Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Finer Things

It's the finer things in life that make it worth living. Amy at Finer Things inspired me to write my favorites.

1. Fresh smelling clothes...or candles that give off the scent
2. Slobbery, open mouth kisses from a baby
3. Hearing "mama" for the first time
4. Being proud of making homemade dinners when you're too accustomed to eating out
5. Seeing a smiling baby standing up smiling at you in his crib first thing in the morning
6. A long, warm shower without interruption
7. Driving alone with your favorite song playing loudly
8. Holding the hand of your spouse in the vehicle
9. Hugging as a family
10. Praying with your spouse and hearing him thank God for you
11. Seeing a sunset that makes you just stop and stare and attempt to take it in
12. Holding a sleeping baby
13. Coke Floats made perfectly
14. Receiving a compliment from a stranger
15. Eating outside (when it's not too hot...and the bugs aren't out yet)
16. A child's laughter
17. Hearing a little one sing above everyone else during a congregational hymn. Has made me tear up on more than one occasion
18. Eating out super cheap
19. A clean kitchen...or a clean house for that matter
20. Naptime...for me or Drew
21. Good, heartfelt hugs
22. Home videos
23. Singing songs of praise and worship with the lights off
24. Answered prayers
25. The feeling of peace over the Lord's control in your life, even when the future is uncertain
26. Having your hair played with
27. Painted toenails
28. Paying off credit card bills for the last time
29. Income tax Returns
30. The sound of the ocean
31. The sound of rain on the roof while lying in bed, talking with the hubby
32. Snuggling up to the warm hubby when I'm freezing cold
33. Submitting to my husband
34. Teaching a girls' bible class
35. Kool aid stained smiles
36. Sprinklers and little feet
37. Swimming pools on a hot day
38. Looking at old picture albums
39. Hearing a grandmother talk about "old times"
40. Decorating for a party
41. Checking off a to-do list
42. Hilary's chocolate chip cookies
43. Talking with a best friend on the phone
44. The birth of a baby
45. Freshly cut grass--the feel & the smell
46. Sweet tea
47. Completing a scrapbook page
48. Saving a ton of money with coupons
49. My family--nuclear & extended
50. A hug from a patient or their family member

What are your top finer things? It doesn't have to be 50. It can be 5 or 27 or 103.


Ben and Audrey said...

hi audra!!
my name is audrey. i'm a 25 year old stay at home mom! my little boy, jack, was born in october. my hubby is a youth minister and we serve the Lord in northern MS. i stumbled on your blog through amanda and luke's blog. she and i went to high school together! i think your blog is so cute and your little drew is adorable! i actually started reading it a little bit ago. and i love the post you did on mommy's kitchen. i actually went there and got a lot of recipes too! she is amazing! there is another blog i found similar to hers. her blog is if you scroll down on the left hand side there is a link that says "my recipes" she has a recipe blog that is great! i've gotten some great stuff there too! just thought i would spread the wealth!! feel free to check out my blog.
hope you don't think i'm a creepy stalker! i promise i'm not! i just think you have a cute blog! have a great day!!

Amy @ Finer Things said...

What a fantastic list! I may have to "borrow" some of your Finer Things to add to my own list. ;-)

Sure hope you'll join us for Finer Things Friday!

Relishing Life said...

What a terrific list of blessings!! Several of them were things that I hadn't thought about in a while and am going to have take the time to enjoy again! Thanks for the inspiration!

Amy @ Finer Things said...

Yay! So glad you linked up with this list. ;-)

JessieLeigh said...

What a fabulous list... I smiled all the way through. :) Thanks so much for sharing!

~Sara said...

What a heart warming list!

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