Sunday, February 21, 2010

Weekend in Review

First of all, thank you all SO very much for all of your amazingly heartfelt, sweet, and honest comments on my previous post in regards to anxiety. How wonderful is it that we as women are able to share so easily with each other? It's a beautiful thing and I feel so fortunate to be able to write in this blog and have so many of you partake in it with me. I just wanted to extend a very sincere thank you, and let you all know that your words truly helped me. I read through each one, and I am going to be trying out any and all of the techniques I haven't yet tried, outside of medicine.

Also, I wanted to take a moment and say hello! and hi! and all that good stuff to the tons of you who commented introducing yourselves! Over the next week I am going to make my way over to all of your blogs, and I'm excited to see your corner of the internet too. :)

After I completed that blog on Saturday morning I ended up pulling myself out of my low spell. I spent the rest of the day getting a lot of things done (staying busy helped), and my girlfriends arrived later in the evening for a little sleepover. We were all exhausted, so after chit chatting for a bit we headed to sleep, only to wake up around 7am this morning! We all got ready and walked down to St. Micheal's for a really delicious breakfast. Afterward, we headed over to Sarah's for Brenda's baby shower. It was a lot of fun and so, so good to see everyone on such a happy occasion. Brenda is one of my sorority sisters, and we've all been friends since college, lived together, did the whole college thing side by side. She currently lives in California with her husband, adorable Boxer puppy, and will soon have a baby added to the mix. They decided to keep the gender a surprise, so most of her gifts were non-gender specific. I have to hand it to her- I don't know if I could go a whole nine months without finding out! It's so exciting though, and I can't wait to see if "baby Powers" is a boy or girl!

walking downtown early this morning for breakfast

walking to breakfast

at St. Micheal's
breakfast at St. Michael's

at the shower- beautiful Brenda, the mommy-to-be!
pretty Mom to be!

cupcakes, always a hit!

boy or girl?
love this


Shirls, Alana, and me
Shirls, me, Alana

ladies lunching

such a cute idea


6 weeks (or less) to go!
6 weeks to go!

so many presents!

if it's a girl... ;)
if it's a girl...


the lovely hostesses Megan and Sarah, and the guest of honor! :)
hostesses with the mostesses (plus Brenda)

Megan, Bren, Sarah

It was just such a lovely afternoon. I love attending events in honor of my friends, and I feel so lucky that there always seems to be one around the corner. In fact, this Wednesday I will be attending the wedding of two friends, Lexy and Jason! I'm so excited, and I'm especially looking forward to it because it's not going to be a traditional type of wedding. They're both very artistic (he's a tattoo artist) so I know whatever they come up with will be ultra-original and beautiful. Plus, I can't wait to see a million of my friends in one place. Awesome.

But, back to today- I came home incredibly exhausted, but when Hank got off work (yes he works Sundays until the summer, yuck!) we decided to get some exercise in so we walked down to the market and did some quick grocery shopping. I had to stop by a few places while he had band practice, and now I am laying low and thinking about my lesson plans for tomorrow. This week should go by really quickly- we have AIMS testing (not fun) but this week my seniors start our book club unit, so that's exciting. It's so crazy how quickly the year has gone by- it seems like just yesterday I was getting to know these kids and now we have less then three months left! It's neat being a teacher in that sense- I get to live a wonderful schedule where there is always a break, an end, a beginning.

I am going to head to sleep, but before I go I wanted to mention something that one of my readers asked me to share with you all! She works for a non-profit organization that is trying to raise awareness for their cause, and you can click here to learn just what that cause is, and to vote! It takes a second and I know it would mean a lot to her...and you can consider it your good deed for the day. :)

I hope all of you have an amazing week!

So much love!

I love me some freshly bathed Madeline!


  1. glad to know you're feeling better!

    oh i love all the photos! what a beautiful baby shower (what kind of cupcakes are they anyway?). congrats to your friend! looks like she got lots of goodies.


