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Great thread!!


Coming to this website anytime of the year & being able to find people who love Christmas as much as me, and being able to find something on the website at any given time that gives you the *warm Christmas fuzzies* – now that’s cool!

When I drive by my aunts house in the spring & see that her magnolia tree is starting to bloom. I always know spring is coming then!!

When I see the sign at the end of our road for Apple Cider in the fall at the neighbors Orchard. Mmmm, mmmm

Candles burning

Leaves changing colors / crunching under your feet

Trees budding out in the spring

The sunset

The sunrise

Big Fluffy Clouds

The 1st snow of the year ~ watching it snow from inside at home w/ candles burning

Having dinner outside

Clothes/sheets/towels dried on the line

Christmas open houses

Watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade & then Miracle on 34th Street after

Staying up til wee hours of the morning talking to an old friend/friends

A cloudy day (just every now & then...)

Seeing the sun & feeling it's warmth after a long winter

Coffee on a crisp fall morning (coffee is good every morning, but even better in the fall)

Watching Buckeye Football

I agree w/ Jana...Warm Fuzzy Socks!

When my niece(s) calls & want to watch a movie or go out to eat

Planting vegetable seeds in February & watching them sprout

Planting & harvesting the garden & eating the 1st ripe tomato right out in the garden…all warm, dirty, juicy & delicious! Lol!

When we are at the garden (which is at my parents house) & my parents come out to “watch” & the next thing you know, the neighbors who live in the next 2 houses (who are all in their mid 70’s to early 80’s) are all over talking gardening….now they are some wise folks! Those times make great memories!

Capturing the perfect picture (Thank God for digital cameras...)

Making/eating Sunday breakfast with our neighbors

A sunset cruise on our pontoon

Bonfires

Snuggling with my hubby

Candy Day (making Christmas candy with all my sisters/sil at my Moms)

Movie night...cuddling up in a blanket, lights low (or off) ~ watching a good movie

Finding the perfect gift

Buffalo wings & football

Having the whole family "home for Christmas" (at my parents)

Thanksgiving feast (all the wonderful smells & delicious fall foods)

Being greeted at the door by your dog who is ALWAYS happy to see you!

Waking up early & having extra time in the morning to sit & read, crochet, or surf the net while having a cup of coffee & everything is so quiet!

I know there are many, many more but I better stop….I'm at work! Lol!! I could go on & on….
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great idea of a thread. Here are a few of my favorite things (very clever way to put it, Irishgirl) :

- Taking a walk with my dog in my neighborhood in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve, (technically Christmas morning) knowing that everyone else in is sound asleep anticipating a bright Christmas morning.

- Also walking in my neighborhood and looking at everyone's Christmas lights.

- Looking up at an airplane flying in the air a few days before Christmas and knowing that the passengers on board are flying home to see loved ones, perhaps for the first time in many years...and many wonderful memories will be created for those families.

- Watching It's a Wonderful Life on tv every year and knowing that everyone else in the nation is watching the same thing.

- my wife and son laughing together. That is perhaps the most beautiful sound in the world.

- There is a picture that I have that always brings me to a place of serenity. I have to share it with you. I believe it was an actual photograph at one point...if I could ever find a place like that I'd love to stay there for awhile. Here is a link to what the picture looks like. I have it hanging on my wall and you can find it at a Christian book store (that is where I purchased mine). http://www.pgrahamdunn.com/product_image.php?imageid=3409
Those give me the warm fuzzies just thinking about them! Great picture!
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i love this thread, it always makes me smile no matter how down i am feeling.

all the posts are fantastic, but jana - yours really made me feel all warm and fuzzy!
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Annette,It's true,right! lol Jana I said the same thing in one of my posts about my hubby,still makes ya feel great dont it?

*Snowball fights
*Gumbo on a cold day
*Clam chowdah (thats how I sound when I say it )
*Comfy sweater
*Fireplaces
*Almonds
*Apple picking
*Pumpkin picking
*Walking around Downtown Boston anytime of the year
*The Swan boats(boston)
* Driving to Vermont for the vew
*Sleding
*Sewing little treasures for the kids
*the feeling I get when the house is all decorated
*that same feeling knowing Christmas is comming...Im such a kid!

I really love this thread.
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*sons who still share the details of their day - it may be midnight, but it's worth it

*children's laughter

* a husband who can still make my heart flutter with just a wink

* talking to my Dad every day

* the smell of fresh cut grass

* a day at the beach

* the smell of a baby

* crawling into bed that has fresh sheets and blankets that were dried outside

* family reunions

* everyday life
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*sons who still share the details of their day - it may be midnight, but it's worth it

*children's laughter

* a husband who can still make my heart flutter with just a wink

* talking to my Dad every day

* the smell of fresh cut grass

* a day at the beach

* the smell of a baby

* crawling into bed that has fresh sheets and blankets that were dried outside

* family reunions

* everyday life
You really hit all them for me! Also my husband coming home from work with something for me is a nice surprise, he does it often too. He drives truck and stooped at a truck stop last time and bought me a stone rooster! I just love chickens also.....
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Oh gosh, where do I start? I love everyryone's answers so far!

- The smell of Scotch tape and new wrapping paper
- Watching children at play
- A cool afternoon with crickets chirping everywhere; a sign of autumn's approach!
- The haunting cry of loons on a lake.
- Colourful autumn leaves and wooly, wintery clouds.
- The first snowfall of the season.
- The smell of fresh-baked bread.
- Nice surprises in the mail.
- The first breath of spring.
- The way the outdoors smell on summer evenings.
- Gathering craft supplies.
- Cozy sweaters and hot apple cider on a cool day.
- The smell of turkey roasting while the Macy's parade plays on tv

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Originally Posted by usafvet View Post
great idea of a thread. Here are a few of my favorite things (very clever way to put it, Irishgirl) :

- Taking a walk with my dog in my neighborhood in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve, (technically Christmas morning) knowing that everyone else in is sound asleep anticipating a bright Christmas morning.

- Also walking in my neighborhood and looking at everyone's Christmas lights.

- Looking up at an airplane flying in the air a few days before Christmas and knowing that the passengers on board are flying home to see loved ones, perhaps for the first time in many years...and many wonderful memories will be created for those families.

- Watching It's a Wonderful Life on tv every year and knowing that everyone else in the nation is watching the same thing.

- my son jumping pouncing on me in the morning, though being statled intially after a sound sleep isn't the most enduring feeling.

- my wife and son laughing together. That is perhaps the most beautiful sound in the world.

- walking on the beach in the fall. I used to be able to walk for miles on the Ocean City boardwalk. Also hearing the sound of seagulls, though they can be savages if you have food.

- There is a picture that I have that always brings me to a place of serenity. I have to share it with you. I believe it was an actual photograph at one point...if I could ever find a place like that I'd love to stay there for awhile. Here is a link to what the picture looks like. I have it hanging on my wall and you can find it at a Christian book store (that is where I purchased mine). http://www.pgrahamdunn.com/product_i...p?imageid=3409

Ocean City Maryland ???!?!??!?!!
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What a great thread! Where do I begin...

- Cool Fall mornings
- Hot chocolate with whipped cream
- My 18 month old son giving me hugs & kisses
- Getting ready to start off my favorite time of the year which is about to begin (Sept is my wedding anniversary and the beginning of Fall, October is my Birthday and Halloween, then of course Thanksgiving and Christmas!)
- Getting new furniture (which Im in the process of now)
- Decorating (for all holidays)
- Watching Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on TV
- The smell of Pumpkin, Pine and Sugar Cookie candles
- When the radio stations start playing Christmas music
- Anything to do with Christmas

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