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Friday, May 13, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things

It's time for another edition of. . .


This is a weekly blog hop sponsored by the amazing Lexa Cain, and co-hosted by L.G. Keltner from Writing Off the Edge and myself. Every week, wonderful things happen, tiny things, which make us smile. But as time grabs us up, we forget all about those moments. This is the chance for us to reflect back on those and remember that there are tons of things worth celebrating.

This week, I'm celebrating. . .

Oh gosh, what am I celebrating?

1) Mother's Day! For the first time in...oooo....twenty some years, I was able to spend time with my own mother. We had a picnic at a roadside park, where the kids could splash around in a nice creek with tiny waterfalls. It was a lovely day.

2) School's out as of today! Which means summer madness can begin. Not sure how we're going to spend the next 3 months, but then I never do. Still, the days seem to fly by.

3) Wax museum! Well, not a real one. My son's class held a mock wax museum one evening this past week. The kids pulled a historical name out of a hat, did some research, placed it on a poster board, dressed up as their character and placed themselves as 'wax' figures in the school. Each received a paper button on the wall for 'visitors' to push, and they recited one famous phrase from their person. My son had tons of fun with it, since he got to be Queen Victoria. His phrase (which I don't believe is really from her although thought to be) "We are not amused."

And what about you? What happened this last week that put a smile on your face?


  1. Glad you finally spent Mother's Day with your mom.
    Your schools are out already? Wow.
    The wax museum sounds like it was a cool idea.

    1. Early, huh? The kids are thrilled. Can't say I blame them.

  2. So glad you had a nice Mother's Day. Haha--3 months of summer madness. That actually sounds kind of awesome. Glad your son was cool with being Queen Victoria--very open-minded of him! As for me, I'm smiling this week because I scored a vintage velvet vest on etsy that reminds me of ones I wore in the 90's. RETRO ALL THE WAY, BABY!!

  3. Tonja, so glad you got to spend Mother's Day with your mom. I haven't done that in eons, as my mom lives in another state. I do send a gift and card every year, as well call her on Mother's Day. It's hard to believe kids are breaking for the summer, but yet there are. This year is slipping by like strike of light. *sigh* Oh well, I hope you have a funtastic weekend. Thanks for sharing your CTST moments!

  4. That's so great you got to hang out with your mom! ^_^ I love the faux wax museum. That sounds like insane fun.

    My uncle's middle child is graduating from high school tonight! I remember when he was born. I feel old. Lol!

  5. Wonderful things to celebrate this week:) I love hanging out with my mom too.

  6. Yay for spending the holiday with your mom, especially after so long! Yay for school being out. The wax museum idea sounds like a lot of fun and a good way to encourage learning. Have a lovely weekend!

  7. What a wonderful Mother's Day you had! I had a great time with my folks, too. Wow, your kids are out early. Mine don't get out until mid-June. The whole wax museum description made me laugh, especially the "We are not amused." Love it.

  8. Glad you had such a lovely celebration for Mother's Day! How nice for you. Happy summer vacation. :)

  9. Sounds like you had some wonderful reasons to celebrate, Tonja! So glad you got to spend time with your mom and that wax museum things must have been a lot of fun! Have a great week ahead! ~Lori~

  10. If your son's willing to dress up as Queen Victoria, I think that's a sign you're doing something right as a parent. ^_^ That's hilarious.

    I'm celebrating being nearly done with the first draft of my new book and a great connection with friends yesterday.

  11. My kids still have a couple of weeks of school left, but they're starting T-ball this week. It feels like summer is almost here.

  12. I'm happy you were able to spend Mother's Day with your mother!

    This week I'm celebrating school visits, Skype visits, and attending a PA school librarians' conference where people came up and told me that my books were popular with their students. I love hearing that!!!

  13. We are not amused... LOL! School never ends for us. It's part of the whole home schooling world. So for us? It just means friends will be a little more available... Or completely out of town.


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