Monday, June 6, 2011

Nine Loves

Time for my next list.

Nine Loves

1. Early bedtimes and late mornings. Don't usually get both, but a mom can hope.

2. Nap time. Seems like I must love when my children are in bed. Hmmm...

3. Watching my kids play together. They are just at the beginning stages of this and it usually turns into wrestling, but I love those few moments when they are laughing and playing together as I stand by and watch.

4. My hospital stay after my babies are born. I can't even believe some moms have their babies at home and miss out on the hospital stay. It's constant cuddling with your precious new baby, catching up on tv shows with your husband, people bringing you whatever you want, sitting in your pjs for 3 days, and someone taking your baby at night and only waking you for feedings.

5. Muffin Tin Meals. If you haven't heard of these, you need to learn. My kids basically just eat snack foods for meals anyway. This arranges them in a 6 muffin tin and your kids will magically eat.

6. Grandparents. I am definitely one of those moms that takes full advantage of the grandparents. I happily let them take over parenting duties whenever possible. And I don't feel guilty. One day I hope to get to do the same for my grandkids.

7. Cheeseburgers, French fries, and Coke. I'm not sure what that has to do with being a mommy but I feel it deserves a place on any list of things I love.

8. Leg hugs. I love the feeling of a little one tugging at my skirt or getting an unexpected hug when doing the dishes.

9. Gymboree and Baby Gap. Heck, I like any kids clothes. Just another reason I love grandparents.

These loves are, of course, in addition to everything else I love that is more important than any of these things. I really do LOVE my life. I am so blessed that I could never make a list of all the things I love. But it would start with Jesus, my husband, my kids, my family and cheeseburgers. I am one happy girl with a lot of joys and a lot of love.

Oh, and I really love comments on my blog. You guys are really nice to me. And I like to know people are reading. :)


  1. Hi, Emmy~
    My favorite is're right - that's one of the best feelings in the world!

    Oh, and I NEVER get comments on my blog so I keep a counter through sitemeter...the stats are pretty fun to see (location, how long they visit your blog, etc.), and it's encouraging to know people are reading even though they don't leave me comments! :)

  2. i just love your posts! (i think i tell you that every time. ha) I was just saying how a hospital nursery would come in really handy today! I was so exhausted and was dreaming of having access to someone who would let me have a 3 hr nap!