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Happiness

I have been having a great week!
I got my house clean, I got to spend a couple days with my family.  It was too short but so good to see them!
I took a day off, I finished Season 2 of Pretty Little Liars and I’ve watched a couple movies.
I watched a very funny movie tonight which put me in a very good mood!
I got to spend an evening watching tv and eating pizza with my husband.
And I am so excited for the weekend where I will have down time, more movie time, book time, and friend time.
AND I haven’t had a migraine since Monday night!!  4 Days with no Migraine!  Woot Woot!!

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25 People who have Impacted my life in Positive ways

David and Phyllis Eversole  My parents are amazing people.  I am so thankful for them and all that they have done for me.  I am the person that I am today because of them.  They raised me well and I learned a lot from them.

Adam Tomlinson  My husband has had a positive impact on my life because he encourages me to be the best I can be and he brings out the best in me.  There is no doubt that when he asked me to marry him he impacted me for the better.

All four of my Grandparents  Your grandparents can teach you a lot of important things if you let them.  I know that mine have.  My grandparents have always been very important to me and they make me a better person.  They build me up and encourage me and they are always there to love and support me.

My sister  Amanda has made a positive impact on my life because she has always been there when I needed her.  She has become one of my best friends.  I don’t know what I would do without her.  We are so unalike that we make each other better.

Jim and Stephanie Dalrymple , Derik and Jen DeVries  These four people were the best mentors and spiritual guides that I ever had.  I looked up to them so much and they are all instrumental in shaping me into who I am today.  I have learned so much from them and I miss them being a part of my daily life.

Megan, Kylee, and Rachel  These three were my best friends in high school and are still some of my best friends today.  I have always been able to count on them and they were there for much of my amazing memories from living in Monticello.  Their friendship has meant so much to me.  They were with me when I married Adam and I know that they will always be with me in the future, even though we are far apart.

Janna Peterson  Janna is my longest friend.  I do not remember a time in my life when Janna was not my friend.  She has taught me that long distance doesn’t have to end a friendship and it certainly hasn’t for us.  I think that when you compare the time we spent as friends living in the same town and friends living apart from each other, we have been apart longer.  I think that is a great testament to our friendship.  I can’t imagine not having her friendship.

Lauren Albrecht  Lauren and I haven’t been friends for very long if you’re counting, but it feels like we have been friends forever.  Lauren quickly became one of my best friends.  She encourages me, builds me up, and keeps me accountable.  I am better because I have her as a friend.  I don’t know what I would do without her.

Grandma Watkins  For most of my life, I had the blessing of knowing my great-grandmother.  We would get to see her several times a year.  She was a great mentor and encourager to me.  From her I have learned constant love and devotion.  She passed away a few years ago and I have never stopped missing her.  I hold her close to me every day.

Last, but not least, Bethany, Josie, Christa, Mindy, Lauren, Lyndsay, Kyle and Stephen  I may have only been at Anderson for a year, but I consider all of the friends I met at Anderson to be lifelong.  Some of the most fun that I have ever had happened with these people and some of my most cherished memories as well.  I wish I could see them more.  I really broke out of my shell because of these wonderful people and I miss them very much.  They have changed my life for just the one year at school with them.

All of these wonderful people have made a huge impact on my life.  I do not know where I would be without any of them.  I am the person I am today because all of these people have touched my life.  And I am so thankful to have known all of you.  You are huge blessings in my life and I thank God for you every day.  Thank you for everything you taught me and for your love and encouragement.

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What a Wonderful Weekend

This past weekend was a wonderfully long one.  Adam’s family arrived on Thursday night.  We were so happy that they could come and visit!  It was their first visit to our apartment in the Village, and we made sure it was clean and cute for them.  They were at the apartment when I got off work.  I got to make them dinner, which I was very excited about.  I love to cook and to have people over.  I made Chicken Tortilla Soup, which is one of our favorites, complete with homemade corn bread.  Yum!

Adam and I both got Good Friday off from school/work, so we got to spend the entire day with his family.  We ate good food, played some games, and enjoyed each others company.  Adam’s family had to leave on Saturday, which was much too soon for us.  After they left, Adam and I went for a walk, I went to the grocery store, and we spent the rest of the afternoon and evening relaxing and hanging out together, which we don’t get to do very often.

Sunday morning our church combined with two other churches for a sunrise service.  The service started at 6:30, and our goal was to leave the apartment at 6AM.  Well, our alarm clock didn’t go off, so we didn’t get up until six! Yikes!  Adam and I got up, showered, and got ready, left the apartment, and we were only late by 5 minutes.  Yes, we are just that good.  We both really enjoyed the sunrise service.  Afterwards, we had breakfast and went back to our apartment for a nap.  I was feeling pretty sick after our nap, so Adam went back to church without me.  And luckily the extra sleep did me a lot of good.  My migraine went away, and I was feeling a lot better.

Our neighbors, Brandon and Tiffany, invited us over for Easter lunch, and it was delicious.  It was a great time of food and fellowship.  In the afternoon, Adam and I watched a movie, and then Lauren came over and watched Les Miserables with me.  It is so beautiful.  Then we went with our husbands to Applebees.  It was such an amazing weekend, and I didn’t want it to end!  Even though it is going to be a short work week for me, I still wanted more weekend!

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Thursday-Morning Tell-About

My Movie Queue: Hamlet, The Best Years of Our Lives, Cimarron, Wings, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Top Gun, Bella, Stranger Than Fiction
Pages left to read in my current book: I am currently reading three different books.  I have 290 pages left in Julie and Julia, 113 in You Lost Me, and 566 in Anna Karenina
I have made: I have practiced crocheting doilies, but they have not gotten much better since the last time.
I have worked on: keeping the house clean in spite of being hurt and not feeling well
Food made: delicious skillet mac and cheese and strawberry oatmeal bars
Goals checked off: calling my mother once a week, writing a thank you note for the month.  unfortunately, I had made plans for having people over and the sister date for the month and both have fallen through from sickness, so I guess I won’t be checking those off this month since it is the last day of February
Games played: Carcassonne, hand and foot
Favorite Pinterest pin:

"Relax!  I'm just kidding."

“Relax! I’m just kidding.”

Total Blog views since last Thursday: 158  (all time views 1,013!)
Number of snow days: 0
Movies Watched: 5: Grand Hotel, South Pacific, Shallow Hal, Pitch Perfect, Lawrence of Arabia
Books read: none finished this week
This week I love:  birthdays and the love of family and friends
This week I hate:  getting sick

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