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Girl day 

My girl and I spent a much needed afternoon together. That one on one time is precious and I don’t feel like it happens enough. I know she’s a young lady because I see her all the time,  but when we are alone together like this I am reminded of the depth and beauty of her spirit. She is a wonderful soul. Happiness. 

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Girls’ night and a guy 

The boy joined me this evening for an impromptu girls’ night supper at the donair shop. I’d like to think he came because he loves me, but he came for the donairs. And at 7$ how can you go wrong?

Interestingly though, he really enjoyed himself. He laughed at the silly stories right along with us, and jumped in with a few of his own. 

As we were walking back to the car he said now I get why these girls’ nights are so important to you. They’re hilarious. 

I am so grateful for my girlfriends. I don’t know how I’d get through without them. 

That is happiness. 

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Oils Uno Frozen

I decided this morning that I was done with the pain meds. They make me feel terrible – to the point I’d rather deal with the pain. I pulled out my essential oils and made my own pain reliever. Marjoram and frankincense in a rollerball on my shoulder and also taken internally. It’s helped significantly with the pain and I haven’t had to take a pill all day. I’m hoping my head and my digestive system clear up in the next couple of days. That’s happiness. 

Tonight I played a Frozen game with my niece, nephew, and mom while my sister played Uno with my kids. Happiness is found in these little moments – it’s where the memories are made. 

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Helping hands

Today  people continued to help me out by giving food asking if there was anything they could do and in the case of my kids cleaning the house. 

The kids weren’t overly pleased about that part but they did a good job once they got going. I think it’s been good for all of us to have these roles switch up a little bit they appreciate what I do a whole bunch more and I sure appreciate everything they’re doing for me. 

I am so grateful for this tribe. Such happiness. 

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Ding. Dong. Done. 

School is officially over for the year. I went out for DQ with the girl and some of her friends before they went to an end of school party. The boy and I had an Indiana Jones night  – finally full relaxation mode can happen for these kids. They’ve worked hard this year. 

I loved watching the girl laughing with her friends, I adore quiet time with my boy. This is how memories are made – this is happiness. 

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The babies turn 16

When I was pregnant with the boy we joined a birth and baby class at the hospital. It was 8 weeks with half the focus on pregnancy and half on newborns. My kid was considerate and was born at exactly the half way mark. 

For the first year a bunch of us did weekly playgroups which gave us overtired and overwhelmed moms an outing. There was a first birthday party, and a 10 birthday party (which we missed because we were living away). 

Today we had the 16th birthday party for these babies. And all but three showed up which was pretty amazing. 


And a shot of all the siblings 


It was interesting how these kids who have no memory of each other, and us parents who have vague memories, were all able to come together and laugh and visit and share stories 

I consider moments like this to be huge blessings. It’s a special kind of happiness. It comes from good old memories, love for our kids, and sharing of happy times. 

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