The Hanson Fam

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

5 years home from my mission!!!

Below is the Portland Head Light-I spent 3 hours doing service every Friday at this BEEEEAUTIFUL lighthouse. This is why I'm obsessed with lighthouses!
Happy 5 year anniversary to me!!! I've been home for 5 years from my mission and boy have the years gone by in a flash. Some of the things I miss about my mission are:
  • the amazing people
  • the strong accents--also everything ending with an 'er' sound--Santer Clause, Pizzer, etc.
  • the quaint homes/architecture-wrap around porches, shutters, etc.
  • the freshest sea food-haven't had any since! It's not the same if you're not on the coast!
  • the FALL FOILAGE-it's God's country in the Fall--AMAZING!!!!
  • Moxie-the best soda pop out there!!!
  • Needhams-it's pretty much a mounds candy bar on steroids--soooo tastey!!!!!
  • I'm a true Maineiac at heart and LOVE Maine!!!!!

On the contrary, one thing I DON'T miss is the FREEZING COLD piercing through my winter coat, boots, and long underoos!!!! Winters in Maine are a cold miserable JOKE!!! I don't miss that!

Here's a shout out to my mission--I love you Maine and was happy to serve for 19.5 months!!!


Cliff, Kendal and Stone said...

WOW, 5 years!!

The Doyles said...

Hey Corbo! I love your post. I dont know if our time together allowed this fact to reveal itself. If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be Maine. The entire culture is what Im all about. The snow boarding, famers markets, the coast on and on....its beautiful and I have never been. U plannin' a visit back anytime soon? =)

Nicol said...

Awwww...I miss New England too!! I completely forgot about needhams, lol.

Happy mission anniversary!

Erin said...

I'll bet that Maine misses you too! I also think that you should figure out some way to patent or monetize blow dryer sessions in the bathroom to warm up...every Mainer would do that if they thought of could make some bucks! Seriously. Love ya Corbo! :)

Micah and Emily said...

Maine was the best...remember the time we walked across the Portland Bridge in the pouring rain wearing trashbags?! That was one HELL of a great time! Not to mention the affair you had with Capt'n Newick...pretty naughty!

Happy Five Years!


Ambers said...

Well, Capt. Newicks is gone, but I loved those times we had together back in maine :)