Years ago, back when we lived in Hawaii, when I blogged regularly, and Chris was gone on deployments or other short trips fairly often, I hosted a Friday link-up I called "The Little Things Link-up". I wrote about the things that got me through a bad day, that made me smile, that I might have taken for granted on a different day. Those were some of my favorite posts to write-- reminding me to keep a grateful heart, even for the things that seemed silly or unimportant. I think I'd like to resurrect that practice. Even if it doesn't always make it to the blog, I'm going to be chasing after a more grateful heart this winter season.
+ Amazon Prime. What a luxury to order something (anything!) that you need or want and have it show up at your order two days later (or even later that day!)
+ Freshly brewed coffee with just the right amount of toffee almond creamer.
+ The sweet babbling songs that Delia sings to me upon request.
+ Neighbors that work from home and are able to rescue us when we're locked out of the house in the middle of the day.
+ The recommendation of an excellent babysitter, and the prospect of regular dates this winter.
+ The low rumble of hot air running through our vents, warming up our home.
+ Silas' giggles when he's really exhausted. They're hilarious, and a tell-tale sign of a tired boy.
+ Quiet evenings with Chris after the kids have gone to bed. Spending time watching mindless tv, praying together, or scarfing down ice cream after a particularly tiring day. I'm thankful to have him as my partner in crime.
+ Silly selfies with my kids in the reflection of shiny ornaments
+ Battery-powered candles on a timer that come on just as the sun disappears, and make our home feel a little bit cozier.
happy weekend, friends!