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December 29, 2008

10 things that make me smile.

1- first off…this post from judifree. i probably think of this post at least once a day and laugh. i love it!

2- my blog family. YOU. you make me smile. i have no idea why you all come back here, but you do. and it means more to me than you’ll ever know.

3- my niece and nephew, Ava and Elliot. they are stunningly cute and perfect!

4- laughing childeren. i love, love, love to hear children laugh. it makes all well with life!

5- a successful bathroom trip. nuff said.

6- empty laundry baskets. ok. so i dont smile much in this department.

7- witnessing someone, especially my kids, get something from God. UH-MAY-ZEEN!!!

8- fighting with brent on twitter.

9- horses. actually, sometimes- i cry when i watch them. they are so magnificently beautiful and majestic looking.

10- singing, writing, hearing my kids play their instruments and singing. music. music makes me smile. it soothes the soul.

your turn.

what makes you smile?

43 Comments leave one →
  1. December 29, 2008 3:18 am

    This post made me smile… and getting first comment… that totally made me smile!! Some others…

    -a red cup from Starbucks
    -music… definitely music
    -hearing my son’s voice on the phone say “wow buddy- it’s mom” (since we’re currently an atlantic ocean apart…)
    -friends… the “know all your dirty laundry” kind of friends that still love me anyway

  2. melissalove permalink
    December 29, 2008 6:12 am

    It makes me smile when you take a perfectly lovely post and you jack it up with a bathroom comment! hee hee

    My smiles are born from:
    – Shawn making sounds and learning how to do sign language
    – Asher, espeically when he asks me for “Asher lovin”…. (it’s cute when you’re 4 years old)
    – All my bible study girls
    – clean floors
    – a shaved dog
    – paychecks (i’m just being real)
    – happy clients
    – there are so many more…………of course

  3. December 29, 2008 6:23 am

    It makes me smile that you re-did yours:) You did one last year around this time:) Check the blog suga!

  4. heidi permalink
    December 29, 2008 6:57 am

    1. Half off sale on bras. (ok I am real here)
    2. A large quilt and a hot tea
    3. Isaac’s belly laugh
    4. unspoken answered prayers
    5. Antonio Banderas( I’m married.. but not dead)
    6. A group of girlfriends, I can count them on my hand.
    7. My daughter curling up with me and watching t.v.
    8. No arguing for a few days
    9. Sand between my toes and waves rushing
    10. YOU sis. definately you

  5. December 29, 2008 7:01 am

    An empty inbox.
    A clean kitchen.
    My husband loving on our sons.
    George Strait’s music.
    Someone telling me that God used my devastation to help them through theirs.
    The smell of a vanilla or mulberry Yankee Candle.

  6. December 29, 2008 7:10 am

    Healthy kids
    A good sale
    My husbands smell
    When people figure stuff out on their own
    When I figure stuff out on my own
    Getting my hair done
    Figuring out how to cook so that all the dinner entrees are ready at the same time

  7. December 29, 2008 7:21 am

    Hearing my baby girl giggle as her daddy plays with her on the couch – that totally made my whole day yesterday!!

  8. December 29, 2008 8:53 am

    – The girls laughing.
    – A clean toilet
    – mashed potatoes (w/ or w/out gravy..doesn’t matter)
    – A deep tissue massage.
    – slippers
    – Cold Pepsi no ice
    – Foot cream
    – homemade kids’ Christmas ornaments
    – Windex
    – the smell of my linen closet
    – crisp sheets
    – Prince
    – A good ‘ol barn dance

  9. December 29, 2008 9:08 am

    #10 Singing?? Glad it makes YOU smile, it doesn’t many others……

  10. December 29, 2008 9:25 am

    I don’t know about horses. The last time I rode a horse, another horse tried to hump it.

  11. December 29, 2008 9:36 am

    I like things that hump. Just sayin….

  12. December 29, 2008 10:43 am

    Oh Tam – You’re killing me…Not my picture confession!

    Here’s my short list:

    1. Mark
    2. Friends (the TV show)
    3. Leading Worship with Mark
    4. My New Bedroom Furniture
    5. When Mark remembers to turn on the fan in the bathroom
    6. My Friends Kate & Shelley

  13. December 29, 2008 11:25 am

    ~my puppies
    ~my family
    ~my blog buddies
    ~good conversation
    ~mashed potatoes

  14. December 29, 2008 11:27 am

    e-mails from friends, Christmas cards in the mail, clean kitchen, cat snuggled up next to me in bed, Twilight, 2-day work weeks, appetizers, fresh laundry, my nieces

  15. December 29, 2008 12:44 pm

    amy – i love your avatar. so pretty!

    melissa – paycheck is good! very good! shaved dog is good too – but no dog is better. you want mine? πŸ˜€

    LSOF – i did?? im old. i cant remember that far back 😯

    heidi – i went bra shopping last week. still not on sale enough for me. my girls will have to deal for a little longer πŸ˜‰

    cindy – “Someone telling me that God used my devastation to help them through theirs.” amen and amen!!!!

