Celebrate This Week-7/8

It’s Saturday and that means it is time to reflect on the week and celebrate things both big and small. Join our community and celebrate this week by linking up or just stopping by the host Ruth Ayres’ blog to read others’ celebrations.

Sunshine Through the Sunroof

     We recently traded in a car so that we could bring our monthly payments down and have more money to budget toward paying off debt. Both my husband and I were very happy with this decision. The best part about it is that now we have two cars with sunroofs. Now, don’t get me wrong, we don’t have super fancy cars. We just have cool features in our cars. 

   Sunroofs make me happy. I love sunshiny days and I love being able to enjoy them in my car. It just makes my day brighter. One of the best memories I have of my father was during the three months before he passed away, when he finally purchased a Mercedes Benz. He had dreamed his entire life about being able to have a Mercedes. He finally got to a place in which he could afford to lease the lowest priced sedan and he went for it. He LOVED that car. And it had a sunroof. Driving down the roads with our windows down and the sunroof open and blasting folk music is one of the best movies that plays in my mind. I was thirteen and I seldom had times when I thought my dad was cool, but these were moments in which I just enjoyed being with him. My sunroof now reminds me of this. Every. Single. Time. 

A Rambunctious Duo

     We have our hands full with our two dogs. Kiko is the newer addition to our house, and he sure is full of energy! The two dogs play every morning from the very first second that we let Kiko out of his crate. It is so much fun to have such energy in this household. And, they are pretty darn cute!


Summer Speed

   I love the slower pace of summertime. I have spent a lot of time making goals and doing some work, but mostly we are just playing it by ear after a two week visit from my brother-in-law. We loved having him here, but it is great to have our house back to normal.

What do you have to celebrate this week? I would love to hear from you in the comments!


Author: Andrea

I am a fourth grade teacher in a large urban school district. I am a book nerd and love to encourage the love of reading far and wide.

5 thoughts on “Celebrate This Week-7/8”

  1. I love your memory of enjoying being with your dad – sunroof open, windows down, folk music blasting. Now I need to know – which dog is Kiko? And what is your other dog’s name? And the slower pace of summertime – a gift to be sure. Enjoy every slow moment!

    1. Hi Ramona, Sorry this reply is so belated! Kiko is the tri-colored dog. They told us that he is a St.Bernard mix. Carmela is our other dog. She is a lab mix and we are pretty sure she is Lab/Pitbull.

  2. Sunroofs, summer speed, and two puppies sounds like a great week. I love how having a sunroof brought you back to a memory of your dad and you are both super cool now.

  3. A sunroof is a must-have for me. I don’t think I’ve ever had a car without one. The slow pace is really something to love about summer. Nothing better than playing it ear by ear – sometimes the most fun, enjoyable things are those that are not planned.

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