Monday, August 30, 2021

Weekend Happies

Kicking the week off by sharing a few things that made me smile this weekend.  Some of my greatest joy comes from the small moments and I love having these posts to look back on :)

Like this girl thinking she was HOT STUFF waiting on the boys in the drivers seat ...



... some quiet moments to prep for the week...


... and catching these two reading together while eating bagels on Saturday morning.


Finally taking the plunge to try to rehab my formerly gorgeous. fiddle leaf fig...


... late night games of Rummikub...


... and these two sweet babies before church.


I love it when Luke "helps" Mason with building projects ;)


And watching these two do their version of "miss mary mac" made me smile REAL big.


This sweet girl wanting some scratches while I was trying to grade...


... getting COZY for a Sunday afternoon nap ;)



Praying that y'all have a wonderful start to your week - I'd love to hear something small that made you happy this weekend.  Leave a comment and I'll send a few of y'all Starbucks cards to add a little extra happy to your Monday. 
 

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  1. We were HAPPY to visit our farmer's market on it's last Saturday! Picked up some fall plants,delicious homemade baked treats,and ran in to some friends!!

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  2. Looks like a great weekend!📚🍎✏️☕️

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  3. Today is our 53rd wedding anniversary! We were married at the incredibly young ages of 20 & 21, on August 30, 1968.

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  4. Your daughter with that haircut is absolutely adorable. Some happies of mine were celebrating a belated birthday supper with my daughter and son in law. Also, taking a meal to a coworker and holding her precious little boy. Praying you have a great week.

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  5. This past week was my first week of in person learning (I’m a school counselor in NC) and this weekend I really got to reflect on how resilient our children are. It’s their third year with some sort of covid and they came in smiling under their masks so excited to be back and see their friends. I’m just happy they get some sort of normal this year.

    Another positive is it looks like the temps may finally drop here 😂

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  6. This past week was my first week of in person learning (I’m a school counselor in NC) and this weekend I really got to reflect on how resilient our children are. It’s their third year with some sort of covid and they came in smiling under their masks so excited to be back and see their friends. I’m just happy they get some sort of normal this year.

    Another plus is the temps finally dropping sometime this week 😂

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  7. This made me happy (although, I will miss him)...dropping my husband at the airport to leave for a mission trip to Guatemala. First time either of us has been able to go since 2019.

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  8. Something that made me happy this weekend was reflecting on my first week of in-person learning (I'm a school counselor in NC). This is our third year of some time of covid in the schools and our children are just so resilient. They have big smiles under their masks and were just so excited to be back despite the mandates.I just love seeing all the personalities and am so excited for this school year.

    Another plus is the NC temps finally dropping later this week lol

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  9. My 3&4 year old giving me a hug bc I looked like I needed one.❤️

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  10. Hi there😊 Seeing my three kids in a group hug. Of course I had to join them!

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  11. Always love your weekend posts! The kids have gotten so big! (Long time follower)

    I’m a fellow teacher during the week and a wedding planner on the nights/weekends. I had been working with my couple for the past 2 years planning their special day. It got postponed an entire year in 2020 and it finally happened this past Saturday! Getting able to see my clients finally get to enjoy their beautiful day tops my “weekend happies” list! Have a great start to your week!

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  12. Spending time with my grandchildren always brightens my day!

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  13. Spending time with my grandchildren always makes me smile!

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  14. Love, love, love your blog. Thanks for always making my mornings brighter! Admittedly, I purchased papermate flair pens because of you! And they have been legit. Wishing you a blessed week!

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  15. Love spreading joy like this! My mom; sister and I spent all day cooking everything we had in the refrigerator - vegetable bakes, risotto, a sponge cake - a bit of an eclectic meal but we spent all day together laughing and sharing stories, before inviting a few neighbors over to for dinner. It brought me so much joy. Oh, and it was cloudy and 65 degrees yesterday - fall is coming!

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  16. Love your weekend happies! It is amazing to start the week off with a tone of gratitude!

    My weekend happies-

    A staycation in Boston

    Boating with cousins

    Seeing my boy finally believe he could jump of the diving board

    Lobster dinner

    Catching up with a friend

    Sharing the bounty of my garden with neighbors


    Have a great eeek!

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  17. It looks like you had a great weekend! Griffin looks so big in the drivers seat! Being gone with my family after a week of travel and school starting was just what I needed to recharge and make me super happy!

