Raindrops on roses ...
Whiskers on kittens ...
Bright cooper kettles and warm woolen mittens ...
Brown paper packages tied up with string ...
These are a few of my favorite things!

Maria had her list and I have mine, though I must admit that I don't sound nearly as lovely when I sing. However, in case you are interested, these are a few of my favorite things!

knowing Jesus
Zephaniah 3:17
Jon's smile and laugh
antiques shops
vintage decore
vegetable soup with cornbread in the winter
roasting marshmallows over a bonfire in the fall
flip-flops in the summer
daffodils, tulip trees and gardenias in the spring
flea markets
hanging out with friends
long conversations that I wish would never end
wandering in bookstores
Calvary Chapel of Lafayette
family reunions
birthday parties for my kids
Nativity scenes
holding a sleeping baby
old photos
family stories
reading to my children
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Anne of Green Gables
Angela Thomas books
almost any shade of purple
painted toenails
olives ... black, green, it really doesn't matter
porch swings
Sunday afternoon naps
rainy afternoons
a good men's quartet
polish pottery
a table set for dinner
pretty teacups
Maddie's jokes
Joel's smile
Megan's freckles
Nathan's dimples
Julia's laugh
learning something new
baking cakes
warm brownies with cold milk
playing piano
memorizing Bible verses
traveling to new places
coolish days
bright blue skies
Third Day
decorating the Christmas tree
fresh haircuts
buying new shoes
collecting recipes
buying gifts
World Vision
popping popcorn on the stovetop
blueberry bushes
And ever so much more!

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. ~James 1:17