Saturday, February 18, 2012


*Dark Chocolate Covered Zapp's Cajun Crawtaters from Blue Frog Chocolates

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*Listening to my kids howl with laughter as they look through photo albums showing them as babies and little kids.

*My hunky hubby getting home today from his work-related conference in Mardi Gras-crazed New Orleans.

*Our fuzzy calico cuddled up on the cracked-vinyl tractor seat.

*A nice, fun chat with my BFF Rhonda while lounging all comfy on my brown leather couch.

*A very sweet and very funny Valentine's Day video made by some Adventures in Missions World Racers:

*My 13 year old son Patrick singing a very unique version of Lee Greenwood's I'M PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN including "I paid my bills and taxes and now I'm eternally free".

*Running down the road to our neighbors' driveway and back just because its good for me and the weather was courteous.

*Getting to sleep extra late on a rainy Saturday while my teenaged daughter makes a big ole pancake breakfast for her brothers and sisters.

*Hearing how God is moving in the life of my Troubadour Grandbaby Stefanie and her family. God is definitely up to something as He turns the hearts of His children back to the least and the lost, even in our inner-cities that so many have given up on.

*Pictures from Thailand on my Betsie's Tumblr. Sure hope she lives there again one day so I have more excuses to visit that beautiful country.

*The antics of Fred and Lamont on SANFORD AND SON.

*Finding out that one friend is heading to a Middle-Eastern nation to show some Jesus love while a Troubadour friend, LeAnn, is heading out on her very first mission trip ever.

*Goodnight hugs and kisses from my three youngest.

*My husband switching to KEEPING UP WITH APPEARANCES all on his own...and keeping it there. Love that PBS doesn't have commercials to encourage channel surfing.

*Birdhouses painted by earnest, messy fingers.

“Withhold a smile only when the smile can hurt someone. Otherwise, let it bloom forth in a riot.” ---Vera Nazarian

So share your smiles. What's lifting your spirits these days?


Lydia said...

Family visiting to help celebrate my birthday. And KING CAKE. :)

Elysa said...

Mmmm...that sounds great, Lydia! I think we're going to be having to make our own King Cake out of donuts tomorrow. LOL!