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Friday, June 23, 2017

#100HappyDays: Day 25


Day 25: Game Night!
     I love love love this 7 Wonders game! It's my new favorite for sure. Tonight, we had new friends over at Game Night and they tried it with us and we had a blast. I love game night, I love new friends, I love old friends, I love games that bring us all together. (PS. I also enjoyed winning, that's my score on the far right. LOL)


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Thursday, June 22, 2017

#100HappyDays: Day 24


Day 24: Bowling with James and Titus.
   Each summer our local bowling alley has cheap bowling packages for the kids that are on summer break. Jodi and I decided to take the boys one day together and the hilarity ensued. Derek continues to be a better bowler than I am and while it stings my pride, I'm glad he's good at it. It's fun to see him having fun with his cousins, especially since he's practically an only child. My cousins have always been some of my favorite people even though they all lived far away.

Goodness, he's really looking like a MeYeR these days. And so tall!
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

#100HappyDays: Day 23


Day 23: Pictures of my people.
I love that technology helps keep us close across the miles. SO very grateful that we don't live in the time that if we lived 1500 miles apart we would never lay eyes on our darling daughter in love or our adorable grandson ever. I love this photo so much, motherhood looks so good on her. <3 br="">

#BabyCaden with his beautiful mama, Lauren
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

#100HappyDays: Day 22


Day 22: Fun at the new office
    DT and I have been having lots of fun hanging out at the new office, trying out all the new games and toys. Hopscotch is a new favorite.


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Monday, June 19, 2017

#100HappyDays: Day 21


Day 21: First Paycheck from the new job!
Wooty woot woot! I'm already pretty excited about this new job and what it will mean for my family, but getting the first paycheck is a fun day for sure!


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Sunday, June 18, 2017

#100HappyDays: Day 20

Day 20: Food with Friends
  Tonight, the entire (local) Man Crew went out to dinner with our community group. Our CG may never be the same, but I digress...anywho, we laughed and talked and ate and laughed and talked. Just what the doctor ordered, not just for us, but for everyone at the table. Now our CG knows why we enjoy our boys so much. They are pretty great. Pat and Alexandria seem to have a special bond, which touches my heart.
Yes, I know the picture is terrible, but with all the movement going on, it was the best shot I got all evening. Sorry guys.
#100HappyDays   Pat and Alex had everyone laughing like crazy
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Saturday, June 17, 2017

#100HappyDays: Day 19

Day 19: Clean Cast Iron
All the daily service cast iron is clean and shiny again. P and DT had put it all to good use while Hercules and I were away. Hooray for them not eating out every meal!

Mama K worked hard on putting the house back together from the "trip aftermath" today. Dishes are clean, laundry is (temporarily) caught up, LR is tidy, I settled an argument between the PS3 and the Internet, and it's time to put the Littlest Meyer to bed and then put my feet up while I enjoy some Netflix time. 





#100HappyDays   Clean Cast Iron

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Friday, June 16, 2017

#100HappyDays: Day 18

Day 18: Air Conditioning
June in New Mexico rivals the surface of the sun. We often have 10+ days in a row with triple digit heat. So for today, I'm grateful for Air Conditioning. (and deodorant, but that's a whole other post, am-I-right?)
#100HappyDays  Blast the AC!
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

#100HappyDays: Day 17


Day 17: Carlsbad Caverns
Dan and I stopped for a tour of Carlsbad Caverns on the way home from Eunice today. It's been about 15 years since we've been and it was a completely different experience for us without two small toddlers in tow while trying to keep up with our extended family years ago. We didn't have time to stay and watch the bats fly out in the evening, but it was a lovely trip nonetheless. Plus, time spent with this handsome devil is always an adventure.








