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a grateful heart

we traveled to annapolis, maryland over the weekend
and i fell so in love.
the entire atmosphere of this city is fabulous;
the harbor, colorful row homes, seafood, boats on the water, unique shops, proud u.s sailors;
the undeniable patriotism in the air.
we had such a great time at the wedding
 {so many personal touches, so much love, and so much fun.}
i plan to show photos with you soon ... both from our road trip to raleigh and to annapolis.
during the wedding, i looked down at the floor and saw this on the boards-
it immediately made me think of grateful heart mondays and my gratitude project.
both of these initiatives have encouraged me to live more in the moment
and to take everything in- all the time.  
this week my heart is grateful for:
- a weekend with new and old friends in one adorable city
- exploring new & very cute cafes for our #simplygreycoffeetour
- i am starting to watch parenthood again {on netflix}. my sister and i used to watch it and i always LOVED it- she kept going and i stopped. i am at the end of season two and can't get enough. very excited to continue watching- just love, love some braverman family time.
 so many amazing characters and life lessons. another confession: i cry almost every episode.
- watching a beautiful wedding take place in front of my eyes this past weekend- so much love.
- two fun road trips with mr. monaco - we had a great time together.
- trader joe's - everything.
- fresh cut flowers
- a job i love - esp. when you receive this note on a monday morning from a sweet soul/student:
 - the warmth of the sun on my face this weekend
- $1 trolley rides around new cities 
- warm fresh sheets 
 & lastly,
my strong relationship with my sister
i love what liz at simply complex mom wrote today
for the bond is unbreakable
and i am so grateful.
Sisterhood8
Grateful Heart w/ Ember Grey

what are you grateful for this week?
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9 comments:

  1. As a teacher, that note just melted my heart! I love your blog header, btw. So glad you posted this to the peony project this week!

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    1. awe - thank you! it def. melted my heart as well… so sweet. thank you so much for the blog love. <3 i really appreciate it and am loving your blog, too!!

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    2. I too am a teacher and it’s those kind of notes that really show how appreciated you are. That’s awesome :)

      Kelly

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  2. I love Annapolis!!! One of my favorite cities...the seafood, the boats and the men in uniform...I'm happly married to my own uniformed man but I like the eye candy ;) I also just started to watch parenthood on netflix. I have never seen it. Its amazing but can I watch an episode with out crying for goodness sake!

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    1. love it. it was amazing. everything about it. loving your blog and appreciate all the love. and i can't get enough of that show- love those bravermans!!!

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  3. I knew you would love Annapolis! It looks like you guys squeezed in a lot of sight seeing despite the short trip--so glad! And not sure if you saw my post about Team Braverman a few weeks ago...but Parenthood is my most favorite show of all time. I've seen every episode twice and might just start watching them again on Netflix because I miss those Bravermans. The finale episode was so beautifully perfect.

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    1. you were so right, love. it was amazing. we plan to go back… so much more to see! it was a whirlwind- but a great one. lovely city. and yes, i saw your post but didn't read it because i didn't want to find out anything :) but will after watching… lots of more episodes left. so excited to watch the rest- it's SO good.

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  4. !!!! I love, I love, I LOVE those boards!! (So much in fact that I seriously want to print out that picture and frame it for my office. Would that be weird?!) I have always wanted to visit Maryland, even more so now. How sweet to get such kind and affirming words from one of your students! :) That has to feel so good. Wishing you a happy week, Nelle! I'll be venturing out to a café tomorrow!! ;)

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  5. Ooooh Parenthood...such a tearjerker! LOVE it - you are going to get even more attached to everyone, straight up.
    And what a sweet, sweet note from your student. My mom taught for 30 years and she just retired last year - she has saved a few notes and letters from students like that from the years. She still treasures them! What an important job you do. xo

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