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It's the Little Things

Like finding a gym. A real, treadmill-elliptical-yoga-room gym.

People working out in a gym.

Or getting a table.

Table in a dining room.

Or making cookies to break in the new table.

Young children around a table.

Buying a new mug that holds more coffee and is big enough to wrap my hands around. And wearing an old, comfy high school sports T-shirt from a sport that I didn't even play while enjoying my new mug. These are the little things.

Hands holding a mug.

It's finding diamond in the rough date spots

Beautiful view of mountains.

and also finding a fig, caramelized onion, and Fontina pizza. Wow.

Man eating pizza.

It's knowing that my mom is coming to visit soon! Also, remembering the goodness of that cheesy soup with popcorn that she ordered way back when.

Woman wearing sunglasses smiling at the camera.

It's watching the sun set from our front window.

Beautiful view of a sunset over the mountains.

These are the little things that make my life happy, and when I'm good at looking for them, they abound. Thank you for your prayers and thoughts and love - we are blessed.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Skillful Cook Logo

    What a beautiful reminder of all life’s wonderful blessings. Whether large or small, they sure make life sweet! Best wishes 🙂

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    What a lovely read to start my Friday! It truly is the little things. Mine for the day: cinnamon roasted almonds in my cereal + almond milk. It’s just so darn delicious! Also, I adore your coffee mug. I collect fun mugs from travels or craft fairs, because I get to revisit the place I bought it with every sip. Where’d you find yours?

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    Loved today’s post lindsay! My husband and I are moving to Baltimore in 2 weeks and we will be living in temporary housing until we find a place. I just found out the housing provides DVR AND a gym! So happy about this news! Have a good weekend 🙂

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    And thats a good picture of mom! I’m excited for her to get there, you guys will have so much fun!

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    “….and when I’m good at looking for them, they abound”

    Thanks for that reminder, Lindsay! And I’m so happy that you’re looking for and finding all of these things that make you happy!

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    That’s the way to start a Friday! What a great reminder of the simple things in life that mean the most! Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

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    Awesome….simply awesome. For my list, it’s always a blessing to read your blog…really, truly, your blog makes me smile 🙂

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    Love the artwork hanging over your new table! It’s so fun to check in and see what you’re up to 🙂

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      Thanks Mimi! It was the cheapest thing we could find, and it’s a little louder than our usual style but we figured this is the year for loud, so what the heck. 🙂 hope you’re doing well!

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    awesome. thanksgiving comes early 🙂

    happy your enjoying yourself over there.

    can wait for you to start blogging about more porky themed stuff that cebu is famous for too.

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    Hi there! I am so glad your mom was able to visit you guys!! Mary is so great!!

    Hoping the Ostrom’s are doing well in Cebu!!

    Love, Michelle