Thursday, May 15, 2008

it's the little things...

like a snuggle, or unexpected hug, the warm sun, sleeping an extra 15 minutes, iced coffee (it's 90 degrees today), chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven, belly laughing over something silly, catching up with an old friend or sister, ordering in, or eating out.

today i need to slow down and enjoy some of these little things. what little things do you enjoy??


Ellen said...

some of my favorite "little things" are
-watching BSG (Battlestar Galactica)
-a hot shower on a cold night

angie said...

Sweet text messages from my boyfriend. Especially, the "I love you" ones. Phone calls from him, "just to hear my voice". My sweet dog, Milo. His happy personality. Sunny days.

Jennifer J said...

Taking my 22 month old to swimming lessons and having him trust me enough to jump into my arms. ...hugging my adopted daughter today...she is from the Chengdu, China, area of Sichuan and God chose to give her to us...seeing her smile is priceless...

grey like snuffie said...

clean sheets on my bed, both our girls home at the same time, a good mocha every morning to start my day, a surprise Snapdragon peeking out between a wall and our rock garden.

Emily said...

chubby, 2 year old fingers.

writing a post for my blog in one sitting.

when my 11 year old daughter asks for my opinion.

Kim B said...

"I love you Mommy"

Anonymous said...

one of my favorite little things is when my son, a kindergartner, sees me at school (I'm a teacher) and throws me a kiss and a hug

katarinasmama said...

Opening the windows in the morning to cool down the house for the day (it was 87 here today...and 91 expected tomorrow)...watching the ducks fly overhead still returning home while waiting for my son to get out of school...noticing my daughter's mud streaked skort because they had water play at preschool...all signs of summer ahead.

Karyn said...

Today I folded laundry on the patio while I watched my kids play in the little blow up pool. I loved relaxing to the sound of my children's laughter along with the windchimes chiming in the breeze and being productive all at the same time. The scenery of them jumping and smiling was also beautiful.

Lisa Leonard said...

oh, i forgot to mention 'the office'. :)

Lappesola said...

My favourite time of the day is when the house is empty and I can enjoy my breakfast, a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice and the paper.

Sol in Norway

Jeremy and Mandy said...

Some of my favorite things are. . .

playing peekaboo with my baby boy and hearing him laugh!

listening to my ipod.

a clean house.

a night out with my husband.

brand new episodes of The Office and Lost.



Anonymous said...

Being hugged... I miss that the most when my husband is on one of his long business trips... I think I am touch deprived right now!
Touch is one of the little things I enjoy!

Gen said...

I love the "good morning" hug & kiss I get from my youngest daughter everyday! It just makes me sigh with contentment. I am so blessed!

Diane said...

- ice cold diet coke
- fun time with my husband and kids
- Grey's Anatomy (even if they are repeats)
- having time to be bored (which never seems to happen!

Have a great weekend!!

Angela said...

How proud my 5 year old was to lose his first tooth yesterday, sweet snuggles from my 2 year old, unexpected calls from great friends just to tell me they miss me...and we need to do lunch. The sound of my grandmothers voice, forehead kisses, and sunshine!

SECPumpkin said...

having time to read 6 chapters in one night just to finish a good book, a night of scrapbooking, ordering in chinese after a long day, finding the perfect lighting for that perfect picture, hugging my man after not seeing him all day, seeing my nieces and nephews excitement as they run up to hug me, and feeling the stress unwind as I sit with my Bible to give it all to the Lord. Just a few...but I loved that post...thanks!

P.S. I showed my friend your site, and she already got something of yours...stackable rings for mother's day...I was soo man just doesn't get hints as well as hers. : )

vanessa said...

wonderful question.
a few of my favorite little things:
- every evening, reading Bible Storybook to my baby, who'll be born this october.
- fresh tomato slices with lots of pepper and salt, a tradition.
- having the time to cook a big breakfast on saturday mornings and relax.
- sunrises at the beach, rarely, but i've had the pleasure of seeing a few.
- flower blossoms.

Soderin Family said...

some of my favs...

~the smell of my 8 month old baby boy
~being too silly for words with my hubby while our baby giggles
~snuggling with my velvet soft mini-doxie schatz
~the feeling i get while singing a worship song when i can feel Jesus smiling down on me
~the realization of a prayer that's been answered
~the sound of my husband's key opening the front door after a long day without him
~sharing a bowl of popcorn with my hubby while watching LOST
~Doc's Java ice cream on a hot day
~a good hard cry every now and always feels better after you get it out

...thanks for asking

Smoochdog ~ said...

Sleeping in an extra 15 minutes is so so SO one of my favorite things...that a jeans I really truly love wearing my jeans!

Laura and the family said...

Oh, TGIF! My long-time colleague friend soon will arrive from LA is coming down to see us in SD.

- will hop in a 3 1/2 pool
- will have a home-made ice cream
- catch up the news.

- the best part is leaving work and picking my kids up esp on Friday.

Diane said...

coffee frappichino from Starbucks; "The Office"; when my boy climbs into my bed in the mornings and snuggles; a clean house.

Jackie said...

Waiting till the kids are in bed and then FINALLY sitting down with my hubby and TRYING to watch all the shows we've recorded.
1.Back To You
2.Law and Order
3.American Idol
4.Ugly Betty
5.Eli Stone

And these are just some of our favorites !!

Christybelle said...

"Mommy, lay down and cuddle with me" from my little boy.

Paige said...

YOur slap slaps look JUST like ones I have had for 18+ years now that I bought in a little german village in California. Basic shoes that are STILL going strong, had them on yesterday in fact. Be well!

Emily said...

I love popsicles with my kids!