a few happies with a side of a few photos

Thought I'd share a few things that are currently making me happy with you today. 

1 // I had a fantastic 2013 and am really looking forward to 2014. 

2 // I decided to make goals rather than resolutions for myself this year.  

3 // Signed up for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon yesterday.  Husband set me up a pretty sweet running schedule that I am actually looking forward to starting on Monday.  I need something to focus on daily to get me through the cold months of January and February.  

4 // Even though I do not particularly like where our house is located, it's home and I love it. 

5 // I completed my first 365 photo-a-day project on Dec 21 (below are my second group of favorites but I shared my first group of favorites here) and have been continuing the challenge.  One of my goals this year (and last year) is to shoot in Manual more.  So far I have been and I am starting to get the hang of it.   

Mar 3, 2013.  Day 73 of 365. 
"Looking Up"

 Apr 18, 2013.  Day 119 of 365. 

May 6, 2013.  Day 137 of 365. 

May 12, 2013.  Day 143 of 365.

May 18, 2013.  Day 149 of 365.

 May 19, 2013.  Day 150 of 365. 
"Sailing Frame"

May 26, 2013.  Day 157 of 365. 

June 5, 2013.  Day 167 of 365. 
"Up Close & Personal"

June 6, 2013.  Day 168 of 365. 
"Vineyard Bike."

June 6, 2013.  Day 168 of 365. 

June 6, 2013.  Day 168 of 365. 
"Sunlit Vineyards"

June 8, 2013.  Day 169 of 365. 
"17 Mile Drive View"

June 10, 2013.  Day 172 of 365. 
"Tip Top."

June 10, 2013.  Day 172 of 365. 
"Golden Gate Blur"

June 10, 2013.  Day 172 of 365. 
"Shining Through"

Like I said above, I am really looking forward to what 2014 has to offer me.  I was just talking with the husband about how much I really enjoyed 2013.  He agreed it was our best yet.  

What's making you happy right now? (besides the fact that it is Friday)
How was your 2013?  Are you looking forward to 2014?

Linking up with Darci and Jess today!

until next time
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  1. Thanks for commenting on my 5 this week. Your June 3rd photo V. Sittui. I was there in April. Loved the barrel collection.

  2. Ohhhh I love the 17 Mile Drive View and the Golden Gate Blur! So pretty :)


  3. LOVE your pictures they are all amazing! Congrats on signing up for the half marathon. It is definitely a goal of mine for the future!

  4. Yes! It's my goal to run a half marathon this year too. Share the schedule you're following lady!

  5. Lovely pics! Better than my iphone ones for my 365 :) Im running a half this year too, would love to see your running schedule!

  6. I love the idea of goals rather than resolutions!!! I hope 2014 is your best year yet!!! :-)

  7. gorgeous photos! great work. i need to start taking photos more regularly too. and good luck with the half marathon too! :)
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

  8. ooo I love the Golden Gate blur :) Good luck on your half marathon training!

  9. Thanks for stopping by last week! You are a very talented photographer, I mean, wow!! So beautiful! Great photos of the GGB! I love it there!! And the weather in the Bay Area has been perfect recently (it can also be a bad thing since most of CA is in a severe drought..but I digress..)

    Good luck with that half marathon! WOOHOO Can't wait to read more!

  10. Your photo "Pink" is my fave! It's so pretty and whimsical, love it!


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