Friday, October 17, 2014

Working Hard and Wishing on a Star

Hello blog friends! As I'm sure you've seen from our recent posts, the girls at Red Rose Alley have been busy! Sheri is settling into her lovely new home.

Jess is unpacking her own boxes and working hard in her new teaching position this fall.

And me? I've been hard at work on my dissertation for the last couple of months. I'm hoping to finish my Ph.D. in English Literature this coming spring!

But like my mom and sister, I feel that sometimes you have to take a break from all the hard work to enjoy life's pleasures.

So a few weeks ago, around our two year wedding anniversary, my husband and I took the day off to celebrate our happy marriage at the happiest place on earth!

We had a blast on the rides!

The park was decorated for the season in festive fall colors.

We shared a special anniversary dinner at the "Blue Bayou" (they even lit a candle in a Mickey-shaped chocolate cake for us)!

Of course there were fireworks!  

It was such a magical anniversary, and a much needed break from all of the dissertation work in the last few weeks. I've feel so fortunate to have found my prince, but I'll be wishing on a star that my Ph.D. dreams come true soon!



Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Two years, already? Well for us, it will be 33 years in March and it only seems like yesterday, really. Love has no time limits, so imagine the endless possibilities? May you be refreshed as you rest and go back to your studies. My husband did his Ph.D years ago, and it was painful to watch! I'd do mine but his experienced freaked me out!!!!


Cranberry Morning said...

Good luck with the Ph.D. And you guys look so CUTE!! Looks like a fun time, nice celebration. :-)

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...


An amazing work ethic dwells within the walls of Red Rose Alley!

Beautiful faces too!

Happy Anniversary to you and your love!



LOOKS like fun. HAPPY Anniversary. Here's hoping your wishing on a star makes your dreams come true.

Sola Scriptura said...

Happy Anniversary wishes to you! My husband and I are headed to Disney World later this year... I can't wait!

Susie said...

Sweet Nel...I am praying your Ph. D. dreams come true. You did get a handsome prince. :):) Of course you are a pretty princess too. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Attic Clutter said...

wow what a beautiful family..
have fun moving into the new place..

Alicia Y Sofía said...

Hi darling!!!!
I love to find you...mother and daugthers blog, wedding aniversary, phd student, too many coincidences!!!

Enjoy your life and dissertation.

Alicia & Sofía

It's me said...

Hi Nel what a lovely trip.....lovely...enjoy the weekend love Ria...x!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

What a darling young couple the two of you are! Made me smile to see the joy in your smiles. What a perfect way to take a break and celebrate being married!
So proud of you!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Beautiful Sheri! Good afternoon!!!

Thank you for coming to visit my home. I got that vintage lamp at one of our great antique shops! It's very old and sweet; at night I have it lit up with a flicker light and it sets the mood.

My husband got his Ph.D out in Boston but it took him 12 years to finish his thesis!!!!! Thank goodness he finished and graduated in 2008 for which we flew out to Boston for his ceremony. It is grueling and depending on your area of study, the thesis can be longer or shorter. His was 600+ pages!

Wishing Nel much success and how are YOU?

NanaDiana said...

Happy Anniversary, Nell! Wow- I remember when you got married---seems like a couple of months ago! lol Congrats and I am so glad you took a break and had a nice day of it. You are both as cute as can be! xo Diana

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, you have been very busy! Good job! Lovely photos of you and the Mr. enjoying a well-deserved break. Congratulations on your anniversary and wishing you well with your dissertation. xo Karen

Leslie said...

Nel, Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary and I can't think of a better place to spend it:) We always enjoy visiting Disneyland and were there just about 6 weeks ago. It really is the happiest place on earth;) I enjoyed your photos and love the picture of you guys coming down Splash Mountain! xxleslie

Riitta Sinikka said...

♥ Happy Anniversary, Nell! ♥Beautiful and lovely photos! xxx Riitta

Ann said...

Happy Anniversary!
And that first photo is so lovely I stared at it for some time to fully appreciate its beauty and for me the lighting is perfect.

And I think being busy is better than having nothing to do at all:)

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Nel, Congrats on your 2 year anniversary. How special to spend the day together at, of course, this magical place. You and your hubby are a beautiful couple. Glad you both took some time to enjoy your day!!
Wishing you all the best as you work on your dissertation.

Hi Sheri, can you believe your dear Nel is married 2 years already. I remember you posting about the wedding and it seems just a short tine ago, Loved this post. Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. Have a great weekend,
Much Love xo

Magda Carvalho said...

Happy Birtday :) Great photos

Binti Gurung said...

Happy anniversary Nel! You guys look like you were having a splendid time.

Sheri, thanks for the comment you left on my post. The blossoms are a pretty sight at this time of the year.. It will be interesting for me to see it in your side of the world. Bx

Imogen said...

You sure have all been so busy. You must be so smart to be doing a PHD. I'm pleased you were able to have some fun for your anniversary, that looks amazing. It'll be 2 years for me in December.

Patricia said...

I'm sure your dreams will come true. What a perfect way to celebrate.

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Alicia Y Sofía said...

Hi darling!
we are from Spain and we follow you, we love to be in touch!

Kisses to you three from both of us.

Alicia & Sofía

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Happy anniversary! All the best with the P.H.D.


Teresa said...

All your dreams will come true, Lovely Heart.
Keep on dreaming and loving,

PS - Marriage obviously agree with you both - two years on and your beauty and happy vibes are still sweet to witness.