    KA – your husbands smell? like, all the time? you are a good wife!!! “healthy kids” mmmm, i love you!!!

    photoqueen – that is so sweet! and that will stay burned in your mind and heart forever too!

    mandy – confession: my favorite song of Princes is Cream. bad song but a catchy tune. LOVE the music! πŸ˜•

    5th st….. -1

    vince – sure the horse was going for the other horse???

    KA – πŸ˜†

    judi – “When Mark remembers to turn on the fan in the bathroom” – hahaha!!! we dont have bathroom fans in our new house- i miss them SO MUCH!!!

    michelle – your whole list is so soothing. sounds like a perfect day!

    kate – i much more prefer snuggling with a cat in bed than a dog. and 2-day work weeks? thats funny…why have a work week at all πŸ˜€

  16. December 29, 2008 2:04 pm


    1. watching kids open presents.

    2. watching kids play with presents

    3. looking at pictures people post on their blogs of their kids and dogs.

    4. coming home to my nice quiet house where there are no dogs or kids.

    5. bringing home leftovers so I don’t have to make my own meals for a few days.

    6. sitting in my recliner, with some Jasmine Pearl tea, watching it snow.

    7. when it snows I don’t have to dig out my car and drive to work, or any place else.

    8. GNC Colon Care tablets that keep me “regular”.

    9. watching George Benson’s music video “Breezin” on You Tube.

    10. watching the sun set.

  17. December 29, 2008 3:24 pm


    My dog when he doesn’t pee on my foot.
    The smell (and taste) of my dad’s popcorn.
    Being at a lake. When I’m in heaven I’m going to live by a lake.
    Jonboy telling me I’m the bestest fairy godmother ever.
    My nieces and nephews… all the time and for no reason at all… just because they’re them.

  18. December 29, 2008 4:05 pm

    not in any specific order:

    hubby bringing me starbucks when i don’t ask for it.
    “catching” my son extend grace to someone.
    a clean and tidy home.
    finding out someone experienced God in a new way while I was leading worship.
    clean and crisp sheets.
    fresh baked cookies with cookies n cream ice cream.
    my macbook pro & her pink case (my mac is a girl)
    watching you and brent fight on twitter.

    yup… that’s about it.

  19. December 29, 2008 4:19 pm

    Turning into the Starbucks parking lot….. among many other things of course πŸ˜‰

  20. December 29, 2008 5:00 pm

    1. When I hear mama snore at night – means she is still here!
    2. When I meet bloggers – another first today – Elizabeth from Washington!
    3. Children – when lizards jump on their bare chests – like today.
    4. Swam with Manatee’s today – a first and a memory.
    5. No snow in Florida
    6. Even at 65 – still regular – no pills either Ed !
    7. Can get to the bathroom at night w/no accident – so far!
    8. Grand children when they come to our house.
    9. Grand children when they leave our house.
    10. Horses – I own one – God’s greatest creation next to man. What a creature!

  21. December 29, 2008 5:21 pm

    Tam- I remember you telling me that once on a live chat. Now when I hear it…guess who I think of? If THAT’S not inappropriate I don’t know what is…

  22. December 29, 2008 5:24 pm

    lots of the things that make us smile have to do with bodily functions I’ve noticed.
    So. With that said, I might as well keep with tradition.

    1.I like days when I eat lots of fiber. I’m sure you can guess the rest.
    2. clean laundry.
    3. a friend smiling at me.
    4. swimming.
    5. feeling in shape.

  23. December 29, 2008 5:34 pm

    Clean floors – but with two long haired dogs and two males in the house that doesn’t happen very often.

    My three year old asking me 400 times a day, “Sooooo, how’s your day?” (and he really asks me 400 times a day…)

    A good hair day

    When I have the sense to get lost in worship

    When I have the sense to help others get lost in worship

    Steven Colbert – I’m pretty much in in love with him

    A girl’s night out

  24. December 29, 2008 5:57 pm

    YOUR blog…

  25. December 29, 2008 6:37 pm

    a hug from a friend
    being remembered
    unexpected strength from an unexpected source
    good tunes
    a completely pain-free day
    my parrot
    red cups filled with happiness on days my body lets me drink them

  26. December 29, 2008 7:10 pm

    So, Tam, I looked for a place to email you, but I’m not seeing it. I guess I’ll just post this comment….

