Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Happiness is....

Mike and I were talking the other day about what makes us happy and that's what I've been thinking about for the last few days. Here's a list about what makes me happy (some silly, some serious).

-clean sheets (some prefer line dried, not me. There are bugs in the great outdoors my friends)
-naps (on the clean sheets is even better)
-pansies in the winter time
-the first SC spring blue sky after the gray of winter
-towels just out of the dryer(once again, bugs and outside ick)
-a little boy's dirty face (I saw this yesterday, it wasn't dirt, it was chocolate pudding)
-talking to my daughter
-an email conversation with a friend that lasts all day
-vacation planning (McBrides and the Chesleys take Nauvoo by storm '09)
-sitting beside my DH in church (doesn't happen very often, there's usually at least one child between us)
-Knowledge of the plan of happiness
-watching the kids do something for the first time and succeed
-hearing my grandmother sing happy birthday to me at 6:30 a.m. (strange but true)

There are many, many other things that make me happy. I'm trying to find at least one "happy moment" each day. My happy moment on Saturday was when I walked into the kids bathroom and it was done! The shower curtain (not the new one, still on the hunt) was up, the sink had its guts back together, Kiersten contributed a pot that she had painted to put toothbrushes and toothpaste in. Mike had stayed up entirely too late putting stuff back together so it would be done for me when I got up in the a.m. I'll be posting pics in the future.

Jared had his interview with the Bishop for his baptism (June 1st -all are invited) on Sunday and he's excited/nervous. Kiersten is still writing. She's now on her 2nd story, she tells me she's going to have to go back and rewrite the 1st. Mike and I spent the day together yesterday (which very rarely happens b/c he had the day off, I had the day off and the kiddies had school).

This weekend was good, we are blessed. Love to all and have a good week!


connie said...

So WHAT did you and Mike do while the children were at school? I really, really enjoyed this post.
I hope I AM one of the friends that the all day emails refer to b/c I really enjoy hearing from you! It gives me a good giggle.

Anonymous said...

I love reading happy posts, and you've inspired me (and probably a lot of other people) to look more intently for things that make me happy each day. I'm pretty good about writing in a gratitude journal, and that keeps me fairly focused and aware. In fact, gratitude is related to happiness, don't you think?

About the shower curtain, I've always lucked up with some cool ones at TJ Maxx. You have to go in with an open mind, though. Don't go in thinking "stripe" and overlook a fabulous geometric one.

Can't wait to see the pictures.

Anonymous said...

I misread and thought you said panties in the wintertime! OOPS