Little Happies: A Visit From A Friend

July 21, 2014

I am back on the Monday Little Happies track, linking up over at Blessed to Be!

It’s been a packed week with many happy memories I am glad to capture here so I can’t forget!



Don’t get mad at me Collin…

I found this note saved on my computer. It was saved under a folder entitled “random” which indeed this document was.

A great random, since it put a smile on my face that I have such a thoughtful and sneaky little brother.


photo 2I attended my very first concert at Red Rocks!

I had a friend in town and she invited me to come see Gregory Alan Isakov and a few other bands. The venue was awesome and the concert was a good time. I hope we go back someday!


photo 3

Got this baby for $12.99 at Costco.

I love Orchids and had one in the past but killed it off. I really hope I care for this one well since it’s beautiful and abundantly flowering!


wrigley2.jpgThe left photo is Jonathan attempting to “wear” Wrigley. I think both of them enjoyed it.

The top right-hand side was Wrigley after I began to sing “Let it Go” from Frozen. He hid. I had no idea I could be so scary!

The bottom right is after I quieted down. Wrigley turned around and slowly began to poke back through to see if I was done singing.


photo 1

I got to visit the Celestial Seasons Factory with my friend Katy, who was in town visiting. Free tea!!

If you are ever in Boulder, CO I highly recommend this Factory Tour – especially the Mint Room! πŸ™‚


Katy and I had all sorts of adventures this week! πŸ™‚

We hiked St. Mary’s Glacier and the last 200 yards to the top was all snow. We got nearly to the summit when we saw some potentially evil clouds brewing nearby and since two people have been killed in Colorado by lightening this past week, we opted to descend.

We used our tennis shoes as skis and more or less surfed down the mountain. There is likely a technical term for that…anyone know?



This weekend we had company over and they brought us this sweet house-warming gift along with these phrases:

“Bread… that this house may never know hunger.Β Salt… that life may always have flavor. And wine… that joy and prosperity may reign forever.”

How clever and kind! I was very touched and am grateful for their thoughtfulness – especially for that Cinnimon Raisin GF bread…sinceΒ 1. It’s hard to remember who’s GF anymore these days, and 2. I have always wanted to get that flavor but couldn”t get myself to splurge for it!)



Just devoured two slices and can’t wait for more.



Another evening this weekend we had friends over to play the Dominion Hinterlands expansion game.

Nerds to the core.

Not ashamed.

It was an awesome expansion!


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  • Reply Grace of Adoption July 21, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    These are delightful! Wow, a tea room tour, that sounds so so so fun. Your hike picture is beautiful!. What a lovely place to go to a concert. Colorado is such a pretty state. Bless the rest of your week.

    • Reply Amanda July 21, 2014 at 8:04 pm

      Whenever I go to Celestial Seasonings, i always leave wanting to be a tea drinker and not a coffee drinker…just haven’t made the switch yet! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Stephanie July 22, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Dear, Amanda,

    Please package all of these things and send them to me. The puppy, the mountains, the tea, the cinnamon raisin bread, Dominion… I’ll have one of each please.

    Also, I figured it was worth noting that my in-laws have been to a concert at Red Rocks. Neil Young, I think. They’re pretty cool like that.

    Why, oh why do every one of your posts make me want to go to CO? Please stop teasing me, k?


    • Reply Amanda Teixeira July 22, 2014 at 11:13 pm

      I can’t stop teasing you – Colorado is just too dang awesome. You should just come sometime and indulge that desire to see the natural wonders and adventures here! πŸ™‚ And friends!

      You’re parent’s are awesome! I googles Neil Young and I can see him being great at Red Rocks! I may have found the concert they went to? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsTiwdZmLv0 When were they here?

      • Reply Stephanie July 24, 2014 at 8:54 pm

        Yeah, they’re pretty great! And I’m pretty sure that’s when they were there!! How neat!

  • Reply Catholic Mutt July 22, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    LOVE that photo, and there is a technical term for what you did: glissading. There you go. πŸ™‚

    • Reply Amanda Teixeira July 22, 2014 at 11:06 pm

      Thank you for solving the myster! Glissading! Sounds really cool! πŸ™‚

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