Sunshiny Sunday #6

Here we go with three awesome and wonderful things that make me happy:

1) It is always exciting to see a launch of any kind while in Florida…this time an Atlas delivering GPS satellites!

2) Friends from school surprising me for my birthday…love them!!!

3) sweetie pie, growing up so fast…it’s hard to believe!! She makes me laugh :) :)

cool in her shades!!

trying to share with the kitty

…and because I only have boys…I get to play with her hair…Boy, do I need practice?!?

but she sure is cute!!

Find your sunny times…whether they come from outside or inside!!!

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Sunshiny Sunday #4

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

1) Giving blood in a blood drive….before and during: NO! That does not make me happy at all. I really don’t like giving blood. But…after I am done, I am so happy that I have contributed to someone else’s health and happiness.

2) These 5 beauties give me so much joy! They took me out for my birthday to a new restaurant…delicious! And a very needed gift that I would have procrastinated on doing myself!!  They are so smart :)

3) My little cutie in all her glory:

rocking her sunglasses

driving around in her 'ride'

checking out her 'kicks'

:) :) How's that for a pose??? Ha, Haa!!!

Loving my life….find the happy in yours and enjoy it!!

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Family Love

Family….children, granddaughter, birthday= LOVELY!!

What a special day for me…I got to spend time with this little beauty:

…with her puppy:

loving her ‘monkey’… :)

It was so much fun, and then there was more!!! Little darlin’ was all dolled up to go out to eat with us:

Not only did I get treated with dinner at my favorite spot, but I also received gifts that I love…I didn’t need them, but I did want them…if you ask I’ll let you know what they were ;)

Sweet little one was wide awake for the 20 minute ride to the restaurant and then promptly fell asleep for the entire dinner…she has the BEST manners :) )

Back home for more hugs and snuggles before I headed to my house for the night….want to know what I thought of the day???

PERFECTION!!!  All the people I love the most….I’m still in a daze of blessings!!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Christmas Plans

How about a recap from one of the first blog posts from Childhood Myths??   December, 2010


How did those letters go that your kids wrote to Santa? Did they ask for too much…did you help them adjust?




1. Kids do not ‘need’ lots of toys – help them see the difference in needs and wants early. Make sure they understand that they will not get everything on that list, nor should they. Santa has many children to give to and shares his toys around the world.


2. Do not give your children all that they ask for. It saps the excitement from each moment because they begin to understand that, no matter what, they really will get it all.


3. Christmas morning at our house was always “stockings first”. The kids had to wake us up so we could go downstairs together for our stocking stuffers…small things – fruit, matchbox cars, socks. Everything was ‘oohed’ over and appreciated.

not really awake, but ready!
older, and much more ready…with Corky

 

4. When we, as a family, opened gifts under the tree it was always one gift at a time. Everyone watched until that gift was opened, then we moved on to the next, including Mom and Dad. We alternated gifts from Santa and ones from parents. The kids knew they needed the right grateful attitude when opening presents…or we just might stop;)

5. All during the holidays have the kids help. Chad and Scott helped make cookies, cook, wrap presents for others, straighten up. After Christmas Day see if the kids can find toys they’re ready to let go of (ones their new gifts can replace). Have them go with you to drop these things off at a shelter or another organization that helps people.

still in jammies, but helping up a storm!

 

Try to instill that attitude of gratitude early. It can begin to enhance their ability to think of others on their own as they get older.

Christmas brotherly love :)

 

Good luck during the holidays with gratitude!

Happy Parenting!

D and C

…and because it’s necessary…a photo op for new Christmas baby:

precious!

 


 


 


C & S Wedding Reception

Ready for more photos??? Well, ready or not, here they are!! This time…of the reception: food , fun, friends and family, and dancing!!!  Much Love to spread around…a beautiful ending to a perfect day:))

Such a wonderful evening, with delightful results…another beautiful, kind, compassionate daughter to add to the Fink family!!  Lots of Love from all of us :)

Happy (!) Parenting!

C and D

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to my sweet mom,

 

I love you…lots!!

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Super Saturday #42

Hurray for Super Saturday #42…

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 a mom :)

who wouldn't love being a mom to these cute little guys?

 

all seasons, all the time :)

big brother, little brother...

2) being a mom…. C and S   :)

my beautiful boy #1...

my beautiful boy #2

 

3) being a mom… my two guys and now my two girls :)

all adorable and all beautiful, inside and out!!

 

Being a mom is what my life is all about…I love it, I love them! I am soo grateful for all that I have:))))

:)

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Super Saturday #35

Hurray for Super Saturday #35…

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) a first birthday for a little cutie-patootie

2) celebrating my birthday with my favorites:))

burger for me, not the mussels..Cadieux Cafe

with these two lovelies...

and these two lovelies...

 

3) another quote from my bag of tricks:

“Tell the negative committee that meets in your head to sit down and shut up!”

It’s so easy to listen to that committee instead of setting up your own positive committee. Try, try, try…… :)

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

 

Super Saturday #31

Hurray for Super Saturday #31…

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) McDonalds…every morning…breakfast burrito and coffee , yum!!!


2) received this great stamper with my return address on it…so cute!!

3) this beautiful scarf has been very handy in the cold we’ve been having…warm and cozy…thanks, AK!!

What makes you happy? What are you grateful for? There are always things to be joyful about…are you finding them? Share joy with your kids!!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Fun in 2013

Highlights from early in 2013:

my 'beauty' with decorations...to 'play' with :)

baby shower for these 2...

leads to baby M :) ))

birthday dinner with my favorites!!

heading to FL...

hanging with sweet Carl and my mom

a wine tasting...fun!!

this is...Bob Seger!!! WooHoo:))

an after-the-fact bridal shower for these 2!!

TLG ladies in Colorado!

back to FL...

at Grills with the group:))

 

…and for all of you…

More of the ‘happenings’ of 2013 to come….

 

I hope your memories of 2013 are good ones, and that those of 2014 will be even better!!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C