Tuesday, May 1, 2012

10 Things to Smile About: April

After a comment on my blog I discovered this meme and it sounded like something I wanted to do!  One of my recent goals regarding blogging to is to forget the "rules" (one of the main reasons I don't blog very often) and just start writing and recording our life.

One of the best parts of motherhood are the smiles! Those everyday moments that I love, but all to often forget.  

So here is my list for April. 

1 - Signing Student Loan papers!  Doesn't sound exciting but it means that my husband is back in school full time as of today, which is important for our family. 

2 - Amazing time learning, growing and laughing at the Power of Moms Premium Retreat in Vegas. 

3 - My little Lucy girl - trying on her outfit for her "I Love Lucy" first birthday party in two weeks. 

4 - Winning a 42" plasma TV during a family outing to the 51s Game.  And my brave stepdaughter sang Take Me Out to the Ball Game in the 7th Inning Stretch!

5 - Dying Easter Eggs with the Kids

My stepdaughter's Humpty Dumpty Egg - notice the crack and suspenders!

6 - My boys having fun! They always make me smile.

7 - Spring Break Family Home Evening.  It wasn't anything crazy or elaborate. We had ate dinner, had a short lesson and popped popcorn while we watched Dolphin Tale together as a family.  The part that made me smile was the spirit in our home.  That night we were bonding as a family and that ALWAYS makes me smile!

Not the popcorn from that night but I took this last night and had  to share.
I love popcorn!

8 - Black Eyed Susan's at the Springs Preserve. I took the kids to the Springs Preserve during Spring Break and saw these black eyed susans.  These always bring back my memories of growing up in Maryland (it's the state flower) and a family vacation incident of my mom picking them on the side of the road and getting a ticket from a State Trooper!

9 - Science experiments with the kids during a playdate.  3 little boys playing with vinegar, food coloring and baking soda - I got serious cool mom points for something so simple (thanks Pinterest)!

10 - My kids in their Easter best!  I love seeing them all dressed up:)  Twice a year they all match in new clothes (Christmas & Easter)... 

Of course they decided they didn't want their picture taken so this was the best out of about 20 tries!

I'm linking up over at Emmy Mom.



  1. Yea! Thank you so much for linking up! And yes, I often use my Ten Things list to show or remember those little things that don't really need a post of their own but I don't want to forget.
    How awesome you won the TV! That is cool.
    The first Monday of the month is usually our fun family home evening where we don't have a lesson but just do a fun activity together.
    Your kids are so cute! So glad you loved the power of mom's retreat! I went to one here in CA in January and it changed my life

    1. Thanks! And I totally agree, the retreat was life changing. Every day I think of things in a new way or a new context.

  2. My son hates having his picture taken. I have to coax him--bribe really. hehe. This is a great list.

    1. I definitely bribe but I think I used all the good mojo getting them not to ruin their white vests (what was I thinking for preschool boys!) --- always swore I wouldn't but 4 kids later your perspective changes, haha:)

  3. You won a tv??? Lucky girl! I love the humpty egg! How cute! Your pics are super cute! Thanks for linking up with us today! I love to see new faces!

    1. It was pretty awesome! Especially since are current TVs are ANYTHING BUT flat screens... more like "vintage" pieces of art:) I'm glad I found the link party... Easy, fun way to remember the month!


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