Five years ago I made this big pink list of things I love. Looking at it today, I feel nostalgic because so many of my loves surrounded life back then and my obsessions at the time (like Jordon Knight in that Summertime video... I was impersonating him a lot when I made this list). This weekend, I'm going to try and make a new I love list while I'm at the cabin... it's fun to make but now I know, it's even more fun to see it years later.
I'll share my new list once I'm done, but here's a preview: Kyla Roma, crushing on Jimmy Fallon, surprising people with my catching skills (but not measuing up with my throwing skills), car dancing, smiling with strangers, B&W with Dark Brown, being in my 30's, eating limes, iCal, talking about TV, Pocket & Youtube's 'watch later' feature, sleeping with a fan on, that my cell phone number spells NEST, no bean burritos, O&K dancing, San Francisco, iEVERYTHING.
Want to make one with me? Share the little things you love in the comments or write it out in hot pink for fun :)
Happy Valentines Day to you! If I could, I'd give you a big squishy hug :)
Shelf = Keith and I bought this from Ikea but brought home a very broken one... so we exchanged it and finally set it up this weekend :) I love it! * After a year apart, Keith and I started dating again in December and our relationship is happy and healthy! The break-up and break was really huge for both of us and our present & futures are much more aligned now. I shared that we're back together on Instagram a while back but thought I should mention it here too incase you're doing a doubletake. I'm so happy! :)
Haircut = I've been growing my hair out for a long time because I wanted hair like this pretty lady... but it wasn't coming together and I started feeling like I had a "cape of hair". I love this new length-- it feels really light, fresh and it moves. Yay!
Washer/Dryer = I officially have a full size (working) washer/dryer! I say working because this is my second stackable washer/dryer this month and it's been really tricky to hook-up in the closet sized space in my bathroom. I've had an apartment size set for 10 years that took 4 hours to dry a small load... so this full size high efficiency one is the coolest thing! I was showing a friend my home today and I took her to see the washer/dryer as a highlight of the house.
I went to A&M's house celebrate Matt's Birthday and I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. Olivia, Kennedy and their cousin Lexie dressed up in costumes and asked me to help them put on a dance show for the adults. My main job was pushing play and spinning them like a figure skater. Kennedy dressed as a tiger and was hip hop dancing & doing the robot (well!), and I couldn't stop laughing. At six, she's already got a groove and comedic timing, but seeing her do it as a tiger elevated it to a memory I'll never forget. Olivia loves dancing too (dressed as a mouse or bunny in high heels) but she's more like me... trying to follow her cousin's moves plus a lot of hopping and stomping.
After an hour of swinging kids and feeling like one myself, I went back upstairs and hung with the adults. Sometimes my introvertness makes it easier to play with the kids offside, but eventually I warm up and join the bigger group.
Our family and Matt's family were all goofing around and laughing lots and I thought of a little prank. I first-time texted Matt's sister Laura who was sitting beside me and just said "hi, whatcha doing". She said who is this and I said, you know. Then I said, "I'm sitting in the same room" and quickly tucked away my phone. As she looked around the full room super confused and starting to feel freaked out, I said "It's me Laura, don't worry!". She threw a pillow at me, we cracked up and now we're a little closer. I love little pranks.
Then later we were all playing Psychiatrist and Josh & I were teamed up (Matt's brother). When we came out of the room while the group made up the character, I said "that was a great 7 minutes in heaven" and totally made the room crack up. Felt like I came out of my shell in the group more and being funny twice in one night is a small victory anyday!
On my way home, I stopped at 7/11 to get a drink and the lady ringing me through said I looked pretty. I think I was glowing from having so much fun and laughs... what a nice lady :)
Now I'm home, watching Suits and drinking a cold coke. xo!