Friday, June 9, 2017

Celebrate the Small Things


This weekly blog hop is sponsored by the amazing Lexa Cain, and co-hosted by L.G. Keltner from Writing Off the Edge and myself. 

What exactly are we celebrating?

Every week, wonderful things happen, tiny things, which make us smile. But as time grabs us up, we forget all about these moments as if they never existed at all. 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. . .

1) New pool! We 'inherited' an overground outdoor pool when we bought the house. Unfortunately, this year marked the end of the liner and pump. Luckily, we found one marked down (because it's camouflage and nobody's into camouflage???). The kids and I put it together, and now it's pool time!

2) Summer reading program at the library! The kids love participating. . .I'm not going to lie. They love the prizes more than the reading. But it keeps them busy.

3) Blueberry season has arrived! This meant a trip to the local farmer fields and lots o' pickin' to do. We picked up 2 gallons, which is just enough to bring us through the occasional blueberry pancake and muffin treats during the winter. . . and a blueberry frappe or two this summer too.

4) Seeing my finished Ubook! Yep, this one is going to hit the world pretty soon *squeal time*. It's quite a different experience to see the story not only appearing word by word on a screen, but the lovely narration and fitting music in the background are amazing. I can't believe how much work went into it and am kind of humbled...but also super excited!

What about you? What put a smile on your face this last week? Grab an inner-tube and head for a water slide? Go to a concert? Enjoy a delicious dinner?

What are you celebrating this week?



14 comments:

  1. We could so use a pool.
    Congratulations on the Ubook!

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    1. Higher temps are supposed to hit next week, so I was pushing for this one hard...aehm...the kids were pushing hard.

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  2. Yay!! I can't wait to see the book! Congratulations on that and the pool deal!

    I'll take a blueberry frappe. ^_^

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    1. Thanks! And I'd send you a Frappe but it might melt before it gets there :(

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  3. Our kids still have 2 weeks left before school lets out. Glad you found a new pool to enjoy!! Love blueberries!

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    1. My kids get out so early (mid-May), but then they go back early too. I'm sure they'll live in the pool. I tease them that they turn into summer fish.

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  4. Ooh, did you pick the blueberries? I went apple picking a few times and it was so fun, but I imagine picking blueberries might be less taxing on your neck and back.

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  5. Cool about the pool especially the camo liner. That will no doubt make you the envy of all your neighbours. What's a Ubook? I'm guessing words and pictures in some sort of video format, but I've never heard the term. Have a great week!

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  6. Tonja,

    I would love to have a pool. I'd spend a lot of time outdoors if I did, not for the sun or the tanning but the fun. I love being in the water just lazily floating listening to mewsic! If I had a pool I'd make sure to have a cover over it to block direct sunlight. What would be super cool is to have an area off my dream house that's screened in with stainless steel mesh to keep the insects away and of course the pool be in this enclosure. :) Hey, there's nothing like dreaming big, right?

    My kids did the Pizza Hut Book-It program which they loved, loved! Who doesn't like pizza? Blueberries. Yum! We have one blueberry bush that yields but usually the birds beat me to them. lol Congrats on the new Ubook!

    Have a funtastic week!

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  7. Yay for a pool! That sounds amazing, especially since it's been super hot where I live.

    I just signed my boys up for our town library's summer reading program. They always love it too!

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  8. But if the pool's camouflage, how can you see it? :P And it's always good to see more people reading, even if it is for prizes - hopefully they'll find something that draws them more into reading for reading's sake.

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  9. That U-book sounds pretty cool and so does the pool! Congratulations!

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  10. A great many small things make such a difference. For myself this week I am reflecting on being grateful and so happy for my friends and family. Every single one of us has to work for a living, but it is in those few precious moments of free time that we make the memories that will warm us as we age. By the way, it's lucky that you guys got a pool. Great way to cool down!

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