Thursday, May 30, 2013

my week

was a little crazy...

I happened to have
worked Monday and Wednesday at the after school program
Made some new friends and crafted some FISH  ><>  ><> ><>
was happy for my sister who got her license on Monday May 27th!
have the sister missionaries over for a BBQ
go on a solo shopping trip to Old Navy and got a cute skirt for $8!
started watching Veronica Mars Season 2 and it is oh so good!
started watching my first season of the Bachelorette Ever. (and wondered why I have never watched it before!)
got a LOVELY letter from my best friend and my Love (he was uber cute in this letter!)
went to school every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon
finished my assignment in class on Tuesday that is due for Saturday [on the ball]
painted my room 'ribbon pink' with my daddy------best daddy daughter activity to date <3
go to lunch with my girlfriends Casey, Jocelyn and Sarah
Ate apples on a sandwich for the first time at the cafe we went to (soo phenomenal!)
splurged on Cows Ice cream for the 3rd time in less than two weeks
went window shopping and looked at pretty dresses we can't afford
got my first parking ticket downtown!  It was only 5 bucks
had a lovely shift at Reebok today spending some time with my Ellen girl
helped Katrina pack to move a couple houses down (cause she is a little silly like that, but I love her!)
had a dream that Haig wasn't on his mission anymore and I thought he was coming over this weekend. wah...
had a dinner date at Wendy's with my sister cause we are classy and busy!
hung out with my church friends and practiced a lovely song
Met my friend Kristy's puppy 'Pudding'.  She's so cuttttee!
Texted my friend Ben a lot all week!  So glad I have someone to talk to about my day.

AHH, that was my week and it's not even over yet!  Pictures and more updates to come soon but this weekend I am working and headed to Nouveau-Bruswick for my sister's graduation from seminary church program and also a little family road trip.

Monday, May 27, 2013

the laziest weekend

This past weekend, my Mom sister and Dad went to a church womens conference in Bangor, Maine.  That left me at home with my brother from Friday until very late Saturday night.  However we did not spend anytime together because I worked from 1-9pm Friday and 9:30-6 on Saturday taking the car both shifts.  This also mean't that when I got home from work both times, my brother took the car and went to hang out with his friends.  I was okay with this though because after both shifts I was completely drained to do anything.  So Friday night I came home and started to watch some stuff on TV as I made a late dinner of cheese scrambled eggs with steak and after delving into that I watched a number of episodes of Veronica Mars (season 1) and I texted one of my great friends Ben until early Saturday morning.

My shift on Saturday did not go as smoothly as I would have hoped.  We had one of our computers crash which resulted in lots of phone calls to our computer help desk.  This was just the most perfect day for my boss to be at meetings in Toronto... I had to deal with everything, except my other co-worker third key did come in to help me at the end which I am so grateful for.  Bryan took the car as soon as I got home Saturday night which left me to make some chili cheese nachos for dinner, watch the Wedding Singer (for the first time, so good.  Love some Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler loving') and also a number more of episodes of Veronica Mars, finishing up the first season.  My friend Scott got me watching it and now I'm hooked.  The show aired so long ago and has been over for a long time too but I can't believe I didn't watch it when it was originally out.  I was a little young though so I can also understand why I didn't.  A really great show though.  Mom, Dad and Kayla made it home early Sunday morning (2am).  They had a good trip and I am happy they took it.  They brought me back some goodies too so that was awesome.

Sunday was a nice relaxing day for the family.  Church was the same as usual and we had a nice family lunch after church.  Later in the afternoon before dinner I went to school to do an online quiz with one of my friends and we both got 25/30.  Thanks for the help Josh!  It was greatly appreciated.  I made a little stop to visit Casey on the way home and pick up some pictures from our trip down south and some new Andy Brown music.  Yay Yay Yay!  His voice is so beautiful.  When I got home, I had some dinner with my family and then we all pretty much did our own thing and it was good.

This week should be about the same as usual between class, work and some aspects of a social life.  But other than that I have just love being able to relax and spend time at home and with my family.  I hope the summer can be as nice as this---

XO, Lyssa

Friday, May 24, 2013

And thus ended the 20th year

I turned 21.
I have to say it was pretty awesome.  I have been loving the fact that I am a new age more than I usually am about it.  It just feels like a grown up number in a way I guess.  To say "I'm Twenty-One" just sounds cooler than I'm Twenty for some reason.   You know what I'm saying?  

