Saturday, October 20, 2007

Why am I smiling???

Things that made me smile this week:
-My sister celebrated a birthday. I was emotional all day...maybe because now I know that expanding your family is a huge decision and it isn't always easy. I am just so thankful that my mom and dad decided not to stop with just little ol' me and God blessed us all 32 years ago with my sweet baby sis. She is my BEST friend and is constantly impressing, surprising, and inspiring me in this life!
- Gwen and Pam received news that they will travel to China early next month to bring home their babies! This news has me sooo excited that I'm jumping out of my skin. I cannot wait to see them holding their children in their arms. God is so good!
- LILY! LILY! LILY! She makes me smile (and laugh till my sides hurt) daily. She woke up this morning and found her favorite spot on the couch to watch Playhouse Disney. She was cold and asked me to wrap her "wike a mermaid" in her blanket. After I did that she asked me to put my arm around her because "momma, your skin is so warm and comfy"... I sat there for a minute and then told her I needed to go take a shower. She responded with "Will you just sit here wif me for two minutes, pwease?" How could I say no to that?

She also cracked me up the other day when she woke up from her nap saying "I wanna go on the Peter Pan ride! I wanna stay awake!" (In Disney she fell asleep while waiting in line for this ride, so we didn't end up going on it.) Maybe next time, kiddo

Some of her favorite phrases this week:
"My butt stinks!" (I think I've finally broken her of this one, cuz I only smiled the first couple times she said it...when she shouted it in the grocery store I was less amused.)
"I'm a pwoo pwincess" (true princess)...YES, she is. She wears her princess nightgown and slippers any time we're home now, too.
"I wanna be a good wistener and I wanna be sweet" (Most of the time she is...sometimes not so much)
Her favorite song to sing:
"Jesus Loves Me"

Many reasons to smile over here. Hope you all are finding your own reasons to smile... Have a great weekend!
Oh, I will post pictures of my new and improved bathroom next week...I'm sure the anticipation of that will be overwhelming!




26 comments:

Janet said...

I'm finding reasons to smile because of that sweet post. Even if Lily's butt does stink. :-)

Mr.Brian said...

Great post, I think we all need to look around.We have MANT great reasons to smile.
Good idea for a post,I may use it too.
Hope your weekend is great too.

kris said...

Yeah... all good reasons to have a huge smile on your face! Expecially having a pwoo princess around :O)

kris said...

...even if her bum does stink- that cracked me UP!

redmaryjanes said...

There are a lot of good things going on with our friends who are adopting.
Lily is darling, just a little angel.

Daniella said...

Reading that post made me smile (as usual) She is too stinkin cute (no pun intended) Off to buy a pumpkin - that makes me smile too :)

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

GREAT Reasons to be smiling...
Lily is adorable... Love the conversations..
TOO CUTE!!!!!

Beckyb said...

LOVE the picture - that is SO good - and yes, we DO have many resons to smile!!

Kathy and Joel said...

What an inspiring and uplifting post, Nikki! You ave so many reasons to smile and I love that you are taking stock of each and every one.
Lily is the cutest!!

kerri said...

Nikki, you and Lily always bring a smile to my face. :O)
I love reading your conversations, stinky butt and all. LOL ;o)

Juliette said...

Lily is a sweet heart and for sure a good reason to smile.
I really like what you said about your parents and your sister. It was my little sis birthday today and even though she's far I would not be the same without her. And that's why I want Maëlle to have a sis too.
Yes we have many reason to smile and be thankful. Thanks for reminding us!

mommy24treasures said...

oh what wonderful things to smile about. Lily is such a little sweetheart.
Happy birthday to your sister. I wish I had a sister! I am glad Chloe and Caitlyn have one another.

Steffie B. said...

Loved this post girl....yes, we have many things to smile about! God is good. Glad you are all well....miss you. Hope we can get together before or after the holidays! ;)

new girl said...

There is no WAY you could resist that request. Lily puts a smile on my face too!

Dannye said...

those are some really great reasons to smile and give you the warm and fuzzies!! I know they did for me....

Laura Nipper said...

What a cute picture of the both of you and wearing fall clothing to. So many blessing to smilie about. God is so good.

Verna said...

You DO have a lot to smile about!! And the trip to Disney looked way fun. Next time, you'll go in Jan or Feb, to escape the cold, right?!?
;)

Tiffany said...

What a sweet post. Thank you for sharing and for the smile you put on my face just reading it.
Your Lily is such a cutie!

GWEN OATSVALL said...

i wish you were here to go shopping with me and stay up late and help me pack ....

your little lil makes me smile too !

When We Were Young said...

Dounds like you ahve lots of great reasons to smile :)!

Gee Gee said...

Nikki, How could you ever say NO to her asking..."pwease"? What a precious little girl!!!!!!!!

LaLa said...

Finally catching up after our birthday weekend : ) Yeah, there are times I need to shower or want to surf but love snuggling instead! You do have a lot to smile about but sounds like stinky booty should be showering with you LOL

Lynn said...

Asking for prayer for my friend Judy's 16 year old son Cody. He was hit by a car this morning on the way to school. Still don't know the details. I will keep my blog updated as the day progresses.

Thank-you!

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

You have a lot to smile about... She is precious.

Jody said...

Thanks for your kind words, you make me smile too!

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