Monday, December 15, 2008


I feel good this morning. 

It could be the happy little work-out endorphins.  Or it could be this yummy piece of toast with a bit of peanut butter and sliced banana on top (oh! and my second cup of coffee to go with it.)

Maybe it's because tomorrow night I get to host the Ladies Christmas party right here at the La Vida Dulce house.  (There is nothing that makes my heart patter more than preparing for visitors.)

Maybe I feel good because last night between eight and nine we had some friends come over unexpectedly for a cup of tea and a nice chat. 

Or maybe it's because my Dad and I exchanged fun emails yesterday: him sharing fun news with me and I sharing good news with him. 

Perhaps it's because after this fun week I get to spend nine glorious days with The Mister and the kids.

I feel good, and I think I am feeling this away because of anticipation. Though my life is far from perfect, I could list a thousand imperfect reasons why I feel the way I do. Instead, let me show you some pictures:

I don't know what tomorrow will bring (or this afternoon!), but for now, I'm content. Happily (busily) anticipating, enjoying this season.

Happy Monday!


Lindsay said...

ooo love good Anticipation! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Tiffani said...

how sweet it is!!!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE getting those feelings in my heart of utter joy, contentment, happiness and peace, thanksgiving!

Those pictures are wonderful...the tree The Girl made is Southern Living worthy...please deliver the message to her from me...WOW!!

That little bundle of puppy love is going to be QUITE a Christmas treat, I tell ya!!!

So happy for you, Kellie!

Tanya said...

Isn't it great?! This is what Christmas and the Christian life is all about. I love it!

Heather said...

This is such a lovely post! Thank you for sharing with us. Oh, and the puppy is soooo cute!

Michelle@Life with Three said...

Anticipation -- what a great place to be! Is that the project your daughter did? It turned out beautifully! She should be super proud! :)

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I can feel the lightness in your heart and I'm so happy for you.

I love that stinkin' cute!

Megan O. said...

So glad you're having such a feel-good day! I'm enjoying a beautifully gloomy desert day. There's just something about being cozy'd up in the house that makes me so much more motivated to work cheerfully. Hope your lovely day continues!

Darcie said...

A little ray of sunshine you are. :)

The Girl is going to flip over that adorable pup. Can't wait to hear about it!

jen said...

All of the subjects of your pictures are just too cute! Your daughter did a great job on that tree!

Janel@Dandelion Dayz said...

SWEET little dog. I cannot wait to see pictures of Christmas morn!

Great post.

Musings of a Housewife said...

Did you make that little tree-like topiary thing? LOVE THAT.

And your kids are precious. Tell me that's not a recent picture. Surely it's not that warm in NC!