These are a few of my favorite things...

I have been feeling sort of blue this week...We will lose our "dream house" on monday if we don't get a contract on this home in just 3 short days. We've had plenty of showings of our home (20 or so, 5 in the past 4 days)but have had no more offers since our last one fell through.  I have felt strangely weepy... anytime I think about the other house, the tears start to flow...didn't think I would feel THIS sad , but I do. Going into this I had decided that we would give it our best shot and if it was meant to be, then it would work out and if not, then at least we would know and have our answer. No big deal.We worked HARD. Really hard. Painted, had our home inspected,  fixed up every little thing, obsessively cleaned, packed up and moved lots of furniture to help de-clutter, stayed on top of the laundry (need to keep that one up!), yanked baby up from numerous naps, nagged our poor kids (but boy have they stepped up and I couldn't be prouder) and have rearranged our lives for the past 21/2 months to accommodate showings and put every effort into selling this house. It's just not meant to be. I feel sad right now. But I know life will go on, we will stay in our de-cluttered and lovely home and we will continue to make memories here. All is not lost. But, for now I am in need of some cheering up. When I feel sad I always think of Julie Andrews in the sound of music..."when the dog bites, when the bees sting, when I'm feeling sad...I simply remember my favorite things and then I don't feeeeeeel...soooooo baad"

So today, (mostly for MY benefit, sorry guys!) I'm going to share a few of my favorites things "and then I won't feeeeel...sooooo baaad"...

chocolate is the cure to all of life's problems right? especially dark chocolate therapy.love it.

love this salad (pei wei spicy chicken salad). it is.THE.BEST.

Coke zero.tastes like real coke but with out the guilt

a good movie night with the fam. 

 a ymca class (body combat, step or zumba) to help undo all of the above damage ahem- therapy

love me a good pedicure. Too bad I only do this once a year. I think it's that time.

Mom's eat free at Gattiland on Monday's with these dear friends. every monday we go here and eat huge salads while the kids eat pizza and watch a movie. We share our accomplishments and our woes and they never judge me AND they make me laugh till my gut hurts,  all for 5 bucks. Seriously- so much cheaper than professional therapy yet just as effective.  (ignore the fact that I look so GROSS with out makeup!) I love gattiland mondays!!

baking. I LOVE it. it just makes me happy. and my kids too.
This little lady's smile and laugh, and getting to eat lunch with Daddy on wednesdays (just us 3)

Good ole family dance parties, or playing just dance with the monkeys. 

Date nights with this amazing guy. anywhere. I just like to be with him. 

random funny moments like this one.  and cute baby bums :)

spending time with these beautiful sisters (and a missing Sarah and sweet MIL)

Kids that get along
getting to "enjoy the journey" with them

this book for spiritual nourishment, inspiration, comfort and perspective. (request your free copy here)

Ok, I will stop now. I am so blessed. I am feeling a little better now. House or no house, life is good. What are a few of YOUR favorite things?

1 comment:

  1. Getting to spend time with YOU and your sweet famliy is one of my favorite things!! We love you guys and had sooooo much fun this last weekend. (even if it was quick!) Don't fret about the house (I know that's easier said than done, and I don't mean to dimish your feelings, but) . . . good things are around the corner for you guys . . . I can just feel it! Love you Caroline!