Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Brown paper packages tied up with strings

These are a few of my favorite things.

Today, I just want to post about things I love. There are so many and I sometimes get caught up in the things that I don't love, so I want to remember.

I love the way my one year-old wants to snuggle in my lap when he wakes up. He's a cuddle bug with a mind of his own.

I love how creative my almost three year-old is. He spent hours over the weekend pouring dirt in and out of a bucket in the backyard, just because he could.

I love ice cream. Homemade. We are experimenting with the finding the best vanilla recipe and we've had some really good offerings.

I love a fireplace. (Even if it means having weather that needs a fire.) There's nothing more cozy than the bright orange flames and slightly smoky smell of a fireplace.

I love my in-laws. I know. I'm pretty lucky. I have the best in-laws in the whole world. (Sorry to disappoint any of you who have good in-laws. They just can't beat mine.)

I love shopping trips by myself. I take just a bit longer than I really need to sometimes, just for the extra quiet time.

And I love my husband. He's the most supportive, understanding guy I've ever met. He lets me write, even when it would be ideal if I didn't. He is my sounding board and best friend. I'm truly blessed to have him around.

What things do you love?


Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oooo, you and I share some favorites - snuggles, ice cream, fireplaces, shopping trips... :-)

Kristi said...

I love reading your things. :-)

I agree with all of yours~good stuff. My two year old snuggle bug is the same way - I'm taking in all the morning snuggles while I can. I fear the day that they end and he's too cool to snuggle with me. :-)

Jody Hedlund said...

What a great list, Kayeleen! It's so good to stop sometimes and just remember the blessings, isn't it? It's the little things, like you mentioned--the quiet moments holding a cup of coffee and watching a scented candle burn. Or listening to the birds singing in the early morning while the house is still quiet.

Talli Roland said...

Great list!

And yay for husbands! Mine is the greatest. If it weren't for him, I'd never had given this writing a lark a go.

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

I'm glad I'm not the only celebrating the things we love today. It makes even smelly laundry not so bad!

Nisa said...

What wonderful loves! I'm so happy to hear that you've been so blessed! It's so good to run into you again after all these years. How crazy!