Thursday, May 24, 2012

How Do I Love Thee?

Here are my nine loves for the week:

Family. My side of the family is pretty small. It's just Mom, Dad, sister, my hubby and me. But my hubby's side of the family totals 17 when we all get together...and it's always a blast. Both sides of the family get along incredibly well. In fact, my hubby and I take a long weekend summer vacation trip with his parents and my parents every year. When I tell people, many cringe, but for the six of us, it's one of the best things about summer.

Friends. I am so blessed to have so many good friends who share my faith and my life. Thirteen of us just got back from an 'adventure' weekend in Wisconsin and it was a blast. We went ziplining, white water rafting, and kyaking. We all stayed in a cozy house and had the best time hanging out with each other.

Books. I love books. I have a personal library with over 1,000 books in it and I keep collecting more.

Summer Vacation. It's coming soon and I cannot wait. And I get to drive my convertible every day.

My Front Porch. It's the coziest place ever for curling up with a good book, writing on my laptop, listening to music, or simply rocking in one of the chairs and waving to folks as they go by. It's also the perfect place to sit and watch/listen to a thunderstorm as it rolls on by.

My House. My hubby and I converted, renovated, and restored a 1920s two flat. It was a labor of love, which also involved a lot of blood, sweat, and tears...but we can definitely say we've made the house our own. (We still have one or two projects left which will be even more fun!)

Toddlers in Overalls. There's just nothing cuter.

Movie Nights with My Hubby. We love settling in on the couch and watching a DVD from our collection.

Country Music. It's just so real and there's a story in every song. No matter how crabby I am, music will always pick me up.


  1. Don't make me choose my favorite of your loves, Debra. They are all wonderful. Your home looks fantastic.

  2. Thanks Ana! I love my house.

    Yesterday was a long day, so at first I was having trouble coming up with nine, but as I got into it, I had trouble narrowing down to nine!

  3. I miss my front porch from when I was growing up. Your house looks beautiful and your list is terrific!

  4. Great list, Debra. I love your house and porch, you must be so proud of what you have achieved with it.

  5. Thanks, ladies. We are really proud of our home.

    The front porch is definitely one of my favorite 'rooms' in the house!