Thursday Thirteen – Things That Make Me Smile

by Janice

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13 Things That Make Me Smile

Since last week I think I may have scared a few people into thinking I’m always stressed out, here are some things that make me happy.
  1. My son Jackson’s squeals of delight when I pick him up from school (Okay – about a million things about my son Jackson make me smile, laugh, cry, etc. But that would be a very long list.)
  2. Really good ice cream – throw in a warm brownie and things are really looking good
  3. Cuddling up to watch one of my favorite TV shows
  4. Movie dates with my husband
  5. Eating fish and chips at the beach with my husband and son
  6. Julia laughing and showing off all her little baby teeth
  7. Taking a good photograph
  8. Completing a scrapbook page
  9. Getting comments on my posts
  10. Those moments when you just feel God had you in the right place, at the right time and you actually listened to what you were supposed to do.
  11. Writing (on the good days, when it works)
  12. Blogging buddies
  13. My family – all of them – my hubby Phil, my son Jackson, my Mom, my twin sister Susan, my niece Julia, and my other nieces and nephews…
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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at

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1 Friday's Child May 24, 2006 at 9:42 pm

That’s one great feeling moms have over anyone. Right? I bet you your family won’t trade you for anything in the world.

My T13 is up too.


2 mar May 24, 2006 at 10:29 pm

Wonderful smiles! I love comments too :) I realize there are many bloggers enjoying their scrapbook, I just wonder how do you all find the time to do it ?? happy TT!


3 eph2810 May 24, 2006 at 10:36 pm

Oh yes, I have to agree – those things will put a smile on anyones face. I like spending time on the beach too. Haven’t had fish and chips though – but sounds great.


4 Cheryl May 24, 2006 at 10:36 pm

Thats a really lovely, snuggly list :-)
Thanks for dropping by


5 coffee addict May 24, 2006 at 10:56 pm

all sound lovely! i could do with some ice cream and a warm brownie for breakfast! :) love movie dates with better-half as well.
btw, just letting you know that the URL you left in my page and another T13s linking to your blog was wrong. :s


6 Laci May 25, 2006 at 12:16 am

I think ice cream makes anything better (especially Bluebell, but I can’t get it here in Kentucky).

Happy Thursday and thanks for stopping by my blog! :)


7 kristarella May 25, 2006 at 2:22 am

Those things are good… ice cream, chocolate brownie, photographing. You could even do a TT on things your son does that make you smile/laugh/cry.

Thanks for visiting!


8 bsts May 25, 2006 at 2:44 am

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, brownies on ice cream, with sauce?
here’s a comment for you, happy #9!


9 Angie May 25, 2006 at 3:15 am

Awesome list, glad to know that you have so many things to be happy about. And I am so happy that I could make you happy this morning! Have a great day!


10 Lazy Daisy May 25, 2006 at 3:30 am

Great list. Love the family things.


11 Mummy May 25, 2006 at 3:37 am

That’s a very lovely, happy list.

I scrapbook too (even run an online store), but I’ve not done a page in a very long time. Hope to do some this summer, maybe we can share!

Have a great day.


12 Undercover Angel May 25, 2006 at 3:38 am

Great list! You have a lot of wonderful things in your life. My TT is up.


13 tnchick May 25, 2006 at 3:38 am

Sounds nice! Tip on comments – leave meaningful comments and recieve meaningful comments. :)


14 Jo May 25, 2006 at 3:48 am

What a nice list! And I love the Wordless Wednesday pics below.


15 Jamie May 25, 2006 at 5:28 am

I love that I can make someone smile (comments do that for me too! Thanks for the early morning smile.)


16 Amy May 25, 2006 at 5:48 am

What a great list! I like to think of things that make me happy instead of stressed out as well!!!! What a cute son you have too! Thanks for visiting me!


17 Carol May 25, 2006 at 5:52 am

Wonderful list! And you’re a twin. How fun to learn new things about you!


18 Erica May 25, 2006 at 6:20 am

I agree with everything on your list. And ice cream over a warm brownie is THE BEST! Yum!


19 Gibee May 25, 2006 at 6:32 am

Love your list! So sweet!


20 Cristie May 25, 2006 at 6:41 am

I really like your list. Especially number 10. And ice cream is good on any list in my opinion! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my first TT.


21 Mom Nancy May 25, 2006 at 9:05 am

Except that I’m not a fish person, I totally agree with your whole list! I love writing when it flows, otherwise, it’s just worse than a trip to the dentist.

My TT is up, too.


22 Jennifer May 25, 2006 at 11:17 am

That’s an awesome list!!!


23 Momma Bee May 25, 2006 at 12:31 pm

Aww, what a great list! So warm and fuzzy. I did a T-13 on things that make me smile one week, too, and there was a LOT of Baby Bee on there. :) Mmm, #2 sounds SO good!!


24 Addie May 25, 2006 at 6:23 pm

Great list! Just thinking about those things makes me smile! :)


25 Debi May 26, 2006 at 2:29 am

Great list – I love ice cream too. And doing scrapbook pages. And getting comments. :-)


26 Karen May 26, 2006 at 3:28 am

Oh yeah, #2 is awesome, I think I want one right now…
Thanks for visiting my TT!


27 Ocean Lady May 26, 2006 at 4:39 am

Fish and chips by the beach sounds really good! And the icecream with warm brownie. Yummy! Loving Life! :)


28 Pupski May 26, 2006 at 6:37 am

great list! thanks for stopping by my blog!


29 Norma May 26, 2006 at 7:45 am

I need to learn how to do #7. Everything’s so washed out in my pictures.

My TT is up.


30 Tricia May 26, 2006 at 8:07 am

Great list. Mmmm fish and chips and a warm brownie … all sound good right now. :)


31 Perri May 26, 2006 at 3:44 pm

Great list – I recommend Chunky Dory Fudge ice cream by G.D. Ritzy’s. It’s the greatest!


32 anneberit May 27, 2006 at 2:31 am

Now I smile too, thinking about the things in my life that bring a smile to my face :D Thanks, a good TT!!


33 Alisa May 27, 2006 at 4:10 am

I love your list.


34 laura May 27, 2006 at 9:10 am

new to your blog. my ttt is up every thursday.


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