Picture Perfect Weekly #29 {Live, Love, Laugh edition}

November 17, 2012

I love to share photos and I love Instagram. I was one happy little blogger when Instagram became available on Android devices. I jumped, no leaped, on that particular social media bandwagon and have developed a new love affair/addiction with it. Because of this love affair I have decided to start my very own weekly link up called… Picture Perfect Weekly!!!
I would love it if you would join me and share the treasures you captured with Instagram/phone camera/any other camera during the past week. I see a lot of fantastic, cute, funny and happy moments every day.

Share just one or many of your pictures and add a small description.

Just paste the badge into your post or sidebar and follow me… quick and simple. You can find me on Facebook, Twitter and of course, Instagram!

I look forward to seeing your treasured moments!!!

Besides sharing my life in IG pictures this week, I’d like to take the chance and let you know how my search for a new blog identity is going. Some of you may have read this post from a few days ago where I was trying to explain why I feel the need for a new blog name.

After some more soul searching, bothering a few of my most trusted bloggy friends with one e-mail after another and basically annoying the crap out of hubby, I thought that I had found what I was looking for. I got some great advice, lovely comments and felt pretty good about where I was.

Leave it to hubby and his no-nonsense attitude to make me question my sanity and thought-process. I was back at square one… I let things simmer and didn’t do anything. Just went about my business — preparing for my sister’s arrival tomorrow, doing my chores and getting some blog reading and commenting done.

And then it happened… BOOM! I had an epiphany. Leave it to some great blog posts, even greater bloggy friends and some heartfelt comments and I had it. I got that tingly feeling in my tummy, like a thousand butterflies had invaded it, and felt like laughing out loud. Of course, it happened right when I had to leave to pick up the kids from school…

But I just couldn’t leave without letting hubby in on my epiphany. So, I told him… And without any muss or fuss, I had my new name. I promise, I will share it soon. The domain name is bought and paid for, the new header designed… and things are happening. I am just so excited and bursting at the seams with happiness right now.

I will let you in on my epiphany when I’m ready to unveil my new name!!! In hindsight it seems so easy now, so right for me and I feel it’s so who I am.

Thank you all for bearing with me and putting up with my crazy notions!!! Love you all! 🙂

This week was fairly quiet and calm for the most part. No appointments, no crazy running around for school-related activities and also not too many pics taken with IG.

On Tuesday’s the boy has robotics club after school so the girls and I usually have an hour to kill before we can get him and head home. There is no point in going home and coming back… We try to find different things to do. We either go to Target, Starbucks, or Aldi. This time Dunkin Donuts won out. It was nice.

My favorite necklace is the one in the picture above. It’s a motto I try to live by. What would life be after all if we didn’t live it, shared love and laughed often?

Yesterday, the vampires took over. I make no secret out of my love and slight obsession with all things Twilight and both my girl and I were so happy that this day had finally arrived and we would see the end to the saga. And what an ending it was. I cried, screamed, laughed and sighed and I can’t wait to go back and see it again!!! 🙂

As I write this, I am sitting outside on the patio enjoying the sunshine and breeze rustling through the trees. It is a beautiful day. I’m not rushing around like a mad woman trying to get things done for tomorrow. It’s not that I’m not doing that but I’m doing it at a more leisurely pace. It helps that I broke up my work and did a little each day. Tomorrow can’t arrive soon enough. I miss my little sister. It’ll be so good to see her and the family again.

The lake view is one I never tire off. I love our neighborhood and enjoy walking through it and by the numerous lakes. I feel lucky to be able to enjoy this daily.

And now I leave you with this video to one of my new favorite songs. It is just so sweet!!!


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  • Hilary November 17, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Glad you got some down time… you deserve it!

    • Susi November 18, 2012 at 12:06 am

      Thanks, Hilary. I think, you could use it much more than I do!

  • Rorybore November 18, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    oh drat! keeping me in suspense like that! I can’t wait to see the new You. And you know we will all just love it to pieces because it is of You!
    love that necklace. that’s my thing….I collect interesting necklaces.

    And you’ll be so proud of me: I have to do a Twilight movieathon because the girlfriend and I, who ended up in Part 1 last year by mistake (ha), are going to see the finale Part 2 this week……and I have to watch all the ones in between! So, I have no idea if I am Team Jacob or Edward yet….but I do hear Robert sings, so given my love for music, that will probably give Edward the edge.

    • Susi November 18, 2012 at 4:25 pm

      Edward (Robert) plays the piano in both Twilight (#1) and Breaking Dawn PT. 2. It’s one of my favorite pieces by Carter Burwell… “Bella’s Lullabye”. Wish I could join you!!! 🙂 Hope you enjoy… I think, I will go back this coming weekend and see it again.

  • Kimberly November 18, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    oh that makes me so happy that you’re happy.
    You’re doing what feels good for you. I know that whatever you do, you will be successful because your entire heart is in it. xo

    • Susi November 18, 2012 at 4:26 pm

      Thanks for your support, Kimberly. It’s true, it does make me happy and I can’t wait to share! 🙂

  • Missy | The Literal Mom November 18, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    I love that necklace and I love seeing your instagram photos every week!

    • Susi November 18, 2012 at 10:52 pm

      Thanks Missy. It’s definitely my favorite right now.

  • TBM November 19, 2012 at 4:25 am

    When I moved to the East coast I was amazed by all of the Dunkin Donuts. Glad you had a relaxing week.

    • Susi November 19, 2012 at 10:36 pm

      Thanks. I know there are a lot of them around… but never when you need one!!! 😉