Sunday, October 5, 2008

25 Things that Make Me Happy

I'm inspired by so many of you who have completed this list of 25 things that make you happy, so I thought I would play along.

1. Hearing my children laugh. It is the absolute best for me and contagious.
2. Evan achieving a goal he has worked so hard toward.
3. Seeing my husband in his uniform.
4. Clean sheets on the bed.
5. Cherry Diet Cokes.
6. Listening to Evan read.
7. Listening to Ella Grace sing.
8. My husband telling me out of the blue, "I'm in love with you." (Not just "I love you." He's so dreamy like that.)
9. Shopping for clothes for my children.
10.Being at the beach.
11.Going on dates with my husband.
12.A clean house.
13.Going to Target.
14.Girls' Night Out.
15.Fun note cards and stationery.
16.Being a stay-at-home mom.
17.Taking my children to church.
18.Finding the perfect fit jeans (still haven't found them but I know they are out there, and when I find them I'll be soooo happy).
19.Saying something that makes Derek belly laugh.
20.Listening to Derek play the guitar.
21.Caught up laundry (rarely happens around here though-we seem to have A LOT of laundry for just four people-is that just us?).
22.Worship and praise music.
23.Buying someone I love the perfect gift.
24.Wrapping packages in beautiful paper with lots of ribbon and bows.
25.Loving on my family.

What makes you happy?


Heather said...

I love your list! I share so many of cute Target and a clean house! LOVE to hear Connor laughing!
That is sweet about what your husband says!
I know we are both crazy-busy....but let's think about a lunch date or something soon....I am ready to give you a big hug in person!!!

His Doorkeeper said...

I love your list too. We agree on many things: I love neat stationery...if I worked at a Hallm*rk shop I would never bring home a paycheck but spend it all there!

Also, I love to buy people gifts that just shout out to me that it should belong to them! Derek is so sweet to say he is in love with you! AHHHHHHHHH! I love that!

Heidi Zawisza said...

First, I love your background...too cute.
I am glad you stopped by today and entered the contest!! Good Luck!
Oh, and Girls Nights are the B.E.S.T!!!!

Betsy said...

Hi Leigh Ann!! I am like you...I have been sooooo busy lately. I feel like I am so behind on catching up with all my sweet blogging friends....and you are at the TOP of that list! I love your happy list. You have so many of the same things that I would have nights, a clean house, and hearing my children laugh would probably be some of my happiest times. I hope you have a great week and it's not too hectic or stressful!! Lots of love to you!

Laura said...

I SOOOO know that we were switched at birth!! We should have been sisters! My list would be 99% the same - switch Derek's name with Wayne's, of course!

Soldier in Training said...

No the laundry thing is not just you...every time I walk in the laundry room and think, "HOW in the world do we dirty this much laundry with only 4????"

The Garners said...

Such a sweet, sweet post. It's obvious from even this short list that you have a precious, loving family that is full of joy! Thanks for sharing.

Jill said...

Don't you just love the fact that you have a husband that you laugh with? I do. Tim and I laugh together all the time. It isn't always appropriate (we are so bad about laughing in church!), but it adds so much to life!

Faith said...

This list is great and I so many of these things make me happy too!

P.S. I love your new profile look so pretty!!

LOVE YOU A GOOGLE... said...

I love the profile pic, too.. You look so "happy"! :) and yes the swan dive made me laugh out loud!!! I have so wished I had a picture of that day over the years. :) What was it second grade??? I love your life and I knew most of that. I share many, just rarely achieve majority. :( and hate to make you sad.. but you need to change EG's age on your profile. :(

Katie said...

Ohhhh, clean sheets are the BEST! Great list!

Anonymous said...

Oh I love your list Leigh Ann! I may just have to do one too!

Megan L Hutchings said...

I love your list ;)!

You forgot to add visits to TN ;)!

Tracy said...

Love, love your list. It's nice to know that you are still the same caring, sweet, and kind person I knew so long glad to be in touch with you again.

Lauren said...

I loved reading this! How sweet that Derek says that to you...he is so romantic! :)

I miss you!

Meagan said...

Okay, love this post! You know I just swoon over you and Derek! I admire the relationship the two of you have - I think it's so precious!

Miss you!!!!!! SOOOOO wished you had been with us this weekend - we had a WONDERFUL time, but it would have been even more wonderful with the addition of you!!! Can't wait to see you again!

Jacquie said...

Oh, Leigh Ann, this was SOOO sweet, but #8 got me!! You are so blessed!

Melissa said...

great list and it is nice to talk about what makes us happy and not focus on the part that makes us sad or stressed. I think i will have to try that as well since I have been having a stressful month. Looks like a good way to focus on the positive. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me.

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