Happiness is ______ {Week Fifty-One & Fifty-Two} #happinessis

by Lisa Douglas

2013 WAS a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle?
Happiness is so very many things for me, and on Wednesdays I plan on sharing the answer to that. Every week, here, on Twitter, on Instagram and Facebook. You can follow along by using the hashtag #happinessis on Twitter and Instagram.

2014 is here! It doesn’t feel much different than 2013 just yet. This time off with my family has been a good one, chock full of lots of fun games, experiences, and the HOLIDAYS! This happiness is post is going to be an extra long one, to celebrate the last two weeks. I plan to outline some of the best 2013 happiness is moments in another post later 🙂

Happiness is… my quickie trip to LA two weeks ago for Wii Fit U. I can’t wait to share what we’re up to!

that's a wrap!Happiness is… decorating gingerbread houses.

decorating gingerbread housesHappiness is… watching her version of eating, er, decorating gingerbread houses. Heh.

she loves decorating gingerbread housesHappiness is… making cinnamon ornaments.

rolling out cinnamon ornamentsHappiness is… making candy cane bead ornaments.

making candy cane bead ornamentsHappiness is… Santa visited!

Santa visited!Happiness is… seeing her so excited to help and open presents!

baby helper under the treeHappiness is… giving her brother a high five while he opens gifts.

high five, brother!Happiness is… his excitement over his Captain America muscles.

captain america musclesHappiness is… seeing her face light up to be Anna from Disney’s FROZEN.

Disney's FROZEN Anna making her appearanceHappiness is… the look on her face says it all – we surprised her with a purple 3DS!

she got a purple 3DS!Happiness is… baby V loves Leap Frog Violet!

Leap Frog products FTWHappiness is… his fascination with his new Razor 360.

riding on his new 360Happiness is… the adorableness as she “photographs” their surroundings while riding on brothers new Power Wheels.

riding on brother's new Power WheelsHappiness is… my new favoritest present ever! We named her “Sassy.” Guess who doesn’t have to mop everyday anymore? *insert huuuuge grin here*

mom's new favorite present - the iRobot BraavaHappiness is… my wannabe guitar player getting a Rocksmith guitar and game to learn to play.

hubby got RocksmithHappiness is… my son’s birthday party – the Game Truck!

Game Truck 14th Birthday Partygame truck insideHappiness is… the birthday party spread, with a football theme, cupcakes, and pizza. Perfect for a teenager, no?

birthday party spreadHappiness is… this sweet, heavy baby falling asleep on me and not letting me go.

baby napper made me stuckHappiness is… a toast to the new year as the ball drops.

game truck inside

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