Happy List! {by Valeria}

Friday, August 7, 2015


This week was a complete whirlwind. A lot of life seemed to happen in a few short days, and it made me stop and realize how grateful I am for the people around me and how lucky I am to have them so close. My family's in Europe for a few weeks, but I needed my dad last night, and despite the time difference and him being on vacation, he took a few hours to chat and help me make some decisions. And then I cried, because that's what happens lately. I've watched one too many wedding videos, and anything that creates any type of emotion will set me off these days. And Brian. Poor, sweet Brian. Thank you for always staying up and letting me talk about the same things over and over again. I've watched a lot of sports over the past few years, so we're probably even ;-)

Other than that... whadya say we make these cookies tonight? Oh, and you should watch this documentary.

And now a happy list from Valeria, the blogger behind Happy as a Klamm (let's all say it together — "keep blogging, Valeria!"), one of the classiest, most stylish girls around. She makes me feel so excited about getting married.

10 things that are making Valeria smile as of late:

1. Memories from our recent trip to Maine, especially sea kayaking next to harbor seals and porpoises.
2. Watching our two baby nephews grow and change daily.
3. Ongoing group text messages with either side of our families about little and big things. It helps make the distance seem smaller.
4. Bedtime cuddles with our dog.
5. Ice cream with everything: soda (Peach Nehi floats for the win!), coffee (affogato, anyone?) and straight up in a bowl. Sometimes twice a day (but only on vacation). I admit I have an addiction, OK?
6. Daylight lasting late into the evenings. It never gets old.
7. Being the godmother at our nephews' upcoming baptisms.
8. Endlessly watching reruns of PBS' This Old House with Jonathan.
9. Making sweet iced tea with herb-infused simple syrups (basil, mint, lemon verbena ... I love my herb box!)
10. Our house. We've been homeowners for a little over a year, and it still makes me so happy to make this place our home.

Thank you for sharing, Valeria!

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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