Happy Moment 27

June 28, 2011

Yesterday was a slow day at work and I had every intention on going to the gym after but when Peter asked if I wanted to meet him for Happy Hour at Brixx with a couple of his co-workers I couldn't turn that down.  It was the perfect way to enjoy the evening!!!  

Spicy Shrimp Pizza..... Yuuuuuummm, SO good

Have I mentioned how much I love working in Greenville....?  ;) 

Happy Moment 26


Peter recently got Netflix for his PS3 and we started watching this... On Sunday night we watched 2 episodes and I think we only have 2 left.  I'm honestly a little bummed!  Definitely check it out if ya can.  Another Happy Moment on Sunday... my Dad turned FIFTY.  I can't believe it!  We celebrated with a steak and potato with some salad, great Sunday Dinner! 

Happy Moment 25

June 26, 2011

Saturday was a wonderful Summer day!  Slept in... Got ready for a pool Party... played with a lot of kids... dressed up for some downtown fun... and had a wonderful night full of chilled drinks!  My friend Megan is visiting from California so Peter and I took her out downtown.  One of the stops during the night was The Trappe Door... if you haven't been you should definitely go!  Awesome beer and the food is great too!  We've been a few times now and every time we go we try something different and we've never had anything that we didn't like.  That's saying a LOT since Peter is one of the pickiest food snob's I've ever met... ;)  When you go try the fries... they have tons of dipping sauces to choose from and the garlic is the best!!!  Just don't plan on kissing anyone for the rest of the night, ha!

Stout beers are my favorite right now and this one was made with Espresso...
made me VERY happy

Megan... we had such a great time with you and I'm so happy we got to hang out!  
Napa Valley next Spring for wine tasting.  It will happen! 

Love ya, girl :)

Happy Moment 24

June 25, 2011

Lunch Dates with my wonderful man again

When I used to work in Greenville I always enjoyed a lunch date with Peter at least once a week and I've missed that SOOOO much over the past couple years.  For some reason he didn't want to drive to Spartanburg to take me out to lunch...?  So, I enjoyed it very much yesterday!  Two Chef's for lunch since it's in my building and then a little stroll for gelato!  Perfect lunch date. :) 

YUMMY Quesadilla... 
Corn, Peppers, Zucchini, Cheese, Grilled Pesto Chicken. 

Lemon & Almond Peanut, oh my

& Yes, I skipped Thursday's Happy Moment... it was a busy day and even though I was happy I didn't have a chance to blog about it.  A few things that made me happy on Thursday were: Lunch with friends, learning a lot at work, rainy morning, sunny afternoon, going away party for a friend & meeting new people! Also had some happy times with a few of my girls at Dinner Club last night but more on that later! :)
Happy Saturday Everyone!!!

Happy Moment 22

June 23, 2011

Working Downtown makes me VERY happy.... 

And that tall building with the triangle top... that's where I work now.  Right in the middle of downtown, conveniently across the street from Carolina Ale House which is also where I had lunch today!  Yup... definitely going to love working downtown every day!  Tomorrow is FRIDAY!  Woohoooo, I've almost survived my first week! 

Happy Moment 21

June 21, 2011

My first day went very well... besides not having a computer (should be available soon) everything else was great.  I think I will really enjoy this job and I'm so excited to start learning everything and completely dive in!  I also LOVED meeting my beautiful friend, Katie Ayer for lunch downtown.  I can't wait to do that more often!  After a quick drive home (SO much better than driving home from Spartanburg, woohooo!) I made it to the gym by 5:30 so I was sitting down at dinner by 6:45!  

The famous Eliya Salad... oh, so healthy and delicious. 

Happy Moment 20

June 20, 2011

Today was my last day working in Spartanburg.... 
Trust me, I definitely LOVED every second of the last drive home 
BUT I am going to miss all my wonderful co-workers SO much! 

