Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thursday 13

T13 has a new home! 
I'm sad and excited all at the same time.
This week we're linking up with Miranda at All Things Lovely to discuss

13 Favorite Places/Spaces

1. Nick's Arms. (Cue cheesy "Awwww" here) I know, I know. But it really is my most favorite place in the world. My own personal retreat from the world.

2. Switzerland. Probably one of the most beautiful places I have ever had the pleasure to see with my own two eyes. And the people are SO. NICE.

Crans-Montana, Switzerland

3. Grandma's house. My Mamaw passed away when I was 10, but I will never forget how I felt when I got to stay at her house. It ALWAYS smelled like cookies. I am not joking. And she always let me have dessert first because, "You never know when you're gonna die."

4. Disney World. This is just too obvious. If you've ever been there, it really IS the happiest place on earth. (Until you get hungry and realize how expensive food is.)

See? Look how happy I am.

5. The park. More specifically, MY park. There's one just down the street from my parent's house in Marshall, and I would walk there -barefoot- every day in the summertime. I'd go there to think. Or read. Or just sit and enjoy being outside.

6. The Temple. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, there is no place more amazing than the Temple. Not only is it gorgeous, but it really is the House of the Lord. He walks those halls and allows us to have a glimpse into Heaven when we are worthy to enter.

Washington D.C. Temple
7. Mom's house. I remember when I was in high school and how much I couldn't wait to move out of my parent's house. Now, as an adult, there are days that I really, REALLY miss my mom. I miss my old room. I miss hearing the clippy noises of the dog's nails on the wood floor. I miss her hugs. Sorry for being such an angsty jerk, mom!

8. The car. You haven't seen the continental US unless you've seen it Mike Rich style. (That's my dad, by the way.) I've seen countless monuments and natural wonders... in the dark. At some ungodly hour of the morning.
Dad: "Wake up, kids! Look at the Grand Canyon!" 
Us: "Dad, we can't even see it. It's too dark."
Dad: "Oh, well. Let's get moving! We've gotta make it to [wherever] by nightfall!"

Sometimes the car got boring...

9. In the rain. I love, love, LOVE summer rain. I love being outside IN summer rain. I love feeling it on my toes and on my face. It's warm, soothing and completely spontaneous. It makes me happy.

10. In the sun. Okay, so maybe I'm hurting for ideas, but I still love being in the sun. Summertime is my favorite season EVER and I love [almost] everything about it - especially the sunshine. Even though I never seem to get any color from it...

11. Italy. I can't believe that I forgot about going to Italy! It was probably my favorite trip ever! The food: amazing. The architecture: amazing. The weather: AMAZING. Seriously so. much. fun. 

Don't judge me. I was 17.
12. Alexa's nursery. Sometimes I'll just sit in there and try to imagine my life in a few months. Or her face. Or her laugh. I wish I could see her! It's so frustrating to not know what she looks like!

13. My bed. Come on. I'm pregnant and I'm exhausted ALL the time. Why wouldn't I enjoy being asleep in my bed?

Where are YOUR favorite places to be??

Aunie Sauce


  1. Aw, love your list :) My favorite are #9, and #13...I love dancing in the rain, and sleeping/lounging all day!! Thanks for linking up!

  2. Great list! I have the boys arms too, cheesy but totally true right? Grandparents home is the best as well! =)


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