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Happiness Is…Strawberry Pickin’ 2

We have a little book called Happiness is a Sad Song and every night AJH likes to pick it up out of the hundreds of books on our shelves, take the cover off and inspect it.

It’s not as depressing as it sounds…the book was actually published as part of the Peanuts Happiness Isseries and includes many adorable metaphors for happiness, including one of my favorites, “Happiness is a side dish of french fries.”

I might even start my own Happiness Is…series on the blog, beginning with this gem…

Happiness Is…

Strawberry Picking!

AJH has been talking about going strawberry pickin’ for months now.

It all started with this video, Caillou Goes Strawberry Picking.

We’ve watched it over. and over. and over. The whole family¬†knows it by heart.

It was pure bliss watching what she thought was only available on a computer screen come into fruition.

In fact, on the way there she didn’t understand why we were pointing to a farm and not my iPhone screen when we said we were almost to “Strawberry Picking”…kind of scary (but that’s a whole different post)!

We’re lucky enough to live five minutes from a lovely¬†strawberry patch in the picturesque setting of our Shenandoah Valley.

And we even got to ride on a wagon!!

(Can you tell mommy’s smile is hiding a slight twinge of “I-must-find-a-bathroom-as-soon-as-we-get-off-this-wagon”?)

When Ben was a kid, he and his family were close enough to walk to the famous patch from their home. His mom, AJH’s “Granny,” came along to show us the ropes.

She was in heaven!

Pure happiness.

InstaFriday, Beach Edition 2

I am linking up again with Jeannett over at Life Rearranged for “Insta-Friday”! 
This week is a “beach edition” as we have been in Avon, NC living the coastal life since last Saturday.
We borrowed my in-law’s camera for the trip since we are STILL camera-less. I will post some of those pictures later, but for now, here are my “cell-phone pics” from the week…
A yummy bloody Mary made for the hubby and me by my awesome sis.
The babe and me before a nice seafood lunch. 
AJH and her papaw, with uncle RWH in the background.
Pretty beach toes.

 Beach breakfast.

Loving her leopard print…and of course, that belly.
Ready for her closeup…
…And her first pink toenails! 
The boys were outnumbered this week, so the girls got a hold of AJH. 
 She also got feathered! Like mother, like daughter….
Have a great weekend!
life rearranged

Myrtle Beach

Our cute little house, called Periwinkle.

Henry on the beach, loving it.

Emily and me at our Shag dancing lessons.

Ben and me on the last night!