Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Ten Things to Smile About This Month

The last Tuesday of every month I like to pause and look back, look back and find things that made me smile.  Sometimes they are small little things, especially in those hard months, but there is always something.  Join me the last Tuesday of every month for 10 things to Smile about.  #10Things

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Ten Things to Smile About in January

1. A new year with a fresh start- including starting up the chore charts again with the kids and them all happily doing it with no whining! (Print your own copy here)

2. Lucas was student of the month.

3. Snow on the mountains!

4. Starting off the year with two great photo shoots.

5. Actually planning a menu for the entire month!  (Will be sharing it soon)  It makes me feel so productive to actually have meals planned!

6. This picture

7. Lucas finished his science fair project!  I might not have smiled much during it, but now that it is over, lots of smiles!

8. And with #7 having a husband who is willing to get up extra early on one of the few days he could sleep in, to help Lucas finish up his science fair project.

9. Being able to spend a day with my bestie Lourie- the boys had so much fun and she and I did too.

10. The fact that Alex is making some hard decisions in order to follow her faith and what she knows is right.

What made you smile this month?


  1. I love the idea of a monthly meal plan. I can't wait to see yours! Sounds like you have had a great start to 2016!

    1. Well it is more like I am actually planning a dinner for everyday, but will be sharing a month's worth of ideas :)

  2. My Lucas turned 3 this month and that made me smile!! I am also hosting a Bachelorette Party for my baby sis and while the planning has been stressful, her smile when she sees everything will for sure make me smile! Love the idea of this post.

  3. I like the idea of writing down a list like this. I need to do this.

  4. Good for Alex! Hugs to her for making good choices. It is not always easy, but it is totally worth it.

  5. I'm glad you had some good things to smile about this month. And yes, the snow in the mountains was majestic!

  6. A month of meal planning would make me smile too. I can't plan more than a week at a time.

  7. Sounds like a busy and happy month! Hope Febuary is awesome!!

  8. The view in your neighborhood makes me smile! I'm apparently living in the wrong place!
    Congratulations to Lucas!
    Have a great week!