My Everyday LIfe: Week 40


Here’s what this past week looked like – My Everyday Life Week 40

Cooper turned 11 this week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


He’s lucky he gets to celebrate his birthday at school!  I make treats for him to bring.

I always use my grandma’s muffin tin when I’m making cupcakes and that makes me so happy.

I bet she would be stoked I still have it!

His favorite are chocolate cupcakes with chocolate chips and cream cheese frosting.

I add  sprinkles to cover up my tired frosting skills.

He is worth the effort. His birthday is a grief trigger for me because I wish my Mom was around to see him grow up. She only got to be with him until 9.  I am thankful it was that long though. He knows her and remembers her and says things she used to say and I am so grateful for that. It still hurts. 

Took him out with a few of his friends to Benihana for lunch.

By myself…

Then I got stuck in traffic with 4 boys hopped up on sugar! Oops.

He wanted Super Duper for his birthday dinner. Who are we to to deny him?

Enjoying a sweet potato with maple syrup and coconut butter for breakfast this week.

I have a small streak of purple in my hair. It’s fading but it was fun for a bit.

We’ve had a few baseball games this week!

I’m the introvert watching up against a tree. I was loving how the shadows of the tree were cast on the grass…

Team mascot: Jackie Robinson

Rosie found the bed I made her right away.

I spent a lot of time shifting my office around this week.  It’s been so nice to have it clean for a change.

Paper piles are at an all time low! HIGH FIVE, me!

Husband wanted this for dinner. Husband got this for dinner!

Quesadilla night.

A good weather day.

Husband got a new clear ice ball maker. He’s stoked.

Mama got a car wash.

Mums the word. I love plant puns.

I’ve been stalking a hummingbird all week. Actually, two.  It’s a boy & a girl.

I’m not sure if they’re together, courting or fighting. It’s hard to tell.

Loot from Daiso.

Still tracking what I eat in my food journal!

Tiny in her favorite spot.

Deer party in our yard.

Pumpkin waffles and a chai latte to start the week.

Finishing the art on my Currently September page.

Tomatoes from friends!

THEY ARE SO GOOD and I am so thankful that I have so many friends who grow produce so I don’t have to!

Our neighbors gave us apples too. 

A beautiful gift in the mail….

What a nice surprise in the mail 🙂  My handwriting embroidered!

Check out the etsy shop Daily Floss Embroidery! 


My Everyday Life Week 40 in 2018

My Everyday Life Week 40 in 2017

My Everyday Life Week 40 in 2016

My Everyday Life Week 40 in 2015

My Everyday Life Week 40 in 2014

My Everyday Life Week 40 in 2013

My Everyday Life Week 40 in 2012

My Everyday Life Week 40 in 2011

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  • Adam Winn

    Where was that concrete pagoda?

  • Alison

    Happy Sunday! I have followed your blog for a long time and love your round up posts! I never comment but I was wondering if you could share how you keel your mom’s memory alive for Cooper? My mom passed away in July and her (and my) biggest regret is that she won’t see my son grow up (he was 19 months when she passed). She loved him beyond measure and he loved her, but I just don’t know how to ever adequately convey that to him and it makes my grief so much harder. Sending peace and light.

  • Margot

    Happy birthday, Cooper! Two thoughts: He is lucky he gets to bring cupcakes to school. I understand it, but I am kinda sad we have to bring fruit for my daughter’s celebration. The other is using a pastry bag to pipe frosting on cupcakes. People always think mine look all pro!

  • Jamie

    Oh, pumpkin waffles and chai latte! I love the rebirth of Spring, but there’s nothing like the warm and cozy spices of Fall. = )

  • Mari

    Happy belated birthday Mr Cooper! the photo of him and friends w/ the hats is priceless, when it popped up on my screen, I laughed so hard. (u think I acutally know him) Anyway, I remember my 11th birthday, we went to a pizza place that if its your birthday they sing a song and announce your name; well they said its Carries 11th birthday. BUT–my name is Mari. Boo hoo. still pissed after 40 some years 🙂 Thanks for sharing your son with ALL of us. Its makes me smile……… kids.

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