Friday, March 5, 2010

Favorite Fives: To make you smile

Emily, at God’s Canvas is hosting a “show and tell.” Each month on the 5th, she encourages us to share our “favorite five” in a particular category.
This month’s Favorite Fives “Show and Tell” is to share five small things in your day that make you smile. This is not to include our precious children. Just five things you see in your day to day life that make you smile.

My Favorites


The dimmer switch in our bathroom.  Sorry no pictures :)
I know, who needs a dimmer in the bathroom?  I never thought we did.  But, let me tell you how great it is to stumble in there at o'dark thirty in the morning after being woken by a little one and be able to see what you're doing without being blinded :)

Plus it's nice to turn it on really low when first getting up in the morning to let the eyes wake up nice and slow.



My St. Therese de Lisieux Rosary holder & St. Therese rosary.  
Hubby gave me the holder after my initiation into the Church Easter 2008.
(I can't believe it's been 2 years!)
I was so tired that night, that when I first saw it I thought it was Mary :)
Some friends at church gave me the Rosary.  There's a spray of roses in front of the corpus and a St. Therese medal at the center.  The beads are purple, my favorite color!



Our printer!  It's a laser, duplexing, printer, fax, scanner all in one.  I love it!  
It's only black and white, but who's complaining?
It's a Canon ImageClass MF4150.



I know our kids aren't supposed to be part of this, but I can't help myself :)
This is Doodlebug's constant companion, well loved and smells
Even at 2 years old, Doodle's kept his baby smell (thank God!), and of course this has the smell too.



When I first started, I wasn't sure of what to write about, or who would read what I did manage to come up with :)  But then I started getting a few followers and a few other people commented and I was hooked!  It's fun chronicling our lives; the kids growing, living the liturgical year, all the ups and downs of life.  I've been deeply touched and inspired by so many beautiful, talented women in the blogosphere (these links aren't all inclusive or in any particular order :) ).  
I feel as if I know each and every one of them and I enjoy hearing from reading their updates every day.

That's my favorite 5.  I had a hard time getting started on this one, especially eliminating the kids from it :).  But I have so much to make me smile :)

Thanks Emily for starting this, it's fun to take a step back and really look at our lives.



  1. Thanks for sharing Kelly, its fun to see what people find in their day to make them smile. For me, it has been hard to smile again, so I am taking baby steps and appreciating the little things around me.

  2. Emily, your strength in getting through this devastating time has been a shining example of the Lord's strength. You have so inspired me to embrace and treasure the things we have in this life. You're children (ALL of them) are beautiful and I just know little Matthew is in Heaven watching over you. You are still in my prayers.


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