I had a really good Birthday on Wednesday.  I did not make any plans before hand but the day went by very smoothly!  It started the night before though when I spent some time with my sister.  We went to see our love Leo in The Great Gatsby.  Have you seen it yet?  If not, I would say to go!  If you love a good story, GO.  I really liked it and I knew nothing about it before I went into it (a little sad, I know).  Kayla and I are hoping to buy the book soon and read it.  I love reading but I have problems finding books I actually want to start and finish but I know that I want to read this one for sure.  

On my birthday morning, I slept in just long enough to feel awake and alive for my day.  There was a bit of a changing moment in the morning when I realized that I was a new age.  Like I said, I don't really know why this age difference impacted me so much more this year, it just did.  I had a nice shower and my birthday present to myself was shaving my legs. HA!  No but really some days that is hard work.  I had an appointment at the bank in the morning about a credit card and awkwardly had the guy I was with wish me a Happy Birthday. *thanks I don't know you but I'm hoping you can help me finally get a credit card*. From the bank I took a little trip to Indigo to look around and also a trip to the mall to buy myself some treats at Lasenza via my parents funds.  Thanks Mom and Dad for a new strapless bra and 7 pairs of pretty underwear! hehe

For lunch, I met my friends Julie and Ellen and we ate Chip Chip Hooray Ice Cream from COWS.  I tweeted them in the morning and I asked for a free cone for my birthday and they said sure!  E & J also spoiled me with some earrings and nail stuff.  They are just soo soo sweet, just like our ice cream was!  From there I had to go work at the after school program.  The kids were a little wild that day, but it was all good.  I made my way home at 5:30, ate some pizza with my family and watched Veronica Mars and worked on a Management Info Systems assignment.  Clearly loving my 21 and party life, but I was just a little too tired to go out so I just decided to relax instead.

One more great thing that happened on my birthday is what I believe to be perfect timing.  I knew something was on the way from Haig, but when I opened the mailbox ON MY birthday and saw it there, my heart was just so happy. He sent me one of his dress shirts [that he must have sprayed with lots of his body spray], a map of Minnesota and some of the areas he has been in and a star key ring that has MMM on it.  Be Still my soul, I love the boy and I love the missionary even more sometimes!

I had a really good birthday, next year will be even better!  22 on the 22nd.  I am throwing a big party for it. It will be sweet.

Happiest Birthday to me

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


and it feels so good!!!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


accepting presents of chocolate, flowers and pretty shiny things.
I'm turning 21 friends! :)
XO, Lyssa

Monday, May 20, 2013

On being Thrifty

I mean, don't be too jealous or get too crazy and ask me what my secret is when you see me wearing adorable clothes.  Because I will tell you what my secret is---

Value Village

Now, I know how some people feel about second hand stores.  They find them gross and icky and can't face the fact of using or wearing someone else's stuff.  I have grown up in a home where we embrace hand-me-downs and we always look for a good deal.  That does not mean I don't love a good splurge on that item I have had my eye on for awhile.  The thing about thrift shopping though is that you find stuff that you have maybe never seen before, something you would not buy in a store or something you would never pay full price for.  You find cute retro things, or even vintage.  I have also found some pretty hilarious things at Value Village, especially ties for my man Elder Pinsent.  I always browse all the racks that would pertain to me, even if I am in the larger size section because sometimes things get mixed in or you find something you love and it can be taken in some way, shape or how.  I even take a look through menswear sometimes, cause like I said you never know what you can find in there (charlie brown home made t-shirt and ties with pigs on them---gems.  Too bad I didn't actually get them).

So when I started to get ready for church on Sunday, I realized that my main outfit articles had all been thrifted from Value Village and I just about fell in love with my outfit even more.  It was also hilarious to find out that I am wearing an American Apparel tube dress as a long skirt.  Modesty for the Win.  The shoes are not second hand, I do have a little bit of a problem with that (kind of makes me think of the phrase to 'put yourself in someone else's shoes').  I just find it a little off so I usually try not to buy second hand shoes.  Dresses, Tops, Skirts and Pants are a Go though for me.  I just love this outfit and I am thankful it was cheap and fashionable.  And until now, no one had to really know it was thrifted ;)

