Happy List! {by Christel}

Thursday, July 2, 2015


An early happy list because we've got some friends coming in for the 4th of July, and we're making this an extra long weekend! Yahoo!

As we gear up for a weekend celebrating America's birthday, I can't help but miss my friend Christel, who moved to Germany this year. She's one of the strongest, bravest people I know (traveling to 11 countries in 11 months for a mission trip last year, planning and having a beautiful wedding after only a three-month engagement!), and although she lives farther than we'd like, she's so good about keeping our group of friends updated through texts and emails and always makes time to see us when she's back home. She's so easy to talk and relate to. Germany's really lucky to have her.

10 things that are making Christel smile as of late:

1. Being able to visit my friends and family after three months.
2. The possibility of working (in English!) at an English learning center around the corner from my apartment. 
3. Knowing enough German that I can start making friends.
4. Having a muffin ton so I can make cupcakes. 
5. My successful first attempt at carrot cupcakes.
6. A free month of Netflix. 
7. Black beans. I can't find them here and brought some back with me from the U.S. I think I see a taco night in the near future. 
8. Chinese buffet dates with my husband.
9. All of the extra cars and young adults in the small town I live in coming and going from one of the biggest music festivals in Germany.
10. An entire display of Mike Mitchell products (the American food manufacturer) at my grocery store. After today I know I can get microwave popcorn, hot dogs and buns, marshmallows, marshmallow fluff, baked beans and cheese sauce when I'm missing the States.

Thank you for sharing, Christel! 

Check out more happy lists here and email your list to ladan.nikravan{at}gmail.com if you'd like to participate. Have a great weekend! xo

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