Skip to main content

random happy thoughts

These are my random thoughts when I am happy. Beware. :) 
I'm such a happy girl today.. A very happy girl!
I think I could list a thousand reasons to be happy but they might all have to do with seeing family in four stinkin days.
Chris has been studying his heart out while I have been packing the house. Good thing it's not an entire house; just an apartment. I don't think I could a whole house on my own. (I give my mother all the credit in the world for doing it so many times). 
Chris has one more final tomorrow night and then he can finally relax for a while. 

I forgot to tell you about last Sunday.. the Aloha 'oe. 
Here in Hawaii when someone leaves they sing a beautiful Hawaiian song.. I think it's their version of
 "Til We Meet Again".. right Amy? 
It really is something special. 
Everyone who is leaving stands at the front of the chapel after sacrament meeting and everyone stands and sings this song. Then EVERYONE (whether you know them or not) comes through the line to give hugs and say goodbyes. 
Now most of the time, everyone is crying.. but of course.. not me. 
I was so happy to see everyone and give hugs and not terribly sad to leave. 
So while I was laughing and hugging, my poor Chris was pouting.  
Okay not really but he was sad. 
I took it as.. I have learned many lessons and grown up a lot and I am ready for the next adventure. 
Which may be freezing cold but it's about 3000 miles closer to my family. Which to me is more important than the ocean or shrimp trucks or surfing. 
Sunday was special and I really wish it was something we could bring over to the mainland.. but I feel I may be hunted down for it if I did.
Gotta love da locals.
(I have been talking like them lately.. da kine.. brudah..)

I'm very happy.
  Four days you guys!! It's kinda weird to not know my return flight time. I like it though.

 I think the only reason Chris wants to be a doctor is so we can come back here. 
Today he told me that if I died, he would still become a doctor and move out here, then turn into a beach bum and surf all day. Oh he said he would take Kai too. 
Chris really does like helping people.. Just so you know. That's the real reason he wants to be a doctor. 
Anyway.. I am almost home!! I feel my nose frostbitten already. 


  1. YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA! :) Everyone loves a happy Sarah. ;)

  2. I felt like we should have sang Aloha 'oe to your family when your dad was released from the Bishopric and y'all moved away. It is such a touching farewell. And yes it is like "Till We Meet Again" I think that is the best comparison to make.
    Kai tells me the same thing about moving to Hawaii. He and Chris could be happy as long as they had each other.
    See ya soon


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

24 weeks (December 2017)

It's been awhile.
Like over a year since I last posted something here. I figured it was about time to update everyone. I announced that we were expecting a couple months ago and then left it at that. And several dear friends are asking for updates. And a lot is happening. 
So the quick (maybe not so quick) update is.. all is well! 

1. We're pregnant! (In case you didn't know). I am currently 24 weeks along with our miracle baby girl (Lucy)! We have had about 20ish ultrasounds and too many hours sitting in a waiting room to count. Being high risk is no joke. But I'm not complaining because we get to see our wiggly little girl almost every week!  When we first found out we were expecting (which is a whole post on it's own) we were given the option of genetic testing. After praying and fasting about this we decided to opt out. The test was a CVS (Chorionic villus sampling) where a needle would be inserted into to placenta to test the fluid and baby's DNA and that …

Charlotte May Hendrickson June 5, 2015

I'm going to start by saying I'm on heavy doses of Lortab and Tylenol. I'm seriously having a hard time making complete sentences but I want this to be out so you know what happened. From the beginning of this journey, Chris and I have felt like this has been such a "team" trial. We've had so much support and so many prayers offered on our behalf and that it's such a devastation to everyone that this happened. You are my team and I want you to be in on everything.

I honestly can't believe I'm sitting down at the computer and starting to write this out, again. Trying to explain what just happened, again. Trying to find the words to describe accurately how I feel. So here's my best.

Thursday, June 4, 2015
I had felt her move very gently only three times on Wednesday so when I woke up on Thursday I went straight for the sugary cereal in hopes that would wake Charlotte up and get her moving. I ate and waited. I grabbed a cold water, drank half and …

Two, Four + Six years

Today is kinda a big day. Everything is hitting today. Our sweet Conor would have been two years old a week ago, Owen turned four and in a couple weeks Chris and I have been married for six years. That's a lot of anniversaries. Some great to remember and celebrate and some not. Everybody has those.

Our little buddy Conor would be TWO! See that muffin top down there? That's Conor not Cafe Rio, well maybe a little of both. Conor leaves some strange memories. Although we lost him, his soul, his body, I don't miss him. It that terrible or what?

After his early surprise delivery I was shocked, there's no doubt about that, but I almost immediately felt like he was a big, grown, man taking care of me. Owen didn't realize what was happening, well none of us did. He didn't ask about him everyday, he was just too young to understand. It just didn't seem like the end of the world. Everyone can handle a certain amount of pain and heartbreak right? Compared to Charlotte…