  2. I'm so glad you're feeling better, Danielle! Hope your week is amazing :)
    Love and Turtledoves,

  3. those onesies all strung up are sooo cute! what a great idea! i have never seen anyone do that before, and i love it! i also love going to weddings and showers too, but they are very few and far between out here. too bad.

    oh, and when i am feeling stressed and anxious, i totally just vacuum my house. seriously, it always makes me feel so much better! <3

  4. brenda is such a pretty pregnant woman! so glowy, and she has great hair ;) so glad you're feeling better!

  5. you & your friends are adorable! btw, i just noticed in the picture of you & Madeline, your tattoo on your shoulder of the mirror. so cute. :]

  6. girl time is always fun! Plus an afternoon with the hubby is nice too.
    can't wait to see you in the headbands.

  7. Such cute little onesies! Is that what they're called?

  8. thanks Danielle! it means a lot!

    *now everybody go vote for LiNK! :]

  9. Looks like you had a lovely weekend!And you seem to have the best girlfriends!xxx

  10. Happy to see that you were able to get yourself out of your funk. ((hugs)) I am going to try the rescue remedy that many recommended. Looks like the shower was adorable but I see a lot of girly onesies!

    Please share your students' book club reads once you know them :) Book Club will be a nice break from testing for them. We give PSSAs in PA in April. It is such a downer for everyone.

  11. Glad you're feeling better lovely x

  12. Daniel i also take these Chinese herbs called comfort shen. it really helps me feel calm. but i think you have to get it from a person who is in Chinese medicine

  13. hey chica, i'm changing up my blog layout. can you make me a blog button 200(w)x80(h)? i would love to put your blog button on my blog! thank you lady! (mail.dmoser(at)

  14. Love the baby shower decorations...those hanging onesies are such a cute idea!
    I swear you have the most beautiful friends (& yourself)! So glad you're feeling better! I'm all too familiar with depression and anxiety. No fun! Sending you a great big hug! xo

  15. So glad that you're feeling better. It looks like you ended up with a great weekend.

  16. looks like a fun time at the babyshower!

  17. I'm so glad that you are feeling better! I HATE it when you are down! I just want to jump in my car & drive fast as it'll go to give you a great big HUG!
    Looks like a beautifully fun shower!

    Oh & I could NEVER do the "surprise" thing! I'm way too OCD! Besides, once I was able to say "she" or "her" or "Yazee" or "Talia", (you get the idea) I felt so much more connected with the baby. My feeling is, whenever you find out, it's a surprise.
    Bravo to them for waiting!

    Oh & about my anxiety method, I do 3 things. Clean, Workout & listen to music.

  18. Aww, those are the cutest decoration ideas!!!

  19. The last picture of you and Madeline is just too adorable for words. Glad you are feeling better, doll.

  20. I feel like such a stalker, but I love to see pictures of your cute friends (and that adorable clothesline of onesies). Thanks for the fun weekend update!

  21. Mmmm, cupcakes! None of my friends are married or have babies yet, but I can't wait to buy onesies! I don't plan on having kids myself so I love it when the people around me do ;)

  22. glad your feeling better<3! love the hanging onesies, so cute!

  23. I love how you displayed the onesies! They look so adorable like that. Those cupcakes look delicious too... I could just eat one!
    I'm glad you're feeling better Danielle. We all have down days, but it's horrible when you're going through one.
    Have a lovely day!
    Clare xx

  24. I find it cute that she is waiting to find out the gender. It makes the baby shower more fun!

  25. Good to hear you had a better weekend. The party looks like fun, I like it when all our friends are in one place, too.

  26. your friend is so pretty! i have about six weeks left in my pregnancy too and let me just say....i don't look anywhere near as great as she does :)

  27. @Erica Leigh there were some vanilla and some chocolate! :)

    @bottleblack yes, onesies! <3

    @Mim Smith Faro I will definitely post the kids' book picks!

    and thank you everyone for the well wishes and kind words :)

  28. I love the whole baby shower idea. It's just sort of starting to make it's way over the pond to the UK, but nothing like what you guys have. Looks so sweet and fun!