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 #38

Hurray for Super Saturday #38…

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) the weather is changing….at least a little:))

on Friday, I opened the windows and let the 40 degree weather blow in…ahhh, loved it!!!  OK, they were only open for about 10 minutes, but fresh air of that lovely temperature is delightful:))


2) we can actually see grass in some areas now…not in the front, but in the back where the afternoon sun shines strongest there are spots of grass….it’s nice to see you again:)

3) melting snow this weekend and now …until Wednesday… when 4-6 inches of that white stuff that we’re sick of will fall again!!! Arghhhh…..sorry! I will appreciate the sun and warmth while it’s here  :)


 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Super Saturday #37

Hurray for Super Saturday #37…

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) being able to at least try to help teachers in a priority (or failing) school in a district south of here…hard work, many ideas…mostly sharing positive energy! They are overwhelmed and under appreciated … a pretty toxic combination!  Any ideas out there??? Please share:)

2) another photo of the ‘cute’ couple: my mom, almost 94, is looking pretty amazing isn’t she???

and Carl is in such a happy frame of mind …. lovin’ it:))

3) how about another quote to start your day…

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine!”

 

What a great, inspiring quote…you can choose that sunshine for your day, instead of a stormy frame of mind! Give it a try:)

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Super Saturday #36

Hurray for Super Saturday #36…

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) watching the ice dancing in the Olympics….gooooo, Davis and White:))


2) “We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”   Frederick Keonig


3) going out to eat with my buddies – whether on a Danube trip or a trip to a favorite restaurant in town – it’s always fun!! …anyone else want to join our fun??


I hope your day is sunny and bright :)

Happy Parenting!

D and C

 

Super Saturday #34

Hurray for Super Saturday #34…

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) home from Florida…love to be home, but they certainly do have some beautiful sunrises!


2) spending time with Mom…lots of ‘eating out’ time and time with Carl…looking at photos from an album, writing in everyone’s names…he loved it!

3) …and this cute photo from FaceBook…who could resist??

Enjoy your day…good weather or bad…work on that fake smile if necessary. After all, your brain can’t tell the difference in why those facial muscles are smiling….might just make you improve your mood!!! Give it a try:)))

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Beauty in all Forms!

sunset...

...and more...

friends and family...

this was unbelievably beautiful...can't be captured!!

amazingly vibrant colors!!!

Find and enjoy the beauty all around you…just amazing!!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Super Saturday #25

Hurray for Super Saturday #25…

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) this beautiful wooden Christmas tree was made by my grandfather in 1957 for my family after we had moved from Michigan to Alabama…it’s been used off and on with real trees ever since and will be coming home to Michigan soon:)


2) beautiful skies…both here and in Florida…

3) pictures from the Danube cruise…this is Budapest…

Buda on one side of the Danube and Pest on the other

I guess today I’m happy about all things beautiful!! Happy people are beautiful, too:)))

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Good Morning!

Have a great first day of November!!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Book Time

Our book club met to discuss The Orphan Train. We all really liked it…and discovered that there will be a discussion about the actual Michigan orphan trains in Clarkston next month! How exciting! We will meet there for dinner and discussion of our next book, The Language of Flowers, and then on to the library to hear what we hope will be a very interesting talk on the 12,000 children who rode the orphan train from New York to Michigan from the 1850′s to 1929! Overall, more than 200,000 orphans rode these trains from New York to cities in the Midwest. Amazing stories…both good and bad!

 

My most recent ‘read’ was a new book in a series of 7 written by a 21 year old!! The book is The Bone Season, another dystopian novel about young people. It’s a slow-starter, but definitely becomes interesting!

Yesterday was a beautiful day for reading outside…so that’s just what I did!!! I’m reading an old novel by Jonathan Kellerman…’Bones’….it’s a good book, especially reading in the sunshine and breeze!

Books are my thing!! I love to read….mostly non-intellectual books (sorry to disappoint you, but I’m a mystery, legal, medical thriller type of girl). I read for pleasure mostly and only occasionally for learning:)))

What are you reading??

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Super Saturday #14

Hurray for Super Saturday #14…

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) at the rehearsal dinner, an amazing, beautiful letter for Scott from Lauren…it touched everyone’s heart…as she gave him his wedding ring for the ceremony (if you want the story, let me know)  :)

Scott reading his letter...

 

emotional Lauren watching him...

2) yesterday was our Out-of-Towners’ BBQ….held in Chad and Shannon’s back yard for Scott and Lauren

very popular:)

with Lauren's grandparents

enjoying the shade

Roxy gets to come to the picnic

the boys with Tom and Krista (my brother and sister-in-law)

love 'em

a little one, picking apples!

Mary, with her hubby and her sisters

relaxing in the shade...

family :)

babies included:))))

end of the evening with a tired puppy!

 

We had hot sun and bright skies, then clouds came in….and, in perfect timing, at the very end of the night, the skies opened up and it POURED for hours! We’re all assuming that was to get it out of the way for a more important day!!!

3) The most exciting of all…. today is the day of the wedding!!

These two are lovely together, and I couldn’t be happier or more honored to be the one to make them husband and wife!!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C