A refrigerator covered in kids' artwork
Random craft projects hanging around
A child playing dress-up
Doing fingerprint art and other crafty things with my kids
My daughter sitting at the counter while I'm fixing dinner
(a fond memory of my own growing up with my mom and the primary reason I wanted a house with a sit-at counter)
And the very fact of having two little girls! I always wanted lots of kids, especially daughters.
Life's not perfect. There are definitely the times that try moms' souls (just had one, actually, which is why I decided to write this heartwarming post rather than have a breakdown or break out the Jack Daniels at two in the afternoon—and indeed, I do feel better after writing this!) but in between those moments when it feels like my head is going to explode in frustration (please tell me you have them too), there are the moments when I am just so happy and thankful for my sweet children and this beautiful life.