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Today is catch up day!  I am coming up for air after a VERY LONG week!  Even though I haven’t posted my photos daily, I have been taking them every day and noticing all the wonderful things around me ❤

{Insert brief moment of pity party… } Maddox had a fever for 4 days!  Brayden felt like shit for about 6 days with a horrible cold.   Between the two boys, Bubbie, Papa, Daddy and I were doing a lot of hanging out at home while trying to balance our workloads at the office.  It was definitely a lot easier to manage illness before being a full time working mom.   Thank goodness for my parents being close by!!!


This is Maddox on Day 3 with 103.3 temp… pretty perky for a super sick cutie…

{ Last part of the pity party coming up now…}  To top it all off, my steroid injection totally didn’t work and I have been in excruciating pain.  But the good news is that after calling the after hours doctor last night and getting a steroid burst prescription, I am feeling some relief!!!  YIPEE!!   I am really hoping to sleep tonight, how awesome would that be???

Anywho, moving on to my thankful photos….

This is sure a long catch up post!  I’ll keep the rest short and sweet.

Day 27:  

A few months ago,my mom and the boys went to an art show at benefitting The Audubon Society of Portland.   We love going to look at everything and typically it ends there.  Not because there are not amazing artists out there, but mostly because buying fine art is not my priority right now.

But I couldn’t leave this piece…


It totally grabbed me and enraptured me and I had to have it!

I am not typically a huge animal person, especially not a bear person, but for whatever reason, I had to have it!

Linnea Tobias had some amazing work and it just felt so happy.

Papa made the frame and I hung my picture right at the bottom of the stairs.

I love walking by it everyday…  doesn’t he just make you smile? 

Day 28:

I think that I have previously mentioned that I absolutely LOVE snuggles…


This is my view when getting some seriously awesome snuggles from my Brayden.

Nothing more to say.   It is just heaven for this mama.

Day 29: 

My dream is to have a beautiful yard, front and back.   A place where my friends and family can sit and enjoy and be together surrounded by beauty.

Today I saw the first sprouts of the spring bulbs.   Those are my fav.


What a fun time of year.  Here they come and hopefully the sun will return too!!

Day 30: 

Sometimes I don’t know if we have any idea how much a thoughtful gesture means to someone.

Every month, I have the pleasure to get together with a great group of ladies.  We have been doing this for 2 years now.  We all met when the kids were in school together and even though we have moved and my boys go to a different school, I still have been able to stay a part of this group.  What a blessing.

There have been good times and not so good times ( the last year for me has been a bit trying) and although I don’t often get to see these women outside of our DWAHC ( dessert, wine and hot chicks) night, they are still such a wonderful, supportive part of my life.

Because of the not so awesome nature of my week this past week, I just couldn’t muster up the energy to go to DWAHC last night.  { insert super sad face here }

The hostess this month, Kim, came by today and delivered the most divine piece of chocolate cheesecake and cabernet.

It was so touched that she would go out of her way to make me feel so special.  It really meant so much to me.

Thank you Kim for such a thoughtful thing.  It really made my day.



What a huge blessing to have such amazing friends…

Wow!!!  That was a biggie!! 

How was your week??

With Love and Gratitude,

signature Debbie