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SUPER DUPER Shiny, Happy, Sparkly, Feel-Good Friday: 11/15/13

Because it’s been a few weeks since I’ve been able to post a Shiny, Happy post, I’ve got a Super Duper post for you today. Enjoy!

Some things that have made me happy over the past few weeks:

Field trip with my girl.

Field trip with my girl.

Merry-go-round fun

Merry-go-round fun

40-foot tube slide

40-foot tube slide

Cow ride

Cow ride

My boys

My boys

Crazy hair day AND Donuts with Dad day!

Crazy hair day AND Donuts with Dad day!

Pumpkin carving fun

Pumpkin carving fun

My viking and rock star

My viking and rock star

The 3 yo decided last minute not to wear his costume, but still a cutie, no?

The 3 yo decided last minute not to wear his costume, but still a cutie, no?

Supporting Movember!

Supporting Movember!

Rocking Sissy's Hello Kitty fedora

Rocking Sissy’s Hello Kitty fedora

Why hello newest Wild Thing!

Why hello newest Wild Thing!

And some things that have made you happy:

Phyllis from justbcauz http://justbcauz.wordpress.com/: Abby (age 9) enjoying the view from the Funhouse; Katie (22 months) enjoying chocolate dipped cheesecake; Jeb (6 months) people watching at the NC State Fair.

Phyllis from justbcauz: Abby (age 9) enjoying the view from the Funhouse; Katie (22 months) enjoying chocolate dipped cheesecake; Jeb (6 months) people watching at the NC State Fair.

Jerica from CO: My little sister enjoying pumpkin fun; my now five year old when she was a year old... found it on my moms computer.

Jerica from CO: My little sister enjoying pumpkin fun; my now five year old when she was a year old… found it on my moms computer.

Kristen from CA: The best happy face I've seen at home this week...squeee!

Kristen from CA: The best happy face I’ve seen at home this week…squeee!

Claire from Sydney, Australia: Sydney spring has sprung.

Claire from Sydney, Australia: Sydney spring has sprung.

Christina from MI: Enjoying some ice cream! Starring Iris, Koalie & Thomas.

Christina from MI: Enjoying some ice cream! Starring Iris, Koalie & Thomas.

Devan from TN: This is what made me happy this week! A change up from my kids. MY BREAST MAN!

Devan from TN: This is what made me happy this week! A change up from my kids. MY BREAST MAN!

Tiffany from AR: Trying on new pajamas and silly faces!

Tiffany from AR: Trying on new pajamas and silly face.

Corinna from Toronto, Ontario: My little princesses; I don't have to listen to adults.

Corinna from Toronto, Ontario: My little princesses; I don’t have to listen to adults.

Melissa from MD: My little daredevil modeling his new bike gear.  Gotta protect the noggin' in the coolest way!

Melissa from MD: My little daredevil modeling his new bike gear. Gotta protect the noggin’ in the coolest way!

Kathy from IL: Fall fun with cousins.

Kathy from IL: Fall fun with cousins.

Julie from MD: Pumpkin patch!

Julie from MD: Pumpkin patch!

Brandy from IN: Eli and Zoe had so much fun rolling around in and throwing leaves. Definitely made standing in the cold worth it! :)

Brandy from IN: Eli and Zoe had so much fun rolling around in and throwing leaves. Definitely made standing in the cold worth it! 🙂

From Chronically Sick Manic Mother http://chronicallysickmanicmother.wordpress.com/: All my loves.

From Chronically Sick Manic Mother: All my loves.

As always, thanks to those who submitted some happiness! Please keep it coming. Until next week…

Fridays on Raising Wild Things are Shiny, Happy, Sparkly, Feel-Good Fridays! Since parenting can sometimes suck the  life out of me, I wanted to do these posts as reminders of the good, the great things that happened during the week amid all the crazy, exhausting, sometimes frustrating, sometimes maddening, sometimes head-exploding moments that seem to linger in my memory and can put me in a mommy funk. What makes you happy? Please share!

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Be Back in 15 Minutes

Ok, maybe not 15 minutes, but soon . . . For those of you who follow my blog, first off, thank you. I’ve been taking a little step back over the past several weeks, as life has left little time for me to focus on any sort of writing. I am not giving up on it, but I am in the process of re-evaluating some things and will most likely be cutting back on the amount of blogging I do moving forward. So, thank you for waiting out this little break. I appreciate everyone’s support, and I promise I’ll be back soon. Until then . . .

xoxoxoxo