Letters to My Kids

Tis a Gift to Be Simple

Simple things that have made me smile lately.

1) Kirsten, a senior in our youth group & very near to my heart, coming to a book club filled with 6th and 7th graders after a long college visitation day.

2) Finding this message and photo on my Facebook wall after getting home from a less-than-stellar performance during pit orchestra practice.

This is my beautiful piano teacher, youth group leader, book club leader, and over all my best friend. I love you Mel and I can never get enough of being with you!!!!!!!! 

3) Refocusing my time and efforts onto my recipe blog, complete with a redesign. I am LOVING it.

4) Using our new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens. This thing makes me realize how much I was missing by only using our stock lens. WOW.

5) After ordering the wrong sizes for our first ever TOMS order in December, my new shoes finally arrived yesterday! I used my Christmas and birthday money to purchase two pairs of these awesome shoes. And CHECK OUT THE PATTERN! I am over-the-moon geeked about them! (I also ordered a plain navy pair for the more classic use.) Last night at orchestra, a few of the clarinet girls were equally excited when they noticed them. I felt pretty awesome, I’m not gonna lie.
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Now, I am thankful the other pair of TOMS didn’t work out, because just a few months ago they had yet to come out with a music shoe pattern. I am glad I had to wait.

Info about TOMS – They are easy to wear, cute and most of all comfortable! PLUS they give a pair to a child in need every time you purchase a pair. Cool, huh? (PS- I normally wear a size 8 and I fit into a 7 in these and a 7.5 in the navy, though a 7 would work. Just a word to the wise.)

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And you know what? I’m just going to stop there. That’s a lot of little happiness.

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