Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Oh, Happy Day

This post is random and wasn't at all what I had planned for today - but yesterday was a great day and I don't want to forget it :)  


There was nothing major or super exciting - it was just lots of little happy things :)

Dave was off work today and he and the Littles ran up to school to bring me a Starbucks (woo hoo!) and bring the box tops that Luke forgot this morning.  They always like to take a turn drawing on my smartboard...


And they came right at lunch so we walked down the deck together to bring Luke his box tops.

CHEEEESE! And a choke hold on the side ;)

These two crack me up and getting to see my kiddos during the day makes me SUPER HAPPY!


I mentioned on yesterday that last week was kind of a beating and this week, for the first time in about three weeks, I felt like I was on my a-game :)  Luke wanted to stay at after school care to go to the Tech Lab and since Dave was at home I stayed and worked and managed to get all my make-up work and tests sorted (I've had TONS of kids out sick!), I lesson planned all the way through Spring Break and answered lots of e-mails.


Is there anything better than a clean desk???

I also managed to make copies of notes and homework for ALL SIX of my classes for the rest of the week.  I almost cried.  All the teachers out there should understand how HAPPY I was. hahaha


And speaking of HAPPY - let's just take a look at this stack of graded papers!!!!

Around 5:20, I headed to grab Luke and found him playing soccer with his friends at ESS...


This handsome boy, his dimple, his Oxford shirt and the sunshine made me extra HAPPY!

 When we got out to the van, I opened the door and smiled a big ol' grin because Dave vacuumed, windexed and took all the goldfish crackers out of it on Sunday and a clean car makes me HAPPY!!! 


We were about to load up and head out when we spotted the Varsity Girls soccer game going on - so we headed down to the field to cheer for "Our Anna Grace" for a few minutes...



I decided today that my mood is GREATLY affected by the weather.  Like a lot.  The summer heat makes me crazy cranky and irritable (because really.... who wants to deal with like 4 months of 100+ degree days) and as much as I love dressing for winter (hello, cute coats!), I hate that my kids feel cooped up and can't play outside.  The weather is freakishly mild right now and today was absolute perfection.  Which made me (can you guess?!?!?!).... happy :)


I think Luke's mood must be weather based as well, because he was GIDDY today.  And he was giving great kisses.... which makes this mama HAPPY!!!

and crazy faces make him HAPPY ;)

We got home and GG was attached to my leg.... which, after being gone all day, was super sweet (not as sweet on a Saturday night when she's been attached to me all day. hahaha).



We got a last-minute Valentine's dress in the mail and who doesn't love some fun mail???

And a little girl who is somewhat cooperative in slipping it on!  I'm going to attempt better pics this week.... fingers crossed!!!  The dress is a 2, so you'll be seeing lots of it next year as well :)


Mouth full of cheez-Its and a Mason canvas photo bomb, but I'll take it!

When we walked in the door, Dave was pulling pasta out of the oven . Yes, girls.  He made dinner.  I texted him directions, and it was literally just stuff we had in the fridge thrown together, but I didn't have to make it - which made it taste extra delicious :)

I kept the happy trend going by slipping on some comfy leggings, my Jade Sophie and my Uggs.  Perfection!!!

Dinner (that I didn't have to make!) with the sliding door open! HAPPY!!!

And how sweet was this picture that Luke drew. hahaha  His bestie Libby is looking ESPECIALLY fab! :)

 After dinner we looked through Luke's folder and val-o-grams that he received from his friends...


and Jack Bauer helped me finish some grading (Mason was STILL sitting at the table complaining about finishing his dinner)..

 Then, just in case the day hadn't been great enough already - I cleaned out my bag from last week and found a stack of notes that I received from several of my students last week as part of a writing assignment in English where they selected a teacher to write a note of appreciation to.  I had the best time reading through them and they were a great reminder of WHY I do what I do.  Teachers influence can reach WELL beyond the classroom and hearing that from kiddos is a feeling I can't fully describe.  ANNNNNND, what else did I find in my bag??? Amazon gift cards that I had forgotten about! EEEEEK!


So.... see what I mean?!??!! It was too good not to document :)  There are definitely days where I am in a funk.... where I wake up on the wrong side of the bed, snap at Dave for something stupid and head out the door in a "mood".  There are days where my kids aren't cooperative, where dinner is a hot mess and where I feel lacking in my roles as a mom, wife and teacher.  I have lots of balls in the air all the time and so it's not surprising that one (or all!) of them get dropped on occasion, but then there are days like this where I feel like I own the place. hahaha

I hope that your day ROCKS and that it's full of lots and lots of HAPPY!!! ;)

66 comments:

  1. Truely a day to treasure. The weather affects me too and then there's the whole hormone gammet

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    1. Hahaha - yes, no hormone swings and perfect weather - it was fabulous :)

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  2. I know exactly what you mean!! So glad you had a great day!! XOXO

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    1. Right?!?!?! Nothing big - just lots of great little things :)

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  3. What a wonderful day- especially for a Monday!! Haha
    You've gotta stop with all the nice weather stuff.. I'm extremely jealous! It has.not.stopped.snowing in Ontario! And I'm OVER IT!

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    1. Hahaha. I wish we had had SOME snow, but I'll take 72 as a high any day of the year!

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  4. My favorite pics are the ones of Mason and GG at school. Those two are just so sweet together :).

