10 things that make me happy

1. Baby C
He's my little buddy. He keeps me company during the day while Hubby is at work and is always making me laugh. He's getting older (so fast!!) and developing a sense of humor. The other day he really had me going. I was sitting in the recliner and he wanted up, so I put him on my lap facing me. He started jumping up and down, making the recliner rock back and forth and he was just having so much fun, I couldn't stop laughing. I love that kid. I never thought I could love something so much. :D

2. Hubby
Hubby is my best friend. I tell him everything, which doesn't always go both ways since he works so much. But when we do get the chance to sit and talk, we go on and on. I love how he is such an optimist, it balances out my (sometimes) scrooge mentality. He really does know how to make me laugh, not always when I want him to. He is an amazing guy and I thank God we found each other when we did. I love him eternally.

3. My mom
She is my rock. I know I can always go to Hubby but mom has a way of putting things that always makes me feel better. She knows my personality and how emotional I can get sometimes. She understands my pregnancy makes me very hormonal and what to say to put me at ease. I may have my dad's brain, but I have my mom's heart. I love that woman beyond words.

4. My brother
Brother isn't like every other college dude. And I love him all the more for that. He's smart as a fox and I am very proud of him. I know he will go very far and in some ways, I live vicariously through that. My life has taken a very different path and I will never be able to do what he is doing. He is a silly, caring, energetic, genius and he's my little brother.

5. Shopping
What woman doesn't?! I really do love shopping for others. That's my favorite. I like to go out and try to find something that is really meaningful to that person. Or if I can't find something just right, I make it. Which brings us to...

6. Crafts
I love anything that brings out my creative side. I made a gorgeous scrapbook out of my wedding photos. When wrapping presents, I always add personal touches like hand made name tags. I love to take photos and make a collage or put together a photo album and make custom photo captions. I'm good at making hemp jewelry, I can crochet, I can draw very well...I'm very good with my hands.

7. Photography
Taking photos, not just snapping pictures randomly, is something I am always looking out for. When I'm driving, or out with friends or family, I'm always looking for that one good shot. Photography is very important to me because I want to catch those moments and catch them in a great photo. Once I get a professional camera next year (thanks dad!!) and photoshop (who knows when) I will be in good order. I can get some practice in then start offering my photography talent along side my Wedding Planning business.

8. The outdoors
Growing up, we were always outside or taking vacations to new places. I have seen places that will blow your mind by the beauty. When you are on your way to work, do you notice the color of the trees or the changing colors of the sunrise? I notice these things everyday and it makes me happy. Nature is amazing and should not be taken for granted.

9. Time with family, friends
I rarely get to spend time with my side of the family since we all live in different corners of the country. I have family in Indiana, Washington, California, Hawaii, and my parents are in Virginia. I went to Washington for the first time 3 years ago, my last time to California was 3 years ago as well, and my Papa visited from Hawaii this year. So my visits with family are once every five years, if I'm lucky. I am very thankful for the time I get to spend with them.
Friend time has gotten slim lately since Rachel got a new job. She works more then Hubby does so I don't get to go out with her much anymore. She has more friends then I do, so I don't think she realizes she's the only person I go out with. Jesse is busy with a new baby, her two year old, her husband, and school so I don't talk to her much. Angie lives 2 hours away so those visits are slim as well. It's really just me and the baby all the time, when Hubby's at work. Needless to say, I really enjoy the little time I do get.

10. Music
On those days where my preggie hormones are really picking on me, music can always put me in a happier place. Getting out of the house and driving with the music up always makes me happy too. I don't have to explain how music finds the way to say how I'm feeling. It has always been there when I'm in a low place and made me feel better. It also makes my good mood even better :D

These are what make me happy...how about you?