Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Things That Make Me Happy Today

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens;
but often we look so long at the closed door that we
do not see the one which has been opened for us"

Helen Keller



A new mat for the front door



A double rainbow in the midst of last night's storm



My yard bursting into bloom




My boys are coming for the weekend


My daughter coming home in 11 days!


We are taking her to Sleeping Bear Dunes, one of my favorite places on earth 



A new recipe I wish I could take credit for...go visit Ann @ Thibeault's Table for the recipe-so good!


The fact that my parents have had 63 wonderful years of marriage


How blessed I am with friendships, both in real life and in my blog world

17 comments:

Pat said...

Sue, I'm starving! That dish looks wonderful. All the pics are beautiful...I especially love the one of your parents and, of course, other family members. LOVE family! :-)

Have a beauty filled day my friend ~

xoxo
Pat

Jenglamgirl said...

LOVE THIS post, and how fun to have your daughter coming... LOVE IT. This post reminds me of my This and That Thurs. post.. I love all the things that we love and that make us happy. Great post, Hugs~ Jenn

hope your mom is doing better. ;)

Blondie's Journal said...

Such a beautiful post, Sue. It reminds me that we only need to look around to see the beauty and love in our lives. Thanks so much!

xoxo
Jane

dee dee said...

Sue,
this is such a wonderful posting! You have a beautiful family. The dunes look amazing, I would love to see your photos when you get back! You are a blessing to me and often brings me smiles!
Dee Dee

DUTA said...

Indeed you've got a lot to be grateful for: the people in your life: parents, hubby, daughter, grandchildren,friends - nature outside - good food - beautiful items.
Enjoy it all!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a lovely post Sue! Your daughter is gorgeous, the little boys are so cute and the flowers are amazing! The picture of your parents is just so touching as well.
This was a happy post!
Oh, and I so want to go to sleeping dunes, we almost made it there on our last trip to Michigan but then we headed up along the UP instead.
Cindy

Relyn said...

Lots of reasons to be happy. And, oh my! Your daughter is beautiful.

Maria said...

Hi Sue... What a lovely post today!
Your list made me smile too!
I got a very similar one for my daughter, Amanda...who LOVES flip flops!
Your grandsons are so adorable... Hugs from the wee ones are so, so tender.
Your daughter is beautiful! I can see those genes run in the family :)
Look at your parents... 63 years ~ we should be so blessed ♥
Your flowers and the rainbow must have just frosted the day and added sprinkles too!

So glad for your joyful day, Sue!
May the rest of the week bring even more smiles~ Maria

kim said...

Sue, what a beautiful and uplifting post. Love the door mat and glad you will be spending time with loved ones soon.

Maya said...

Definitely love the doormat! And all my garden flowers make me happy too..., and so many other things as well.

Holly said...

A great collection...how could you not be happy with all of those wonderful things, memories, and visitors. Enjoy!

Natasha said...

You are such a sweet and positive person, Sue. This is one of the nicest posts I have see for a long time. Thank you for helping me end my day on such a happy note!

Blessings and best wishes,
Natasha.

Natasha said...

I just saw that it is 5:06 AM there and 8:06 PM here! Happy day to you sweet Sue!
:)

Shellbelle said...

What a beautiful post!

I've never heard of Sleeping Bear Dunes, so I had to google and learn more. What a wonderful place to visit, have a great time (as if there were any doubt). Looking forward to the pics.

bj said...

G'morning, Sue, just came by to see how your mom is doing.
I love this post...your priorities are surely in the right place. You are blessed and....you know it !!
hugs, bj

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Sue, I'm glad to see the joy in your life today! You have some wonderful things to be thankful for.
You have such a beautiful family.
Blessings,
Yvonne

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I always enjoy seeing happy posts like yours. Thanks for sharing what is going on in your world.