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Monday, February 14, 2011


Being that today is valentines day I thought it only appropriate to write a post about love.  Not the "meaning" of love, but what love is to me, things I love...not a complete list mind you (that would be a long and frequently changing post), just some random thoughts:
I love my husband!  I love that after being with him for 14 years he still surprises me. I love that when I see him play guitar I still get "the belly feeling".  I love that with the birth of each of our children I fell in love with him all over again in ways I cannot possibly put into words.  I love that even though being "on the road" with the band for the last week he had the time of his life playing music, recording music and playing more music, he slept better in his own crowded bed (full of children waiting for dad)than he did the whole time he was gone. 
I love my babies.  I love that they are each their own individual people with thoughts, opinions and ideas.  I love that my boy still crawls in bed with us at night.  I love that they both slept in my bed the whole time dad was gone.  I love catching a glimpse of Mollly singing into a hair brush in front of the mirror just as I did at her age. 
I love that when kids in Maine go to the Common Ground Fair the best "ride" they go on is riding cardboard down a big hill while live music is playing.

I love the choice we have made to homeschool our children.  It feels right and good.  I love that this time together has brought the two of them closer.  I love that when they are taking a break from school work and giggling together in the next room I can let the break go a little longer because that sound is just too beautiful to stop.
I love wool and the sheep it comes from.  I love the way it feels in my hands, and the sound of clicking wooden knitting needles.  I love the idea of someday having a farm with a few of my own sheep.  I love that my kiddos share in this dream.

I love that I whipped up a cute little jacket from some sock yarn for my new niece or nephew in a day crocheting.  I still love knitting more, but the instant gratification is nice.
I love that Molly now wants one for herself.  I love sitting next to the woodstove in winter knitting.  I love the change in seasons and how every one has a special emotional feeling attached.  I my veggie garden weeds and all.  I love the overwhelming smell of lilacs for those few short days in spring.  I love that a weekend camping trip 6 years ago turned into an week long annual tradition with our good friends that we plan for all year long.
I love that our kids would rather go to see Mayan ruins than go to Disney World (yes I asked them). 
I love creating. 
That seems like enough love for one post though I could go on...what do you love?


  1. Woof! Woof! Lots of things to be grateful about LOVE. Happy Valentine's Day. Lots of Golden LOVE n Woofs, Sugar♥

  2. i love hearing about all the awesome and neat stuff you do.. i love that you married a musician.. it's in our blood :) i love how content you sound and i love how i learn something everytime i read your blog!! xo ra

  3. I love you too baby! Thanks for all the love! Interestingly enough most of my list is the same!

  4. What a sweet post and such lovely words, Angie!

    Love that beautiful little sweater - I want one, too!
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  5. What a lovely post, the cardboard riding looks fun, I've never seen that! The sweater is beautiful.


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