Appreciation! #10


“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.”
― Mark Twain

Last night I went to support my husband in celebrating his 6 months sober – so PROUD of who he is becoming and his positive outlook to change for the better!


I’m consciously making an effort to show my appreciation and gratitude towards him and the changes he’s making each and every day.  Knowing how difficult this new take on life to living healthier and providing a more improved version of himself is by far one of his greatest challenges.  I couldn’t be prouder of his steps in healing and moving forward to pleasing himself and his family.

I surprised him and made a batch of SNOWBALL COOKIES and they turned out wonderful – as I took note of the empty trays!


You can find this amazing recipe at the following link:


If you stopped by last week, you know that I had just purchased Fawn Weaver’s Happy Wives Club book to One Woman’s Worldwide search for the Secrets of a Great Marriage – and how excited I was to be apart of her club on Facebook (although outdated, meaningful posts shared) as well as connect to her blog.

In flipping through her first chapter, Happiness Can Happen, you learn what we already know, but it’s good to be reminded every now and then:  That every marriage takes work, and if you’re willing to stand by those honorable words of matrimony, “From better or worse, in sickness and in health, til death do us part,” then you’ll be just fine.


In closing of her first chapter, Fawn reflects of what both gave her pleasure and surprised her in writing her book and I too, can concur with these words within my own journey of marriage:  “What I learned on the journey that became this book delighted me and surprised me beyond measure.  It delighted me because I’m now convinced that a happy marriage is within reach for anyone  who would grasp it.  It surprised me because the truths at the core of a great marriage are so stunningly simple – we can live by them every day without getting caught up in the little things that rear their ugly heads.” 

Taken from her blog, here is a list of “date night ideas” followed by several links to “date night conversation starters” to better and enrich your marriage even more while spending some quality time with your significant other:

Happy trails to you,
Until we meet again,
Happy trails to you,
Keep smiling on til then..”

Happy Trails,




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