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My Happy List: Happy It's {almost} Summer!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

My Happy List

Good Evening, My Lovelies!  I'm beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and Shelley will be out of school on Monday, June 3rd.  YAY!!!  SO HAPPY!!!

My Happy List 

1.  I am so proud of our daughter, Shanley Belle.  May I have a proud mommie moment?  Please indulge me.  

Congratulations to Shanley Belle for winning the Evelyn Sanderson Parker Endowed Scholarship in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Also, congratulations for winning the Delta Zeta Frances Pickens Lewis Scholarship. I know your sisters must be proud, too!

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Shanley has been studying for the GRE, but Finlay wants her to play! He crawled-up into her sweater. We're proud of our girl!

Well the studying paid off.  Shanley made a 320 on her GRE not including her writing portion.  Woo-hoo!  I hope she applies to Columbia...  It's the only Ivy League with a SLP program!

2.   I finally planted some containers.  :D  Happy!  More of our garden later.

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3.   I actually cooked  meal the other night!  YAY, *me*  I'll share the recipe next week.  It was delicious!

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Prosciutto and basil wrapped shrimp on the grill.  Yum!

4.   I received some neat prezzies lately for my birthday and Mother's Day.  *squee*

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from Shabby Chic

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Book and mug from Emma Bridgewater.  More on the book later!

5.   Finlay-Boo is a maniac!  But I love him soooooooo much..... We should have named him Boo Radley or Magnus Bane.  Oh, well....

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Finlay in his life jacket on the boat.

6.   Speaking of Magnus is the day!  The release date of:

*doing my happy dance*

...but I still don't have my pre-ordered copy....MEH!

7.   I'm planning some wonderful trips for the upcoming year.  SO *very* HaPpY!!!

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I want to go here.  :D

But finally, I'm happy to have a little bit of time to blog this week!  I hope to blog at least one more time before my Literary Friday post (on Friday, of course).

Sorry for my absence.  I'll explain all in a couple of weeks!

What's making you happy this week?

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. So excited for your daughter, Ricki Jill! You are right to be one proud mama!! Exciting times!

  2. Rain, glorious rain falling here for the past three days! That's what has me happy at the moment. '-)
    Congratulations to Shanley Belle. Brains and beauty ~ a winning combination!
    Yea, for the onset of summer. ;-)

  3. Wow, you really are happy and all for good reason. Congratulations to Shanley Belle. Hard work always pays off. :)
    I am excited to see the rest of that garden, the glimpse you give us here is very intriguing. We are creeping into spring up here but I am hoping that summer is somewhat more "pushy".

  4. Thats exciting news for your daughter!! :]

    I cannot wait until my girls get out of school, but they go until the 11th because of snow make up days yuck

  5. I've missed you but I know you are always busy with your beautiful girls and sweet family! Enjoy your week my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

  6. Wow! That's wonderful Ricki ~ so happy for your daughter and YES.. those mommy bragging moments are all part of it. My "baby" graduates in 2 weeks and I still can't believe we are closing yet another chapter. Sounds like you've got lots of fun ahead this summer. It's nice to have things to look forward to and your Happy List is a reminder to always find things we are thankful and appreciate in everyday life. Enjoy your day! xxleslie

  7. What made me happy today - a post by Art @ Home.

    Glad you are well, hope Shanley goes to Columbia - it's always wonderful to have a reason to visit NYC and that shrimp dish looks wonderful.

  8. CONGRATS to Shanley! That is amazing!

    Also Finlay is cute and those shrimp look soooo tasty!

  9. RJ,
    Congratulations to Shanley!
    I'm so happy to hear from you, I knew you said you'd be crazy busy but we all get attached to the blog sites we love! :-)
    Finlay looks darling and is growing up so fast.
    Can't wait to hear what's in that recipe, it looks delicious.

  10. Congratulations to your gifted daughter. Love the new painting.

  11. Oh I am glad you found happiness. Way to go Shanley Belle! You have every reason to be proud of her Mama'. Love your little guy! Your planters are beautiful!!!

    Oh, don't forget to look up the new swap it is a book one.

  12. Congratulations to your daughter!

  13. I'm happy you're getting some bloggy time! Congrats to Shanley- both your girls have a bright futures ahead of them!

    (and good thing you didn't name Finlay Magnus Bane...if dogs grow into their names, that'd mean some shenanigans ahead!)

  14. Been missing you RJ! Congratulations to the proud mommy and to your daughter on her achievements. Reasons for celebrations. Can’t wait to hear about your trips too.
    I’m happy because we needed this rain we are getting. Already a sad looking dry lawn..........

  15. Congratulations to Shanley!! Your trip sounds so exciting.. Not sure on the recipe..but looks awesome...and Finlay is the sweetest....


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