#100HappyDays  Carlsbad Caverns
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

#100 HappyDays: Day 16


Day 16: Perspective
Perspective is a beautiful and necessary part of life, don't you think? Sometimes we all need to step away from the hamster wheel that is our life and look over it and say to ourselves, "Is this particular activity still meeting my needs? Is this level of activity sustainable long term? Is this where the Lord wants me to serve?" But often we are too busy being too busy to think about anything except finishing that all-important to do list. And so, perspective is needed. This little getaway with Dan has been a Godsend, while I'm learning to retire my often used hashtag #PlateSpinner. As I transition from 5 years as a nanny/chauffeur with the B-Bunch family to my new office job at Learn For A Lifetime, I'm looking forward to much more time to focus on our family, DT's schooling, and getting OFF of the hamster wheel.
#100HappyDays Perspective
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

#100 Happy Days: Day 15

Day 15: Hotel Life, yo.
     Dan spent the day hard at work while I spent it hardly working. I blogged, I napped, I read, I watched TV (Food Network, of course) and I wandered the hotel. When Dan came home we had dinner and then decided we needed ice cream, and upon our return, we were greeted by this picturesque sight and I was reminded anew of how blessed we are. A beautiful hotel, time together, time for me to enjoy some time to regroup, and enough fun money for an ice cream run. 
#100HappyDays     #HotelLife
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It's the Little Things


I've discovered as I make this journey through life, that it's not the HUGE things that make or break your day, week, month or LIFE....it's the little things. So in celebration of those little things, list a few things that made your day, week, month or LIFE sweeter or brighter.
  • It's an hour long chat with my sweet 'Shua while he drives home from work that gets me caught up on all the new things in their life.
  • It's a work week vacation! I vacation during the day while Dan works and then we get to spend the evenings together uninterrupted while we enjoy a hotel stay.
  • It's The BIGS being willing and able to care for the littlest MeYeR while Dan and I enjoy our work week vacation.
  • It's being completely caught up on laundry AND dishes at the same time, even it only lasts 5 minutes. LOL
  • It's being able to leave grocery money for the boys to use, and knowing they know how to buy and prepare decent meals.  
  • It's catching up on my reading goals for the year. 
  • It's working in my planner and realizing that I'm having success in nearly every area of my goal list, even if there is still plenty of room for improvement.
  • It's a new job that brings less stress and allows for more family time.
  • It's making fun summer plans with friends.
  • It's sleepovers for your child's friend that is moving away.
  • It's pizza and movies together on a Sunday evening. 
I like the idea of this type of post. If you do too, post a few of YOUR little things. I'm making it a goal to be more positive this year...join me!
~K~

A clean and beautiful hotel room, Food Network on the TV, and my bare feet up and relaxing.


PS. Looking over this list, several of them are actually BIG things. 
  • My grown son calls me every week or so to keep me updated about his life. That makes me so happy!
  • It's a small getaway that we need and can afford. 
  • Intentionally spending time as a couple so that when the children are grown and gone we will still have a relationship to take us into the golden years together.
  • It's having raised children that have become responsible, capable, amazing young men.
  • It's making wise job choices that bring more important things to our life than just money.
  • It's making memories with our children.

Monday, June 12, 2017

#100HappyDays: Day 14

Day 14: Surprise! I packed a bag, pawned my responsibilities onto someone else, and ran away for the work week with Dan! Quiet, relaxing days in a hotel reading and blogging, followed by evenings spent with Hunky Dunky Hercules! YES please! 😍
Oh My Word, I love this man!
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Sunday, June 11, 2017

#100HappyDays: Day 13


Day 13: A Sunday evening at home with this goofball. As I mentioned earlier, I've been traveling often in the past several months and DT has been passed back and forth between The BIGS quite a bit. He's ready to just be home with Mama and Daddy for a while. Daddy ended up being busy Sunday afternoon but DT and I enjoyed some time together playing video games on the PlayStation3 Move, folding clothes, going together to take care of Jude (Jodi's dog) and ending the evening with some RedBox movies and pizza. We watched Moana and saved Monster Truck for Monday.  Pretty much a perfect Sunday evening in my estimation. 
*Ahem* Perhaps someone takes more after his mama than we originally thought. LOL!
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Saturday, June 10, 2017

#100HappyDays: Day 12

Day 12: I spent a few hours at the new job working on that master book list again. With Jodi away for a few weeks and the office officially closed, I can set my own hours for a while. I can live with that. The boys and Dan were all busy so no one was missing me right then, so I used the time to earn a few more dollars to tuck away for a later summer adventure. Sounds good to me!
In other news, any excuse to eat next door at Enrique's is a good excuse. LOL!
Starting the Master Book List: EVERY Thomas the Tank Engine book ever written.
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Friday, June 9, 2017

