happiness is.

+ watching your spouse accomplish really hard & awesome things! (Ben passed his qualifying exam!)

+ not killing indoor plants, and actually growing one so big that it can't sit upright anymore.

+ coconut fro-yo with blackberries and raspberries.

+ the look in my primary kids' eyes when they finally understand a gospel truth.

+ reading about the Savior's life throughout the week leading up to Easter.

+ a sweet friend who drops by a treat just because.

+ finding a book you just can't put down, even when it's 1 am. Naturally, you have to stay up all night to finish it.

+ changing into sweats as soon as you walk in the door from work.

+ easy to make (not out of a box/can!) dinners.

+ thunderstorms early in the morning.

+ inside jokes with your spouse.

+ getting stuff in the mail (even if you order it yourself).

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  1. YES. All of these. Except I haven't nailed the "not killing indoor plants" quite yet. But when I do I know it will make me incredibly happy. Beautiful photo by the way!

  2. SUCH a beautiful and honest list. I love it! Thank you for sharing. :) It made me smile and that photo is stunning