Monday, November 5, 2012

I've Got Swagger...

I'M FAMOUS! Fabulously FAMOUS! Surely you have heard....

Mayhaps that is just the case in my world and possibly a self given title however at least ONE important person wants to momentarily celebrate my idea. Stasha. Yes, THE Stasha of Monday Listicles. I'm the topic picker outer for this week! SQUEEEEEEEE! Check my swagger!! Come one, come all, make your lists, check it or not, and link up simply because I said to! Our topic is one I sorta maybe kinda did already posted about it but its super awesome to create a whole new list! 10 Amazing Memories From A Not So Distant Past!

Often we sit around reminiscing about yesteryear (does anyone really use that word except in Christmas carols?) with a hearty laugh or big smile and feel the warm fuzzies. It is equally important to celebrate the NOW. As I shared with a friend just yesterday, it is the little things sometimes we need to look for when our hearts are the heaviest. Regardless...lets get happy! Ready set LIST!

10 Amazing Memories From A Not So Distant Past

1. Ummm....this HAS to be first on the list. I'm GOIN TO THE CHAPEL! If you missed the most AMAZING PROPOSAL ever, click HERE. really...the rest of the list will wait while you read it. Its worth it.

2. An awesome road trip to Red Wing, MN for the wedding of Kristin at OPC. It was amazingly beautiful and we had a total kickass time! To know that not only can Irishman and I survive 8 hours in the car together but the entire ride one of us, or both, look like this... is to cherish what we have...


3. Lil Duck and I conquered the hay bales. We were on top of the world...well, the farm....okay the hay but it was still a fantastic adventure!


4. Forgetting about the automatic airfreshener. No really, it was an awesome moment. Trust me...at 3 in the morning when the entire house is dark and you're padding your way to the kitchen to work on the laptop because you can't sleep and this thing hisses at you? The ninja moves are gonna fly and that, my friends, is an awesome sight to behold; Awesomely tragic, but awesome nonetheless.

5. Spending Halloween with Lil Duck. Last year she was with her Dad. The year before she was sick and we didn't go out. So it has been three years since I last took her trick-or-treating. We were both fairies. SO MUCH FUN!

6.Surviving the scrambler. The family hit a local October Fest and that is ALL Lil Duck wanted to ride. It was a Barftastic family night at the festival. Family time is awesome....always!

7. I had the opportunity to pay it forward a few weeks ago. What goes around comes around for sure. Remember to share some random kindness from time to time for no other reason than "just because".

8. Visiting the Sparkle Store (Lil Duck's choice) to purchase her "wedding ring". A special ring that she has chosen to wear until she "gets married". She makes my heart smile and I can't help but beam at the symbolism of her choice! Well done, Lil D...well done.

9. Hiding under the covers playing on your phone and being discovered by your four year old late at night. The little turkey! Many giggles ensued...

10. Having friends who know my ninja skills well enough to send texts like this...
What do you call a Duck who knows Karate?....

 So see! You don't need huge monumental memories to make a list and join up. Every day little moments are just as pivitol as the big whammies.



29 comments:

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

The overriding feeling I get here is joy. You are joyful in your life, and I'm thrilled for you!

Renegades said...

Congratulations!!!!

Kmama said...

I love that picture of you laughing!

I agree with Liz. You are exuding joy.

Anonymous said...

Thank you again for that kindness! I really was in great need.

Diane said...

What a fun list of memorable moments. You seem like the kind of person it's impossible to be in a bad mood around!

Thanks for suggesting this great Listicles topic for this week. :)

Stacie @ Snaps and Bits said...

Congrats Ducky!!

Rosie said...

Quack Fu?

Jen said...

Hey, I live not too far away from Red Wing, MN!! Love the hay bale picture and of course, #1! Awesome list :)

Delilah Love said...

Congrats! And I love the shadow picture. That is amazing :)

Terri Sonoda said...

Yes ma'am, you got yourself some swagger for sure....in so many ways. That smile on your face in that picture pretty much says it all. Amazing, happy woman! And congrats on your engagement. I am so happy for you! XOXOs

Sandy said...

Great stuff has been happening in your life without a doubt. I would never have an air freshener that hisses. I live in the desert so I would immediately assume a snake had gotten in the house...I don't need that kind of a freak out on a regular basis.

Jodi @ Heal Now and Forever said...

Sure a proposal is not "an everyday moment". So happy for you!

Kathy said...

Visiting from Listicles. Thanks for the HUGE smile :)

Cocalores said...

Wow, congrats! You guys must be so happy! And I just loved how you and your girl went ring-shopping together, that's so precious! =)

BNM said...

sounds like lots and lots of fun! I totally get the automatic ninja skills when things go bump in the night lol ;) coming over from This mama shops :)

Azara said...

Congratulations! The hay bale outing looks so fun - my daughter would love it.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Congratulations, hon!

xoRobyn

Amanda said...

The little moments definitely are worth remembering and celebrating. That's a big part of why we blog, isn't it?

becca said...

that is still the best proposal story ever and love lil duck ring so cute.

The Bonny Bard said...

congratulations!!!!!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I'm so freaking excited for u!! What fun post! I still think ur ninja skills r better then me Zumba moves. Some hips r not made to jirate like that!

Kate Hall said...

Congratulations! Your proposal story made me cry! Loved it! Romance. Beautiful. Loved your list too!

Clarinda @ Enjoying the Course said...

Loved this post! So much energy...and happiness in the everyday. :)

Great topic! You totally deserve your self given title. ;)

@dkotucker said...

Ayeeee-haaaahhhh!!! That was my inner ninja getting all excited for you! Congrats!!! I was smiling from ear to ear the entire way through your list. SO fun!!! (Betcha couldn't tell by the amount of !) ;P

Wayne W Smith said...

That was a great set of listicles! Those night time ninja moves must be hilarious to see.

AudreyN said...

Great topic! Thanks for suggesting it! And you have such wonderful memories!!!

Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms said...

Congratulations!!!!! Your joy is contagious! You inspire me with your "pay it forward" attitude and ACTIONS! Ellen

monica said...

Thank you for this! And it was MY first week ever to link up, so I guess I'll remember you forever. :)
Love your list. you are fun!
WIll see more of you, for sure.
aloha!

Stasha said...

Beijing duck? Congrats!! These are awesome. Well except the air freshener one. I inhaled more vanilla scent that I care to remember. Now my house smells like wet dog all the time...
Thank you for choosing an awesome topic.