Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Happiness is.......

This week Carmi at Written Inc had the theme of happy for his Thematic Photographic.

Happy to me has so many meanings.....for today this is what it means:

I would like to think I am raising (or is it raise crops, rear children?? I swear I have heard that somewhere??) Anyhow...I do hope the kids are growing up happy.

Happiness is being able to ease that worried little look on Will's face. Husband is gone TDY (military speak for Temporary Duty...meaning he is gone away from us for the time being). We made another days paper chain for this week. It is much easier when it is just a few days rather than fifteen months. But when Will wakes in the morning his daddy will be home! That is happiness for this little boy!

Happiness is seeing Livi finally get off the couch and take more than three steps. After one visit to the doctor, two x-rays, three days on the couch, and countless times she watched the new "Sleeping Beauty", she can put some pressure on it. PS, happiness is eating muffin batter. Happiness is staying in your pjs all day. Both kids love a good PJ day!

Happiness can be fairly shallow things as a pair of corduroy mustard yellow scoots with a little brown patent leather band. Yes, they make me happy every time I wear them.

So, just for today, I am happy that Will won't be worried about his daddy. I am happy Livi can walk and her foot isn't broken. Finally, I am happy I have some cute shoes that scream "Fall".

Happy Wednesday, what makes you happy?


Janet said...

This week, I was happy to find out I lost 1.6 pounds, which puts me more than halfway towards my goal of 5 pounds for October!

Carmi said...

Happiness is being able to see such richly portrayed vignettes of parenthood. Thank you for taking happiness places most folks may not have thought of.

Heather said...

Cute kids! Cute shoes! I just posted about happy things too, and you're involved! Or tagged!

megz_mum said...

Yes, those are happy shoes! I love your paper chain idea - brilliant!

Corey~living and loving said...

I'm sorry I missed so many posts. I've been away.
Happy belated birthday to your Livi. I'm so sorry to hear of her injury. I do hope it heals quickly, and that Daddy's return is wonderful for everyone.

Tracey said...

LOVE your pics! And I LOVE the scoots too. They certainly would make me happy!

On a limb with Claudia said...

Here's my list for Tommie:

Happiness is seeing the children thrive and never notice all that she's done to make it happen.

Happiness is a smile, nod, and/or pat on the behind from Action Jackson.

Happiness is everyone in the same house - safe and snug.

Happiness is a beautiful WATCH - ahem - to represent all that's given, all that's taken and all that's to come.

How'd I do?

Ok, I wrote all of that to promote some watch buying but hey, what are friends for? ;)

((hug)) I hope he's home soon.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

I do hope for a worry-less Will and an injury-free Livi (poor thing). But those shoes? Hey, retail therapy can be a very good thing!

I hope he's home before you know it!!

amariaf2000 said...

Happiness is Friday Nights for me. And waking up on Saturday before the sun comes up, and then realizing it's safe to go back to sleep!!

Mama C said...

Those are really happy shoes, I think!

Moi said...

oh love those two portraits, Tommie..........and those shoes are "groovy"!!! ;D

love seeing the happiness fill your life...may it always stay this way :)

goodnight, happy dreams ;D

Monogram Queen said...

Yes I think you are doing a fine job of rearing/raising your two.
I worry about mine being happy too but I think she is.
I LOVE the shoes- where did you get them?

TavoLini said...

Those are the best shoes--and the colors!!

And I have to agree that a nice PJ day definitely makes me happy.

Fleur de Lisa said...

That is a wonderful photo of Will- the lighting is perfect!

I'm glad Livi is doing better- poor thing.

And those scoots are adorable!

ChrissyM said...

What a lovely post. Your pictures are great. Love those shoes. Your post made me cry, but happy tears.