Sunday, July 14, 2013

Arizona, the Family Littles, Things I hear...

It's been a long time since I've blogged.  Surprise, surprise.

Things have been kinda crazy here.  I have lots of things to update you on.

My brother Adam graduated from Thunderbird with his Masters in International Business.  I'm very proud of him.  He's worked very hard and has a great job in Kansas with his darling little family.  Congrats poopsiekins.

My handsome nephew Hayze was born.  I am so glad it worked out that I got to stop by and see him for a little bit.  He's teeny tiny and completely perfect.  I was already in love with him from the texts that I had received when he was born but finally being able to hold him was the best.  I'm obsessed with him.  The cutest, most perfect little baby.

Aannnddd it didn't hurt that spending time with my new nephew also meant that I got to see my brother, lovely sister-in-law and these two ladies who make me laugh all the time.  It's out of control how cute they are.  I adore them.

Kimmy and her two gents were able to come to Adams big day as well.  Again, how is it possible that my siblings make the cutest kids alive?!  It's one of the hardest parts about living so far away...having to  only see pictures of these tiny people that I adore and not be able to play with them.  
 Tate and my gorgeous big sis Kimmy.  Adore.  Both of them.  Everyday. All the time.
Look at the cheeks on that boy.  They want me to kiss them...all the time.

Speaking of cheeks, it was fun to see and play with my little niece Abby.  She is a doll.

So back to Virginia.  I'm still working at the hospital and teaching Sunday School.  I've been doing a lot of praying to decide where I need to be right now and what the right thing is for me to do.  It's been frustrating at times but I think personal revelation is the coolest thing.  How cool is it that God can tell each of us personally what we should be doing with our lives right now.  It's been a great experience for me and I'm thankful that I can make these decisions by myself and know what's right.  

Favorite quotes lately:

My co-worker said to me the other day after overhearing me singing to a song on the radio, "Wow, Mallory I'm impressed.  I didn't think you were the type to know these songs.  I thought you just church songs."  haha Yep, because they know I'm religious, they think I know nothing but hymns apparently. haha Nice.

My co-worker thinks it's cool that everyone in the office is from a different country.  
Dr. D from Czech Republic
Dr. A from Venezuela
Rosa from El Salvador
Trisha from Vietnam
Rosa has told several patients as they're checking out, "We're an international office."  As she proceeds to tell where everyone in the office is from, she finishes with, "And Mallory is Native American."  haha I think it's hysterical.  Apparently because I was born here (native??) she thinks that is what defines a "Native American".  I can't bring myself to correct her because I think it's funny.

Today after church I was at Munch N' Mingle (yep, that's a real thing. Be jealous.) and while I was in a conversation with a couple of people, I heard in a conversation next to me a gentleman saying, "It's like when Mallory Hansen walks into the room..that curly hair takes my breath away."  I'm pretty sure he was kinda teasing me/trying to get my attention but...either way, I didn't hate it. haha 

Things are good.  I have a vaca to New York that needs to be blogged about because it rocked my socks.  But for now, I'm pleased to have updated this ol' thing in any way.  Hope all is well with you readers.  Love from Virginia,