22 Amazing Fitness, Health, and Happiness TED Talks


Shawn Achor: The Happy Secret to Better Work (seen and LOVE)

Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability (seen and LOVE)

Jamie Oliver: Teach Every Child About Food (just LOVE him!)



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i love evangeline’s ballet class and teacher – for their birthdays they all get a tiara and a special birthday song.  makes birthday girls feel very special and loved!




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to celebrate both evangeline’s 8th birthday and tony’s 40th we watched star wars IV with our good friends and their kids.  their kids are similar ages to ours and we often celebrate milestones together – esp big ones, like being 8.  caleb wasn’t allowed to watch star wars until he was 8 and so a few weeks ago evangeline reminded me of the “i can watch star wars when i’m 8 rule”.  so we did.  of course our children are not innocent in the ways and lore of star wars, as i was when i first watched it.  they know who is related to who and all the mystique of luke and leia and their father.  i don’t know if that spoils it or not.  but they loved it and we loved sharing the moment with our friends, and that is the main thing! 

do you have any special family movies that get rolled out as a milestone celebration? 





we are addicted to reno shows.  not the actual process of renovating though – the thought of the noise and the dust and the mess freaks me and puts me out of my comfort zone!   The Block is a family fav… so keen to start watching the 2013 season of The Block NZ which began last night…  which is good, because our other family favourite House Rules finished on Sunday…  we all get totally into it – the kids have picked favourites already (okay Evangeline likes 4 out of 4 teams and Caleb is going for the boys, and the team with a Caleb in it) and love the whole process of transformation – both in the houses and in the people.  

are you addicted to any tv shows?




and as always.  i love Jesus with all i am and all my heart and all my soul and all my days. For His glory and the building of His kingdom and the rescue of the lost.

so what are you totally loving this week?

… check out what other peeps are loving whatever day of the week it is over at MNM’s BLOG

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