{Your Turn} What little parts of your life have you fallen in love with?

We asked you this question for our summer issue...

and we wished we could have included all of your wonderful responses in our magazine...

so we figured we'd post them here...

because they're super inspiring and great reminders to enjoy the little things in life!

Keep an eye out for yours!

And thanks for participating.



I look forward to my first hour at work alone. I come in an hour earlier then everyone else in my office. I like to use that time to turn up the speakers on my computer and either listen to pandora or the news. I can sing as loud as i want and just enjoy my first cup of coffee solo. Also get a little time to catch up on my favorite blogs! =)

- Ashley, ashleykosher.blogspot.com

Love this, Ashley! Nothing better than singing loudly with no one around!

Waking up in the morning has always been difficult for me. Being all snuggled up under the covers and with my man is always such a wonderful feeling. However, there is more to life than the softness of my blanket and my head on a pillow with arms wrapped around me. So something that gets me out of bed is looking forward to that healthy breakfast that I make every morning. It could be something as small as a piece of whole grain toast with peanut butter or cottage cheese drizzled with honey and sprinkled with cinnamon or it can be the cup of coffee I stop to pick up on my way to work. And when the sun is shining, well that's just a bonus and a great way to get motivated on getting up and out of bed!
yuummmm...good suggestions, Jessica!
I love my baby in the morning. The way she calls my name as her daddy brings her to me, warm and waiting, in our bed. The way she snuggles in to nurse, her soft hair tickling my chin, and then purses her lips for her good morning kiss when she is finished, a hand on my cheek. I'm in love with the morning sunlight pouring through the windows while we sing "opera" and make our breakfast. I'm in love with my whole morning routine, no matter how tired I may be. Hearing my kettle whistling, the smell of coffee grinds, a hot beverage, the smile on our faces and we start our day together. I am in love with our evening routine. The bright sunlight just before sunset warming the rooms. Rocking with a soft blanket and reading bedtime books, the smell of shampoo and lotion lingering on soft skin. I love ending the day the same way it started; a warm sleepy body pressed up to me, nursing, and a kiss, this time from mother to sleeping daughter, before I lay my baby snug in her bed. The rest of our day may be hectic, we might laugh or cry, or both, but no matter where we are or what we have done these things stay the same and I am so in love.

This is so sweet. What a beautiful description of motherhood.


photo by Henri Cartier-Bresson