What makes you happy?

25 things that make me happy:

1. Deep discussions with my dad during long car rides

2. Wine and fancy dinner with a group of friends

3. Rocking my daughter to sleep

4. A really good kiss from the love of my life

5. Playing with a puppy

6. Watching my baby discover something new

7. Hugging my friends who I don’t get to see very often

8. Listening to a feel-good song

9. Getting a call in the morning that I don’t have to go to work

10. A breath of salt air on the beach

11. Looking at a finished project or piece of artwork I made, after great effort was put into it

12. A long, healthy talk with my husband, at random

13. An early morning in PJ’s with a cup of tea and something to read

14. Puzzling with Poppop and making him laugh really hard and loudly

15. Running errands on a Saturday with my Mom

16. Walking into the Magic Kingdom in DisneyWorld

17. Christmas Eve at my Mommom’s house

18. Watching my husband enjoy a meal I made for him.

19. A lunch date with my sister

20. Eating slices of Mack and Manco’s pizza on stools in sandy bathing suits in the middle of a beach day with my Mommom

21. Seeing someone’s face after you just paid them an appreciated compliment

22. Hearing and seeing my daughter chuckle

23. Watching and reciting every line of City Slicker with my Dad

24. That perfect-timing hug and love from your mom

25. Walking the Ocean City Boardwalk on a summer night

*This post is dedicated to my beautiful daughter. May you read this and learn that your mom knows what matters in this world and thanks God every day for the small and incredibly beautiful gifts with which she has been blessed.IMG_0017


Luci goes to the beach

Over the last week or so we have managed to get Luciana down to the beach! We met up with friends for Luci’s first beach day in Ocean City. She slept in her tent and breathed in the salt air!

549510_10200338276402983_2035345402_nDSCF1506DSCF1504DSCF1507My husband and I decided a few days later to venture down the street from our house to a sandy inlet in Beesley’s Point. My husband read me an interview from a magazine with Frank Sinatra and we put Luci’s toes in the sand.

IMG_0990IMG_0996I am so proud of this little lobster I made out of ribbon for Luci.


We could only stay for a short time but these memories we are making are priceless!

Thanks for reading. I am so happy to share our little happy moments!