Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Ten Things to Smile About This Month

Sometimes life is wonderfully great and everything seems to make you smile, other times it seems like everything turns upside down and nothing must be good; but I have found even in those horribly hard months there is always something worth smiling about.  Join me the last Tuesday of every month for 10 Things to Smile About this month.
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Ten Things to Smile About in February

1. Getting all dressed up, amazing dinner and entertainment and raising money for a good cause.

2. Our Fancy Family Valentine's Dinner

3. Going out to sushi with Eric- we have to go out for it at least once a year, usually we go around Valentine's.

4. Having good friends to car pool with for school pick-up; very sad a couple are moving away- but wonderful to have good friends to do this with.

5. This giant ball and how much fun we had with it.
Jumbo Ball

6. Lucas getting first place in the district on his science fair project!

7. The fact that Ryder's soccer practice will only be one day a week!  That means only 3 days of soccer instead of 4, that extra day at home truly is nice.
At Soccer Practice

8. Surviving Eric being out of town for a few days-- always fine until bedtime, just too quiet without him.

9. Alex doing better and better at her soccer games-good to see some of her old spark and confidence come back.
Indoor Soccer

10.  The fact that I actually began journaling again. I obviously blog, but had not written in my personal journal since 2009!  I only had two kids last time I wrote; but I am going strong now.

What made you smile this month?


  1. I really really love your Valentine's Dinner tradition! Also - I'm way impressed about the journaling. It's something I have struggled to do consistently my whole life. I miss soccer! But I'm definitely glad Science fair is over for the year!

  2. Oh, Emmy. Not much. I had that stupid root canal and then poor Rosie had the headache from the lumbar puncture. Bad month for us. Love that you got a date night and that sushi looks amazing.

  3. What a great idea. It is so uplifting to focus on the positive and sushi night is one of our favorite date nights.

  4. Looks like February has been a great month for you!

  5. I love this post! It's always so good to remember the GOOD things that are happening each month instead of focusing on the bad. It looks like you had a fun February!

  6. I want that giant ball! It looks like so much fun!

  7. It looks like you had an amazing month!

  8. So many great things to smile about!
    I think I'm going to get Liam one of those giant balls. He would LOVE it. Lexie's friend had one and they played in it all the time!

  9. That ball looks so fun! Any month that has sushi in it is a good month! I wish I'd done a fancy Valentine's dinner with my fam. We did do a special breakfast of heart shaped pancakes, but that dinner looks awesome.

  10. You look like you're on the red carpet in that first picture! Congrats on Lucas' first place!! And yey for nights at home!

  11. What a great idea to journal again. I think about it now and again. Love love love your dress! Looks like a great month!

  12. What a fun busy month! You guys looked so great at that event! Always fun to get fancy �� First place? Awesome accomplishment! And I don't remember the last time I journaled on our private blog! Need to make it a priority more!