Monday, August 26, 2019

Weekend Top 10: Happies Edition

Today I thought I'd share my Top 10 Weekend "Happies" - just those little things that put a smile on my face and are sometimes too minor to mention but deserve a shoutout every once in a while :)



A clean kitchen on a Saturday night complete with wiped counters, clean floors and a candle.  #amen




A whole big bag of samples that gets sent to you when you order cologne - LOVE trying new products and this was seriously like Christmas :) 



EASY weekend dinners comprised of little bits of lots of things.  No shame in my chicken nugget game!



A pre-dinner game of "train around the world" where even Gary Patterson gets a ride...



An afternoon with no agenda allowing some "spa time" complete with hair trim, mani AND pedi and a blowout :)



Fresh chocolate chip cookies and some Tenzi with my loves before bed.



Thankful for hot tea, comfy shirts and podcasts while I spend my Saturday morning cleaning.  



A kiwi crate that inspired a game of "doctors office" that was sweet cooperative play with all three kids.  BLESS!


Fresh and sunny flowers...



And lots and lots of much-needed quiet play thanks to a week of school, homework and activities 


Looking for the "happies" is one of the easiest ways I've found to keep gratefulness in the forefront of my mind and I'm hoping that this week we can all look for and find lots of "happies" :) 

PS - I'd love it if you'd leave a comment with a "happy" that you experienced this weekend.  I'll pick a couple of y'all to send a little "happy" to and announce it on Wednesday - I so appreciate y'all reading and following along!!!

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  1. A happy for me is those 2.5 seconds when ALL THE LAUNDRY is washed and put away! The best 2.5 seconds of my life! ha!

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  2. Happy is watching my big girl, who is about to start kindergarten, overcome some nervousness and play on the playground with her classmates with a big smile on her face! ♥️♥️

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  3. I love all the happies :) . This stuff is my fave!

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  4. I love your little happy posts. They remind me of all I have to be thankful for, too!

    One little happy thing this weekend was when I had to sit in my five year-old's car seat while we rode around the city showing things to our out-of-town guests. I have giggled so many times thinking of all the stares I received of a grown woman almost sticking out of the roof of the car riding around and seeing the sights. :)

    Another happy moment was ironing my clothes for the week while all my kids were piled on the couch next to me watching Fixer Upper. It's true that when you look for things to be thankful for, you realize that they are all around you!

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  5. A little happy is a FaceTime call with my best friend, dog cuddles, and college football.
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  6. My husband took the kids for several hours yesterday so I could take a nap and clean up the house a bit. It was lovely!

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  7. My happy this weekend happened on Sunday afternoon: my husband was watching golf and my special needs son was out of town visiting his grandparents so it was quiet; raining outside; I sat on my back porch and read for several hours. It was heaven!

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  8. We made grocery shopping a family outing yesterday. There was no fighting or arguing. It was nice to have that time together since we had gone separate ways most of the weekend.

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  9. I have 4 kids so alone time with each is hard to come by, but oh so important. Yesterday, my oldest went grocery shopping with me. Just she and I perusing the aisles with great conversation. It might not have been the most fun of places, but I was so happy just spending time with her and dreaming up what we could fix for dinner each night this week.

    Thanks for sharing your "happies" with us! <3
    -Lindsay

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  10. I love that idea of finding “happies” instead of dwelling on the “downies”.
    I had an amazing happy Saturday night when I saw the Backstreet Boys in concert, almost exactly 19 years to the day when I saw them for the first time as a 14 year old! (They were SO much more amazing than I remember.)
    :)

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  11. I had lots of "happies" this weekend, but a special one was time with our 20-yr-old who lives 1.5 hours away -- I was playing in a tennis tournament in his city and he came to dinner with the team one night and the next afternoon spent hours hanging out with his dad and I. SO FUN to have adult children too!!!

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  12. My family visited from out of town and we celebrated my nephew's 5th birthday party

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  13. My three year old and five year old son built a lean-to fort out of sticks in our yard while I read a book on Sunday afternoon. I can’t remember getting to read on a Sunday afternoon since before I had kids! Definitely a happy moment this weekend :)

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  14. We sent our oldest off to college this wknd. While I'm trying to stave off the ugly cries, seeing the sheer joy and excitement in her eyes was precious!

