Wednesday, April 21, 2010

JOY #93: flower boxes.

i have no video for today's post
(nor do i have a picture)
bc i was driving when i saw what it was that brought me joy
i thought it would be imprudent to simultaneously reach for my camera and try to take footage or photos
you're going to have to simply imagine what i saw on my journey home today
and that is
a little balcony lined with little flower boxes overflowing with little daisies intermingled with little vines that spilled over onto a little wall that made for a truly magical
little scene
that is all.
good night :)

Friday, April 16, 2010

JOY #90: birthday love.

to those in my life who
sent texts,
wrote messages,
shared wine,
mailed cards,
cooked dinner,
made toasts,
lit candles,
used glitter,
made gifts,
sent packages,
left voice messages,
danced with me,
hugged me,
loved me,
and showered me with oh-so-much joy on this 8,031th day of my life -
thank you so, so, much.
i felt so loved.

JOY #89: trader joe's

i love shopping at this place.

JOYs 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, & 88!

79: count-downs!
80: aunt julie!
81: beth!
82: midnight concerts!
83: spaz-running
84: sunflower seed butter
85: baby bjorns
86: walker
87: warm breezes
88: pool-side talks!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

JOY #78: Easter brunch :)

easter brunch:


ya'll. that kid is my heart.

Friday, April 2, 2010

JOY #76: grandparents' day

today was grandparents' day at william's school.
grandparents' day is an annual event which consists of an hour-long musical performance, a chance for all grandparents/guests to tour the school and meet teachers, and a reception with cookies and punch.

william called me about two weeks ago to invite me to this event (if grandparents are unable attend, students can invite a "special adult friend," and i, as william's babysitter, got to be the lucky pal),
and of course i was excited when i got william's call,
but i had no idea what a big deal this day would be until i got there this morning.

let me give you a few specifics:
1.400 grandparents come to this thing.
they come from all over the country.
no less than 20 valet parking guys are needed to park all the cars.
i got there 15 minutes early and there was not an open seat in sight.

thankfully, a precious grandma offered to squeeze me in her bleacher when she saw me scanning the auditorium for a seat.
"i'd like to still be on the aisle," she said and laughed. "but you can squeeze here."
i totally squeezed.

so much joy :)

JOY #75: birds singin!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

JOY #74: patio lunches!

i am in LOVE with this weather!
do any of you feel more joyful just bc it is sunny outside?!
love that feeling!