#DSFWeeklyRewind… 10/15/17


Hi, friends! We are trying something new this week. Instead of having coffee, I am joining my friend, Tara, over at Daisy Smiley Face for her new linkup #DSFWeeklyRewind. This is a way for us to connect and rewind through our week (our “playlist,” if you will), reflect, and express gratitude.

This has definitely been a week of “put that song on replay.” It started with my camping trip with the scouts. This was our largest group yet and we had many newbies. It was fabulous. I always love going there in the fall because of the weather and the colors. Last weekend did not disappoint. My normal life is full of traffic and cities, so getting away to country and nature can be a magical elixir. Something about a campfire fixes everything. I forget how beautiful the sky is until I am out  in the middle of nowhere and I see a symphony of stars… so many more than I can normally see in my neck of the woods. Of course, the trip was also great because we are growing strong girls. I love seeing young girls try new things, have new experiences, and build bonds with one another.


Monday was my 18th wedding anniversary. It is hard to believe. I mean, time is funny with things like that. In ways, it seems like shorter (how can I be old enough to be married that long?!) and in other ways it seems like longer (it is hard to remember my life before). If our marriage were a person, that person would be a legal adult! Able to vote and everything (well, not drink. I’m not that old yet). Playlist: Grow Old With Me by Mary Chapin Carpenter (our wedding dance song).

The part of my week that I would “skip” would be (no surprise): work. Work has gotten busy again in an exhausting pull-my-hair-out kind of way. We are also preparing to move our offices on November 3rd. I need to start decluttering (I have a lot of junk I don’t want to move) and organizing (stuff is everywhere!).

*cue the upbeat, happy music* Highlight: a surprise package from a friend. My good friend, Violet, sent me a care package of Harvest Mix!! This is Cadbury mini eggs cleverly redesigned and repackaged for fall. Bravo, Cadbury! Violet is such a sweet and thoughtful friend.




  • I am thankful for nature. I am thankful for the way time slows down and means more when you take the time to slow down and do meaningful things. At camp, we exposed girls to new things (horse-riding, flag ceremonies, dutch oven cooking) and gave them some new memories (spider cabins). We felt the warmth of the fire and marveled at the starry sky.
  • I am thankful for purpose. In a chaotic world that I sometimes feel is losing it’s moral center, I am making a difference in the lives of young girls (including my two daughters).
  • I am thankful for love
  • I am thankful for friendship. I am so lucky to have caring, thoughtful friends in my life.
  • I am thankful for chocolate
  • I am thankful for the LA Dodgers, who beat the Chicago Cubs in game 1 of the NLCS last night. I’ll be even more thankful when the Cubs are eliminated.
  • I am thankful that there are only 7 days until the new season of The Walking Dead!!

So, head on over to #DSFWeeklyRewind to check out the deets and participate. Tell me about your week and what you are grateful for!


7 thoughts on “#DSFWeeklyRewind… 10/15/17

  1. YAY! What a great post! Thanks for joining in!

    The trip sounds awesome. I like that you are helping the girls become strong and also the symphony of stars. Nice!

    Happy Anniversary! I LOVE Mary Chapin Carpenter. What a beautiful song. And yes, where does the time go?!?

    I think many of us would “skip” work. It’s just not as much fun as everything else. 🙂

    Your friend Violet is a keeper. Nice thought and chocolate. Yum.

    I love your gratitude list — from the serious to the silly. Inspiring.

    Have a great week, Amie!

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    1. Yes, you have to mix the silly with the serious, right? Although my gratitude about the Cubs losing is quite serious. LOL.

      I’ve always felt that that song by Mary Chapin Carpenter is underrated. It is so beautiful and a perfect wedding song!

      Have a great week!

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  2. You had me at camping! Hope you and the girls had a great time! So sweet of your friend to send the chocolatey goodness, and happy anniversary!

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  3. I was a Cub Scout and Brownie leader for some years. Yes, both groups. Twenty-two boys and eighteen girls. We alternated weeks so I wouldn’t have two meetings each week. It also gave us a longer time to complete projects or take trips as we met for a longer time every other week. I miss those days, like I miss my days in the classroom.

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    1. How wonderful that you led both groups! That took a lot of time and devotion on your part. I have only girls, but we have three different age levels. It is tiring at times but very much worth it!


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