It’s the Little Things

Like finding a gym. A real, treadmill-elliptical-yoga-room gym.

Or getting a table.

Or making cookies to break in the new table.

Buying a new mug that holds more coffee and is big enough to wrap my hands around. And wearing an old, comfy high school sports T-shirt from a sport that I didn’t even play while enjoying my new mug. These are the little things.

It’s finding diamond in the rough date spots

and also finding a fig, caramelized onion, and Fontina pizza. Wow.

It’s knowing that my mom is coming to visit soon! Also, remembering the goodness of that cheesy soup with popcorn that she ordered way back when.

It’s watching the sun set from our front window.

These are the little things that make my life happy, and when I’m good at looking for them, they abound. Thank you for your prayers and thoughts and love – we are blessed.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. :)

  2. What a beautiful reminder of all life’s wonderful blessings. Whether large or small, they sure make life sweet! Best wishes :)

  3. What a lovely read to start my Friday! It truly is the little things. Mine for the day: cinnamon roasted almonds in my cereal + almond milk. It’s just so darn delicious! Also, I adore your coffee mug. I collect fun mugs from travels or craft fairs, because I get to revisit the place I bought it with every sip. Where’d you find yours?

  4. Loved today’s post lindsay! My husband and I are moving to Baltimore in 2 weeks and we will be living in temporary housing until we find a place. I just found out the housing provides DVR AND a gym! So happy about this news! Have a good weekend :)

  5. Steph Mork says:

    Loving that Jackets Spring Softball t-shirt :) LOL

  6. Steph Mork says:

    And thats a good picture of mom! I’m excited for her to get there, you guys will have so much fun!

  7. Lizabeth K. says:

    “….and when Iā€™m good at looking for them, they abound”

    Thanks for that reminder, Lindsay! And I’m so happy that you’re looking for and finding all of these things that make you happy!

  8. That’s the way to start a Friday! What a great reminder of the simple things in life that mean the most! Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

  9. This post makes me smile! Hope you guys are doing well!

  10. What a great post. It really is the little things that make such a difference. :) Exciting that your mom is going to visit!

  11. I like your mom/my aunt.. I miss her

  12. Fantastic post! Thanks for the great reminder to enjoy the good things God blesses us with : )

  13. Lovely post! I think my favourite would have to be christening the new table. What a perfect way to welcome it to your home!

  14. Stephanie says:

    Awesome….simply awesome. For my list, it’s always a blessing to read your blog…really, truly, your blog makes me smile :)

  15. Do you love carrot cake?

  16. Love the artwork hanging over your new table! It’s so fun to check in and see what you’re up to :)

    • Thanks Mimi! It was the cheapest thing we could find, and it’s a little louder than our usual style but we figured this is the year for loud, so what the heck. :) hope you’re doing well!

  17. Beautiful post.

  18. Awesome post. Congratulations on finding a gym and table and having your mother visit and all the other good stuff. :)

  19. so lovely pics and nice blog
    Parfum pas cher

  20. awesome. thanksgiving comes early :)

    happy your enjoying yourself over there.

    can wait for you to start blogging about more porky themed stuff that cebu is famous for too.

  21. Beautiful post. Inspires me to think about the little things in my life right now. Thank you. :)

  22. ahhhh….I just love. thanks for sharing. I love these lil’ pictures into your life you share. Life is good.

  23. Michelle V. says:

    Hi there! I am so glad your mom was able to visit you guys!! Mary is so great!!

    Hoping the Ostrom’s are doing well in Cebu!!

    Love, Michelle

  24. What an awesome post! Thanks for reminding me to appreciate the little things in life.

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