lots to love.

things i am loving right now:

listening to hazel "read" - books she has essentially memorized - to the rest of us.
fall crockpot soup smells.
tickling cora mae under her chin.
having hazel help me water the plants.
listening to npr radio while i mother.
reaching across the bed to john after a long, exhausting day, and just squeezing his hand. he gets me.
watching hazel make cora laugh.
drinking lemonade.
sneaking into the girls' room at night to watch them sleep.
coloring outside with sidewalk chalk.
sitting on the porch at night, feeling that pre-fall crisp in the air.

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