Favorite Things Friday

Why, hello there, you lovely person, you! Yes, you. The one reading this blog. Tell yourself you're beautiful (or handsome, for you manly men out there) right now, because it's true. 


I don't know if it's the fact that I stayed up all night last night, or the sunshine and decent weather, but I'm feeling especially content/happy today. Sort of at peace, ya know?

Because of that, I've been able to really enjoy the simple things today. I'm going to share my favorites with you on this Favorite Things Friday. 


1. The sunshine on my back as I walk down the street. Sunshine is such a wonderful thing. I think I really took it for granted before I moved out here to Europe and experienced almost 4 straight months without it. I will never take it for granted again. 


2. Music. What an amazing thing, right? Music finds ways to express things that words alone cannot. I just love it so much!
3. Birds chirping. I don't know about you guys, but there is seriously something so cheerful about listening to the birds outside my window. It just screams, "Spring is coming!" 
4. Short conversations with family. I was able to talk to my dad for a few minutes early this morning, and I'm so glad. I have really missed my family lately, so it was nice to have those moments.

5. That feeling. It's so hard to explain. I just feel... happy. I feel an overwhelming love for Mike. I feel an overwhelming love for my parents. I probably look like an idiot, wandering around smiling for no apparent reason, especially here where no one smiles as they're walking down the street.

15 comments:

Jenny-O said...

You are gorgeous lady!!! Keep those positive feelings going. I felt like that this morning too, and so far it's been a pretty good day!!!

Liz Brown said...

I love this day already. :) For one thing, it gets light so early (for now ... until Daylight Savings) and I love that I walked out the door this morning and there was a beeeeautiful sunrise.

AND I love french vanilla cappucino.

Ali said...

You're just too adoarble for words! And gorgeous! And I'm jealous of your super good optimism ;)

Sarah Kate said...

As long as those birds aren't crows, I'm with you. :o)

Becky Borgman said...

Smile away girl!! It is contagious and there is no reason not to! I love it! Oh, and just this morning my husband let our dog out and said "babe, I hear birds!!!!". Spring is springing!

Ketrin Jones said...

you are beautiful!! thank you for this post! it's rainy and gloomy here today & I really needed this bit of optimism :)

Have a great weekend!

Jes said...

the sunshine really does feel amazing today! and that pic of you is so lovely!

xx jes, your newest follower

www.twosmuppies.com

B said...

I just love your wedding dress. It's so classy. Just like you. <3

Kassi Mortensen said...

Aw yay! What a happy post! Glad to hear YOU'RE happy! :) Have a nice weekend friend!

Natalia Lynn said...

I totally know what you mean about "that feeling." I lived in Indiana for 5 years and the sun surely did not shine for 5 months at a time. Ohhhhh but when it did it was like pleasantville in those parts! Enjoy the feeling! You are stunning!- christie

Lish said...

Aw what a beautiful post!!! Such simple things to be happy for :) And you look super gorgeous in that last pic too!!!

alex butts said...

i'm sure all the germans are confused by this tall smiley female gallivanting about the streets - but im sure it puts a smile on their face as well! glad you're doing so well!

Keri said...

YAY for you and your happy days!! :)

Missy said...

Alyx! You look gorgeous in your photo! Seriously! Love all of the positivity that radiates from your posts keep em comin girl :)
xo
Missy

Sara Louise said...

I felt the spring sunshine beating on my back this weekend too, and it felt wonderful!
And that photo of you is BEAUTIFUL!