If we were having coffee this week, I’d share a few things with you.
First, I’d share that next week, I’ll be doing my first Coffee Date vlog (I don’t like that word. It makes me shiver). I am nervous. I hate my voice and being on camera. So come by and check it out and comment, ok? Because I don’t want to feel even more self-conscious. And join in on your blog, too, linking up with Alissa. Next week’s prompt is this:
We all know the holiday season can be filled with business + stresses, what are some things you do or words of encouragement + inspiration to remind yourself to help you always choose joy in the midst of everything you’re juggling?
So anyway, if we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that I am thankful for a lot. Too much to list right now, but I want to highlight a few:
I want to share that I am thankful for friends who are always there for me.
I am thankful for my upcoming cruise to celebrate a friend’s 40th. Not only does it reunite friends, but its a ray of sunshine in an otherwise dreary winter. We need that here in these parts to make it through our long winters, y’all.
If we were having coffee, I’d share that I am thankful that I have a home. With heat. And intact belongings. Whenever I see coverage of the destruction of Sandy, it floors me. And reminds me of Katrina and how, years later, people still haven’t rebuilt. Its all just so sad.
If we were having coffee, I’d let you know how thankful I am that my family has helped us with our kids for so many years. And how sad we’ll be when they move away to Panama, but how excited we are for them and for all the trips we have in store for us. I’d tell you how I have plans for us to learn how to surf. And how I will never eat fish or seafood- even though the ocean is in their front yard. Call me crazy, I don’t care.
And finally, if we were having coffee, I’d probably complain about the cold weather. Because that’s how I roll
And before you left, I’d probably whip out my phone and show you my instagram photos and ask you to show me yours. And oh? You’re not on instagram? Why not? Get on it!
Here are some. Its been 2 weeks, so some of these are a bit old…
Birthday Twins at lunch!
Norah, daddy, and Caramel the cat
Mama and Elliott
Who hasn’t had a moment when they felt that this wine describes them at times?
Elliott competed in Combat Corner, an MMA tournament. He took 2 silver medals home! My little brazilian jiu jitsu champ!
Less than 60 days now, but it was 60 when I posted this! Looking forward to a caribbean cruise to celebrate a friend’s 40th. Who can deny that those blue waters and white sands are drop dead gorgeous?
a cute coffee cuff from Vintage Sunshine keeping my peppermint mocha all cozy!
lest we forget what all the hubbub was about this week
we’re a bespectacled family (missing the other 2). I feel for my kids who take after their father, who has terrible eyesight!
Linking up with Alissa of Rags to Stitches for her weekly Coffee Date and with Jeannett of Life Rearranged for Insta-Friday