Sunday, January 31, 2016

My 10 Favorite Things About Our Week

I follow this blog My Reflection of Something and I love that each week she posts (or tries to post) "10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week..." they can be little or big, exciting or heart warming, but I always find them inspiring.

Most weeks we're just going day by day plugging away and while I enjoy our life and our homeschooling journey I rarely take the time to sit and reflect on each week.  I had tried starting a memory jar at the beginning of the year to write down our memories and reminisce when New Year's Eve rolled around... our jar has one slip of paper in it!

Yep, one!

Not that we haven't had any good memories but I'm not usually good at taking a snapshot of an ordinary moment and seeing it for the wonder that it is.

This week I decided to challenge myself and list 10 things that made me happy about our week:



  1. That Evan asked to have a sleepover with Alec EVERY SINGLE night.  They didn't get to have one until Friday but I love that they WANTED to have sleepovers and spend time together.
  2. Visiting my grandmother.  She's elderly, home- bound, forgetful, and utterly sweet.  I know my time with her is pretty limited and I was so happy to finally get there and see her.
  3. Going out to breakfast with my husband and two younger sons.  It's fun to relax and enjoy a meal together that I do not have to cook.
  4. We got snow!  Our first "real" snowstorm of the winter found us with just about 6 inches of snow.  I do not enjoy the cold or the snow but there is something so magical about watching the snow pile up and coat everything (trees included) in a beautiful white blanket.  So yeah, that first snow does make me happy. 
  5. When Evan interrupted my reading of a story book to read the words over and ahead of me!  He has grown so much as a reader and his willingness to try and take over the reading showed me how confident he's becoming.
  6. When Ian told me he read three chapters in his book yesterday because they were getting so good he just could not put them down... big steps for a guy who claims to hate reading.
  7. Listening to Alec and Evan singing Stressed Out after watching a wonderful video my nephew put together.  The boys had such a great time helping and starring in said video and it makes me smile to think of how well these boys get along.
  8. Watching Evan discover the wonder of learning how to draw and deciding to work on two extra pages in his Draw Write Now book just because he was having fun!
  9. Watching Alec figure out how to put his new Block Fun sets together; it was difficult and looking at him I could just see the wheels turning in his head trying to figure out the best way to go about building.  He was so determined!
  10. I cooked balsamic chicken for dinner one night and, not only did no one complain, the boys all LIKED  it.  It's so rare to find a meal that everyone enjoys and I was so happy that they all willingly tried it and told me it was good.  
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Mommy A to Z Manic Mondays Blog Hop

11 comments :

  1. This is great! I love this idea, and I may steal it. :-)

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  2. I think this is a great idea, too! It's such a great way to appreciate small moments with the kids, too.

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  3. Yay for recipes everyone enjoys :)
    Lovely list!

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    1. It's such a small thing but it seems HUGE! It's so hard to please everyone.

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  4. Yay for recipes everyone enjoys :)
    Lovely list!

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  5. I'm glad you enjoyed snow, too. Six inches sounds more manageable than the 24 we got! Found you at Mommy A to Z. We hope you'll link up more great homeschooling posts with us at Literacy Musing Mondays. Did you see that I featured your President's Day post a few weeks ago? http://www.foreverjoyful.net/?p=759

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    1. Thank you for the reminder and for featuring my post! I'll def. be linking up (and adding your link up to my list so I don't forget again!).

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  6. I love how you found joy in the little things. It does help the day go by better. Found you over at Manic Mondays Blog Hop. ~Lowanda visiting from Sunshine and Elephants

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    1. It really does! Thanks for stopping by!

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