1. The yellow hues that dot the late summer/early fall landscapes
We have a lot of green here, which is lush and beautiful and perfect, and then all these cheery yellow wildflowers show up, making everything even more lush and beautiful and perfect. Even the highway is pretty. Thanks Mother Nature.
2. Soccer practice
There's something about ending the day in the fresh air that gave everyone the breath of fresh air they needed. I'm sure Mondays run perfectly in your lives, but they get a little tense for us ;). However, at soccer, the boys ran out their energy. The girl calmed herself to the rhythm of the swing. I could just sit and feel the breeze. Hallelujah.
3. My son is in love with Kindergarten
Not that I ever thought he wouldn't be, but it's always a relief when your child is thrilled to be at the place you are shipping (busing) them off to for the entire day.
4. A freshly painted room
I have hated our family room for almost a decade. It was always awkward and never quite sat right with me. Turns out all I needed to fix it was the right shade of warm, ivory paint. I am so grateful for you- Benjamin Moore 925, and I am so grateful I had the energy to paint the room (before child #4 arrives and sleep trumps household projects, or any projects).
As in the thing that keeps you connected to people you would probably never contact again. Years ago, I sat next to a lady on an airplane, we talked the whole time, the flight ended, and we parted ways. Except that before we headed to separate parts of the country, we became FB friends. This summer we met up again in person when she traveled my direction for a wedding. How cool is that?
Which leads me to my next happy thing...
6. Getting out in the city
Of course, I had to show her something great about Minneapolis, which means I had to go there myself. I always feel happier after exploring/enjoying a fun part of the city and getting out of our routine a bit.
7. Feeling the baby kick
It's always amazing to feel life move inside you, but this time it's even more fun because my children are totally excited about it. They are all old enough to get a kick out of the baby's movements (no pun intended), and give big reactions with squeals and laughs. It's the best.
What has made you happy this month?