100 Happy Days: Day 18 – Day 40

Read about why I’m doing the 100 Happy Days challenge here.  Sign up to participate yourself or join me – for just a day or the remainder of the challenge – the more the merrier.  Don’t forget to tag your pictures with #100happydays and #lifesabowlhappydays.  Stay connected with Life’s a Bowl on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Below each picture I copied the caption, minus the hashtags #obvi.

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Charlie made me happy a lot day 1 – day 8.  Then, the focus shifted to Baby Szed day 9 – day 17.  And this time it seems to be an even mix between family, home repair, and back-to-school stuff.  This week is an overflow of pictures because I didn’t share last week.  Whoops!

Day 18

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Painting and eating crumb cakes.  Thanks BUNCHES for the sweet find, Sarah!

Day 19

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Two weekends moving, two days painting, two days without a shower…  We’re totally moved out!  Looking forward to making happy memories in our new house.

Day 20

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        First, my student picks me flowers.  Then, an elderly lady stopped me in the grocery store to tell me “You look so pretty.  You’re going to have a beautiful baby.  Bless you.”  So happy to be surrounded by beautiful people!

Day 21

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A Day late, but happy National Dog Day!  We love you lots, Charlie

Day 22

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Hard to believe how quickly time passes…  Four years ago I was about to begin my senior year at Boston University.  Two years ago we picked up our marriage license.  Both are very happy memories!

Day 23

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Pregnancy is a beautiful, incredible thing.

Day 24

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My momma felt bad that I was still at school so she came to help…  Until the custodian kicked us out.  After a week of 12+ hour workdays, I’m happy to have a 3-day weekend!

Day 25

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Charlie mustache you a question…  Shall we shag now, or shall we shag later?

Day 26

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Supposed to increase my calcium intake…  The things I do for this little girl already.

Day 27

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Adding some va-va-voom to his perm.

Day 28

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Happy to have met my student and to have finished the first day of school without anyone having a meltdown!

Day 29

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He looked like such a stud

Day 30

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30 weeks pregnant today and I can still {barely} see my toes.

Day 31

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I’ve had a lot of “Ms. Szed, what if…?” questions this week.  TGIF!

Day 32

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Pictures of cute baby giraffes make me so happy.  Ironically, all of the stuffed animals that our generous friends have given us have been…  GIRAFFES!  Her themes are: giraffe and pink.  Baby Szed is already maxing out the growth chart so it’s fitting.

Day 33

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I love bread butts.  Topped with garlic hummus and pepper jack cheese.

Day 34

Day 34

Fueling momma and baby for our workout!  Luna Bar you made my day with this new-to-me flavor…  I’m sure Baby Szed will be a Luna lover like her momma {and dad}!

Day 35

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Squee!  My momma sent me a baby shower invitation!  I LOVE IT

Day 36

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It’s been a hard week, but I’m happy to be at the gym for the third day in a row.  Gym time = me time.  Time to mentally checkout.

Day 37

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First can of pumpkin this season – happy morning!  Made Pumpkin Oatmeal Fritters.

Day 38

Day 38

Happy {funny} Friday!

Day 39

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Rainy weekend happiness.

Day 40

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The master bedroom looks beautiful and our periwinkle storage room is starting to look like a baby girl’s nursery ♥  Happy to be almost done!

See past 100 Happy Days Challenge pictures…

Day 1 – Day 8

Day 9 – Day 17

Question:  What’s made you happy lately?

Question:  What’s the last good thing you’ve done to help someone else?

— Allison

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100 Happy Days: Day 1 – Day 8

Read about why I’m doing the 100 Happy Days challenge here.  Sign up to participate yourself or join me – for just a day or the remainder of the challenge – the more the merrier.  Don’t forget to tag your pictures with #100happydays and #lifesabowlhappydays.  Stay connected with Life’s a Bowl on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Below each picture I copied the caption, minus the hashtags #obvi.

100 Happy Days Challenge Header Evidently Charlie made me happy a lot last week.  He’s been great company this summer, especially while Ryan has been away for work.  He’s such a charmer and cuddler ;)

Day 1

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I love that he loves laying on my baby belly ♥  Today marks day 1 of the 100 Happy Days challenge…  I thought it would be a fun way to countdown to Baby Szed’s due date.  Day 100 is November 13th.

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So much to be happy about today.  Today marks 26 weeks pregnant!

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Spent this past week in Philly!  I LOVE{d} having the opportunity to travel with my husband {Charlie too} on a business trip and spend the days touring.  Back to VA to start packing for our move next week!

Day 4

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What a WONDERFUL night!  Had a blast celebrating the newly engaged couple and seeing old friends!

Day 5

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I’m incredibly thankful for everything my husband does for me and our growing family.  He’s the hardest worker that I know, is extremely modest, puts the biggest smile on my face, still makes my heart flutter after 5 years, and is gonna be a great dad…  So much love ♥  And yes, he’s showing off my baby bump!

Day 6

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Be the person your dog thinks you are.  Give lots of kisses, seize the day, always be ready for adventure, stick by the ones you love, and love unconditionally.  Love my first baby, my fur baby

Day 7

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Listening to the pouring rain, culling on the couch, and catching up on the DVR.

Day 8

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Happy to have a rich blue sky today after yesterday’s downpours – it’s a beautiful day in Virginia.

Question:  What’s made you happy lately?

Question:  What’s the last good thing you’ve done to help someone else?

 

— Allison

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A Few Days in Philly

I can’t write today’s post without mentioning the death of Robin Williams…  Such a tragic loss.  He was one of my favorite childhood actors.  I’ll never forget my dad doing impersonations of him or how much my brother loved Mrs. Doubtfire – he watched it daily while he was in and out of the hospital for much of his early childhood.  It’s touching to read how kind and generous he was, despite his A-list celebrity status.  He’ll always be one of my favorites, a classic, and never will be forgotten.

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Last week I mentioned that Charlie loved the fancy hotel life…  And was bummed when it came to an end on Friday when we drove home.  Since Ryan has been traveling a lot for work the past month, Charlie and I decided to accompany him for a few days in Philly.

I had been there twice before – for a basketball tournament in high school and for a work conference almost two years ago – but never had a chance to tour the popular sites.  And even last week, I ran out of time to see everything.  People were waiting in line for over an hour to see The Liberty Bell!

Every morning we woke up and walked Charlie in a park just a few blocks from our hotel.  This trip made me realize how important it is to have green space.  Charlie struggled to do his business on the busy city sidewalks.

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When Ryan left to go to training, I’d walk down to a nearby Starbucks for a breakfast sandwich {new pregnancy craving, YUM!} and to tap onto their free WiFi.  I get the most work done when I’m at Starbucks and thankfully, I don’t mind the smell anymore.  After a couple of hours of work, I walked back to the hotel for a workout, shower, and to walk Charlie.  Since I was alone for lunch I stuck with salad bars and delis.

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Afternoons were dedicated to touring and by the end of the day my feet and lower back were aching.  Around 5PM I met up with Ryan and his coworkers for happy hour before we were treated to delicious dinners.  Three days of good company, good food, and lots of fun!

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P.S.  I’m saving the pictures from Reading Terminal Market for a separate {mouthwatering} post.

Question:  Have you visited Philly?  What’s your favorite site to see?  Restaurant?  Shop?

Question:  What’s your favorite city to visit?

— Allison

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