Friday, May 28, 2010

Show Us Your Life Friday - A Few of My Favorite Things...

Today's version of Show Us Your Life Friday is favorite things or just the little things that make us happy. Without further ado..."Here are a few of my favorite things"

Books - I love to read, and sad to say I will give any book a try but if the plot does not pull me in quickly then it is time for me to move on. Some of my favorite authors are Nicholas Sparks, Stephenie Meyer, Charlaine Harris, Karen Kingsbury, Francine Rivers, and I LOVE reading autobiography/biography selections as well. My husband bought me a "Nook" for Christmas so I only by digital copies of books for myself, but we buy many many children's books for Addison as she loves to read too!

Music - As long as I can remember I have always loved music! Let's see on my iPod right now I have anything from Jay-Z to Barry Manilow, Rick Springfield to Carrie Underwood, Steven Curtis Chapman to The David Crowder Band. As you can tell I love all genres of music and always have. I sang my high school choir all 4 years and loved every second of it. Ha, I guess you could say I was a true "GLEEK"! There is just something about getting in the car, rolling the windows down and playing your favorite song as loud as you can stand it!! I have to say this is another trait of mine that Addison has started to develop - she loves music and LOVES to sing!

Family - My family is absolutely on my favorite/things that make me happy list. I am blessed to have an incredible family, I talk to my mom every single night before I go to bed and love that my dad has become "tech savvy" because we text/talk several times through out the day. I have a wonderful husband who does everything within his power to take care of the girls and I. How do I start about my daughter? She is the bright spot in my life and oh how I love to look into her blue eyes and just see the love of God looking back at me!

Laughter - I love the sound of Addison laughing and I love to laugh with her. On the weekends that Jena is with us, I love to hear her and Addison sharing a sisterly laugh. Even though they are 10 years apart they still are making such good memories with each other and I hope that they continue to grow close.

Christ - My relationship with Jesus Christ and the freedom that I have to worship Him is something that makes my heart extremely happy. I am not perfect and I have to ask Him for guidance and direction each and every day. Some days I tend to forget that He is walking with me and I try to do so much on my own, I love that He is there to take me back into His arms and welcome me with such grace and sweet mercy.

Okay, so clearly this post could go on forever but I wanted to add just a quick list of a few more things.
  • mascara - many of you know my mascara fetish and YES a good tube can make me VERY happy!!
  • reality tv - I am a junkie, but now that I have started blogging I have had to choose between the two. I am happy to say that there are several shows I do not watch anymore
  • sleep - I have an extremely hard time getting to sleep but once I do fall asleep I LOVE every second of it.
  • shoes/purses - what girl does not love a good shoe or bag??
I hope everyone has a FABULOUS 3 DAY WEEKEND!!!!


  1. Love the family photos.

    What a terrific list. You and your family have a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend!