Wednesday, May 27, 2009

"Pretend all the Good Things are for You"

For the past few months, I have been reading this blog "The Rockstar Diaries". It is way cute and inspiring, and she has been posting different "happy"lists. So, I have decided to do my own, and I am hoping that those who read this post will make one for themselves too. Besides the obvious (Mike, family, church, etc...) While my list could get pretty long, here are 10 little things that make me oh so happy. What would be on your list?

1. Stepping on leaves in the fall, and making them crunch.
2. Shooting a really good picture.
3. Finding something awesome at a thrift store.
4. Riding my bike on a cool day.
5. Beach bonfires.
6. Running barefoot through wet grass.
7. Seeing a shooting star.
8. Singing at the top of my lungs, with no one around.
9. The smell of the breeze through our front windows in the spring.
10. Being woken up by the sun on my face.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

"It's cool to love your family, I know because I love them more and more"

I know I haven't been posting lately, but now that school is almost over, I hope that will change.
As we all know, last week was Mother's Day, and how could I not write about the wonderful Mothers I have?
The first picture is my mom and I. That is my mom, after 4 kids. It amazes me that she never shows age. My mom is absolutely beautiful on the outside, and the inside. She is funny, and clever, and smart. A lot of people think she is quiet, but she isn't. She just doesn't show that side all the time. I think I am a lot like her in that sense.
I love when people tell me that I am like my mom, whether it is an appearance, or personality. She is a wonderful person. She has had many hardships, and life has not been easy, but she has always been an example to her children. She is a wonderful example of love, faith, and understanding, and I love her.
The next picture is Mike, and his mom, Karen. I am so lucky to have Karen as my mother-in-law. She is always willing to teach me. She makes me feel loved everytime I am around her. Talking to Karen is always easy. When we get a chance to be with Mike's family, I find myself wanting to just sit and talk with Karen. I think she possesses many of the qualities that my mom has. She is beautiful, she is smart, she is fun, and she is spiritual. I love her, and I am so thankful for the love that she shows me.