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  15. My older daughter is having rough go of it lately, and it was a happy to find a great chiropractor for her that took time and focused on her! Always so grateful to find nurses, doctors, etc. who fit just right when you're dealing with medical issues!! :)

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  16. A "happy" of mine from this weekend was finishing painting my bathroom and getting it decorated! I had to strip some really old and nasty wallpaper before painting so I will really happy when that was over!

    I agree, a clean kitchen brings me so much happiness! Happy Monday!

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  17. My happy was having time off from college and being able to help my mom get her classroom set-up for open house tonight. Lots of laughs were shared and I felt happy/thankful to get this time with her.

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  18. My happy this weekend was enjoying the 75f weather and sunshine. Was such a nice break from the hot and humid.

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  19. I love this concept!

    A kiwi crate inspired one of my happies too! My girls spent hours playing "secret agent headquarters" after a secret agent kiwi crate was done yesterday :)

    Another happy is seeing my refrigerater organized after a massive clean out!

    And beautiful weather this weekend that seriously felt like just a touch of Fall.

    Also, Sunday morning pancakes, eggs, and hash browns cooked on a griddle and enjoyed with my husband and my girls :)

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  20. A saturday at the park after a first week of preschool was •challenging• for my girl.

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  21. A "happy" for me was a voicemail from my 70yr old mom to just say she loved me and I make her so happy. :)

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  22. First of all, can you PLEASE share what Podcasts you love? I Love love to listen when I drive, work out, clean, fold laundry. :) I love: The Next Right Thing (Highly suggest). My happy was getting home after a work trip (all flights on time- HAPPY!!!) and lighting a candle and reading my devotionals and Bible in my comfy chair.

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  23. Our area has a youth orchestra sponsored by the city Philharmonic orchestra; they had their kick off picnic yesterday & I loved hearing one of them ask for a C & 60 of them "tuning" their kazoos for a fun little competition....sweet talented kids + good, clean fun! 🙂🙂🙂

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  24. My happy was a rainy Sunday with the windows open and watching a movie.

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  25. A late Saturday morning out just piddling with my husband with no interrupting phone calls or texts and with an impromptu picnic lunch at Panera...the weather was rather nice with a slight breeze. Sunday was a little of the same, after church. Perfect happy weekend for me! :)

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  26. A little happy this weekend was beautiful weather and ripe strawberries growing in the backyard!

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  27. I am in a different stage of my life but a big happy this weekend was getting my elderly father to eat a meal and the fact that he liked it made it a super happy. It’s so true that it is such an honor to care for those who once cared for us.

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  28. My happy this weekend was all of our family and friends who helped us move out of our house.

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  29. One of my happies this weekend was getting donuts. We hardly ever buy them so my son was overjoyed by them.

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  30. My weekend happies- Friday night pizza, College football starting this weekend (PRAISE HANDS), Saturday morning biscuits, birthday dinner for my husband Saturday night, littlest love receiving his "big boy" Bible at church Sunday.

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  31. I've been feeling down with our older kids all leaving home.
    My husband and I ran over to a home consignment store yesterday. They had fall decor out. It was a little happy in the midst of a sad time.

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  32. We are moving next weekend! I had several moments of pause. We had our last Friday movie night, our last Sunday snuggle with the kids in our bed, and our last crazy Monday morning in our current home. I am so excited for this next chapter, but also so grateful for all the memories, routines and traditions we started as a family in our current home.

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  33. I had a lot of happier this weekend too....dinner in Indianapolis with my dad to celebrate his birthday, watching my girls play soccer in beautiful 75 degree sunny weather and reading with my KG daughter Hannah and helping her spot sight words.

    I hope you have a wonderful week!

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  34. Watching the joy my girls experienced swimming in a friend's pool on Friday night- When they are happy, I am happy :)

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  35. My sweet boys and their daddy went "camping" with scouts this weekend on an old aircraft carrier in Charleston, SC. I am so happy they had some daddy son time but also I had the house to myself. Talk about HAPPY all around :)

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  36. My weekend happy was a couple of hours on Saturday afternoon to go to our neighborhood pool and swim by myself. My husband and son went to a birthday party and I full on took advantage of some alone time. So grateful to have a pool to go to, a body that can swim and move and a sweet husband who will take our kiddo to parties. :-) Happy Monday!