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  18. Spending quiet time paddle boarding on the lake :)

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  19. Love reading your blog. Thank you!

    Blessings to you and your sweet family 💛

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  20. Love Griffin’s haircut. Is it a compliment that I want my haircut on Friday to look like hers?

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  21. Love these! 💛 a weekend happy for me was playing games with my whole family. We played Catch phrase and a card game!

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  22. We played a new card game as a family. We love finding new games that the whole family enjoys!

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  23. Love the slower mornings and going to church together as a family.

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  24. As a fellow teacher, it's always nice to have the first week of fall semester in the rear view mirror. I took a Sunday afternoon nap as well. We deserve those, don't we?

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  25. Also I enjoy our slower mornings and going to church together as a family.

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  26. My 13 and 15 year old making a special dinner for my husband and I to celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary. It was so cute watching them work together and have fun!

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  27. Hugging my 21 year old "baby" when I ran up to UT Dallas for a much needed afternoon with him. He wanted a Dunkin Donuts pumpkin cold brew and to be driven around for his errands. I loved every minute of it!

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  28. My little girls excitement to head back to the classroom for the first time since March 2020!

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  29. Happy my mom came home from the hospital and is doing well!

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  30. It made me HAPPY to snuggle with my youngest after his nap yesterday!

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  31. Celebrating my 4yr old’s birthday with a unicorn party and taking a 3hr nap on Sunday!!! #napsarethebest

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  32. Celebrating my 4yr old’s birthday with a unicorn 🦄 party and a 3hr nap on Sunday!! #napsarethebest

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  33. Moving into my very first home! ☺️🏡

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  34. Moving into my very first home! ☺️🏡

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  35. My little man started crawling! 💙

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  36. Eating some of your cake made me REAL HAPPY. ;)

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  37. Throwing a birthday party for my 6 year old! 6 friends, popcorn, cupcakes, cozy blankets and The Paw Patrol Movie!

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  38. Spending the weekend at our friends’ cabin and attending a dog “wedding” put on by our kids made me happy!
    Have a great week!

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  39. I have serious hair envy over G's hair! It's so, so cute. I love that stacked look in the back. Sounds like a great weekend! I hope you have a great day!

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  40. Rosie always makes me smile! We spent time outside with neighbors having a little happy hour. Much needed after a crazy first week of school (and sickies in our house.) have a good week!

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  41. I love Griffin's dress! My weekend happy was my folks were in town helping us with house stuff. We were so appreciative of the extra hands! (and a few more things checked off our house list!)

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  42. It looks like you had a relaxing weekend! A few things thee are to made me happy this weekend we’re reading a good book, a nap and snuggles with my girls. Have a great week!

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  43. In a hard season (and a very had day Friday) I have prayed for audible joy, and Saturday night after dinner with dear friends who are also mentors to my life we took a pic, by the water, with the wind blowing from behind us. Our hair is swept right into our face, and I'm laughing. God answered my prayers.

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  44. Stuck inside all weekend thanks to Hurricane Ida. Will drop the kids off at school with gusto tomorrow!!! 😂❤️

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  45. One happy from this weekend was going to lunch with some friends!

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  46. Baptism of my sweet nephew and watching my kids get to play with their cousins.

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  47. A sunday afternoon nap before dinner :)

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  48. Enjoyed the weekend by the pool...summer is winding down and I am soaking up the last days.

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  49. The conversations my daughter and I had as we strolled through Target this weekend. She's 10 and I'm praying these conversations keep happening during her teen years!

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  50. Spending Saturday afternoon with my adult daughter on the couch just reading and so happy to be together after last year's isolation. You don't realize how wonderful and sweet the little things in your life are until you don't have them.

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  51. Love Griffin's new haircut, so cute!

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  52. So happy to spend time with family and friends this weekend!

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  53. What a fun weekend. Today my son started kindergarten. He was so excited. We ordered Monsters Love School after your post last week and that was one of the back to school books we read last night. He loved it!

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  54. Griffin is too cute with her haircut! My weekend happies were having my two working teens home on Saturday and Sunday nights, I never knew how much I'd miss them at this stage. And I finished The One and loved it, thank you for the rec!

