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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  =)