Friday, February 3, 2017

Tea Time ~ Groundhog Baby and Devotions ~ 2/3/17

Grab a cup of tea, coffee, hot chocolate or your favorite drink
while I share a few things that made me smile this week :)


This week was much better than last!  I even had a hard time narrowing down my smiles this week :)

~For the girls' reward for such good grades, we went to see "A Dog's Purpose".  It.  Was.  Wonderful!  I am so glad we went, even though I sobbed.  (Don't worry!  I smiled a lot, too!)  You can read my review HERE.

~Monday was the 100th Day of School for my girls.  (We're counting down the days now.  I love summer as much as they do!)  The Elementary students were to dress up as if they were 100 years old.  With some help from Mamaw, we pulled off the look Laken was going for.  What made it even funnier was that I could NOT get a picture of her without her eyes closing :)

 ~My Church got us calendars that include a Daily Reading Plan to read the Bible through in a year.  Every year, I make a goal to read daily but usually get so far behind that I give up.  However, this year, I'm doing pretty well!  I made it through January completely up-to-date on my reading :)

 ~Finishing up January means that I got to flip my calendar!  It is the little things sometimes that excite me.  Especially this time of year.  Flipping the calendar to February means that we're that much closer to Spring :)  Isn't it pretty?

~I saved the best for last!  Thursday was my baby little Groundhog Baby's 10th birthday!  I really can't believe that it has been 10 years since I first laid my eyes on her precious face :)  Doug (Daddy)is working 2nd shift this week so we're having Laken's "official" birthday dinner and cake on Saturday.  But, we couldn't let the actual day go by without letting her blow out a candle :)  Happy Birthday, Laken!!!!

 What made you smile this week?

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  1. Happy Birthday Laken! You don't look a day over 100!

  2. I saw that movie this week as well - yes, sad. I just picked up both books and can't wait to start them.

  3. Lots of good smiles this week. Happy Birthday to your sweet girl with a Groundhog day birthday! Hope your weekend is good! ~The Happy Wonderer

  4. Congrats Coletta - the February Book Nook at Create With Joy is live and you are our first featured Book Blogger at our party! Thanks for being an awesome blogger and blogging friend over the years and for being such an invaluable part of the Book Nook Community. I love all that you do - and I am considering joining your swap! :-)

  5. There were a lot of smiles at your household this week! Happy Birthday Laken!

  6. looks like a suoer happy week at your house!! yay for 100 days of school...only about 80 more days then formschool here in NY and MY baby will graduate high school!

    Happy birthday to your Laken.

  7. Lovely things to make you smile! Happy Birthday to Laken!!! Hope you enjoy the celebrations!!!

  8. I had not heard of A Dog's Purpose - it sounds interesting.

    I do that with photos, too - tend to have my eyes closed in many of them.

    Good for you for staying with your Bible reading plan! I love reading the Bible through - it keeps us balanced, helps us see things in context, brings us to passages we might miss otherwise.

    I love turning the calendar to a new month, too - and being that much closer to spring!

    Happy birthday to Laken!

  9. I'm a new visitor to your blog! Its great! =)
    Congratulations on being the first featured Book Blogger (on the February Book Nook ) at Create With Joy!

  10. Happy Birthday to your Groundhog Day baby - she looks to be a real sweetie!

  11. Happy birthday to your little groundhog day child!!!

  12. Hope you're having a lovely birthday celebration with Laken. Well done on the bible reading.

  13. Happy birthday to your lovely daughter. I remember doing 100 day activities when I was a teacher.

  14. Good that you had lots of smiles this week and good grades at school and kids birthdays would do it for me too! Flipping your calendar into February means we are turning up the heat to our hottest month here in Australia and in Thailand towards the worst months for humidity in March. Glad I can stay cool checking in with you!
    Wren x

  15. Happy birthday to your daughter! I enjoy flipping the calendar page too. Something about a fresh month.


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