Friday, December 23, 2011

This is What I Love

In the spirit of the holidays, I thought I’d share some of the things that are making me happy right now, in no particular order:
*That almost-too-big-for-her-face smile that Baby Olive is rocking these days.
*My job and all my wonderful co-workers.
*Each day when Natalee asks me “Mommy, is it one day closer to Christmas?”
*My iPhone.
*Grandparents who are always happy to give us a break.
*My sister, because she is more a part of me than anyone else on the earth (like it or not!).
*That Sean got out of bed last night to go tell Natalee how much he loved her (when he thought I was asleep).
*Baby Olive sleeping all night long.
*Our Christmas tree, it’s the only thing Natalee asked for this year.
*Music that makes you want to sing along.
*My husband, even with all his quirks, I wouldn’t change a single thing about him.
*Christmas cookies, imperfectly creatively decorated by kids.
*Hot Starbucks on a cold morning.
*Afrin, seriously… how did I survive so many colds without it?
*Grandma Olive, what’s not to love?
*Those moments when you think “Oh my, I’m turning into my mother” and then you smile about it.
*Shelly… ok, and Holly too. She is finally pleasant to have around.
*A warm, comfortable home.
*The burden of too many people to visit on Christmas day.
*Needing smaller clothes, it's a great "problem" to have.
*Heated blankets.
*All my friends and family, especially the ones that leave comments:-)
What are you loving these days?


Karen said...

What I love is knowing that all three daughters are happy, healthy and their beautiful children. I love spending time with them and best of all the feeling of the grandkids getting so excited when they see me....and best of all telling me they love me too. I love my life and am so grateful to be healthy and able to enjoy the blessings we've been given. 2012 will be even better!!

kimert said...

I loved reading this. Little reminders to not take anything for granted, even the little things. Merry Christmas!!!!

Lyndsay said...

I noticed on FB that you called this the 'Best Christmas Ever'. I'm glad it was good to you!

This is an awesome list.