Things I love

One of our assignments in this #BraveBlogging course is to write a list of things we love. Everyone loves lists, she says. So here goes mine. Of course I love the obvious things in life - my husband, my boys, my family, my friends. That goes without saying (even if I am often guilty of not saying it enough). Here are a few other things, in no particular order:

The very FIRST sip of coffee in the morning. Somehow it tastes different than all the rest.

The sounds the boys make when they chew and suck their thumbs

Laughing at #damnyouautocorrect texts (laughing in general is good, but these get guaranteed belly laughs with accompanying howls and tears)

Writing when inspiration strikes and my hands can’t keep up with my mind

Dutch Mints, lime PixiStix and Red Hots (the dye, oh the dye)

Sitting by the first fire of the fall  

Brand new pilot V balls

Conversations that ‘click’ and make me want to do something inspiring

Kind people

My dad’s music collection

Flannel sheets

Waking up to find a beautiful sunrise over the lake

Beautiful cookbooks and kitchen gadgets

Connecting people

Breakfast on my back porch in the sun

The unbridled sweetness my son can barely contain when he’s happy: “Hey mama guess what? I love you SO much I am going to make you a valentine for your birfday and put a heart in it. You’re the best mom EVER.” (Silas, age 4)  

Lilacs and peonies (for my mother, of course)


(No filter was added to this picture, this is the real deal, I swear!)

(No filter was added to this picture, this is the real deal, I swear!)

What's on your list?