Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Few of My Favorite Things

Time is flying by so quickly - and there are so many things I want to remember.  I really need to start writing things down more!  So I was compiling a list in my head yesterday of cute things my kids are doing, and other things that, at this point in my life, are making me happy.

*Anna declaring to me "Mommy, you're awesome!!"
*Ian giving the best little hugs and kisses
*Ian wrapping his little arms around my legs
*Ian's dimply face when he smiles
*Haylie sitting in her bed at night with a flashlight reading chapter books
*Haylie getting embarrassed when talking about a boy at school
* Eric cleaning my kitchen and keeping it looking beautiful! 
*Eric working super hard and recently earning a raise to better support our family
*Working towards being debt-free!!  Our goal - debt free by 2013.  I think I will be blogging more about this later...
*Healthy kids!!  We've had a lot of illness floating around here lately and it is soooo nice when everyone is healthy!
*I'm running now!  I think I might even be able to call myself a runner!  Currently training for a 5k, then will move on to 10k, then if I am still alive, a half-marathon!  The Disneyland half-marathon to be exact.  Erin, thank you for being my running buddy - I would soooo not be doing it without you!!!
*My piano.  I don't get to play as often as I would like, but I do love to play.  Grateful for my calling at church that forces me to practice - I've improved soooo much over the last 3(!) years. 
*Haylie learning to play piano - that girl is good!  :-)
*Future Anna...I have a feeling that future Anna is going to be one incredible girl.  She is such an independent, confident, strong-willed little 4-year-old.  When she learns to harness all those traits, she is going to be a strong, independent, take-crap-from-nobody kind of chick.  For now, I must endure, and do my best to help her learn to harness the energy, but I look forward to meeting future Anna.
*Ian.  Just Ian.  I don't want to play favorites....but...*wink wink* Man, I love that kid.
*Knowing, now more than ever, that my Heavenly Father knows me and loves me.  I am so blessed.

I know there's more...I'll continue adding to the list as they come to me.