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  37. My son giving a pair of his extra tennis shoes to a buddy who does not have a lot. We are lucky enough that he will never have to go without, and I think he realizes what a blessing that is and to help others when you can. Love this blog and following along!

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  38. Love this idea, Andrea! My happy was waking up Saturday morning and realizing I had nothing planned for the day, then talking to my best friend who said the same. So, I hopped in the car and drove the two hours to spend the day with her. Nothing better than girlfriends of 15+ years.

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  39. Dinner at a local Piano Bar with friends. Totally out of our norm. We are total home bodies!!

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  40. This weekend my happy was taking a walk around the neighborhood with my fiancé. AND cooler temps here in the northeast yay!!!

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  41. Happy is all 4 of my kids piling on to my bed asking to read a book.

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  42. A long nap before n Sunday afternoon was definitely a happy this weekend.

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  43. My happy was Saturday morning when the temps were cool and I was able to sit by an open window while reading and drinking my coffee. :) Also, my grandma turns 79 today so we celebrated that on Sunday! Happy Monday!

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  44. I love your "snack suppers" and the picture of you with the giant headphones! My happy this weekend was the "cooler" Saturday we had so I could tangle with the shrubs; giving them haircuts and yanking out the dead made me feel so accomplished!

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  45. What a great way to reorient to thankfulness. Thanks for sharing! My happy is cooler weather (even if it just lasted 2 days.) Ah, a glimpse of fall!!

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  46. A happy moment from my weekend was my parents coming in town to help us with some projects around the house and eat at our favorite pizza place.

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  47. A rainy weekend that brought about some quiet time and relaxation for our family. A Saturday night spent watching Hallmark Movie channel, drinking hot chocolate and coffee and just resting up after a busy week. :)

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  48. I hung a mason jar light above my bed so I can read at night and then click the switch to turn off when done....ALL by myself :) Happy!

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  49. Crafting with my nieces - 2 of my favorite things!

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  50. A Holy Spirit moment at church with the couple sitting behind us - we have been praying for a baby for 15 months....and the couple behind us (who we had never met) asked if we had any kids and then asked if we wanted kids. *Insert tears* She felt a nudge from the Holy Spirit to pray for us and tell us that God hears our prayers and knows the desires of our heart! It filled my happy bucket to the brim and restored my faith during this dry season.

    Thanks for sharing your happies!

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  51. My happy moment of the weekend: my 3.5 and 2.5 were riding the kiddie roller coaster at the county fair – the 2.5 year old started to get scared and wanted to get off. My 3.5 year old noticed this and put her arm around his shoulders the rest of the ride and was trying to get him to laugh. MY HEART burst. Having two littles so close in age is tough but then you have moments like this and it’s all worth it.

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  52. My happy: my 3.5 and 2.5 were riding the kiddie roller coaster at the county fair – the 2.5 year old started to get scared and wanted to get off. My 3.5 year old noticed this and put her arm around his shoulders the rest of the ride and trying to get him to laugh. MY HEART burst. Having two littles so close in age is tough but then you have moments like this and it’s all worth it.

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  53. A colder rainy Saturday to rest and re-charge before school starts - HAPPY!

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  54. My happy was laying on the couch with both boys watching a movie on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

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  55. My happy = settling on the couch (in sweats!) with a glass of wine, bacon mac n cheese and TV after a long week!

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  56. Loved this edition of weekend top 10! My little happie was when I took my 16 month old out of his crib at 9pm last night so I could hold him and watch him sleep. He's growing so quickly and I just needed him close for my mama heart.

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  57. A "happy" moment for me was when our daughter who wants to be a veterinarian got to give our two goats their yearly vaccines this weekend. She was so proud and it made me tear up watching her grow up and get to do something she has always dreamed of doing. She is only 13 but I think that gave her just the confidence boost she needed.

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  58. My happy was pulling out all my fall decorations! It might be 105 outside still, but I'm making my home scream FALL! Haha!

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  59. A huge cup of coffee in my favorite new mug and a little blog reading. Enjoying one last quiet morning before I head back to work tomorrow

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  60. Love all your "happies"

    My "happy" was celebrating my dads 68th birthday! I'm so thankful to have him <3 Especially after having several friends lose their parents the last few months, it really makes you even more grateful for every minute!

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  61. My happy was sitting around at the lake with my 90 year old dad and 87 year old mom, just talking.

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  62. Putting together the crib for our first baby on the way!

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  63. One of my happies this weekend was one of the best Chipotle bowls of my life. I have no idea what made it extra good, BUT IT WAS.

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  64. Lots of happies this weekend - a quiet sunday morning cup of hot tea on the porch with a great book.
    A rainy Saturday afternoon spent pouring into my littles at church.
    Fresh sheets on the bed Saturday night.
    Cuddles with my cat on the couch watching Hallmark movies Sunday afternoon.

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  65. The birth of my cousins first baby! She is stunning!! Also our family adopted a third cat, a sweet stray kitten found her way to our house while we were on vacation and our two inside cats "adopted" her through the door. If she left the porch they would cry until she came back up to the door and they pawed at each other through the glass. After taking her to the vet we have been so happy watching them get to know each other and playing!

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  66. My happy this weekend was attending the wedding of some dear friends' son. The ceremony was so sweet, tender and full of faith/commitment. I also loved seeing our friends dance it up with their adult children- the best!

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  67. My happy was a thunderstorm on Friday night while chilling on the couch. :)

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  68. Working two jobs, teaching and waitressing, leaves me exhausted. I made myself leave the house to do some errands on a beautiful Saturday morning, and I ended up having some really nice conversations with strangers. Made me feel happy.

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  69. My HAPPY was having both of my teenagers at the dinner table engaged in conversation and laughter. It may have only lasted 30 minutes but my Mama heart could've sat there for HOURS! ��

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  70. My happy this weekend was being inside cooking on Sunday with dim lights and a candle burning while it was pouring outside :)

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  71. My happy was my younger son telling my oldest son he was proud of him for winning his soccer tournament. Genuine excitement for the other sibling amongst by four kiddos always makes me happy!

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  72. My daughter started preschool last week, on Thursday. I was so nervous to leave her, but her sweet teacher text me a couple times throughout the day and even sent me a picture of her smiling! By pick up on Friday, she was crying because she didn't want to leave her friends. To say I am relieved and so happy that she's loving it is an understatement! So needless to say, my weekend happy was relishing her great start to preschool! :)

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  73. My happy was being reunited with my family after my daughter spent last week with her grandparents and my husband was traveling for business!

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  74. Women's conference with sweet friends, evening walk with my hubby, funny texts from friends, Saturday afternoon nap....all made me happy this weekend. :)

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  75. I miss-sent a group text not once, not twice, but THREE times to our Life group. My husband finally took over after I (no joke) forgot to add HIM to my third try and that resulted in a whole lot of GIF conversations with our dear friends.

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  76. A great weekend away with friends while the kiddos stayed with extended family having a blast with their cousins 🙂

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  77. Love this! Happies for me this weekend: temperatures in the 70s!!! Trimming up everything in front yard, a quiet Saturday morning with remote to myself and pot of coffee, Friday night date dinner and shopping for kids, long Sunday lunch outside with in-laws.

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  78. My happie this weekend ... after 8 plus hours at the mall, I found jeans that fit my 11 year old daughter. We went to every single store and tried on every single style and wash. She is starting middle school and leggings are not allowed. Last year, she was in girls sizes and now she's in women sizes! So just to find jeans that FIT was a huge happie!!

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  79. My happies would be spending time with my sister and brother-in-law this week-end celebrating their 63rd wedding anniversary

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  80. My happy is getting a facetime from my oldest daughter who left for college (freshman @ BGSU) & I miss so much!

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  81. Nothing makes me as happy as getting my fall décor throughout my house--and this weekend it happened! :)

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  82. My 14 year old freshman ran in her first cross country meet this past Saturday and she FINISHED it!! It's BIG because she has never been a runner and she decided to challenge herself and joined the team. Proud and HAPPY moment.

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  83. My happy from today is my co-worker surprising me with a mid-day Starbucks! It's just the pick me up I need on this Monday. Love your list of happies!

