Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Happy List and Christmas Crafts

"Please play Rhett," Sam begged.

On my friend Heather's blog she made a "happy list" that listed 20 things that made her truly happy. It got me to thinking and made me realize that each and everyday you have something to be happy about. I am generally a really positive upbeat person but do not take time to reflect on why I am just so dang happy. So here is my go at a list of my 20 happy things (will I be able to limit it).......

1. Sam's silly little laugh that sounds so crazy

2. Red toenail polish

3. Sonic drinks with Mr. Tanner

4. Jack saying "Hey Baby" in his high pitch voice to make his brother smile

5. The way my niece Ava is like she has music playing in her head all the time

6. Granite counter tops

7. My mom's extensive craft room

8. My families' loud and chaotic sister, brother, and I have always made sure
they were the most fun any family could possibly have.

9. Dreft

10. Candy....I seriously love candy more than anyone else I know...except maybe Jack and I
think he just inherited the gene.

11. My nephew Hayden's amazing sense of humor. He is the most witty little guy.

12. Mr. Tanner's willingness to act crazy with me.....silly routines, blowing in each other's noses,
ten second game, I'll pay you a dollar if... game, and any other stupid idea I come up with for

13. My blank canvas that is my home.

14. High heels

15. Our church

16. That my parents live done my street and are always so willing to help out with the boys.

17. Disney World...planning, going, memories

18. Watching my chocolate pie disappear in a day when I make it for Mr. Tanner

19. Conversations that last probably a little too long everyday with Brittany

20. Watching Jack and Sam wrestle and kiss all at the same time.....even though they are so
young you can see that brotherly bond already being secured

Take a second and think about how so many simple things make you happy. Perhaps even post about it. I would love to read other people's list.

One other thing that makes me happy.....CHRISTMAS! I went to visit my friend Brittany today and took her a get well Christmas craft basket. It is time to move on from fall and start preparing for the biggie. I have already made one Christmas craft that I am so pumped about. It is an Advent Calender on a cookie sheet. So much fun to make. Anyone else started Christmas crafting or preparations? It is really getting close now.
One more thing...Shell In Your Pocket is having a 100th post giveaway! Check it out it has some great stuff. Her blog has some really cute things in it.


Brittany said...

Oh, I love talking to you every day. I just hung up the phone and then remembered something else to tell you, so I almost just called you back! hahaha! And, I LOVE my BASKET!

HD said...

great happy list! and i love the basket:)

Jessica Russo said...

I love the advent you made for Christmas! I am going to have to copy the idea!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

What a clever advent calendar!! Love that idea!


Cherry's Jubilee said...

Yes..we have so much to be thankful for. We hope to get to Disneyworld this coming Summer. My dh and I went on our honeymoon and had the best time. your Christmas basket is gorgeous. cherry

Oliver's said...

I just found you blog and I am ecstatic. I would love to see a tutorial on how you decorated those adorable cookies. I live in a small town in Oklahoma and have always desired to make beautifully decorated cookies but there are no classes around here and there are always a few steps I am uncertain about. I love to visit and dream. You are very talented indeed. Nice to meet you, Paula

Glitter and Bliss said...

I love your calendar and your blog. I'm so glad you found me so I could find you. Also, thanks so much for your necklace purchase. I hope you love it as much as I enjoyed making it for you.

Ms. Tee said...

I love your happy list - thanks for sharing - it made me smile! :)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Absolutely adorable advent calendar! I love it. I better get working on mine...I have one I'd really like to use this year but it is in pieces...lots of work to be done!

Rachel said...

How good of a friend are you!!! I'm preparing for Christmas already too.. Love the Advent countdown, Your's turned out really REALLY really cute!! Might have to copy this one. :):)

ThriftyDecorChick said...

I have a good one cooking that I can't wait to start on. It's a total copy but I think it will be cute! I have to get a few other projects done first. :)

Katie said...

Oh my gosh, I love this Advent Calendar!!! I have never made one (or had one for that matter) but I am going to change that now!