XO, Lyssa

L+J visit

Let me just start off by saying that I love these two.  It is so funny that this is actually the first time that I have met Jeremy in person, yet I feel like I have known him for years now.  It is funny how that happens sometimes.  When I met Jeremy and Laura at the causeway, I got out of my car and gave Laura a big hug as she met me.  Jeremy got out too and went to give me a handshake, but I wasn't having that.  I just decided to tell him that I was about to give him a hug and he accepted that.  It was so nice to finally see them together in person.  I love these two TOGETHER.  They are so sweet to each other.  Maybe they were like two missing puzzle pieces, because it just makes perfect sense that they are together.  They complete each other to me and I think that is one of the reasons why I enjoyed spending the little time with them that I could.  They really inspired me and it is hard to believe they have only been married for a little under a year.  Laura talked a little bit about how some aspects of their marriage so far have been hard, but they have pushed through them.  I am so grateful for the example they will be to me in a couple years time.  By then I hope they have a couple little girls like Jeremy wants.  I am glad Jeremy asked lots about me and my man.  I can't wait for them to meet someday, I think they will be good friends.  I am glad Jeremy served a mission because that helps him understand the sacrifice that I am making.  I am glad that these two made me laugh just about non-stop.  We had lots of fun going out to eat and doing some touristy things in Cavendish, PEI.  Laura had a PEI wishlist of sorts.  She wanted to visit the Anne of Green Gables House.  Jeremy's family lives in Washington and they really love our fictional Prince Edward Island girl, Anne Shirley.  Laura also wanted to go to a place her sister Karen went to last summer with her in-laws called Grandpa's Antique Photo Studio.  Laura called them a little while back and asked them when they would be opening.  The fun thing about this was that Laura and Jeremy were their first customers of the entire season.  They got their pictures taken in a 1920's setting and I just sat there and giggled at them the whole time.  It was fun to watch them having so much fun.  They are so in love it makes me happy.  Laura and Jeremy also wanted to visit a red sandy beach.  Jeremy got some sand to take home for his momma in Washington.  Something cool to collect---sand!  It was so windy and so cold so we got out of there as soon as we could.  We also made some fox friends on the way there, they were so cute.  The last thing they wanted to do was eat COWS ice cream.  We went to the creamery on the causeway and all got our desired flavors.  I even got to try and brand new ice cream called 'Chip Chip Hooray!' featuring chocolate covered potato chips and caramel sea salt ice cream.  IT WAS REALLY GOOD.  I am craving it right now... might have to have it for a treat sometime today!  They decided to get on the road earlier than they had expected but I had to go to work anyways, so it made sense.  They took my back to my place and we said out goodbyes.  I am just so so happy that I could spend some time with them.  I had so much fun.  It was one of my better days of the past little while.  Hopefully it can be me going out to visit them next!

photos from the adventure are from Laura's camera

they were the first of the season to say 'cheese' at Grandpa's Antique photo studio ;)

I love Laura Beth and Jeremy!

and COWS ice cream too! :)

all photos via Laura's canon baby and iphone

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Me these Days

photo by laura dunford

My life has been all over the place so it seems.  I am working two jobs, volunteering, and taking a spring course.  I am trying to be a really good missionary 'girlfriend' and writing my man at least once a week.  I am reading two chapters of the Book of Mormon everyday.  I am trying my best to attend my church activities as well as church for three hours every Sunday.  I am also doing my best to hang out with as many as of my friends as possible because I love them all so very much.  So, what else have I been up to then I guess?

Well, last Friday I went out with Casey and Jocelyn.  We went to see a guy at Hunters play.  His name is Andy Brown and he is just fantastic and wonderful.  He sings mellow, soft rock love songs for the most part (according to my books) and is super cute!  He is so nice too.  He tweeted me a couple times and he was glad that I enjoyed coming to see him play.  It was a lovely night to spend with my two favorite ladies.

I have been working at an after school program with CHANCES every Monday and Wednesday.  I was working with the younger group for a bit, but I did work with the older group one day and they were sweet as well.  I am only there for three hours but some days it has felt like so much longer.  Some days the kids are crazy and we have to try our hardest to get them to listen and do what they are asked to do.  Other days we have a lot of fun and they come up with the funniest things to say.  I will have to start writing some of them down because some things I just about die of laughter inside, but on the outside I have to make it seem like what they said is really smart ;)

I started my spring course and it is called Management Information Systems.  It basically talks about technology's use in the business world and we take a look at using tools like Microsoft Excel and Access.  We also do some group work using Google Drive and we have some quizzes here and there from readings from the text.  It should not be too too bad.  I just submitted my first Excel assignment so I hope I did okay and I hope the rest of the course (6 weeks) can go smoothly.  I was registered to start another summer course in July but it just got cancelled so I am not sure what I am gonna do now.  It sucks, but for some reason I am not too worried about it right now.  Maybe it wasn't mean't to be for me to take a summer course, but who knows!

