You Heard It Here: Happiness Is

I guess you could say I’m a broken record when it comes to Happiness Is because I tend to fall back on family a lot of the time. Color me sentimental.

This month’s “happiness is” revolves around the big family reunion I attended this past weekend in Dallas, Texas. My daughter took about a thousand pictures in a 24 hour period, but I thought I’d post the highlight. It’s the “crazy” shot of us just before our dinner Saturday night.


So, yes, this month, happiness is having a great family and managing to get together once or twice a decade to catch up with everyone, shut the bar down, and in general wreck a little havoc. Life is good. Just wish we had more like a week instead of a day to reconnect.

What about you? What’s your happiness this month? Do you love family reunions or is your extended family a little on the nutty side? (Like mine!) Let me know!


You Heard It Here: Happiness Is — 6 Comments

  1. I have heard about family reunions such as yours but have never been invited to one. The biggest we have done was a huge celebration for my mother’s 90th birthday and the same for Bill’s mother’s 80. She will be turning 90 next year, and we plan to go back to MA for a visit. Someone has to plan those events, and that’s the rub, isn’t it?

    My happiness this month is the news that my daughter and son-in-law are expecting. Yay oh yay. I get to be a grammy.

    • Hi Lynne,
      Congratulations on your wonderful news!! That is terrific happiness!! Yes, the planning on this reunion was a bear! You can ask my 4 cousins who planned it! I think they are leaving it to another generation the next time. LOL. We had one in 2000 too. It was super fun and I think we even had more family members. This isn’t even all of us. (My grandmother was one of 8 children, so there are a lot of us. )

    • Hi Kate,
      Congrats on your release date!! That is an awesome happiness! I’m so excited for you! Love that we are Carina buddies!

  2. Hi Dee! That is one big family you’ve got there. I’m glad you had a good time in Dallas.

    This month, happiness for me is that the first draft of my third book under contract is finished. And well before the deadline! Polishing it up still remains, but at least there’s something to polish. LOL.

    • Hi Alison,
      Congrats on finishing that first draft!! That’s great! What a relief, right? That’s an awesome happiness, no doubt!! Yes, having something to polish is half the battle. LOL.