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Ten smiles

February 26, 2010

I was tagged by Sarah, the farm-raised Montana-native, honeybee-keeping, quilt-sewing, wild meat-loving Mama of 2 and 1 on the way,  who always dazzles me with her words and photos, and proprietoress of Bee House Hives, to list ten things that make me happy.

1) Cracking a dark beer on a summer garden afternoon, while casually surveying the crops and pulling a weed or two.

Rebecca modeling her gorgeous daughter in my August garden

2) My hometown–cowboys and hippies–which fits like an old sweater.

3) Girlfriends

4) Sun streaming in through south-facing windows, providing all the heat and light needed on a winter day.

5) Watching the kids do their thing.

6) A taste of summer, in winter (the story of the chard)

7) Dan, and what he brings to our lives

8. Gifts from the henhouse

9) Grandparent Love

10) Sharing the wild world with my children


1) Erin – Still Life with Coffee

2) Tamara – Sip with me

3) Erin – Exhale. Return to center

4) Kristi – Silver Sparrow Designs

5) Kyndale – Earthycrunchy

6) Diane – Mackville Road

7) Becky – Mommy wants vodka

8. Mama Zen – The Zen of Motherhood

PS: Thank you immensely for all your helpful comments on my technology woes. Shhhh – but my computer has been working flawlessly since I posted about it. The Mac-Love has been duly noted and will be thoroughly investigated.

Have a fantasical weekend!

And leave a comment to tell me what makes you happy.

21 Comments leave one →
  1. February 26, 2010 9:34 am

    What a great meme to do. Your list is fabulous.

  2. February 26, 2010 9:38 am

    What a fun post! I love your garden.

    One thing that makes me happy is snuggling next to my 9 year old and talking about the books he is reading.

    Thanks for tagging me – more fun things to come on my list

  3. February 26, 2010 9:49 am

    Thanks Rachel! I love your nature loving list! I should have added something about my chickens but 10 is just too short of a list! I think I may need a few more!

  4. February 26, 2010 10:34 am

    Last night I got to have a date with my husband. We drank stout…apparently way too much stout based on how I’m feeling this morning…but the love..oh the love for my man and good stout.

    Have a great weekend!

  5. February 26, 2010 10:36 am

    *phew* I was trying to figure out what to post about today. I WAS STUMPED.

  6. abozza permalink
    February 26, 2010 10:53 am

    What a wonderful post to read this morning! What makes me happy is simple time spent with my family. As I write, my monkeys are preparing a parade that they want to show me in a few minutes. Priceless!

  7. February 26, 2010 11:49 am

    Wow, those pictures of your garden and your son’s animal-and-block zoo (farm? ranch?) are making me smile today. It’s always the little things, isn’t it??

  8. February 26, 2010 2:38 pm

    Fantastic pictures! I can just smell that fire! Happy weekend to you!

  9. February 26, 2010 3:09 pm

    Hmm, I went to school in Durango for a couple of years. Gorgeous place.

  10. February 26, 2010 11:21 pm

    Yummm. Chard is sooo good. I love the pic of Cole with his bow and arrow. That’s great!


  11. February 26, 2010 11:48 pm

    how have i never been to your blog before and how have we not overlapped? thanks for the comment on my blog! i love that you added photos to your list. it gives me a little sense of who you are. as for your comment on my blog, you and i share a hometown. ;)

  12. Steph permalink
    February 27, 2010 12:22 am

    I absolutely LOVE that photo of the chickens. It is beautiful.

    What makes me happy??? On a day like today, a smile from my baby or a sweet moment with my daughter is about all it takes. On a day that I could create for myself, well a good day on skis is just about the best feeling there is. Connecting with nature by any means, be it a good trail run or a hike, or a camping trip, or a mountain bike ride. Those are the things that come to mind at the moment.

  13. February 27, 2010 12:43 am

    This morning, happiness, and now, sunshine! (I just bestowed upon you the Sunshine Award on my blog.) Happy Weekend! =>

  14. jamie permalink
    February 27, 2010 1:09 pm

    Aww, I know Rebecca. I went to LLL right before and after her girl was born. She is a sweet soul. Im sorta jealous that you can call her ‘friend’

  15. February 27, 2010 8:27 pm

    I LOVE your list. The picture with all of the animals laid out to dry made me laugh. My daughter does that with Littlest Pet Shops.

  16. rebecca permalink
    February 28, 2010 12:14 am

    what a nice day spent with friends in your beautiful garden. and my precious sleeping baby! in my mind she’s still exactly as in that picture, but in reality she’s on her way to toddlerhood. thanks for capturing that moment in time on your blog.

    and jamie, you are too sweet! i miss seeing you at LLL. i’m sure your little one is doing all kinds of new amazing things everyday. hope to see you soon!

  17. March 1, 2010 7:18 pm

    The sound of my son’s laughter!

    Thanks for tagging me, I’m working on my response!!

  18. March 2, 2010 11:37 am

    I love the photos of the kids just doing their thing. Do they all innately know how to set things up on towels, blankets and more? Villages, towns and zoos!

    What makes me happy? Seeing my 2 1/2 year old excited as she learns to use the potty…. knowing that we will soon be 100 percent diaper free in this house!

  19. March 12, 2010 6:03 pm

    I had to laugh when I read your description of Durango. Yup. I lived there for awhile and still have family there. I totally miss it!!! I think I miss my mountains there the most.

  20. May 27, 2010 11:45 am

    this is such a fantastic collection of gifts and pics. i’ve been MIA here for too long! your baby is so big! your august garden is enviable, as well…
    i thought of you the other night when i made range/grass-fed buffalo tacos (a big deal from this former decade+ vegetarian) and told myself to get here post-haste! can’t wait to get all caught up at 6512…


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