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    1. They're BECOMING sweet :) hahaha I'm glad that they're starting to enjoy each other

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  5. There is just nothing better after a long day of teaching than finding a sweet note from a studnet. I teach 5th grade, so the notes aren't always legible, but still so sweet! Your classroom looks super cute! You should definitely do a little mini tour. Do you feel like you are constantly changing things? My classroom hardly stays the same for an entire week, I just keep finding better homes for things.

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    1. Hey! I did a tour back in August that you can see here... http://www.momfessionals.com/2014/08/classroom-tour.html
      It stays the same pretty much all the time, although I do move the desks in and out of groups quite often :)

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  6. That was a good day!!!!! And today you get to see me, so it's gonna be good too. ;)

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    1. And let's not forget the Mexican food. It's going to be a GREAT day!

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  7. Sounds like a wonderful day and a Monday also! That's a double woo-hoo! Love the pics and your details and little notes. Dave is a great guy! What a blessing!

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    1. Dave is THE BEST! Seriously! Couldn't do it without him :)

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  8. So glad you had such a happy day friend! This post makes me happy :) thanks for sharing :)

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  9. You totally deserve a high five and a fist bump. There is nothing better than feeling like you are on your a-game. My students submitted their research papers yesterday so I am most definitely drowning in my stack of grading---but the feeling that you get when it's all DONE is awesome!! Happy Tuesday!!!!

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    1. UGH!!! Research papers. That makes me shudder :)

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  10. I love days full of Happy!! ;)

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  11. What a great day, and a fabulous way to start the week!

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    1. It was definitely an out of the ordinary Monday :) hahaha

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  12. You're right~that was a happy day!! If made me smile and happy too! Especially dinner made fir you and the sliding door open! Heaven!! I'm in Chicago. I have months before that happens!!

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    1. Right?!?! Nothing better than an open sliding door!

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  13. What a great day! Definitely worth celebrating!! Xoxo :)

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  14. There is nothing better than when a day just goes good! Yup it's the little things! Hope today is just as great !!!

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  15. I know exactly what you mean about those kind of days! Bless you and your sweet family today:)

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  16. Loved this post!! Hoping the happy continues for the week! :)

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  17. Hooray for happy days! I would say any day with extra kisses, a clean car, some hidden gift cards and appreciation notes is a GREAT day : )

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  18. Agreed that weather definitely affects my mood! Yeah for a great day!

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    1. TOTALLY!!! I'm already kind of dreading August. hahaha

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  19. What a great day that you totally deserve! We've had mild weather in California as well and have been eating with the sliding glass door open. I'm sure a cold front will move in soon and knock all the blossoms that have appeared on the trees already!

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    1. Right?!?! I'm hoping it stays REALLY mild until June. hahaha Wishful thinking!

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  20. I loved this post! A lot of bloggers try to sugar coat their lives, your blog is relatable and fun and WONDERFUL! Thanks for being a part of the happy in my day :)

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    1. Thanks, girl! I don't have time for sugar coating :) Thank you so much for reading!

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  21. Oh reading this made ME so happy!!!

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    1. YAY! Hope you're having a HAPPY day as well :)

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  22. Here's to hoping today goes just as good!!!

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  23. I love HAPPY DAYS!!! As a mom, it's just what we need sometimes to recharge us! :)

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    1. It was exactly what I needed it at EXACTLY the right time. :)

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  24. I smiled the entire time I read this post. I love love love that with everything you juggle, you take the time to notice the little things during a "regular" day. Thanks for sharing your life on this little piece of the Internet. You are touching people here, too! God bless you and your sweet family!!

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  25. WOW you lesson planned through Spring Break!! Way to go.. I wish I could do that!!! Your kids look so cute

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    1. It was AMAZING!!! I feel super organized.... we'll see how long it lasts!

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  26. I love that print at the first of your post- where did you find it? I need it framed ASAP! And, I totally agree, when the weather is 70s, it's perfection! I'm totally happier on a warm, sunny day!

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    1. I googled "oh, happy day" and it popped up on Google Images. I'll cite the source when I get home tonight :)

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  27. My hubby had a day off in the middle of the week last week and it was such a nice treat...he brought me lunch, picked up the kids and cooked dinner...it was such a simple but amazing treat!

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    1. LOVE that! Having a great partner is a huge blessing!

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  28. ❤️ I love those happy days!!!!

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  29. I love it! I think my mood is weather based as well - sunny mild days make me so happy too! Is it creepy to say that I think we would be good friends if I knew you in person? Haha :) Happy Tuesday!

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    1. I think we would be FABULOUS friends! Not creepy at all! :)

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  30. Hooray for a good day! May you have many more :)

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  31. I live in south Florida and I get the hot weather blues! Finally we have had nice weather, but from May-December this year you would sweat just walking from your car into a store. Nice weather is definitely a mood lifter! I regularly read your blog and was praying for you after I read you were having a rough week last week. I'm glad your week started off better this week!

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  32. I've said it before, but you are one of the most refreshing, real, inspiring writers out there. Thanks for sharing your happy with us! It's contagious!!:)

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  33. Wow, lesson plans done through Spring Break! I am doing good to have the next two days prepared. Maybe one day :)
    Your sweet family is such a joy to watch and I love that Ty and Mason have become sweet friends!

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  34. This day was definitely worth a share. I so so love G's new dress and the funny faces pics. Lucky you to have found amazon cards. I love amazon. I just received my order from using my birthday cards up :) I've always thought that it takes a very special person to be a teacher so I'm taking my hat off to you. You seem to love your job and that is very important.
    Amanda.

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