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Friday, May 22, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things!

This is a wonderful blog hop held every Friday by the lovely Lexa Cain. Every day, small things happen which put a smile on our faces, but soon these little things are forgotten. This hop helps us to remember those moments and realize that life is good and worth celebrating!

Thanks also goes to the co-hosts:

L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Katie @ TheCyborgMom

This week, I'm celebrating. . .

1) The beginning of summer vacation! Yep, the kiddos are home for three months and fun times can begin. I love not having to wake up at 6:00am every single day or having to worry that school bags and everything else is ready to go. Let the good times roll!

2) My son bought a pick-up! It's a little rusty and older, but his Camaro was suffering on the dirt roads. We live in 4x4 country, and my son finally figured that out.

3) I won a T-shirt and three books! Lol! As if my TBR list wasn't long enough. Maybe I'll have time to read while sipping on a Frappe??? Yeah right!

4) My daughter baked red velvet cupcakes! About 45 of them. Actually, she did it for school but has been watching cupcake wars on Netflix and got a bit carried away. They are yummy--with raspberries and self-made chocolate hearts on top. I wouldn't mind if she did it every single week (okay, day, but that would be hard on the waist line).

What about you? What wonderful things happened to you this week? Run into an old friend? See a pretty bird flying by? Laugh in the rain? What are you celebrating this week?


  1. Summer vacations, a new rusty old pickup & red velvet cupcakes? What more could you ask for? Enjoy the celebrations.

  2. Red velvet cupcakes - yummy!
    Enjoy the summer holidays with the family. Happy days :)

  3. I'm surprised your son's Camaro is still in one piece.
    Can I have a cookie?

  4. What a cute and cheerful post! I'm glad you're looking forward to sleeping a bit longer in the summer. Yay for your son's new pickup and daughter's culinary excellence! Now I'm hungry for cupcakes!!

  5. Cupcakes sound good. Hope you and your kids have a good summer.

  6. Yay!! I swear you are always winning awesome stuff! ^_^ More yay for fancy cupcakes! Reason #35 to have children. They grow up and bake. ;)

  7. I love 'cupcake wars'! 45 is a lot of cup cakes! Congratulations on the win! I need an old rusty truck too.

  8. I love the fact that you love spending time with you kids. You go, Super Mom! Also not having to get up at 6 a.m. sounds lovely.

    I'm celebrating contracting for 4 book covers for my new UF series--so excited! Also a manga I ordered 4 mo. ago finally arrived. FINALLY.

  9. Worth celebrating this week was heading out with friends to a local geek-friendly bar and restaurant, the AFK Tavern. Had a great time, and every single thing on the menu was a reference to one geeky thing or another - mostly TV shows, movies, and video games. All kinds of memorabilia on the walls as well, very cool place.

    Oh, and I finished the first draft of a book yesterday, that's good too. ^_^

  10. Wonderful celebrations! Sleeping in, trucks, and delicious-sounding cupcakes! Wow! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and next week!

  11. We had a gorgeous Memorial Day here in Pennsylvania and it was warm enough to swim in our pool. That was awesome, considering we have had many summers where the weather didn't allow swimming until mid-June. (Including the summer we bought the house. Our very first home with a pool and it rained almost every day of May and June!)

  12. Great things here. I'm looking forward to summer vacation soon. Yay on your winnings.


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