I mean seriously.... Peanut Butter OVERload.  They really do love me :)

Prayers for tomorrow and the rest of this week, PLEASE!  Starting the new position tomorrow. 

Happy Moment 18 & 19

June 19, 2011

This weekend was a busy one!  I had to work most of Saturday... 7AM-2PM.  Yes work.  On a Saturday.  YUCK!  Not fun at all, however this did make my day....

A customer that was VERY happy we were open on a Saturday

(It also didn't hurt that this was my FIRST and LAST Saturday as TD Bank!)

And for some Father's Day celebration my Dad, Brother, Peter and I went to Carolina Ale House for dinner!  YUM, it was very good but the best part was the sweet treat after! 

GELATOOOOOOO... perfecto :)

Happy Moment 17

June 18, 2011

After a FULL day (10:40AM-8:30PM) of banking I got to watch a movie about Money.  haha... doesn't sound like a Happy Moment but it really was.  

Inside Job  

If you haven't seen this documentary you should very soon.  It's great for those who understand EVERYTHING about money and the mess that we are all in (PETER) but also great for those who don't understand much of it at all (used to be ME).  They have great charts and graphs to explain everything but it was still very entertaining.  I really enjoyed it!  Definitely check it out when you have a chance... 

Education = Happy :)

Happy Moment 16

June 16, 2011

Today is one month from THREE years with Peter!!!!! All these moments from the past year make me so much more than happy! 

Eliya Family Reunion... Also weekend of our 2 year Anniversary 

Fun times in ATL

Trip to Biltmore

Clemson Game Fun



Celebrating the JETS beating the Patriots

New Years Eve... he clearly still takes my breath away

My Birthday Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend in Charleston

And the beginning of Summer.... 

This past year has been full of new memories and fun times with Peter!  I know I am so lucky to have him... and he's pretty lucky to have me too! :)  Having him in my life makes me HAPPY every single day.  

Happy Moment 15

So You Think You Can Dance, Favorite show!  Melanie, Favorite female dancer so far this season.   Marco, Favorite male dancer so far this season .  Travis, favorite choreographer.  Contemporary, favorite dance style.  Ingrid Michaelson, 1 of my favorite singers. 

Clearly you will understand why the video below made me SOOOOO Happy!!!  I completely agree with EVERYTHING the judges said!  It was just remarkable and it made me miss dance so much its ridiculous!  Ahhhh, gorgeous... enjoy!  
(also... the image is flipped for copyright reasons.)  

Now off to finish cleaning my room and fold laundry, not so happy! 

Happy Moment 14

June 14, 2011

I'm not a HUGE fan of Summer... definitely Fall and Spring but Summer, not so much.  BUT today the weather was perfect!!!  It was warm but not humid... nice breeze... and cool tonight!  ahhh, perfect! 

My Lunch today... Taco Salad while sitting outside in the shade. 

yes......... HAPPY perfection!  
{And I was a good girl and skipped the taco shell! ;) Well, most of it!}

Happy Moment 13

June 13, 2011

Today I had the wonderful opportunity to go visit the Boys Home in Spartanburg County with my sweet co-workers.  It was awesome!  
I absolutely loved it... 

We grilled Hotdogs
(Actually, I grilled them... Peter would be so proud!)

One of the boys found a stray cat today... sweet little kitty.

Starting the Scavenger Hunt... bags of candy were hidden for the boys to find.

They were running everywhere... loved it.

It made my heart so happy to serve these boys.  To have them smile and say thank you and REALLY mean it, I felt so full of happiness because I could make their day a little happier!  They completely made my night!!! 

{Romans 12:10-11}
10 Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. 11 Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.

Happy Moment 12

Sunday was a very happy day!  Started the day with a cup of coffee before church, then lunch with Peter and his Mom, watched a movie while lying down on the couch... and THEN I helped Peter brew his beer!  I've helped him with a couple of stages before but this was the first time I got to help him with the "Cooking" of the beer, or the first step.  Here are some highlights from the fun night......

