Happiness is summer break. I love the freedom, the fun, and the absolute joy of it all. I am holding on very tight to every single second of it.
Happiness is truly enjoying my family. I have loved having such an intentional summer, filled with baking, swimming, fishing, trips to the park, movies, and fun.
Happiness is celebrations, both big and small. One of the things that I love about celebrations is the extra time that I get to spend with my family. The other thing that I love is planning the perfect, fun, celebratory menu, making sure that there is a little bit of something for everyone.
Happiness is watching Ethan’s language unfold. The steps are small, sometimes even smaller than baby steps. But, when we step back and reflect on where he was and where he is now, we can definitely see that some of the steps were bigger than we thought.
Happiness is walking with my big sister. We try to walk three miles each morning. I enjoy getting up early to start my day with some exercise, and I love the chats that we have while we are walking.
Happiness is cookies. I have mentioned before that we are making different cookies each week of summer break. I typically make them mid-week, but this week, I was craving cookies on Sunday. Specifically, I was craving chocolate and peanut butter cookies. I started thinking about how I could stuff peanut butter filling inside of my chocolate fudge cookies. I finally decided to make my peanut butter cookie dough and stuff that inside. Sean declared them the best cookies that I have ever made. They were delicious. If you like chocolate and peanut butter, these cookies will make you very happy.
Have a happy weekend!