I have also still been working at Reebok.  This will be my 4th summer if I stay there along with some other work I am currently looking for.  I will admit as hard as the days are there sometimes, I love the people that I work with, I love the flexibility and I also love my employee discount.  It has been a great little job for me and I will stick with it for as long as I need to I guess.  I worked today with 4 of my best friends (Kayla, Ellen, Julie and Mikayla), so it does not get too much better than that!

I am also awaiting Wednesday the 22nd.  Twenty-One on the Twenty-Second of May, Twenty-Thirteen.  I am really excited for my birthday for a weird reason though.  You see, Haig and I are only about three weeks apart.  Last year, he did something really great and came over both times so we could spend my birthday and his birthday together.  So, once I turn 21 it won't be too much longer before he will be as well!  I am getting his Birthday package ready this weekend and hopefully I can send it out after the Holiday on Monday.  After our Birthdays, most of our big first year Holiday milestones are down which means we will only have 1 more of each to go! Just a little Crazy in my head right now!

This is my life, and I am choosing to love it because it is what it is, and I'll even take whatever else comes my way and Love it too!
XO, Lyssa

Monday, May 13, 2013

'keep moving forward'

Christmas Day and Mothers Day are two special days in the life of a missionary.  On these two days, they get to make a phone call home to their family, and in my case, their other love and support system.  I  honestly had no idea if Haig was going to call me or not. He had not really mentioned in in the past couple of weeks so I just went into it thinking, whatever happens happens.  I prepared myself yesterday afternoon in case he did call and I set up my Skype and made sure I looked somewhat decent.  After I ate dinner I was just sitting in my room when his family added me into a group call.  When I accepted, they were no longer in it so I got to see Elder Pinsent up close and personal, and all to myself.  The call started off okay, but then because my laptop has been a pain lately, my webcam was no longer working.  So we moved over to my iPod so he could see me for a bit, and then we moved back to the laptop so I could see him.  Yeah, it kind of sucked [and it makes me want to buy a new laptop] but it was still as good as gold to hear and see from him.  I had told myself I was not going to cry.  On Christmas I cried because it was his first call home and I had some bad news to tell him about one of our friends.  The call was going fine yesterday until he said these four words

"I'm doing really good"

After he told me that, he also went on to tell some things he has been learning from the scriptures lately.  We talked about the Book of Mormon and how it strengthens us and brings us to Christ.  I expressed that I felt guilty that I had not been reading it as much as I should have since he has been gone, and I think and hope that he understood how busy I have been with school.  He said in ways, he gets to cheat a little as a missionary because each day they have time set apart from their busy schedule of teaching people about the gospel to be able to study the scriptures personally and with their companion.  Elder Pinsent also told me somethings about Jesus Christ and how he is the Gardener.  He was a little non responsive at times so I tried to get him to tell me about things and he explained today in his email to me that the best thing is to just have those minutes with me to rejuvenate himself... [be still my soul].  

I think the sad thing is to know he is changing and I am missing those changes, but he is changing for the better.  He is changing to become a better man, leader, teacher, future husband and future father.  He has struggled during this mission but I also know that he has been having the time of his life and he loves what he is doing.  At the end of this summer, which I know will go by fast at this point, we will have one more year to go.  It seems like right now, the last year will feel longer than the first, but who knows, time has found ways to surprise me.  And although I did have a breakdown last night after I was off Skype because I just missed him so much that it hurt, my heart beats with pride when I think about what he is doing, and that he Loves me and I love Him and that he will come home when he finishes the work he has to do.  

I would not change one second of this experience for anything.  And that is saying a lot since there is 
63,113,940 seconds in two years ;)

I Love you Elder Pinsent
XO, your little miss

Sunday, May 12, 2013


All I have ever wanted and hoped to be, I owe it to my mother ;;;

Happy Mothers' Day to the most wonderful woman that I know.  This Mothers Day I am reminded that you put up with me, even all my foolishness and crap.  I am saying this because last night we got in a bit of a fight.  We were suppose to travel together in a couple weeks time, something that we have been planning for awhile now, but I had to bail because I need to stay and work because I need the money right now to be able to become more financially stable for school in the fall.  You were not to happy about it.  We yelled at each other a little bit and I cried.  I just wanted you to know that I knew that I was making the right decision for me right now.  I went to my room and sat by myself with some company of my Facebook newsfeed and then you started to talk to me on chat.  I thought it was just so sweet of you.  You told me I was making the right decision and it made me cry even more.  We tried to work somethings out about my finances right now and you assured me that everything will work out in the end.  I am still sorry that I won't be able to be traveling with you that weekend, but if things work out, we might be in the very near future anyways so I am happy and I hope you are as well.