All the ingrediants

All the barley... looks like a HUGE tea bag in 6 gallons of water

You HAVE to drink some home brewed beer when you make a new batch
(This will be Peter's 4th batch)

Cooling the beer down from boiling to 80 degrees in about 30 minutes

Almost there.... 
(I also love how you can see the tree in the reflection of the beer in this picture)

Add the yeast and stir vigorously... then put on the top and wait for step number 2

It was a lot of fun and spending time with my sweet boyfriend while helping him do something he loves is always a happy time for me!
Boyfriend + Beer = Happy Girlfriend!
Hope everyone else had a splendid weekend and a stress free Monday!  My Happy Moment from today was so wonderful... might be able to do number 13 tonight! 

Happy Moment 11

June 12, 2011

Like I have mentioned before... I recently got a new job so Peter thought it would be nice to celebrate!  I agreed.  We went to Brown Street in downtown Greenville since we had a "LivingSocial Coupon" and it was delightful!  When we walked in the door this was the first thing I saw... 

Live Jazz Music while having a delicious meal... definitely some happy going on.

Happy Moment 10

June 11, 2011

Winning the trophy for kicking butt at Kickball! 

Cornhole… cold beverages… friends… and my Hunny!
Yup!  All that makes me pretty darn happy

Here's a better look at our awesome trophy/beer cup! 
Happy weekending Everyone

Happy Moment 9

June 9, 2011

I went to the Wedding Festival tonight with one of my BEST friends!!! :)  It was so much fun.  I can't wait for her big day and I am so happy I get to be a part of it!  I just love Katie Ayer!! 

The ladies in the Photo Booth... even with the flash it's still awesome

YAY for wedding plans.... cake tasting.... pretty dresses.... colorful flowers.... awesome photographers.... 
....yup, all that makes me very happy for my wonderful friend, Katie! 

Happy Moment 8

Yesterdays Happy Moment was during my quiet time before bed…

I love that time every day when I can relax and take in everything that God does for me and really thank Him for it.  I think that’s so important!  I’ve been working through Proverbs for a while now… If I really sat down every night to study a chapter I’d definitely be finished by now but I don’t have the chance to do it as often as I wished.  Last night I read through Proverbs 14 and this verse was perfect.

I love to underline in my bible....  : ) 

Even when we are busy and don’t make the time like we should (or at least I don’t) we still have nothing to fear, not even death.  The Lord is a fountain FULL of life.
I don’t know about you but that definitely makes me happy!!!

Happy Moment 7

June 7, 2011

Today's happy moment isn't something that you'd normally expect BUT it definitely made me smile!  

Yes... The Gym.

I haven't been to the gym in forever!  And I mean For-Ev-Er!!!!  It was simply wonderful.  I was reluctant on going, especially since Peter wanted to watch a movie but I sucked it up and went.  Now with my noodle legs, burning bum and aching stomach I am so glad I went.  Happy Tuesday Everrrrrrybody! 

Happy Moment 6

My happy moment for yesterday was seeing this man…

Peter came over for some hang out time with my mom, Jocie, Adam (Jocie’s Boyfriend) and I to watch The Bachelorette!  Haha… he was only allowed 3 comments during the 2 hour show but he definitely didn’t follow those rules.  I understand, the show is stupid and if you are watching this season you understand what I mean... but it was nice to see him after a short weekend with no Peter time!  :)

Happy Moment 5

June 5, 2011


This is always my Happy Moment on Sundays.  Well... honestly, I try to have this happy moment every day.  In my car listening to music... in my quiet time with God before I go to bed... in small moments when I can feel God's hand  working in my life.  I think Worship is such an important thing, whatever way you choose to have it.  At my church on Sunday Mornings I always soak in that time of worship.  It's always my favorite time.

Today we sang a song after the teaching and during the communion.  It was perfect; Hallelujah, What a Savior but I can't find the right words anywhere... apparently the version that Grace sings is not common.  

