Thursday, June 11, 2009

13 Things

As borrowed from my friend Lisa's Blog...

Here's how to play. Post that pretty little ditty from up there on your BLOG and let us know the 13 things that YOU love!


1. I love...
The funny things Xander says and how he can twist things around to make something that really isn't funny, actually funny.
"Mom, I'll turn around so you can pee in private." (Not really private, since we are in the same toilet stall, but it's a nice little sentiment. And funny that he came up with it all on his own.)

2. I love...
How Liam snuggles right into my shoulder when I hold him and sighs. Lucky me, he's taken to patting your back back too these days.

3. I love...
That my parents come to visit the kids regularly. They live a long way away, but are as much a part of their lives as if they lived down the street. It's not easy for them and I appreciate the efforts that they make.

4. I love...
That despite almost 10 years of marriage and more than 14 years together (15 in December), that I am still madly and deeply in love with my husband.
He's a great guy and a good father. I got lucky!

5. I love...
That someone complimented me on my boobs the other day.
Seriously, what a great boost for someone who is 35 soon and has 2 little kids. It totally made my day! It's completely shallow and I will own that. I also own that I would have been horrified in my 20s, because the feminist in me would have been outraged at it. But I am older now and tickled silly over it.

6. I love...
To read.
Any time. Any place. Our house is covered in books and we are pretty voracious readers, all 4 of us. Even little Liam is getting in on the act.

7. I love...
To eat! Food rocks. And at our house there are a wide variety of cuisines on the menu. You name it and we have probably tried it.
There are a few things I do not eat, like mushrooms and peas. Yuck. But really, there is so much good food out there.

8. I love...
Running.
It's a good thing, too, considering #7. But I do love running. I'm not fast, by any means, but I can go for a really, really long time. And I come back feeling human and refreshed. It gives me time to think and to refocus myself.

9. I love...
My friends.
I have a lot of friends, because I'm outgoing and I have moved a lot over the years. Now I am part of a couple of online communities and have made some great friends that way. There's not much that is better than hanging out and chatting it up with some good friends.

10. I love...
Traveling.
As a military child, I was born into it, but I do love to travel. Lately our travel has been restricted to this continent, as we lack funds (see kids, house, and working from home), but I have lived and traveled on 3 continents. The great thing about driving vacations is that Ray and I love to talk in the car. And there are plenty of places to see and friends to visit within easy driving distance.

13. I love...
That Liam is walking.
Both of my boys have taken their sweet time to walk, but I love it when they do. Toddlers are fun people.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

So sweet! I am laughing at someone complimenting you on your boobs! HOOT!