What Happens in Salem

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Marriage, Mental Health, Travel 2 Comments

Happy Sunday, Journeyer! This past week has been a glorious blur! I had planned to go with Warren to California this past week but plans just didn’t come together and with all the work stress, I’m behind on some Five Facets projects. We decided to make a run for it for a few days. We spent weeks talking about where …

The Seven Pillars of a Week

Annah Elizabeth Happy Happens ™, Mental Health, Spirituality, Travel 2 Comments

Happy Sunday-Monday, Journeyer, Wow…have you ever thought about how much can occur in the blink of an eye that is one week? This past week is definitely a blur. Monday and Tuesday…work and more work drama. Wednesday morning I woke with a chest cold. Despite a nagging cough I made it through the day, only to spend Thursday and Friday …

Delta at Dawn

Annah Elizabeth Happiness, Happy Happens ™, Mental Health, The Five Facets of Healing ™, Travel Leave a Comment

Happy Sunday-Monday, Journeyer! I type this post from a packed plane on Delta flight six-two-nine, headed for Atlanta. This day begins at an ungodly hour for me; my alarm set to go off even before the sun rose. But that isn’t the only fatigue that has settled into every pour of my body. Do you know that good tired we …

Old Faithful

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Fall is here in all her glory, Journeyer. Faithful as the day is long. Warren has been gone eight days now, doing some work and a little R & R out west. Two training camps with a few days of hunting and fishing in between. And sightseeing. On Tuesday he made the nearly four-hour trek from where he was staying …

Taking Shape

Annah Elizabeth Beauty, Fave, Happiness, Happy Happens ™, Mental Health, Travel 1 Comment

Happy Tuesday, Journeyer! I hope you had a nice holiday weekend with family and friends! I started out my week with a lunch date with Beauty. She’s twenty-one and has been doing what healthy teenagers and young adults need to do…finding herself. It’s odd how all too often the finding of oneself includes the pushing away of those that love …

Family Momentum III

Annah Elizabeth Beauty, Big Guy, Family, Fave, Happiness, Parenting, Travel Leave a Comment

LET FREEDOM RING! That is the first thing that comes to mind when I think about pulling away from Big Guy’s new home for the next four years. Let freedom ring for him. Let freedom ring for Warren and me. Don’t get me wrong. I love my children with every fiber I have, but I have always considered my role …

Gems

Annah Elizabeth Big Guy, Happiness, Happy Happens ™, Marriage, Mental Health, Parenting, Spirituality, Travel Leave a Comment

A few precious gems from this week that fed my happy organ… We loaded up Big Guy’s belongings and headed out on the next chapter of his life… We had a delicious night out to commemorate Big Guy’s big move… I spotted these glorious flowers at the Wegman’s  we stopped at to buy a few dorm room goodies…Aren’t the colors …

The Life

Annah Elizabeth Beauty, Fave, Happiness, Happy Happens ™, Mental Health, Travel 2 Comments

Journeyer…have you ever felt like you were living “the life?” You know the one…that expression “She’s living the life of her dreams!” or “He’s living the high life!” That’s sort of how last week presents itself when I look back at the photos and notes I jotted down for this Happy Happens column. As usual, I am short on time …

Boldt-ed

Annah Elizabeth Family, Happiness, Happy Happens ™, Marriage, Travel 1 Comment

Well, Journeyer, last week’s Happy Happens edition is a bit late, but I promise I have a VERY GOOD EXCUSE. MANY GOOD EXCUSES! EXCUSES THAT ARE SO MUCH BETTER, SO MUCH MORE ORIGINAL AND CAPTIVATING THAN: My computer crashed (which it has numerous times in the last week and a half) or the one we adults say all too often: …