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  84. we had our first outing as a family of four! my toddler ate his pancakes and bacon with no tantrums and only one screech and my newborn nursed and happily munched on a spoon. i had HOT COFFEE and even got to eat some warm food. happy happy

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  85. My almost 6 week old has started to "social smile" and it is melting my heart

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  86. I had 2 sick kids (which did not make me happy) but it forced us to all slow down, stay home, and nap (which made me very happy) :)

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  87. What a great weekend! My weekend happies included cool evenings, a driveway bonfire, a glass of wine, time with friends, and Walmart pickup!

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  88. My happies this week were moving my oldest child into his dorm at Grand Canyon University and seeing my 9th grade daughter march in the band for the first time. Lots of firsts for us this week!

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  89. Cooler weather - open windows after a summer of A/C!

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  90. I know you will appreciate this one, but the fall weather we have been having up here in Western Pennsylvania has been blissful! My husband and I have become like senior citizens because we can't stop talking about how perfect the weather is. High 60s low 70s, bright and sunny, and a sweet breeze. It is such a relief! Praise God!

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  91. I love focusing on the good!
    My happy for the weekend was a long walk with my hubby at 70F- starting to feel like fall!

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  92. Our weekend happy was a one night uninterrupted hotel getaway with our 4 and 2 year old girls before baby brother gets here soon. No school for our oldest, no therapies for our youngest and my husband and I left all work commitments at home and turned off our phones. Such an amazing weekend before 4 becomes 5!

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  93. Outdoor yoga by the water with my 4 yr old...who made it through the whole hour class and reached for my hand during savasana

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  94. Camping with family for the last full weekend before everyone is back in school!

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  95. I love your weekend recaps!! A couple of happies of mine were a date night with my husband.. followed up the next morning by picking my daughter up from church nursery after she spent the night with her grandparents. She was SO happy to see her mama!!

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  96. One of my happy moments from the weekend was grocery shopping on Sunday to pack Isabella's lunch, and her wanting to hold my hand in the grocery store. I'll soak up all this moments for as long as I can because I know one day she won't want to hold my hand anymore, insert ugly cries.

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  97. My daughter sang the national anthem at school this morning, her excitement for life is a happy for me!

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  98. My biggest happy lately has been watching our three little boys transition to a new town and new school so amazingly. So proud of them and their resilience! Also- does your shirt say “SCOTT/SCHRUTE 2020”? If so, can you share a link to where you got it? Thank you!!!

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  99. Getting my grocery shopping finished on Saturday instead of waiting until the last minute on Sunday to do it! Also crockpot dinners :)

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  100. Love this post!!! My biggest "happy" lately was learning at my 37 week prenatal visit that my so far stubbornly transverse baby has turned head down...praise God! I'm so thankful to hopefully be able to avoid a c section now. ☺️🙌 And my littler happy is a huge glass of ice water enjoyed in a hot bath every night after my toddler is asleep...pregnancy goals lol 😁

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  101. My happy was realizing that for the first time in 20 years, I am not preparing for the first day of school (just graduated from PT school!) and celebrating by hunting for the best pub nachos in the area with my husband.

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  102. After a looong Saturday, snuggling up with my sweet kids and reading out loud to them for almost an hour. Reading to them is my very favorite thing. :)

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  103. A Friday happy for me was going to the zoo and seeing the baby hippo, Fiona, swimming and thriving. Also a one month old giraffe named Fennessy.

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  104. My happies this weekend was dinner on the patio with my family, then lighting the fire and having smores. Great memories for all.

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  105. My happy is a weekend when my kids come in from college and we can spend some time together. This weekend our happy was celebrating my dads and my oldest daughters birthday with extended family!

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  106. My hubby cooking the family French Toast for Sunday breakfast :) I usually do all the cooking so it was definitely a happy that he volunteered to do it!

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  107. I've been looking for happy but it's a struggle. My 13 year old dog died on Sunday and I'm heartbroken, just trying to get one foot in front of the other.

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  108. I'm trying to find happy, but it's been a struggle. My 13 year old dog died on Sunday and I'm heartbroken. Just trying to put one foot in front of the other.

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  109. Homemade pizza night with my kids after a busy first full week of school. :)

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  110. My youngest son's joy in getting on the bus for his first day of half day preschool yesterday. (He's four.) He was running around so excited while we were waiting for the bus and he couldn't wait to tell us about his day when he got home!

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  111. Going on a no kid mini vacay for our 5th wedding anniversary in San Diego. It's amazing when you didn't know you needed it and then realize it was SO needed!

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