#100HappyDays: Day 11

Day 11: A bountiful box of soap that not only keeps our bodies and clothes clean for the next few months, but enough to share as a beautiful parting gift to a friend who is moving away. Soap that not only smells good, but cleans well, has no unnecessary ingredients and is so beautiful that it needs no embellishments to give as a gift. Thank you Melissa over at www.CadronCreekSoapworks.com for the happy package in the mail! 
A soapdeck, and a bar of each coconut, ginger lime and honeysuckle. YES PLEASE!
I shared with the Game Night Crowd this evening as well, and we were all like kids at Christmas, digging through the box and unwrapping bars to smell them. Everyone went home with a pocket full of goodies...good times! Thanks again, Melissa.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

#100HappyDays: Day 10


Day 10: My first day on the job with Learn For a Lifetime! Hello better hours, helping children, reading tons of books and getting paid to make lists! Today I started a master list of the books in our lending library, which I realized quickly was going to take me a kajillion times longer than I had anticipated, give or a take a millennia. But a job that allows/encourages you to take a break from the "work" to play a game with this sweet little face is the kind of job I want in my life.
SO, can you Guess Who?
Mr. T joined me for a game of Guess Who
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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

#100HappyDays: Day 9

Day 9: Derek has been passed back and forth and around between The BIGS like a hot potato for what seems like months between gymnastics meets, Mama K needing to travel with his auntie Karen, work demands, Mama K going to meet Baby Caden in IL and Daddy and Mama K stealing away for a few days together.
He said sadly to me the other day that he was tired of me being away, and he wished I could be home Like I used to be...OUCH. So, today we played video games together, went out to dinner, made silly videos and fun photos on SnapChat, and I sang his bedtime story in my silliest, loudest voice. ''Twas a good day for us. 💚



Derek loves the white freckles, but not the heart shaped nose


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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

#100HappyDays: Day 8

Day 8: Road Trip Fun! Have you seen The THING?!? Karen had never seen it so we stopped and enjoyed a few happy minutes traipsing through the "museum" that houses The THING. Worth every penny of the $1.00 of admission. LOL! Good stuff!
And yes, I know this is a terrible photo of both of us, but when you ask a stranger to take your photo, you get what you get and you don't pitch a fit. Amen.

In other news, Karen got a clean bill of health from the heart surgeon, who just told her to eat more and walk more. Hallelujah!
Sister-Girl Road Trip Adventures: Going to see The THING
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Monday, June 5, 2017

#100HappyDays: Day 7

Day 7: I learned to use SnapChat today. I had downloaded it a while back, mostly so DT and I could play with the filters, but it's actually a pretty fun way to keep in touch. My friend, Dani walked me through some of the basics (I'm not very technologically advanced) and I'm having a ball with it.


A sweet friend told me I looked like a Disney Princess in this photo. I'll call that a win. 😉
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Sunday, June 4, 2017

#100HappyDays: Day 6

Day 6: Road Trip! Karen and I are headed to Phoenix for her (hopefully) last post-op check up following her heart bypass earlier this year. We're hoping for a clean bill of health, some extra sleep and to enjoy a few days with less responsibilities. YES PLEASE!
Hello AZ, may this be the last time I visit for a while...
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Saturday, June 3, 2017

#100HappyDays: Day 5

 Day 5: FREE BOOKS! Are there any happier words in the English language than "Free books"? Not in my world, that's for sure! I carried home probably 25 books. (shhh, don't tell Dan) I'm still at the homeschooling conference but this is what caught my eye today.
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Friday, June 2, 2017

#100HappyDays: Day 4


Day 4: My first Homeschooling Conference, and I'm representing my favorite curriculum company, My Father's World. I had a blast meeting with all the parents and kids, from the we-haven't-started-yet parents, to the We-are-on-our-20th-year parents. Great curriculum, great parents, great experience!

I want to BUY IT ALL
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Thursday, June 1, 2017

#100HappyDays: Day 3

Day 3: A remake of a silly picture we took 5 years ago on our first trip to White Sands together. The crowd may have gotten smaller, but the shenanigans are the same. What a wild and wacky pack of hooligans!
These guys make my heart happy!! DT-11, G-16, A-7 next week
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