April 17, 2015

Just taking stock and feeling thankful! I’m looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend with Nick. We’re planning to cook food together, and I hope we can do something outside too. This week was great, and I am so grateful:

1. Nick’s taking 3 classes instead of 4 this quarter. He jumped right back into school the day after we got back from New Zealand, but already I can see what a difference having just one less class is making. Nick has more free time than he’s ever had since he started school, so we get to hang out a lot more. The other day Nick got home from work a little early, and we went on a short hike. I love that Nick finally has time to enjoy Hawaii a little bit more because was cooped up a lot over the past few months.

2. The next night, we went out for ice cream sandwiches. Some days you go hiking, some days you just eat ice cream.

3. Books and beach time. I love going to the beach with coffee and a book. I’m reading such a good book right now – The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker. I don’t think it’s for everyone, but I am really enjoying it. A friend recommended it to me on Goodreads and I am so glad she did because I hadn’t heard of it before. I’ve been loving Goodreads lately. It’s so much fun to see what my friends think about the books they are reading and I especially love when they recommend books to me!


4. Yoga. It felt amazing to get back into it after being away!

5. My mom sent me a bunch of scrapbooking supplies in the mail so that I could get started on my New Zealand scrapbook. It was such a sweet and thoughtful surprise. My mom knows how much I love scrapbooking and that there aren’t really any good scrapbook stores nearby. I am so excited to go through our photos and start our New Zealand scrapbook. I’ve been making scrapbooks ever since Nick and I were dating and it’s so much fun to go through them every once in a while.

Are there any other scrapbookers out there? Where do you get the best supplies? And are there any people out there doing Project Life? I’m thinking about giving it a try!

Do more of what makes you happy

6 responses to “5 things that made me happy this week.”

  1. Isabel says:

    Awww what a lovely surprise!! <3 We have been going for hikes too, and some ice cream to reward ourselves. Life is about balance, isnt it? Hope you have a great weekend!

    • Carolann says:

      Yes, it’s all about balance! Sometimes it’s hard to get out during the week, but we have been trying more and more. I think it breaks up the monotony of work and homework!

  2. Holly says:

    The beach time looks so fun!! The biggest thing making me happy this week is the weather–it’s GORGEOUS and last night was perfect to take a walk downtown, which isn’t too far from me. Today I hope to go on a long run after a massage so we’ll see 🙂 Yay for happiness!!

    • Carolann says:

      I’m so happy the weather is getting better for you, Holly! Summer is coming!
      A massage & a run sounds amazing. I have a gift certificate for a massage, and I think I am going to try to use it in a few weeks. Sometimes you just need to treat yo self! Hope you have a great rest of the weekend and enjoy the beautiful weather!

  3. It’s so cool that you make scrapbooks! I haven’t done this in years but it’s such a charming way to put together memories especially in this day and age where everything is so digital! And the ice cream sandwiches sound absolutely amazing – you’re totally right, some days are just for ice cream

  4. Leanna Cherry says:

    “Do more of what makes you happy…”

    I have to just say – I LOVE THAT.

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