When I look at happy moments in my life,
I find that typically, the times I am happiest are not in moments of grandeur
but rather in moments of simple joy.
Today the simple things that brought me such exhilarating happiness were
blue skies and sunshine,
a gentle breeze,
helping little boys disassemble and reassemble chairs just for fun,
fresh, frozen-strawberry orange juice,
Lincoln learning to count,
birds singing in the tree in our backyard,
the smell of freshly cut grass and fertilizer,
and lots of giggles.
They're small, they're simple...
but they make me feel as though I am dancing through life.
Speaking of swinging, isn't it the best feeling?
I feel almost like a kid again when I swing as high as I can.
One of my earliest memories is from when I was a small child,
swinging as high as my dad could push me in the tire swing hanging from my grandparents' willow tree.
One of the best dates Sam and I ever had was when I was pregnant with Talmage,
and we found an empty park and started swinging as high as we could and had contests
to see who could kick their shoe off the highest while swinging.
We laughed so hard!!
I love discussing ideas and dreams with Sam to create wonderful family memories.
In addition to a library with a spindly spiral staircase leading up to a reading room with 2 full walls of windows,
the greatest treehouse ever,
a small orchard,
a huge garden,
and lots of big trees...
I sure hope swings are a central part of our home someday.