Friday, April 13, 2012

This Week's Favorites

Favorite photo...

Favorite quote...
While rattling off a list of a hundred and one things that needed to be done before
Isabelle's birthday slumber party tonight, Shawn patiently listened to me and
then responded:
"Babe, it's cool.  Everything will be fine.  It's just a birthday party.  We're not
hosting Lollapalooza 2012 in our backyard for God's sake." 
Favorite links...
Carley's list, "Five Things I Know at 25", is just 25 different kinds of 
right on.  
Have you been reading longest acres?  Trust me: you will love it.  Kate and Nick and 
life on the farm, it's just beautiful.
Natalie's reasons for blogging are from my own heart.  
The sweetest proposal for the sweetest lady.  I am so excited for 
Wendy, Wytmer, and Hannah!!

Favorite songs...

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Favorite moment...
After a long day at work, nothing seems more enticing than the thought of my big, comfy 
bed.  After a hot bath, a few chapters of my new book, and a cup of tea, I rested my head 
on my soul one's chest and began to drift away.  The bliss was short lived, however, as 
we were soon awakened by a crying Isabelle who swore up and down that monsters 
had claimed her room as theirs.  Into the bed she climbed, right between her mama 
and daddy, in the place where she feels safe.  We drifted off to sleep again only to 
be awakened by a crying Brees who swore up and down that she needed a midnight 
snack RIGHT NOW.  Into the bed she climbed, right between her mama and daddy, in 
the place where she feels safe.  I soon found myself with 2 inches of bed to call my own, 
Brees' arm thrown across my face, Belle's legs across mine, Shawn snoring like a grizzly 
bear.  I let out a big sigh, willing myself to just fall asleep despite being terribly 
uncomfortable.  And then Shawn rolled over, wrapped his feet around mine, the only 
body parts we could reach between the babies, and he whispered, "I love you, Liv.  Love 
you so much.  Isn't this so nice?".  And he went right back to snoring.  And I thought, yes, 
this is so nice.  Our bed is full of love, full of my favorite people.  
I suppose there's not much to complain about.

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MarieHarmony said...

What a wonderful list of favourites Olivia! Love this moment you described, this special time of you all in one bed. I am so blessed to know you.
Love Shawn's quote, only men can come up with something like this!

Have a fabulous week-end! Kisses to all.

Sara said...

Oh Liv, your sweetest moment made me tear up. Such a sweet moment indeed.

Sweet Green Tangerine said...

Great post :) That playlist is beyond perfect. Your blog posts always warm my heart.

kristance! said...

aww! this is so precious. love.

Olivia said...

Thank you, friend!!!

Olivia said...

I knew you would like the playlist:)  Have you listened to Of Monsters and Men much?  They are amazing!!

Olivia said...

Thank you!!  It's all about perspective!!

Olivia said...

Marie: you are truly an angel and your comments make me smile everyday!!  Love you and hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!

Wendy said...

Thanks for mentioning me! I loved reading your favorite moment. You have such a beautiful family.

Olivia said...

Thank you!  So do you!  So happy for yall!