Sunday, May 24, 2009

Things I Love....

  • Spring...watching the birds nest and feed their young, seeing the flowers in full bloom, watching my boys playing and enjoying the sunny days, dirty feet and all!
  • Smelling the grills in the neighborhood cooking up all kinds of wonderful things.
  • Open, airy windows
  • Freshly cut grass
  • Planting flowers and putting up our gazebo and the outdoor furniture
  • Hearing our neighbor's dog tags jingling around through our open windows
  • Knowing that those dog tags mean that our wonderful neighbors are probably sitting outside and that their deck is open for visitors
  • The sounds of laughter as the neighborhood kids play together (yes, sometimes there is screaming and crying too!)
  • Seeing my rosebushes budding (and almost in bloom!)
  • Bike rides
  • Early morning walks where I meet my new friends, the deer.
  • The sound of the tinkly music from the ice cream truck (no, we've not bought from them...YET!)
  • Enjoying the simple, lovely things that remind me spring is here to stay.
  • Knowing tomorrow brings a parade and the reminder that we are so very privileged to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave thanks to the courageous men and women who serve our country. God bless the U.S.A!
Happy Memorial Day, everyone!


Kari said...

I couldn't believe it when I read your post this morning . . . I was going to do the exact same kind of post titled "My Top 10 Favorite Things About Spring" with a final thank you to service men and women. You beat me to it. Great post!

Happi said...

What can I say? Great minds think alike! ;)

Jody said...

Loved ready about your favorite things. You need to take your camera on a morning walk and see if you can get a pic of the deer.

Kari Lynn said...

Lovely post Happi! I wish we could have gotten together again this year. I know it did me so much good seeing you. When I am able to be selfish and take a trip by myself again, you are my first destination. Your friendship is one of my most valuable treasures.