Mama Gone Green is a blog dedicated to raising happy children and reducing our impact on the Earth. My name is Taryn and I am the mother of 2 young kids and an environmental studies instructor at a community college in Portland, Oregon. Please join me as I journey through life as a mama, teacher, knitter, photographer, gardener, and environmentalist!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Weekend Gratitudes

This weekend has been amazing......

This weekend I have felt grateful for:
  • A moment where Phoebe looked at me, gave me a huge hug and said "Mama! I love you! You are my best friend." My heart almost exploded. (If this seems like not such a big deal, read why it IS here.)
  • Wonderful weather, just perfect for heading to the nursery and planting a few new plants in the yard. A garden update to come soon!
  • A night outside with a fire, spending time with a few wonderful ladies, and a late night bike ride home.
  • Finn. He is doing so well and his anxiety seems to be at it's lowest in years. As I write this he is playing at the neighbor's house. Without me. He's 6, but it's the first time he has ever been at a friend's house without me (except for when he went to preschool at his friend's house). I am glowing with happiness.
  • Two amazing hikes with my kids this weekend. Saturday's adventure was full of wildlife, and I am pretty sure that Phoebe is a budding scientist. Today's adventure was just the kids and I. We saw 3 racoons (check out the photos below of them crossing the stream) and all sorts of birds. Finn even spotted a northern flicker and a bald eagle before I did. An ornithologist in training!
  • Young-adult science fiction thriller novels that suck me in.
  • Green juice. And coffee. My morning treats.
  • Sunday evening out with a couple of mama-friends, and getting to skip the bedtime routine for a change.
What have you felt grateful for this weekend?

Joining in with the other Taryn of Wooly Moss Roots for a Gratitude Sunday post and  Amanda from The Habit of Being for a weekending post.

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  1. It was lovely to hear your son is overcoming his anxiety. How liberating for him :-)

  2. What a wonderful week you have had with your family. So many special moments to treasure and look back on in years to come :)

  3. So much goodness oozing out of this post, a wonderful weekend with some very special moments. So happy for you. Enjoy your week.

  4. sounds like the best weekend ever! lovely that your little girl said she loved you when you needed it the most :) how sweet! So glad your son is thriving!!

  5. What a wonderful weekend! Yes - little girls can be fickle with their feelings and emotions. While my 18 year old has always been a momma's girl, she seems to relate to her dad more as she is growing up. Her and I will "butt heads" but they seem to communicate better. I think it's just a normal part of growing up. I'm glad Finn is doing well. And yay for some time with friends!

  6. What a nice weekend. I would love to be able to do some hiking. So nice you could hike with your children. Sounds like Finn is doing well and Phoebe is so sweet. Love this post!