Saturday, September 12, 2009

I love it when.....

Its all too easy to look at the same old day staring us in the face and feel worn or down about our lot in life and how mundane tasks become. The same routines day in and day out. The same whining, the same tattling, the same struggle to make ends meet.

Self admittedly I've been a bit down lately, or focusing on the negative instead of the positive. I've lost sight of how much I have to be grateful for. So a couple days ago, I started thinking of things that I love in my crazy wonderful routine called life. These are a few of the things I thought about, some small and insignifigant but I've noticed them and they have made me smile......


I love it when my three year old tells me...."I want to bought that" on every commercial promoting a new toy.

I love it when the boys read with sleepy voices and yawns during family scriptures in the mornings.

I love it when I get butterflies from hubby's picture showing up on my cell phone when he calls.

I love it when Tanner, at the age of 14 still kisses my cheek and tells me goodnight before he heads to bed.

I love it when Tate laughs his real uncontrolled laugh

I love it when Brigg calls me Ma.

I love it when Kobe dances like a ballerina

I love it when Emma tucks her hair behind her ears

I love it when Corwin tells me about his day at school in intricate detail

I love it when Briar wants to be held like a baby

I love it when my siblings call me

I love it when I get a text from a friend

I love it when my kids recall memories of my parents

I love it when the kids use too much ketchup

I love it when my kids say "back forward" instead of rewind

I love it when our youngest, every time she hears a set of keys jingle, she yells.."Bye Dad"

I love it when my hubby leaves for work, because he has a job to go to and..... I especially love it when he comes home at night



Amy T said...

Great post, Rach! So true, so real, so great! Miss you guys!

J-ME said...

What a wonderful post! I love it!
I love it when my friend comes over and cuts my hair! I love it when my friend helps me out by holding my baby during sacrament meeting so I can wrestle the older one! :) I love it when I hear a friend use the double h's during church! That makes me smile! :) I love you friend!! :)

Diane said...

i love how even the smallest things in this world can bring a smile to our heart & spirit reminding us of how much we are loved!!! and all those little things add up to be bigger than some of the 'BIG' things that we have.
(did any of that make sense???)

OH.. and i love when your dad used to call me Diana. and every time i came over he would say (over & over) IS THAT THE BABY THAT FOLLOWED HER BROTHER OVER ?? (yeah, it never got old)
AND.. i think your mom always called me little dianey.. or little diane.

Rach =o) said...

I CANNOT believe you just put that out ther in the blog world J. I was SO embarassed!

Billie said...

I totally know what you mean! Totally get it! :) I hope you are feeling better with all that you have to be grateful for!

Billie said...

Hey P.S. you should be grateful for cute blogs! How Do I get my blog to be cute and how do you do the cute picture stuff at the top? I need help!!

jack+alli said...

i'll tell ya one thing i dont love....the fact that your babies are growing up! but i love that they're growing up into such amazing people! you're such an awesome mom....i have always thought that!

Becky said...

Fantastic post, Rach! You are one amazing gal! I love you :)

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

It's easy to get caught up in the negatives that we forget about all the good things we're blessed with. Great post.

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