So, I decided to share my favorite worship song that seriously gives me the BEST Happy Moment.

Happy Moment 4

Last night was fun!!!  I went to dinner with my wonderful friend, Madison to celebrate my new job... more on that later! ;)     
But, after some dinner at The Green Room we walked over to Addy's for a little get together for the awesome Jon Sligh. I was happy to have some girl time with Maddie and Jessica.  Girl time is always Happy!

Happy Girl Time

Also happy about the pool time on this lazy Sunday afternoon!

Happy Moment 3

June 4, 2011

Yesterday at 7 O'clock two of my sweet friends got married.  I got off work at 6... and I work in Spartanburg.  I almost got there on time AND I missed Brooke walking down the isle, which is my favorite part of a wedding!  It was a small wedding so I felt extremely special being there, I'm so thankful for my friends.  The newly married couple will live in TN so I won't see them often so I am very thankful for Facebook!  I am so happy for them, they are PERFECT for each other! 

The first dance was to Sixpence None the Richer, Kiss Me 
so I thought this picture was perfect....... and it makes me happy! 

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Sligh!!! 

Happy Moment 1&2

June 2, 2011

One of my favorite blogs that I follow is most definitely THIS one!!!  I've never met her but I love her. :) haha... she is a friend of a friend and I stumbled upon her blog and check it daily.  She's always so uplifting and HAPPY!  Speaking of happy, she has a Happy for every day!  I thought I'd give it a try... see if I can pull it off!  I will do 2 Happies for today since today is June 2nd.  

..........Happy #1..........

Sushi... need I say more? 

..........Happy #2..........

and Cupcake... White Chocolate Rasberry makes me happy.  duh. 

Obviously food is always a happy for me, haha!!!  Can't wait to share some Happy Moments every day! ;) Goodnight!!!

One of my FAVORITE things...

is most definitely So You Think You Can Dance!  It's just amazing... the passion and love that people have for dance is beyond beautiful.  Every single year I'm even more amazed.  The latest season is starting and I get so pumped up every single year to see what new talent they will have and all the wonderful choreography they will have!  I've shared one of my favorites here before but I thought it would be fitting to TRY and pick my top 5 favorites.... so, were we go! :) 

Number 5 is awesome!!!  First let me say that EVERYTHING Kathryn dances is automatically one of my favorites since SHE is my FAVORITE dancer on the show EVER.  Why this one is on my top 5 is because the Cha Cha isn't even close to her main style of dance and she still KILLS it!!  It's crazy!  Plus, Ryan isn't hard to watch either... ;) 

Just an extra freebie because she's so awesome. haha

Number 4 has been one of my favorites for a LONG time and every time I hear this song I see the dance in my head I've watched it so many times... haha!  I love it!!  Her face at the end of the routine is insane, love how pure her emotion is! 

Number 3 is so intense and raw.  It's about addiction of any form and was choreographed by Mia Michaels which obviously makes it perfect!!  The emotion on both of their faces and the words in this song (Shout out to Sara Bareilles) are so amazing.  Kayla was definitely my favorite from that season! 

Number 2 was a hard choice... I knew what number 1 was going to be and the rest were all amazing so picking the second best was a toughie!  BUT this song was MADE for a contemporary dance!  Her face through the whole thing is perfect!!  This is just beautiful and I can't watch it without tearing up... they have such a great connection!

and because I should have done a top 10 here's another fave of Courtney's dances!  She's awesome and I have a HUGE crush on Mark, who was also seen in my number 4 pick!!! 

And my number 1 favorite dance won't work unless you go here for some reason???  It's such an amazing dance and the story is so close to my heart... it really strikes home for me because it reminds me of taking care of both of my Grandfathers when they were so sick.  I can't watch this and not picture them and that is so special.  It's amazing what a dance can do. 

Hope you all enjoyed my favorites and I can't wait to see what will happen this season!!!! 
Annnnnnnd Tomorrow is Friday!  YAY!!! 

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