Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens...

This is a very busy week. I am working at my church's Vacation Bible School which means my 4 kids and I have to be out the door each morning by 8. Having such a big commitment has put a serious damper on getting things accomplished here at home and blogging has fallen way down the list.

I did manage to read a couple posts though, lamenting the fact that mommy-bloggers use too much space in the blogosphere complaining about life. Too much negativity. While I don't think this is particularly a problem with the blogs that I read, in the name of positivity I am writing this post on things that make me happy. This idea is a complete rip off from Gingersnapspice (my pseudo-cousin and original inspiration to start blogging). She does this each year and it's a wonderful way to reflect on the positive things in your life. Even the little things. The challenge for me will be not to duplicate too much from what I wrote on hers.
So here is, my cop-out post, because I don't have time to write a real one.

Things that make me happy-

  • My Husband Calling me Beautiful
  • Listening to my children pray
  • Big Hydrangea "puff balls" that I didn't plant, but can't kill, blooming outside my front porch
  • A stack of books I haven't read on my bed side table
  • Allison walking around the house singing "Fellows I meet, they tell me I'm sweet and willingly I believe!"
  • Ben making Clara laugh and squeal
  • The rolls on Clara's thighs
  • Coconut Creme Coffee Mate
  • Clara trying to sing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" when she can't even say a word.
  • Sitting outside on Warm Summer Nights
  • Bug Spray
  • Ben shaking his "booty"
  • Leaving in two weeks to go to NY with my daughter and see dear friends.
  • Singing Praise & Worship Songs
  • Brandon telling me things about his day, I would never have told my parents
  • Sleeping 'til 8:00
  • Ice Cream Cones
  • Blogging
So now it's your turn. What makes you happy?

8 comments:

slouching mom said...

Clara trying to sing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" when she can't even say a word.

This would make me happy, too.

I'm happy when I see my boys playing together, laughing and giggling as they do. It doesn't happen often enough, but when it does, it's magic.

Don and Lynn said...

Oh yay, this is a fun one! Here's mine:

-Listening to Taylor sing in the bathroom while getting ready for the day. Does that ever bring back memories!
-Big slobbery open-mouthed baby kisses. They are rare still, but I treasure them!
-Puppy breath (which my dog DOES NOT have)
-watching Taylor dance
-getting bone-crushing hugs from Don
-laughing with Don until my sides hurt
-walking the dog and talking to neighbors along the way
-playing in my vegetable and flower gardens
-watching out the back window as the deer eat along our fence
-watching the twins touch each other with amazement in their eyes
-watching with anticipation the babies faces as they try new foods for the first time
-the smell of the twins after their bath
-giggling with Taylor like I'm a 12 y.o. again
-ok, I'll stop now, I could go on and on! I'm really blessed. Thanks for helping me see this today!

Lori said...

Watching my children greet each other at the end of the school day. Both boys walk in the door saying, "Where's my baby?" When their sister appears there is shrieking and hugging all around. It's the most joyful reunion you could imagine, and it happens every single school day. How great is that?!?

TINA DECKER said...

OK LET ME TRY:
-LOOKING AT OLD PICTURES AND TAKING NEW ONES, I JUST LOVE PICTURES!!!
-WATCHING BRITTNEE AND TY PLAYING OR JUST LOOKING AT EACHOTHER, ITS PRICELESS
-THOSE RARE OPEN MOUTHED KISSES, IM WITH U ON THAT ONE LYNN
-WHEN BRITTNEE SNEAKS IN A LITTLE KISS ON MY CHEEK
-HOLDING TY WHEN HES SLEEPING
-SITTING ON THE PORCH AT NIGHT WHEN ITS PEACEFUL
...THE LIST COULD GO ON AND ON

PS I FEEL YA JOY ON THE VBS WE R HAVING IT THIS WEEK AS WELL AND IM WORKING THE NURSERY.

Christine said...

Anything coconut cream makes me happy! And anything Sound of Music, too!

Thanks for this, I need to be a bit more positive in my blogging. Maybe sometime this week.

After all, tomorrow is another day. . .

Spice Girl said...

A clean office! (See my blog for details)

A husband who takes off half a day to let me work

Samuel asking me for a date (and we're going out tonight probably to the highly-exciting Wendy's.

Snuggling with Will in the mornings

Grad school

Trips this summer: NY for my sister's wedding and all-purpose Spice Girls Reunion; Vermont for a 10-day writing residency; Toronto for WTHS!!!!

Hats

50 degree mornings here at the edge of the world (Yes, I'm wearing a turtleneck, even as I type)

The ocean

Moss, ferns, lily of the valley, bleeding heart.

AmandaD said...

Coffee, morning cuddles and unexpected kindness. Thanks for reminding me to think of them.

bubandpie said...

I've got another post in the works about cute things Bub says when he prays. It's got to be the biggest mom-cliche ever, but I can't resist the impulse to write all those dear, funny prayers down.