Family Life Mackenzie

Home Again

August 9, 2011

Hello, friends. It’s been a while.

Did you miss us? We’ve been traveling the world over (or so it seems) this week.

Last Wednesday, Chris, Mackenzie, and I flew out to Colorado Springs to celebrate my brother-in-law David’s marriage to his sweetheart. We were so thrilled to be a part of welcoming Heidi into the family, and we wish them a lifetime of love and happy memories together.

We spent a lot of time with Chris’s family this past week, and it was so good. Good to see them, good to be with everyone, good to get our minds off of work and the grind back home.

Mackenzie’s first big trip was a success, although we certainly encountered some challenges (infant altitude sickness, anyone?), and we are happy to be home.

Travel has a way of changing the way you see things when you get home, though, and Chris and I are already talking about changes we want to make now and in the future. Like one kinda big and kinda minor thing? When we were at Chris’s parents house, Mackenzie played on the floor a lot and rolled EVERYWHERE. As in, to GO somewhere. To get to Grandma Great, to reach a toy, to grab a cookie. OH MY. We don’t have room in our house right now to do that, so we’re getting rid of our overstuffed couches and big coffee table to make more room in the living room for that kind of thing. (Which means we’re saving for a new couch – yay!).

I also had some rare and wonderful reading time on the plane while Mackenzie slept, so I continued working my way through The Happiness Advantage. My biggest takeaway right now is that happiness is a mindset, and I want to train my mind to see the positive things in my environment and circumstances. So, to that end, I’ve started a Good Things List notebook in Evernote. I’m writing at least three good things at the end of each day, and hopefully, if I’m ambitious, three good things in these categories: family, work, and finances. Social accountability is important, so on Sundays, I’ll be sharing my top three for the week here.

Promise not to let me slip up, okay? 🙂

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  • Reply Mom August 9, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    I MISSED You! Glad you had a good and safe trip!


  • Reply tehamy August 10, 2011 at 7:08 am

    That picture of Mackenzie in the jeans and tank top is adorable! She looks like such a happy little girl!


  • Reply keli @ kidnapped by suburbia August 10, 2011 at 7:36 am

    glad you made it out and back without any big issues. Mackenzie in jeans? i just died. she is SO cute, dee. <3


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