Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Joy in the Ordinary

Look around, really look around and you will find joy... joy in the everyday... joy in the ordinary things.

This will be pictures from the last two weeks since I've been a steeler blogger. ha!  We celebrated my 47th birthday on the 12th.  The weather wasn't great so we were all home that due to morning ice.  I was a little disappointed as we had plans to go for dinner that were cancelled.
Megan made my birthday cake.  She was disappointed that her second layer stuck to the pan.  In the end it was all good as it's really the love put into it that counts.  

My husband isn't a guy of gushy words.  He suprised me with a handwritten note full of emotion instead of a card.  It might have made me tear up. *smile* He also gave me a sign for our bedroom. 
I have plans to paint it this year and change out some of the decor.  I'm feeling the need for a less cluttered look.

A quiet morning with a beautiful falling snow beckoned me out to sip my hot choclate on the back porch.  
Megan was delighted that there was enough snow and warmth to finally go out and play.
Since then the snow melted with our 50* warm up, it rained, thundered and last night we had a mix of rain and snow that left black ice on the roads this morning.  Makes me grateful that Megan and I are home and don't have to make the school run on mornings like this.  

Snickerdoodle coffee cake for a slow Saturday breakfast. 
There has been a little bit of organizing and cleaning. 
Last Saturday we had the most amazing sunrise. 
A little hit of spring to brighten up these winter days.  
 May your day be filled with joy in the journey!


  1. Happy Birthday; looks like a very special one. That sunrise is incredible! I saw ours this morning as I was driving the dog for a dental appt. I"m not usually up that early and really enjoyed seeing it! You have a pretty kitchen.

  2. Happy Birthday!
    It looks as if it were lovely. : )
    Your photos are lovely today!
    Have a cozy evening.

  3. Happy birthday, and what sweet gifts from your family ❤️ And so glad the shutdown is over for now

  4. Happy Birthday!!! What a wonderful bday and week you have had. HUGS

  5. Happy Belated Birthday! That was so sweet of Megan to make you a cake and of your hubby to write you that sweet note.


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