Wednesday, October 1, 2014

100 happy days: Moving to Instagram

I will be continuing my journey of 100 happy days on Instagram!  Check it out over there!

Monday, September 29, 2014

100 happy days: day 15

Coffee with my dear 'tea friend' on a sunny fall afternoon.  Happy.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

100 happy days: day 14

Last Allegan antique market of the season!  See you in April!!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

100 happy days: day 13

Sometimes it's hard to really listen well.  The month of September has been so busy that I often end a day not sure I really took the time to listen to each kiddo and the stories they have to tell about their days.  Today we had a wonderful day, and had just finished picking apples in Fennville when we went over to have donuts and cider.  I loved this moment because I was really looking at Abby and listening to her story.  Sophie had my camera and I had no idea she was taking this shot.  She captured a moment that filled my heart.  Happy. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

100 happy days: day 12

 A homemade pumpkin spice Cafe Miel.  Thankful for fresh starts each morning.  Happy. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

100 happy days: day 11

You are never too little to love, nor are you ever too big to cuddle up and read a children's book.  When the kids were in Kindergarten I would snuggle up with each one separately and read a book after the got off the bus.  It gave them special time one on one time to snuggle and even interrupt the story to tell stories of their own from the day.  Because our afterschool time has been crazy this year and we are still trying to get in a groove, today I started the individual snuggle time with a  book.  The kids giggled a little at the choice of books I had prepared, but no one hesitated to climb in the chair and listen.  Happy. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

100 happy days: day 10

Tom and I went for a walk around the block after dinner tonight.  It is the rare night off from football practice, so we were enjoying the 'free-time'.  When we got back, Tom stepped on the porch first and exclaimed, "Look at your kids!".  This is how we found them (as I looked in the window).  For some reason they were sitting snug as three bugs in a rug reading old yearbooks and class memory books...together.  I love that they have shared memories of their school years.  I love that they sit hip to hip on the couch.  I love them.  Happy.