Every Friday, the Little Bliss List provides a chance for us to celebrate the little things that brought us hope and happiness this week. I do believe when we focus on the sweet stuff of life, the sweet stuff multiplies. And by sharing those small gifts in our lives, we help others notice the gifts in theirs. 

Yesterday, we wrapped up our family vacation in Chicago. Waved goodbye to our hotel and took one last stroll down Michigan Ave. Ate one last handful of Garrett’s Chicago Popcorn Mix. The kids were prepared for an eight hour car ride back home – but we had other plans.

The Big Surprise!

We told the boys we’d be stopping briefly in Wisconsin Dells {a popular family tourist attraction full of hotel rooms and water parks} just to see if we could tour a hotel} to look around and decide if we’d ever want to stay there. What they didn’t know was that we already had a reservation to spend the night at Great Wolf Lodge!! So hard to keep that secret – but I knew the surprise would be worth it!

We pulled up and Brad went inside, claiming to be asking if we could walk around the resort. He returned to the car and said we had the green light. Below is what transpired on video once we got inside and began looking around…

It’s one great big ball of bliss, isn’t it? After I stopped filming, I had to wipe away a huge crocodile tear rolling down Ryder’s cheek; that’s how blissed-out he was by the surprise. Stunned into silence, which never happens!  Soooo sweet.

That’s my unconventional bliss list this week, packed with pleasure and oodles of outings. Wanna track your own bliss? You can participate in the link party below through Sunday at midnight central – or simply leave a comment!

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