A clean house.
A new Newsweek to curl up with.
My kids get to see their Grandma today.
The eleven items I just bought at Old Navy for a grand total of $21. (Cute baby and toddler girl long-sleeved pink tees and pink turtlenecks for $.47 each. Go stock up to give as gifts!)
My amazing husband who works so hard for our family.
New books from the library to read to the kids.
Thinking about last night's game of kickball with friends. Elliot was so proud of himself for kicking a homerun, even if he did overrun the runner in front of him, and didn't exactly tag the bases. Isaac skipped around the field and from base to base, just loving that his best friend Max and his favorite babysitters were playing with him at the park. Aaron learned how to "pitch" the kickball and get it to the right general vicinity of the kicker.
The City of Phoenix's youth sports program which allows me to sign my child up for sports for a mere $20 instead of $70 plus. Plus it's much more laid-back than the more expensive leagues, which is great for this not-so-motivated-by-competition family of ours.
The pretty things that Design Mom and her sister Jordan post on their blogs.
Extra money sitting in the bank waiting for me to spend it on clothes and a haircut and maybe even an anniversary trip to Hawaii, because I haven't had time to burn through it yet.
Giving bags and bags of the Godfrey sisters' grand collection of maternity clothes to my sister Abby.
Aaron taking drawing classes after school.
An understanding with Steve that we'll buy each other stuff later, and won't be compelled by societal expectations to exchange gifts tomorrow.
New friends that I've made reading and writing blogs.
New friends in real life.
Old friends in real life and on blogs.
Norah's sweet temperament and infectious smile, pictures of which I will be posting soon. Very soon.
Drinking lots of water.
Aromatic lilies on my mantel.