Thursday, May 1, 2008

a beautiful life

Lately, I have been doing a lot of self reflection,about what makes me happy and how to be happier.With all the craziness going on in the world, life can seem kind of crazy.So I wanted to find the things that I love in a day.
I love going on a run and smelling the orange blossoms and they smell so good, that I have to stop and breathe it in.
I love when my house is clean, vacume lines, the sound of the dishwasher, and relaxing on the couch knowing that it is all done.
Sunday afternoons, when the caziness is at a minimum and I have Mike's full attention.
Working outside and being all sweaty and, taking a nice hot shower.
Taking a bath with soft music by candelight
Wrapping my arms around Mike and having a safe feeling
The sweet smell of a babies breath.
When the kids are in bed and the house is calm, sitting in bed a watching tv, before I fall asleep
Having my kitchen sink sparkling white, free of any scuffs
Remenising about old times.
Being excited to see my kids wake up in the morning.
Having my boy turn around and look at me and say."thankyou mama"
Life is good and to often, I think I focus on what I don't have or how I had a hard day, but there is so much to be happy about in a day. What makes you happy?


Jeff & Kristy said...

My girls, my husband to be, giving my girls a bath is my favorite time of the day. I love clean kids free from germs!Sugar and of course the color PINK!!

Dustin and Kristen said...

I love carpet lines and my carpet is so ghetto that i dont get lines! It ALWAYS looks dirty!!

Niki (Crum) Worthen said...

that made me a little teary. i love my family and i love my life!!

Mike and Shan said...

I love that!! Thanks, I will have to stop and think of the things that make me happy. It is sad that we get to busy and forget the little stuff.

Tara said...

Mandi you're so inspirational, and now I feel like I need to go clean the house. I love when my toes are freshly polished, when scarlet coos, and when Wesley makes a good joke.

CheLLis&ALex said...

i love too many things....i love my husband, kids, family, love when my kids wake up, but also love when they take a nap!! haha