Things I Love -2013 Edition

Last year, to celebrate Valentine’s day, I posted my first Things I Love list. This is a tradition I want to continue. What is better than taking a moment to reflect on all the good in life?

Here we go (in no particular order):

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Camden (yeah, okay, he gets to be first)

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Sneaking kisses

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Breathtakingly beautiful winter mornings

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Laughter
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My dad
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My mom. And happiness.

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Mickey Mouse

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French braids

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Baby hair

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Play time (and cousins)
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Big families
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Little families

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Crazy Uncle Zack

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New red shoes

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Lanie

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Christian Kane
Christmas 2012

Friends

Oversized chocolate (and Valentine’s gifts)
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Inspiration

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Simon

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Arionna

It’s so easy to let the little moments slide past, today I choose to acknowledge that I am living a life filled with love and family, friendship and fun. I’m fortunate in my life and lucky in those that I love.

Happy Valentine’s Day

 

Love List

In light of it being Kelly’s birthday, here are some things (other than her) that I love.

 

How the US really lives.

 

If CK were a DEMON

pronunciation | ma-mE-la-pin-ya-ta-pI

The word of the day


Because it made me laugh. And it is oh, so true!

 

Because Elena voted awesome. I was torn between “awesome” and “creepy”.

I would like this chair in my basement.

I would like this man in my basement. Bed. Whatever.

The internet can be a generous and giving friend or a jealous, fickle mistress. Today, we’re friends.

 

Things I Love

(in no particular order)

the johnny dance

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that my mom always hugs and kisses me goodbye

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the anticipation of starting a new book – especially one i’ve been waiting for

that my mom sends me home with leftovers when i visit

trivia
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chocolate – really any kind, but dove is my favorite

christian kane
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date night with laney

my birthday
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that the friend i most enjoy talking on the phone with is…justin

that yesterday my college friend jason heard a song on the radio that reminded me of him and he text me the chorus. i text back the artist and we were both happy

that when he was three years old clayton was playing on the computer and drew this

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and said it was a valentine for olivia. it still makes me smile

bunny cakes
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that certain songs remind me of certain people and then when i hear the song, i think of the people i love

summit pale ale
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and that kelly has known me since I was ten years old

christmas lights
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pasta and mexican

corvettes
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card catalogs
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singing – i’m better than carrie underwood…when no one is around

cupcakes
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books
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teaching children about books
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librarians
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josie the big brown dogphoto

and the fact that every time i visit she always seems happy to see me

corey koskie

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purple
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the fact that so many items on this list start with a “c”

sunsets
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taking pictures

simon
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arionna
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halloween
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my pool
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embarrassing photos of my parentsphoto

(it was their 25th wedding anniversary….not the 52nd)

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that my love of old cars came from my dadphoto

and that he always knows the make/model/year when we see one

that i’m smart enough to appreciate the people i know, the places i’ve been, the things that i do, and to acknowledge that i’m very fortunate. life is good. i love my family. i love my friends. i’ve done many exciting things. and there is always tomorrow.

i hope your day is filled with love and you take a moment to count the people and things that mean the most to you.

happy valentines day