Monday, February 01, 2010

10 Things that Make Me Happy

The lovely and very funny Kristi listed this tag yesterday. Since I've had a long weekend (watching my 6 nieces and nephews (ages 13 to 16 months) plus my own kids (which made it like having 9 kids , two of which were 18 month old twins) without much help from Reg since he was on Call and doing CARMS in interviews in Calgary) I though it'd be GOOD for me to do this post! :)

1. Regan makes me very happy. I am so grateful for him. Thankful that he can see what I need and will do things to help me. Our inside jokes, the looks that pass between us when something funny happens or something shocking. He makes my heart sing.

2. My kiddos.
The goofy things they do and say. Seeing them lovingly interact with each other. When they want to snuggle with me and talk with me. Love Love the three of them so much!

3. Oh how i love to take pictures. Photography is such a love of mine! Of my own kids.
Of newborns.
And other newborns.
Of families (I don't normally shoot big groups as it is HARD! but this one was fun!! In a cool barn!)

4. I love to scrapbook! I think it makes me happier because it gets me to see the lovely things in my life. To think about my blessings and the good things. And it's just plain old fun to play with paper and glue and scissors and glitter and stamps.

5. oh i love blogs!! So fun to have people come to mine. So fun to connect with others on theirs! Love that you can become a follower and then easily scroll through your list to whatever catches your eye. Love that I've gotten a few new followers lately and lots of visits from all over the place! (I got average 125 per day week! crazy eh??)

6. FOOD! I love food! I love cooking it. I love eating it. I love reading about it! I love serving it. Oh how i love to FEED other people!! I got to make a meal for a new mom last week and it was awesome! :)
I'm hosting a baby shower this week and I am SO Excited to make all the food for it! I am having a milk and cookies theme. :) I'll take lots of pictures and let you see!

7. Exercise makes me happy. It really does improve my moods! Since Dec 28th I have worked out every other day at least until this babysitting weekend. But tomorrow I'll be back on it! I do swimming on Mondays, Yoga on Wednesdays and the treadmill on Fridays and Saturdays. I wanted to LOOK like I've been exercising (Reg says I do) but I am feeling better. All the way around. It's good.

8. ooh i've been enjoying the crafts lately too!!! I feel so PLEASED when I do one! I'll have to show you the new key hanger I made last week (with Jen and her drill's help!)

9. Good Friends. I have some that I miss a lot. Who I wished lived closer to me. I love that we can email and call and read each others' blogs. But I am blessed to have met new and refound some great people here in Lethbridge.

10. Books. I love a good book! I just finished two this past weekend. Two completely different styles. One about Batman and Superman meeting each other :) And one a historical fiction from 1895. Both good!


The Lowry's said...

I like posts like these. Just a list of favorite things, or things that we are grateful for. I always end of seeing something that I want to do or try or makes me reflect on what I am thankful for or have in my own life. Love your blog. You do such a fantastic job. I have to agree with you on the exercise bit. I love to exercise as well. So many benefits and makes me feel so good. I am trying to be more consistent about it though. So great job to you on being so consistent.

scrapwordsmom said...

I love your list and photos. You've inspired me to create my own list. Love that Bakery sign, too!!:) Les

LindsayB said...

eeeeekkks! that's a lot of kids in your house. good list, i might have to do this one too.

Visible Voice said...

Loves!! And I want to eat that food. For reals. Thanks for doing a list!! :) I'm totally wishing I loved exercise. I's okay...that exercise business. Ha ha!

Laura Beth said...

Hey heyyyy that a piece of damask fabric just hanging behind you? Is it easy to come by? I'm totally on the hunt for some t o make a duvet cover this summer. I am in loooove.

Jess said...

This is an awesome post. I love learning new things about my amazing distant relative. You are such an inspiring person.
I am super impressed your survived that many kids. WOW!!!!

Heather M. said...

What an awesome list. :) Sounds like you had a crazy busy weekend! Wanna adopt me as your SIL?

I've really missed reading your blog. It makes me happy!

Alysha said...

you are one talented lady!! i love seeing all the new things you come up with! and where did you find that damask background??? I LOVE it :)

Amy said...

So sad to have missed the baby shower, mmm milk and cookies.
So you survived the babysitting weekend hey?
One of these days you'll have to tell me the story behind Lucy's birth and time in the NICU, especially why she had to have her head shaved.
Love the crafts you've been making, especially the hooks for your keys etc.