Thursday, October 30, 2014

Things I Love

I'm completely stealing this idea from Bridget.  I love her.  
Things I Love

1.  A new baby smell.
2.  Fall days.
3.  This lipstick.  Nothing feels better.
4.  Conversations with my four-year-old.
5.  Seeing the boys already protect Sophie.
6.  Flannel.
7.  These snacks.  
8.  A warm blanket and fire going on a cold day.
9.  Writing.
10.  Living somewhat in the middle of nowhere.
11.  Everything Christmas.
12.  A good pair of tall leather boots.
13.  Children getting along.
14.  The smell (and feel) of a clean home.
15.  A good hug.
16.  A handwritten note.
17.  Caramels (any kind)!
18.  Little kids' tiny toes.
19.  Peter's obsession with the one outfit he wears daily.  
20.  Amazon Prime.
21. A warm drink in my hand.
22.  Confession.
23.  Lists.
24.  Seeing the way Jeremy loves the kids.
25.  Pedicures.
26.  The bond between sisters.
27.  The way my mom just understands.
28.  Seeing the kids grow up near both sets of grandparents they adore.
29.  Not knowing, yet understanding and finding solidarity in, other bloggers.
30.  This camera bag.  
31.  Fathers and their daughters.
32.  How John Paul refers to himself as Pauly.
33.  "I love you the whole world."

What do you love?


  1. Gah! This is excellent. I've been so stuck in a rut lately and surely listing out my loves would help. So a couple things: having a chance to read a good book, finding my favorite mascara in the store again, holiday crafts, late night dates while family is in town... Also, I'm in need of a good camera bag myself! :)

  2. I LOVE this list! So many things that I also adore!!
    Ooh, and # 11!!! I'm not going to lie, I pulled out the Christmas music this morning to put me in a holly-jolly mood while I cleaned the house a bit. :) It's not TOO early too start listening to Bing Crosby, is it?? :)

  3. Pauly is a great nickname for a John Paul!
    I'm going to have to check out that lipstick right away. :)
    And long live flannel.

  4. Beautiful.

    I have been following your blog for a while, usually via emails. I guess what keeps me reading is your warmth and your sincerity. Your love for your children is so apparent, and I appreciate you sharing some of your world with us. Thank you!

  5. Perfect list! I'd add perfectly breezy days, giggling siblings while playing nicely, sunshine, all things warm cup of coffee alone or with friends, catching up with friends as if no time has passed! So many things to be thankful for!

  6. We LOVE those snacks too! and I love this whole list.

  7. Okay, I gotta do one of these this week! Great way to practice gratitude during this lovely month!