You really are one of my best friends.  I love you with all my heart and I don't know what I would do without you and I hope I don't have to find out for a very long time.  Thanks for putting up with me especially when I am at my worst, because I think that has happened a lot lately.  You have brought me up in the gospel and your testimony of the gospel has been a light in my life.  Thank you for your guidance and your devotion to me and my future.  I aspire that I can have the same outlook on life as you have. Thank you for loving my Dad endlessly, because he is crazy and sometimes I don't know how you do it ;)  At this time in my life, thank you for teaching me about sacrifice and that it does really bring blessings.

I love you, more than these words have been able to express.

XO, Lyssa

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


I didn't really think about it until now, but I do call some places like this home.  As much as we joked while we were in Alberton that it is run down and a little old school, I still call it home in some aspects.  You see, my dad lived there for his whole childhood and adolescent.  He grew up with his family in my Grandmother's home right by the wharf.  My Grandfather was a fisherman.  I never got to meet him, but I have heard lots of stories and I know I will meet him someday.  My dad went to school in Alberton for all 13 years (He got held back in Grade 1, poor thing).  He worked and started to make a living there. It is where my dad learned about the church that we belong to today and he decided to serve a two year mission for it.  It is where he met my mother.  They dated and they won some King and Queen title at a winter fest or something one time and I just think that is so cute.  It is where he taught her about the gospel and she decided to join the church.  Alberton is where my dad bought her an engagement ring and asked her to marry him.

Being there on Sunday did make me happy because we do have some family memories up there and key milestones in my parents lives belong there.  Kayla and I went on a little adventure to the wharf.  Kayla kept saying she wished she could just become a fisher(wo)man.  Maybe someday our family will get a boat or something, who knows.

As sad of a town Alberton may seem, it is in my blood.  The sea, the shore, the smell.  Something about it just made me happy that day and I hope to be back there a little more often.

XO, Lyssa

Sunday, May 5, 2013

8 Months

sometimes I forget that everyday that goes by, we are one day closer to being together.

8 months down, 16 more to go.
I would not change this for anything--- it is making us stronger, better and we will be able to make it through anything if we can make it through this.


(almost) Summer 2013

This past weekend has given us a taste of what summer has in store.  Sadly, I spent most of the day at work on Saturday so I did not get to take part in the beautiful weather, but I think today was nicer anyways and I got out a couple times this afternoon as we were up in Alberton, PE visiting with my Dad's mother Eleanor.  She is a funny lady that one, pretty much trying to feed Kayla and I her entire kitchen.  So so sweet, and although we were not hungry she kept insisting so by the end of it all we ate lots of her doritos chips and some cookies.  More of that to come later though.  For now I just want to talk about how grateful I am for PEI weather.  Sure, sometimes the winters really do SUCK.  It does get pretty cold.  Some days it wants to be a freak snowstorm and the next it wants to be a nice sunny day with lots of white stuff on the ground.  I have always found rain to be pretty nice on PEI though.  I really love when you get the smell of the asphalt with the rain.  Weird?  Probably just a little.  Rainbows around these parts are also beautiful.  I have a number of them engraved in my memory from their views from my house.  I just love them.  Then of course we cannot forget the beautiful summer's sun.  It creates a light that just brings a happiness and peace to the pace of my crazy days and the trials and stress that I have in my life.  I am not entirely sure what this summer is going to bring.  I am stressed about my current job situation, my schooling in the fall and the student loan situations that I am in, but I DO KNOW THAT, this summer and the weather that it will hopefully bring will be enough to help me make it through.  "There is beauty all around".  I love Prince Edward Island, especially right now when I got to experience this last night right in my own back yard.  The lens flare was just going''''

Happy 'we are almost getting so close to' SUMMER
XO, Lyssa

also-- shoes and shirt were a total of 15 bucks at OLD NAVY---score

wal-mart, garden gnomes, Kayla & Karen

I love the random nights that I just hang out with my momma and sister and we run some errands and end up doing some funny things.  When it all comes down to it, I have the most fun with them because they are two of the most greatest ladies that I know.  Kayla comes up with the best stuff and sometimes Mom is just plain silly or dumb and that sometimes makes us laugh ;)  We had to go get dog food and pick up something for Kayla at Bed Bath and Beyond.  These two things turned into a night of just catching up and hanging out with  these two wonderful women in my life.  I am so happy to call them my family.  I am thankful that these two Fraser ladies put up with me and all my craziness.  I am thankful that my sister has to deal with me at my worst.  We have shared a room since she was born.  We sleep in the same set of bunk beds, we share love for music and photography.  We laugh at the most foolish things, we are sad for each other's trials and tribulations.  She is my best friend, my eternal sister.  Oh, and we have SO much fun together!

going out to a YSA activity on May 2nd

Charlottetown YSA Dinner

I pretty much had a mini stroke of awesomeness when I saw the seven dwarf garden gnomes at Wal-Mart--
so we obviously had to document it!

