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The Little Things

20 Dec

The little things that have made me smile lately.  I will apologize now, since most of the things that have made me smile lately are food.

  • Learning to make pomodoro sauce

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  • Our new thing is weekend brunches

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That dish above was amazeballs! Cinnamon raisin french toast with pecan butter.

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  • Leaving sweet treats for Luis while he studies

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  • My new book(s) – it’s two books in one

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  • The smell of apple sauce that has been slow cooking throughout the night, first thing in the morning

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  • Infused oil bought at Taste of Atlanta

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  • An early Christmas

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  • Luis enjoying my uncle Danny’s teapot

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  • Keeping my job even though I will be almost 800 miles away.
  • Luis, who has been packing the majority of our stuff while I am at work.
  • Moving to a state that I have never been to before.

The Little Things

1 Sep

Happy first of the month! Getting closer to my favorite season and holiday, Halloween!

Here are the little things that have made me smile lately.

    • Dreaming and planning out our future with Luis
    • Family visiting

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    • The liveliness of the campus during this fall semester
    • The start of Georgia Tech’s football season just a week away

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    • Free Georgia Tech t-shirts
    • Welcoming block party at our spousal apartments
    • 65 degrees at night
    • Homemade tangerine and basil popsicles

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    • Having a brunch with friends to celebrate Luis’ birthday
    • Pulled pork butt tacos, slow cooked with garlic, guava and sour oranges

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    • Random taco party
    • Sharing stories and laughs with my co-worker
    • Road trips

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    • Having an addiction to 2000 piece puzzles
    • Our new bright blue chair from Target
    • Skipping rocks on the river

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    • Frat pleadges walking around campus with freshly shaved heads and wearing extra small yellow caps
    • Finally getting our bumper fixed on the truck
    • Salad feast at home with homemade bread

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The Little Things

11 May

What’s making me smile lately….
  • Getting ready for Georgia Tech’s football season by buying a new Yellow Jackets outfit.
  • Making fried pickles at home.
  • Luis finishing the semester with awesome grades.
  • Being able to stay in Atlanta.
  • Going home in a few days.
  • Green Market at Piedmont Park.
  • Luis returning my new camera for a better, newer, more awesome camera.
  • Being able to fall asleep with Luis again.
  • Magnolias.
  • Luis having normal hours again.
  • Starting a work out program again after months of sitting on my butt.
  • Participating in a sushi making demonstration.
  • Having nothing to do.
  • Weekend walks.
  • Exploring and learning to make Indian food at home.

The Little Things

17 Apr

The little things that have made me smile.

  • The smell of oil heating up in a pan… then adding onions and garlic.
  • Luis reading my mind from the other room, then rushing into the room, and both of us laughing our butts off.
  • Hoki’s transportation.
  • Georgia Tech nerd talk.
  • Two weeks until finals.
  • Summer semester.
  • Tracking down my favorite food truck to get my fix.
  • Going home in a few weeks.
  • Planning a trip to another state for Memorial weekend.
  • Putting together gifts for my co-workers.
  • Meeting Buzz on bowling night.
  • Being told I am awesome.
  • The Easter egg hunt held in our courtyard for the kids at 10th and Home.
  • Luis planning a date night for us.

The Little Things

1 Apr

The little things that have made me smile.

  • Luis calling me at work just to tell me thank-you for working hard for him.
  • Finally finding that file that I lost back in the beginning of March.
  • Finding time to put my feet up and enjoy a drink.

  • Signing up for a community garden plot.
  • Saving 30k a year because Luis was approved for in-state tuition.
  • Feeling like springtime and wearing nothing but flower prints to honor that feeling.
  • Watching the sun come out for the first time today after a whole week of rain and mist

  • Luis bringing home pizza after a rough day of work.
  • Trying out a new beer just because the label caught my eye and loving it.

  • Our first semester almost being over.
  • Thinking of ideas for our one year wedding anniversary.
  • Planning a quick weekend visit home.

Things that Made Me Smile

31 Dec

Some things that made me or Luis smile over the past week or so.

  • “I want to keep it as a pet”
  • My awesome husband.. coming home from work and seeing the living room, kitchen, and laundry all clean
  • Sitting in our living room and see the Christmas cards we have received
  • Pudgy little squirrels everywhere
  • “What’s that smell?”
  • Receiving my Georgia Tech jacket
  • Bowling in the gaming center for $1.00!!
  • Balls of ice along the sidewalk
  • Waiting for The Stinger (campus bus) and seeing a sign that says “Good luck on your finals” – the campus is so caring hahaa
  • Feeling snow on my face for the first time
  • Receiving our very first Christmas card
  • A drawer full of silverware

Some things that we are getting use to

  • Taking jackets, shoes, gloves, etc off every time we enter a building
  • Putting layers of clothes on to go outside or just to get the mail
  • The low water pressure in our shower
  • Not being greeted by my Dudley when I come home or fall asleep to the noises he makes
  • It just being Luis and I
  • Knowing we are missing out on an awesome parties at a family member or friends house
  • All the odd noises our neighbors make
  • Getting out of our new super comfy bed before noon  =)

A Week of Little Things

8 Dec

Recent Things That Made Us Smile


Today makes one week! One week not being home spending time with family and friends, working or loving on our dog, Dudley.  I am sure soon enough one year will pass by as quickly as this first week has. I still wonder when it will hit Luis and I that Atlanta is now our home and not a vacation? And when will I stop missing home? At least there have been some little things that have made Luis and I smile…

  • A puddle that turned into ice

  • A young woman at Atlantic Station wearing bright purple tights
  • How Luis has been organizing everything and doing the laundry
  • All the buildings with Christmas decorations
  • Cutting paper snow flakes with Luis to hang in our living room window

  • Using our awesome cooking pots and pans… finally! (Thanks Mom!)
  • Bundled up little kids that look like mini snowmen
  • The temperature
  • Planning a trip to Zoo Atlanta
  • Getting to use the little dishes I got from a one yen store (dollar store) in Tokyo

  • Target and Ikea being less than a mile from our apartment
  • How Luis can’t sit still
  • The view from our living room
  • Keeping our malanga plant alive by moving it around the apartment so it could get sun

  • Saving money by finding two for one deals
  • Ice skating in the middle of a park
  • The fraternity house dog
  • The Varsity, even though we haven’t eaten there yet… Waiting for Luis’ parents  =)