    Anyway. Watching the video up on Mandy’s blog made me remember that right when I started reading your blog, you had all these videos about your KC trip. And I didn’t watch them. But tonight I did.

    You all (or, should I say, y’all) are hilarious! But what I really wanted to say is that I watched the video of your daughter singing the national anthem, and WOW! She is amazing! So very good. And beautiful. But what a great talent. Wow. Very good.

    That’s all. Sorry to comment off topic! WAIT! No, your videos made me smile! Aha! Now it’s on topic!


  27. December 29, 2008 7:50 pm

    ed – “8. GNC Colon Care tablets that keep me β€œregular”.” i think i just had an accident laughing so hard!!!

    gitz – pee on your dogs foot. that’ll learn’em.

    jenni – linen is running theme here with the gals. sushi, sushi and more sushi. brent and i love to eat at Dragonfish when we’re in ptld. you like?

    rachel – coffee…say no more πŸ˜‰

    papa – “6. Even at 65 – still regular – no pills either Ed !” so im thinking you an Ed oughta have a seniors blog off. dunno what it’d be about – but i know it would be funny!! πŸ˜†

    mandy – um. speechless. 😳

    becca- yes. this is often a bodily functions type of blog. its mandy thompsons fault…she seems to bring ‘it’ out in me πŸ˜€

    abs – im with you on the worship experience, completely. and im totally feelin the good hair day one too! and good fitting jeans. and the two together??? watch out world!

    ocd – my heart just smiled! thank you πŸ™‚

    alece – peaberry? what about sweet-pea (ness)? and one day…im gonna introduce you to Dutch Bros coffee. of course, that’d mean youd have to come to the west coast πŸ˜€

    photoqueen – i know i just sent you an e/m but…you mean you didnt watch the KC vids back in sept? hmph. well…we gotcha now. our evil plan to waste precious minutes of our readers time is still working. πŸ˜‰

  28. December 29, 2008 8:01 pm

    yes. peaness also makes me smile.

  29. December 29, 2008 8:09 pm

    and someday i’ll take you up on that coffee offer.

  30. December 29, 2008 8:24 pm


  31. December 29, 2008 8:34 pm

    (collective “awwww” from the blogosphere)

  32. December 29, 2008 8:53 pm

    alece – “yes. peaness also makes me smile.”

    this comment officially goes down as my most favorite! ever.

    and the coffee offer never expires πŸ˜‰ i promise!

    b- *smiling*

  33. December 29, 2008 9:09 pm


    everyone smiles when they see peaness.

  34. heidi permalink
    December 29, 2008 9:43 pm


    I came over before I went to sleep and I think I have a new cavity.

    awwwww… oh my gosh.

    I still have coffee and huge beach for ya here Tam, let me see it was 73 today and nice a breezy, saw a baby shark… prayed and walked alot.

    Peaness??? Alece has the funness names..

  35. December 29, 2008 9:46 pm

    heidi – sleep sweet friend! love you. 73*??? NO FAIR!!!

  36. December 29, 2008 9:47 pm

    alece – oh my hurting head from laughing you are killing me!!!!

  37. December 29, 2008 10:06 pm

    wait, wait, wait. you can’t blame me AND brent for your headache. (a-hem… “i have a headache and it has @inworship written all over it”)

    and seriously, brent won’t mind at all if you smile at peaness. don’t let the headache get in the way.

  38. December 30, 2008 1:11 am

    I’m such a dolt I had to say peaness out loud before my brain registered the funny.

  39. December 30, 2008 6:38 am

    gitz – you’ve got mail.

  40. December 30, 2008 1:05 pm

    ~hearing a friends voice on the phone (from many miles away)
    ~smell of good coffee
    ~ the twinkle in my girls eyes when they have been pleasantly surprised
    ~the grunt my boy makes when he is in the comfy zone
    ~when my house is clean from end to end (not often but I try)
    ~my blog family, they are priceless
    ~my hubs when he says “I am all yours” πŸ˜‰
    ~shopping with someone elses money!
    ~my blanky, a book, and a corner of the comfy couch
    ~ a Macbook (well that hasn’t happened yet, but I bet it would make me smile!)
    ~airplane tickets..

  41. January 4, 2009 7:05 pm

    Ha ha!! I totally identify with #5. I thought I was the only one. πŸ˜€

  42. January 4, 2009 7:16 pm

    annie – oooo girl – and this has been a good weekend for me πŸ˜‰ nuff said.


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