December 2, 2009

the happy in just a regular old day

This morning I finished our Christmas cards, and writing with a colorful fine-tip Sharpie makes my handwriting so flowy and me very happy.

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Laundry doesn't necessarily make me happy, but having Ivy as my little helper does. She always always puts pants around her shoulders and her brother's underwear on her head and around her arms. She finds the leg holes of the underwear and thinks it's a bracelet or something. Where did she get this?


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It makes me so happy.


Later in the day we rest in bed and I nurse her to sleep. It's that warm, gentle shut of her eye lashes, damp curls at the nape of her neck, soft hand clutching my finger, my hair, my shirt. I give her my everything and she takes it and is safe.

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I marvel at her beauty, at her personality even when she sleeps.

This is one of the happiest moments I live daily.


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It is too dark now to get a good picture of all my boys and girl. Also, they won't stay still for even for a moment,

but I catch their feet.
Two, four, six, eight.

Happy, happy, happy, happy.

The end.


You Capture: your happy story


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59 comments:

  1. There's so much beauty in our Mommy days, isn't there?

    Love these photos...

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  2. A perfect happy post. Great captures.

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  3. What a beauty! (ivy & you!). :)

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  4. i love your happy.

    and do you have any idea how very much i love sharpies?

    matt bought me a 20 pack of ridiculously beautiful colors one time for valentine's day. (which means that i couldn't have picked a better husband EVER.)

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  5. I want to move in with you and so we can just be happy all the live long day.

    Deal?

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  6. I am happy that you are happy. Love this post and the pictures are so precious.

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  7. Beautiful photos -- love the happy feet picture! :)

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  8. I love the feet picture, that's a great idea.

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  9. That would all make me happy too! Love the feet shot!

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  10. I love all of the pictures! So beautiful... And HAPPY! :)

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  11. Lovely. Nursing in the quiet stillness is one of my favorite parts of the day too. Anna has such short hair, but it's longer at the back by her neck. So blond and wispy, I love to just run it through my fingers while she nurses. Puts joy in my heart. :)

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  12. Love it. Especially the nursing pic :o)

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  13. So so sweet...(and a new pack of pens always makes me happy too!)

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  14. Aw, Steph. There's nothing like a mother's joy.

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  15. This whole post is lovely, but what a sweet nursing picture. I love toddler nursing. No worries about food intake, just pure, sweet nursing.

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  16. Oh so happy. So very, very happy. I'm feeling your emotion so deeply. And the photo of Ivy nursing puts a deep aching in my heart for one more child so I can actually experience that bond for a long time.

    Nell

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  17. Aw, Steph...that nursing pic and the feet -- THE FEET -- the got me. Gorgeous.

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  18. This is exactly how my day was yesterday. I wanted to freeze time.

    I love the feet shot :)

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  19. Oh, the delight in being a mommy. I love this. I loved that your shared - thanks!

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  20. Such sweet pictures and words. What is it about fine tip Sharpies? I love writing with them!

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  21. Regarding your comment on my blog:

    Serious?!!!! You are so deprived if you've never had a S'more! Its a roasted marshmellow (over a fire, of course) then you put it between two graham crackers and some chocolate, preferably a peanut butter cup. Oooohy Goooohy Deliousness! If those are even words! Please go make yourself one, right now! You don't know what you're missing!

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  22. I was so hoping you were joking! S'more are so much better with Reese's Peanut Butter cups, by the way!!!!

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  23. beautiful post! I love that nursing photo. :)

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  24. Adore this post, and of your depiction of breastfeeding Ivy. Thats exactly how I feel about it. <3

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  25. I love all your happy photos! I had to laugh when I saw your sharpies, because they make me very happy! Unless my 3 year finds them, lol!
    Toni

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  26. I love the photo of their feet - so cute!

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  27. Beautiful. I know that warm feeling of nursing your baby to sleep, well. It makes me happy every day :)

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  28. mine does the same with the underwear - it's too funny!

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  29. I love these photos and what goes with. I wish I had done more of a story with mine, but eh...can't be creative every time! :-)

    You daughter is beautiful!

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  30. Oh Steph. This is happiness. I can feel it warming my heart all the way down to my toes. Love them ...

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  31. Great photos, wonderful writing - a happy post indeed! These are really special times :)

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  32. Steph, I LOVE this! The picture of the feet is perfect, and I love the Sharpie one too. Also, I love your heart, so beautiful, so warm. :)

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  33. All those little feet are just too precious!

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  34. Love that Ivy puts pants around her shoulders, Emery loves doing that! Must be the age! Love it!!

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  35. Love everything about this post. Being a momma is amazing.

    -Abby

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  36. thanks for finding the happy in the small things. We all need to be reminded of simple blessings.

    And the Sharpies - one of the happiest things I own. I actually hide them so nobody else can find em...

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  37. Little feet and little toes just always make me smile. :)

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  38. This is so beautiful. The picture of Ivy nursing is gorgeous. I love this post. Thank you.

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  39. That photo of Ivy nursing...so very, very precious! I love how you described those moments of nursing your little one off to sleep. Beautiful.

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  40. Can I borrow your sharpies?

    I love this post and these photos. So, so much.

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  41. Just beautiful.
    I think my favorite moments of my day are the quiet times when I am nursing Ms. Dimples. I try to memorize each time.

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  42. This is just a gorgeous set of pictures. I am especially fond of the nursing Ivy picture. Those really are special daily moments, aren't they? I like to think of them as God's way of making me stop everything and simply relish what it is he has given to me.

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  43. Awww...your little laundry helper sure is cute!!

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  44. What a wonderful story you can tell. I really love the shot of your kids' feet!

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  45. Beautiful!

    Love the feet pictures. Especially Ivy's little toes curling.

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  46. Beautiful! A very creative shot of you feeding your little love...I need to get one of those with my Monkey. :)

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  47. Fantastic stuff. Outside of that, I think everyone else has said it!

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