Sunday, April 25, 2010

Grateful heart..

I know that I'm young and in the grand scheme of things, my life is just beginning. However, one of the things that I have inherited from my mom is that I love to learn. Whether it be a new cooking technique, a life lesson or the ins and outs of the game of baseball as taught by my husband, my ears and mind are wide open.

One of the lessons I am learning right now is that my life will only ever be as perfect as I make it...or let it be. There's always going to be trials, uncomfortable situations, less money in our bank account then we may prefer....but life is truly what you make of it.

And right now, life is good.

Some of the things that are making me smile right now include:

The smell of the breeze coming off of Lake Michigan. This might seem strange...I know some people hate that smell, but something in the wind coming off a body of water speaks to me. I think it comes from growing up right on Lake Michigan, but there's something about it that is so universal and no matter where I am, all of a sudden I'm right where I want to be.

Late night giggles. I think this is partially due to Jason's work schedule, but he generally has to get up much earlier then I do. He's a 5-6 hours of sleep a night kind of man, but he still usually goes to bed earlier then I want to. I know he needs his sleep and try to be a supportive wife, but there's something about knowing that you're not allowed to talk that brings up a million things that I've been meaning to tell him. He'll try to be gracious but it always ends up with us laughing as he's trying to sleep and I'm trying to keep my mouth shut! He's officially labeled me as "that" kid at the slumber party.

Summer time food. There are certain foods that are just better certain
times of the year. We had unusually warm weather a couple weeks ago and it got my cravings going! I'm talking about papers plates heaped with anything grilled, mounds of potato salad, piles of pasta salad, baked beans and preferably finished off by sticky, roasted marshmallows and Popsicles. The kind where two of them are stuck together and will dye your mouth a lovely shade of red. Or blue. I'm not picky. :)

Anytime I get to spend with this amazing man! We've been able to go to a few baseball games already this season and it is definitely one of his favorite things to do and quickly growing to be one of my favorite pastimes. The thing is, it doesn't really matter what we do as long as we're doing it together. From Wrigley Field to our fierce sequence battles to the nights we spend on the couch, one on each end with our legs entwined reading....this man makes me deliriously happy. And he is constantly my number one thing I am thankful for.

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