---the smell of the air after a rainstorm.
---waking early and then remembering it's Saturday and I can sleep in a little.
---the smell of sawdust. It reminds me of my dad's workshop and makes me feel 8 years old again.
---snuggling with my youngest children and the unexpected bear hugs I get from my older ones.
---watching the dog tear around the house when she has the "zoomies" and then the subsequent full-body flop she does when she's worn herself out.
---receiving good, old fashioned snail mail.
---laughing in bed at night with Patrick as we talk about the "stuff" of our lives.
---the rare evenings when everyone can be around the dinner table at the same time and nobody has any place they have to be. Dinner is relaxed and easy and there is usually plenty of laughter.
---how Kristen and her family from We Are THAT Family are taking a big leap of faith and doing something to make a difference in the lives of God's children in Africa.
---watching all the butterflies and bees that have gathered on my sedum as I sit on my patio in the evening. Butterflies (and birds) just make me joyful.
---the excitement that comes when I'm starting something new--a new book, the beginning of a trip, a new project.
What do you love?
**This post was shamelessly stolen from Karen at Chookooloonks and Mir at Woulda Coulda Shoulda. I love both of their blogs with their spectacular photography and writing and just all around awesomeness.
Thursday, September 16, 2010