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  55. Something that made me smile this weekend was picking up my wedding dress on Saturday!! 🤍

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  56. Today is the first day of school. I am starting my first day of my 22nd year of teaching and my daughters are going into 3rd and 6th. However, I don't know if I am happy that today is my son's first day of high school. Lots of big emotions over here.

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  57. Eating the best chicken biscuit with my best friend and going to JoAnn's for craft supplies.

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  58. Griffin's hair is the CUTEST! And I love the hoodie/leggings nap outfit--the best. Something happy from my weekend...my 5 month old daughter's laughs! She's really showing her personality as of late, and she give us the biggest smiles and laughs when she sees us. <3

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  59. Disconnecting from school work - going to the dog park- buying my favorite locally made candles- going to church!

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  60. We have the same teacher plan book! So simple and the pocket in the front is my favorite. This is my 32nd year in teaching...currently 4th ELA and Social Studies. I'm actually recovering from covid and day 9 of quarantine so I'm just happy that the nightmare is almost over. I miss my students so much. Since I had the vaccine, my symptoms were mild and as far as I know, I didn't infect anyone else which is my biggest fear. You amaze me how you do so much and teach full time also. I enjoy reading about your daily life.

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  61. Something small this weekend was getting in a quick boat cruise!

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  62. Our church had a church picnic and watching my little guy run around like a BIG boy was the best!

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  63. Beautiful weather that called for open windows and time outdoors

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  64. Love! I got to go to Kansas City and celebrate my grandparents 80th +1 birthdays (covid 2020 was their 80th) and their 25th +1 wedding anniversary (covid was their 25th) and see some family and give them huge hugs! It was magical and worth the 6 hour drive <3

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  65. G looks so grown up! We celebrated our last baby’s FIRST birthday. Time slow down!

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  66. My husband was able to take the weekend off from work and we enjoyed a low key weekend of just hanging out with our two year old.

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  67. Date night to a school booster club fundraiser, adults only! :)

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  68. My husband recovering nicely from a procedure on his back. Not too much pain!

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  69. We had a sweet neighbor get-together on Saturday night because one of our neighbor families is moving. It was definitely bitter-sweet!

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  70. We came to Northern MN with my parents and my brother and his family. I love watching my two boys (8 and 14) smile and spend time with their grandparents and cousins.

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  71. Watching and listening to my now adult daughter plan for her week as a Third Grade teacher made me so very happy. :)

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  72. I got to spend some time out of town with both of my parents and my sweet little yellow lab. The one-on-one time with my parents outdoors and away from the hustle and bustle of life was so nice.

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  73. Recovering from playing in a wedding last weekend with a chill weekend was exactly what the happiness doctor ordered :)

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  74. I was happy to take a long walk with my kids around a lake right by our house!! There was something so peaceful and relaxing being out in nature and near the water :)

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  75. I had a bunch of happies this weekend, but we were finally able to go on a sans kids date night, so that definitely made me happy! Grandparents for the win! :)

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  76. Although I had to spend Friday night in the ER with my 8 year old daughter, we are so HAPPY it was not something serious as they first thought! Then we had an unplanned quiet weekend at home after that stressful night, which makes me HAPPY also.

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  77. love Griffin's hair - super cute! Tried your German Apple Cake this weekend - delicious!!

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  78. My husband surprised me with grocery store flowers this weekend :)

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  79. Going mini golfing and getting ice cream with my three littles yesterday and trying to enjoy the last few nice afternoons of summer together!

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  80. Griffin's hair is so cute!

    I spent the weekend with my sister, nieces and great nieces and great nephew. The greats are all under the age of 5! So much fun and all the giggles!

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  81. Happy that I am retiring TOMORROW after 42 years in banking! Excited about the next chapter and what it will bring. Your posts always make me happy as well.

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  82. Happy to spend time with my brother and his girlfriend who came home from Florida to visit!

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  83. Celebrating my oldest son's 9th birthday on Saturday was a weekend happy for me! My grandfather (who lived in town) passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, so having a birthday to look forward to helped bring comfort to us all.

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  84. Griffin’s hair cut is so cute! We enjoyed having a low key weekend together as a family before school started today. (In person - wooot!)

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  85. I went to the Minnesota State Fair with my grown kiddos and ate ALL the food.

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  86. My best friend and I tried a new local coffee shop and then took my girls to the town's annual festival.

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