Spring Bliss

What a beautiful weekend!!!

After a loong, hard winter, with very cold temperatures and record-breaking snowfalls…it doesn’t take much to make us smile…but this weekend was perfection!!

The colors of spring in Michigan are amazing…the gorgeous flowers and the shades of green that are not seen any other time…ahhh, love it:))

after being white for too many months.. this is perfect...

 

Beautiful spring and an absolutely wonderful weekend!

I am so grateful:)))

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Super Saturday #39

Hurray for Super Saturday #39…

Beautiful things, exciting things, inspiring ones…I’ll share with you those things that bring me joy and make me happy!

 

Here are three things that make me happy:

 

1) I got to spend time with this guy last weekend while his parents were traveling….goooood puppy:))

relaxing on the couch...

ha, ha....sleeping on the pillow!!

 

2) hoping this beautiful view will be filled with green grass and fields for a certain weekend this summer:))

3) trying very hard to be happy about this kind of scenery in the middle of March….high tomorrow….25 degrees….hoping for continuing sunshine and higher temps please:)

Much, but not all, of the snow is gone today…so now we’re just waiting for that actual touch of spring!!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Super Saturday #4

Hurray for Super Saturday #4…

Beautiful things, exciting things, inspiring ones…I’ll share with you those things that bring me joy and make me happy!

 

1) leaves and plants growing green .. that amazing spring-time green


2) completing a particular task….writing invitations, affixing labels, buying supplies….any task that can be checked off the list…magic!!

3) for those of you who have loved reading Robert B. Parker books for many years and have been saddened by his death…take heart!! The author who has been given permission to use his name by his estate…Ace Atkins, does a fantastic job using the same familiar characters and the same sarcastic humor we have become used to. The latest book, “Wonderland”, feels just like a Robert B. Parker Spenser book.   Love it:)))

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Peaceful

A beautiful quote:

 

“If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower. Then everyone in our family…in our entire society… will benefit from our peace.”  Thich Nhat Hanh

 

blossom like a flower…

almost blossoming...

'volunteer' columbine taking over beautifully...

Are we whole-heartedly blossoming in peace and happiness or just in the bud stage? Do what you can to bring joy into your family and society:))

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Super Saturday #3

Hurray for Super Saturday #3…

Beautiful things, exciting things, inspiring ones…I’ll share with you those things that bring me joy and make me happy!

Today, I love the spring we are having…even the downpours in the afternoon are good for the growing things!

1) lilacs…I love them and this plant has been without blooms for over 2 years (apparently I was trimming them at the wrong time of year!!!)

beautiful

lots of blooms this year:)

2) a bird feeder with a view…

birds taking a break, I guess...

3) one of my views….springtime greenery and the lake…love it!!

stress-free!!

What makes you happy and relieves your stress?? Go find it and mellow out your life:))

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Super Saturday

Just a test for a possible Super Saturday to take the place of Joyful Thursdays. I can’t seem to make up my mind!

But I am grateful and happy for all kinds of things. So I will share some of those with you now under a temoporary name change:)))

 

1) I actually got to spend some time with my good buddy Bev who now lives in California…she was in the area so I went over to bug her a bit….loved every bit of it:))))

isn't she awesome?

2) I’m still enjoying the green of spring…the flowers on the trees are still hanging in there, so beautiful…and sunshine almost every day. Ahhh, lovely!

lilacs?? ....almost!

this little beauty will be huge!

another one growing its way to beauty

3) I just watched an hour-long program on TV with nothing but Nat King Cole singing. I love his mellow voice!! It made me head to the internet to see if I could find some of his songs to play on the piano!!

some of my dad's old songbooks:)

My head is still confused about how to continue my grateful pages. Hmmm, maybe I won’t name them a specific name. Maybe they’ll just appear whenever they appear!  Unless folks are looking for them, I guess that part doesn’t matter. Are you looking for them under a certain name??

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Spring Beauty

What happened to Joyful Thursdays, you say….Yes, I still have many things that bring me joy. But…I have done over a year’s worth of Happiness Tuesdays and over a year’s worth of Joyful Thursdays. So it’s about time for another change…at least in name. Do you have any suggestions for me? Super Sundays…Sunshine Saturdays…What do you think??

 

Anyway, today we celebrate spring in all its glory. We have had the BEST week…warm and sunny and very much appreciated:))

beautiful tulips...just a short burst of loveliness!

the special green of new leaves

some still waiting for the green, some already there!

almost ready for blooms

blossoms a-blooming:)

just amazing!

if only we could call these lil stinkers wildflowers, I'd welcome them into my lawn!

Have a delightful spring day…make the most of the beauty around you!

Happy Parenting!

D and C

 

 

Spring Beauty

We have had strange…or is it typical…Michigan weather this spring. Any temperature, rain, snow, wind, and a little sunshine….as we say, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait a day!”

I have just a very few green shoots popping up but no flowers yet. So off I go to the store to buy my spring beauties!!

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Joyful Thursdays #58

What brings you joy, makes you happy, gives you peace? Here are some photos, quotes, and thoughts that make me joyful.

 

Joyful Thursdays #58

 

Here are three things that make me happy and bring me joy:

 

1) Having friends with me in Florida for fun and support:))

2) Having my friends love and support my mom, too!!

3) Coming home to Easter dinner with these 3 lovelies!

I’m so happy to be home again…looking forward to spring…a certain someone’s birthday tomorrow…and loving having the purring cat back on my lap! Are you finding your ‘happy’?? Keep searching:)

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

 

Joyful Thursdays #12

What brings you joy, makes you happy, gives you peace? Here are some photos, quotes, and thoughts that make me joyful.

Joyful Thursdays #12

 

Here are three things that bring me joy and make me happy:

 

1) On Tuesday the 17th, Chad and I will be presenting a parent talk followed by a book signing at the Rochester Hills Public Library from 7 – 8:30 in the evening!! We  hope you will come join us!!

 

2) Changeable Michigan…after 85 degree days to frozen yuck and frosted over sad tulips and daffodils…the tulips popped back up and sunshine returned!


3) Life is Good! I love the company and the sentiment:)

Thanks for joining this happy journey…invite your kids along:)

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C