Birthdays, Pizza and the Greening

Yesterday was Carl’s birthday! All he wanted to do for his birthday was go walk around the city at night and go for a slice of some New York style pizza. ¬†What a lucky guy to be in Dublin and be born so close to St Patrick’s day! all the buildings were still lit up in green for St Patrick’s day, the city was still a buzz with all the tourists drinking in public and being especially weird, but in a delightful way.

The day didn’t start off that great, I woke up with an insane migraine, one of those I’ve lost my vision in one eye, bad boys and decided to sleep it off while Carl headed off to church. ¬†I woke up 3 hours later to feel much better and wait for the birthday boy to get back! I asked my parents to send me ingredients for peppermint crisp tart from South Africa and made Carl his favourite dessert! I forgot to get some birthday candles, but sometimes a tea light will work just as well.

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I’m so grateful for Carl. ¬†He is an amazing husband, I mean he’s so good at it, he should get paid for it!, a great friend, a wonderful listener, extremely caring and just the best, funniest guy that I’m so happy to have in my life. ¬†I’m feeling sappy today so…

There are a million reasons why I love Carl, but here are my top 6 reasons.

I love Carl, because he always listens to my rants even when I talk about 5 different things at once. ¬†He will give his opinion on each topic, like I’m not crazy at all.

I love Carl, because he’s caring and always ready to play.

I love Carl, because we make such a great team. ¬†He’s always the calm when I feel like an emotional wreck.

I love Carl, because he’s so loving and always makes me feel special.

I love Carl, because he’s my other half. ¬†He completes me perfectly, we are extremely alike, but we make each other better.

I love Carl, because he’s one of kind. ¬†Slightly awkward, but with a whole lot of soul.

I’m so glad he’s stuck with me for eternity!

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^^ I had a 7 up!

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^^ Big ol’ pizza!

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^^ Dublin lights

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^^ The greening!

an instant of life captured for eternity

It feels like a lifetime since I’ve done an update of life posts, but with all the great things to see and all the great things I want you guys to see it hasn’t felt like I’ve had any time at all. ¬†Life here is just perfect, the weather, the houses, the people and all the different chip flavours that make you wonder “how will I ever choose?”! Being able to walk around everywhere and only have to worry about the new blisters forming on my feet, and being absolutely ravenous when we get back to our little home. ¬†Dublin is an incredible place, church bells constantly ringing and just a wonderful atmosphere that makes you believe anything is possible.

After searching for the perfect church for us we finally found one that felt right, when your soul gets touched you know you have the right church! The sense of belonging and truth really resonated with both of us. ¬†Carl kept saying it felt like people were speaking about him, like they’ve lived his life! ¬†Growing up in a Dutch reformed church (protestant), Carl and I both never felt like this was the right fit for us, but going to all the different churches, doing research and finding the one that had the same believes, values and that just felt right finally happened. ¬†It was like a like coming on that’s filled us both with extreme joy. ¬†Okay, okay. ¬†Enough about our spiritual enlightenment, lets get to photos!

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^^ Life is a walk in the park, or many parks if you are in Ireland.

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^^ I think Carl heard something?

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^^ Carl was really happy about his outfit.  You can see the joy in his eyes.

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^^ Cutest lion ever?

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^^ We never go anywhere without our umbrella backpack.

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^^ Another day another church.

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^^ making friends.

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^^ I sat on his hat, I guess we will never be friends now.

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^^ Seagull stalking.

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^^ Whose hands are these?

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^^ This place is so lovely, but try not to walk around here during lunch break.  All the office folk come out to have a cigarette break, its like fighting your way out of a smog.

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^^ The wind does wonderful things to his hair.

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^^ His album cover.

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^^ This car must have been standing here for a while, just look at the pretty leave prints!

How was your weekend?