it's like to be part of that elusive club of women who can show the world they 'belong' to someone through a shiny, sparkly, gorgeous thing on their little left ring finger.  

I think I need a new countdown...
92 days till the wedding!

Friday, May 23, 2014

100 Happy Days -- Days 46&47

Finally taking time to upload three

Happy Day Moment #46

Setting a Skype date with Ms. Mitton...

... and just generally remembering Boston/home.

Happy Day Moment #47

Playing at the park with him, his parents, his niece, and his brother-in-law and sisters as they all drove into town for the weekend. 

p.s. here's proof for one of my previously mentioned happy moments, when i came within 1 point of winning my first game of spades. And the reason it's crooked is because I'm THAT computer savvy. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

100 Happy Days -- Day 45

Happy Day Moment #45

Unexpected texts from people I love.


Others were private, but his was of him holding his 2 yr. old niece, who's in town for a week. Would post... but he's very 'social media' private. Probably a good thing :)

It may just be me, because I'm so in love with him, but it was the cutest, sweetest photo. Any woman who really loves her man definitely gets what I'm saying~

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

100 Happy Days --- WEEK/44

Here's my week's catch-up of 
Happy Day Moments #36-44

- Flying to California for my cousins wedding
-Laughing with brumsy within 2 seconds of landing
-Staying up late reading a good book
-Seeing my first sealing in the Temple
-Hotel breakfast with daddy, where making waffles isn't as easy as it looks
-Finding Elder Eyring's biography on my bed @ home (thx gram)
-Coming within 1 pt of beating him at my first ever game of Spades 
-Surprise visit from him on my evening walk
(he started asking strangely specific questions as to where I was on my walk as we were talking on the phone... duh... he was coming to surprise me!)

Monday, May 12, 2014

100 Happy Days -- Days 35&36

Happy Day Moment #35

Mother's Day
I got to spend mine with his mama, my aunt, grandma, and a phone call with MY mama. Not a bad line up. 
Turkey dinner with his fam, then walked across the street for chocolate cake with my cousins. I love the proximity. I didn't even bother to put on shoes! (He joked I was a barbarian, but I just felt summer-freedom)
Had to call mama to remember exactly how to make the whipped cream for second desert with his fam :) The sound of the mixer against the bowl transported me home in one of the brief unexpected memory moments.
I once wrote a poem about a mother teaching her daughter a simple life-lesson using whipping cream as the 'parable'. Funny. Haven't thought of that forever :) I must have written it after one of the many times MY mama stood by me in the kitchen as I made the whipped cream.

Happy Day Moment #36

Teaching grama what a hashtag is.
Seriously... this was hysterical.

Gram was reading the LDS news and told me that Elder Ballard had been the first member of the 12 to 'tweet' after a CES devotional recently. She asked me, "How do you tweet? Is it on Tweeter?"
Well, I don't tweet, but I do know SOMEthing.

Started with the basics. First, it's called "Twitter, not Tweeter"
 She's heard of facebook and instagram. This is "just another one of those things". 
Then we explained what a # sign was, and how it goes in front of a little 'phrase', and how you can make your own, or join yours with a whole web of choices so it's compiled into a sort of 'grouping' with others who've used the same 'phrase'.... PLUS, just to make things confusing, 

She got it better when I likened it to a signature. 
When you sign your name, that's called a 'signature'. 
When you put #+phrase, that's called a hashtag

I've never been one to hashtag, but ...

Saturday, May 10, 2014

100 Happy Days -- Days 33&34

I grew up with a beagle, Caramel. Pretty little girl...
At my first visit yesterday they had an 11 yr old beagle too.
He was all grey and his name was Henry.
I don't touch other people's dogs. Ever.
But for beagles... I make a HUGE exception. 

For 1/2 the visit Henry sat by me on the floor as I worked with the kid and I scratched Henry's neck and ears just like we used to with the beast.

 Then he went an sunbathed on the floor in the corner.
I missed my puppers but was so grateful for Henry letting me love him for a moment. I swear I felt puppers' little spirit saying hello. She knows we miss her and still think of her, love her, and look for her in the back yard.

Happy Day Moment #33
Memories of Puppers

Happy Day Moment #34
Service project with the stake, boxing canned goods for the Salvation Army. Showed up and friends from the ward actually knew my name. Felt a small step closer to belonging. 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

100 Happy Days -- Day 32

Happy Day Moment #32

Date night with him.

I see him 2-3x a week, and
date night happens just once a week, so I extra love it.

Greek food. 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

100 Happy Days -- Day 31

Two happy moments. Am I allowed two? I think so. This IS my blog.

Happy Day Moment #31 part 1
FINALLY getting this photo uploaded to my blog
It really is a perfect tulip. Just perfect. These are times I see nature and think what a beautiful touch the Lord had for color, light, and delicacy when creating the world.

Happy Day Moment #31 part 2
Being in a home when a little girl FOR THE FIRST TIME took more than 3 steps. 
She walked from her mom to me in about 7-8 steps. 
Mom & me were both soooo excited.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

100 Happy Days -- Day 30

Happy Day Moment #30

Thought I was ganna fall asleep standing about 4:oo.
Second wind hit around 6:oo.
I was able to accomplish a little workout I'd really wanted to do this evening, especially since today was cooler weather than normal. 
Not the most tender of happy day moments, but MY moment all the same. Accomplishing small goals you tell yourself you'll do IS happy.

(Tried and failed to add a photo of a beautiful flower, not of me working out. Please.  Buuuuut, phone's still on the blink. I'm not particularly "Happy" about this, but grateful I have a phone?? Silver lining??)

Monday, May 5, 2014

100 Happy Days -- whenever to Day 29

I kinda fell off the bandwagon here.

I'll just do a quick summation of my good last week:

-two successful FHE's
-two birthday celebrations with family
-two safe drives to and from Utah and Vegas
-three great days in Utah with family
-two reunions with friends I haven't seen in 2-4 yrs
-one of the most memorable Friday's of my life (details to come)
-a hysterical rendition of Peter Pan at Hale Center Theater
-learning the ins and outs of fly fishing from dad and brother
-sharing a hotel room with my parents, and laughing a lot

back soon~
Thx for the encouragement Liz. 
It's because of you I posted even withOUT pics!