Listening to Dad's favorite song
Honeyyyy, Honeyyyy

Thanks for your amazingness Kayla and Karen! 
Love yahs always.
XO, Lyssa

Friday, May 3, 2013

Book of Mormon

One of my favorite books.  Cheers me up when I am down.  Strengthens my testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel with each turning page.  It brings me closer to my Savior Jesus Christ and his Love for all of His children.

I decided that I needed to read the book again, the entire way through because I know I needed to be in it everyday after a long school year of not doing so.  I figured, what a bonus to my summer to read it and feel uplifted day to day.  So when this thought came to mind, I had an even better idea and added bonus--- I would ask my best friend in Minnesota to read it with me too.  He was very excited and he said that he would love to!  I made us a reading schedule so we would be reading the same chapters day to day, we would start on May 1st and finish on September 5th, his one year mission mark.

After talking to some of my other friends about it, I felt prompted to ask them to join us as well.  I made a list of some of my closest friends and added them to a Facebook group message and invited them to read each day with us and the reading template.  I got positive feedback from most of my dear friends, a lot of whom expressed thanks for my initiative because they knew they needed to read it too.

I also have my sister reading it for the first time the whole way through, you can do it baby sis <3

From here, Nova Scotia, Minnesota, and where ever else, Happy reading!

XO, Lyssa

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


I had a dentist appointment to go to this morning at 10:30am.  It was hard to get out of bed, like I actually sat in bed an hour after I was awake just checking facebook, instagram and the twitter worlds.  It was all good once I got up and in the shower though.  One thing was not so good was my spider enemy that I met yesterday right as I was getting out of the shower.  I spotted him again today and made my attack on him.  Sure he is one of God's creatures but he just keeps scaring me in my most vulnerable bra and underwear situations.  I have no remains of him though which makes me think he could be around somewhere.  I got ready for my appointment and the sun was shining and there was a pair of sandals that I had taken out to take on my trip but did not end of taking due to some lack of space.  And I thought to myself,

it is May the 1st, I'm gonna WEAR these sandals! 

So I did.  And the dental hygentist commented on how cute they were and also how cute my nail polish was.  I bought some t-shirts after my cleaning because I am gonna do some more stencil DIYs and I also went for a walk in the gorgeous weather that we were having with my friend Amanda this afternoon.  And even though it was still nice and sunny when I got home I sat in my bed and started to read and book and then took a nice nap before a wonderful roast beef and potato dinner.  I have been craving roast beef for awhile now and this did not disappoint.  It also helps that my dad can be a real good cook when he wants to be.  Spent the evening with my momma just taking a look at some artsy and craft stuff at Michaels and also a little trip to look around Bed Bath and Beyond (can I just apply for a wedding registry already?  So many things that I want there!).

And so we have it, May the 1st was a very good day and the rest of the month also looks very promising.

also... it is my birthday month and I will be accepting birthday gifts all month ;)

XO, Lyssa

Goodbye April

Man, Oh man.  April was such a good month.  It is somewhat hard to believe that I was finished school over a month ago because I kind of feel like I was just in the classroom yesterday.  But I have been done for awhile now, I had a stressful and challenging semester but I made it through and I am sure happy that I did.  I spent an Easter away from home with my Pinsent family. I had a blast and I will see them again sometime in June.  I finished up my school semester by writing my first 15 page paper.  Can I get a Holla for that?  This fall I will be writing like 20 pages so better look forward to that...I went to Dominican Republic with my best friends and I am starting to miss it a lot!  However, I have also decided I will not be going back for awhile.  It did take it's toll on me.  I worked a lot the last week or so of April.  Not really liking my job too much so hopefully I can find something new pretty soon.  

Life has been pretty good for me.  I know I can't complain because a lot of people have it way worse than I do.  And today, the sun is shining and it is warm, warm, warm so I am signing off and going for a walk.

Thanks for stopping by