Sunday, March 15, 2015

Life Is Good, LOL!

Do you remember that famous scene from “A Christmas Story”, the  F-R-A-G-I-L-E scene?

Well a similar scene played out in our household last week, with less disdain and more humor of course.

A package arrived at our homestead one day last week, either Tuesday or Wednesday, I can’t remember.

It was Nick’s package. Nick told the kids he ordered underwear, the kids rolled their eyes, because they knew he was joking, excitedly the three paraded into the dining room so that hubby can open his package. We all watched, yes I did too, not sure why I was watching, because I just walked in and I think I was caught up in the frenzy of seeing what all the fuss was, or wanting to place my purse somewhere. 

Once the box was opened, it was my turn to roll my eyes; Nick proudly pulled out the package, a box that housed a keyboard with huge letter keys and numbers - the whole thing can light up with five different LED colors. 

He was excited, and exclaimed,” Now I will be able to see the letters.” I said,“You bought a geriatric keyboard?"He replied, “Yeah it’s for me, you’ll just think the colors are cool”

My comment was really just a tease – I like the teal color displayed.

Thank you my Love, for making me always feel young!

It is official, I have an old man - a very handsome and kind one.  I am always thankful for that.

I am not thankful that when I get home coats, shoes, and backpacks are everywhere!

I am so thankful that we have coats, shoes, and backpacks, but please put it all away!

I am not thankful that there is sand and salt being tracked into my house – but I am thankful that the snow and ice is melting.

We are learning to advocate for my daughter, a battle of wills, but I am thankful that we are both on the same page when it comes to Amelia’s sake.

As a result, we received positive feedback from the school regarding her middle school placement.  


James received his progress report, grades are getting better, thank you for listening!!!

James donning the beret I crocheted.

Thank you James for helping yesterday- you are a great son!

Thank you Miss Amelia for a nice day yesterday, thank you for helping me with the food shopping. It was nice cuddling on the couch on a rainy day and watching a movie with you - I love you!

I am so thankful that I see how you are reading so much, you did something yesterday that  a year ago, maybe even 6 months ago, you wouldn't do; you pointed out a play on a spelling of a word, that is huge my dear! I especially loved it when you read the words on the spare tire, on the Jeep ahead of us when driving home. You read aloud, “life is good”, then laughed at the sentiment.   You know what Miss Amelia; life is good, because you are here!


  1. Sounds like positive things are happening with your kids--what a great feeling!

    1. Yes we feel the reading floodgates are opening for our awesome.

  2. oh marisa.
    tears shining here.
    but tears of happy!
    such BEAUTIFUL children.
    and nick and his keyboard. i love it! LOLOL.
    major snoopy hug dear heart. you're the best.

    1. Thank you hugs to you, the kids are great that keyboard is cool, I too can see the keys lol wink wink xoxo

  3. So many beautiful things here and great things for your kids!
    I love the "geriatric" keybaord - I could probably use one of those. :D
    I love how you turned the not-so-thankfuls around into more positive things.
    Have a great week!

    1. It's true ying and yang highs and lows it's all how it's perceived thanks for reading the post and visiting.

  4. Nothing makes us happier than our kids doing well, right? Lovely post. Hope you have a wonderful week!

    1. Thank you hope you have a great week too.

  5. Great and exciting things happening yay!!
    Your kids are amazing... Love the keyboard. Too cool

    1. I am a proud mama keyboard is good too thank you

  6. Hi Marisa....
    Wonderful things indeed to be thankful for....
    Love that keyboard! Hahaha!
    Your kids are adorable!
    Enjoy your week...
    Linda :o)

    1. Yes indeed thank you have a wonderful!

  7. Such happy and positive progress, Marisa! Hope the snow has all melted by now, today, this blessed, Easter Sunday, and that you are enjoying lots of good food and family fun!

    Happy Easter,



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