Happy Days & Hidden Smiles

Yesterday was one of those days when I went to bed with a literal smile on my face. When it came time to pray I couldn't think of anything to ask Heavenly Father for because I was so overwhelmed with gratitude and filled with thanks for our many blessings.
The day started off good because I got to sleep in an extra 30 minutes thanks to Vic dropping Tommy off at the sitter & work starting 10 minutes later today.  Then I woke up to Tommy smiling away with his Daddy. At work I started reading the ensign while I pump & today I was reading the General Conference addresses & they really uplifted me & aspired me to be a better person.
On top of that I got a long lunch with Vic since he is on jury duty this week so we relaxed in our backyard, soaked up the sun, & had a picnic out there w/ Tommy.  I had one of those moments that made me love being a mommy/wife serving on Vic when he layed back on the blanket and exclaimed "This is the LIFE!"

 As I was leaving work I spotted an old couple hobbling down the sidewalk & they were holding hands. CUTEST thing ever. It made me smile. It reminded me that the night before we were at the restaurant & Vic & I were play fighting over who got to hold Tommy (an ongoing battle!) ...and I looked up in time to see a middle aged couple sneaking a smile at us... which made me smile again because I wonder how often strangers make us smile & how often we get to put a smile on stranger's faces too.
Vic got off of jury duty early so once again I didn't have to pick up Tommy from daycare & I came home happy from having a easy day at work &I got to come home to Vic making Tommy laugh hysterically for a LONG time. It was so much fun!
That same night we went and played baseball which I love doing just because it is a slow paced sport that lets you soak up the good weather. Plus it's always fun chatting up my lady friends :)
I ended my perfect day by going to the gym at 9:30pm. I knew I should really just go to bed, but my triathlon is getting close & I hate to miss a workout. I have been struggling with doing the full workout, but last night it was a good feeling because I can feel my mind getting stronger & not giving in when I get tired. I proudly completed the entire workout & at a higher pace than I normally do. Another reason to pat myself on the back and smile :)  Very detailed day, but I just had to share one of those perfect days!


Shannon Dooley said...

It is so great to see you so happy! You are living in IF now right? My Mom is the jury commissioner so I thought it was kinda funny Vic has jury duty. Small world. Thanks for the comment on my post. I am soooo excited for the warm weather! Hoorah!

Burdick Family said...

Oh I just love baby laughs! What a sweet little happy baby he is. Glad you had a great day!

Mandy said...

YAY!!! I love know a friend is living so well and happy. So glad your day was beautiful ... and how could it not be with the super cute baby boy of yours. SWEET giggles.

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