Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Schwartz vs the 27 Happys

In honor of my 27th birthday I would like to share a list of 27 things that make me happy (in no particular order).

1.  Obviously, being married to Chris.

2.  My beautiful baby girl Sarah.
3.  The rest of my crazy family.
4.  Great friends.
5.  Sophie
6.  Peanut M&Ms (I try to not keep them in the house because I could tear a whole package open and dump them straight into my mouth.)  (Chris can actually blow a stream of air and keep a peanut M&M aloft with it then catch it in his mouth.  That's one of the reasons I married him.)
7.  Digital camera and iPhoto.  (I LOVE looking at pictures.)
8.  Vacations.  (Our trip to Europe is still one of my favorite things to flip through the pictures of.)

9.  Hot baths, hot showers, hot tubs.  If I don't come out pink, it wasn't hot enough.
10.  Getting mail, not just checking it but having something in the mail that's not a bill that's for me.  
11.  Smores
12.  Campfire blasts from Sonic, too bad they are for a limited time only.
13.  Crop dusting, if you know me, you know it.  Especially around Cameron.
14.  Yoga, who knew I would enjoy it so much.  I'm by far not as good as the skinny tan woman next to me, but I don't fall on my face as often as I use to so that's good.  And I can actually lay still during the final relaxation which is a HUGE improvement.
15.  Girls camp.  Only at girls camp can I do stuff like this and have a crowd of people cheer me on.
16.  Nap time.
17.  Naps.
18.  Blogging.  I enjoy doing this because 1) I'm using it as our family journal, and 2) I hope someone gets a laugh out of what I write from time to time.
19.  McDonalds chicken mcnuggets drenched in their sweet and sour sauce. (Had that for dinner last night as a pre-birthday celebration.)
20.  Working out (see above as the reason why.)
21.   Red velvet cake, sure I felt a little lied to when I found out it was just chocolate cake with red food coloring, but it's still my favorite.
22.  Facebook.  I'm a facebook stalker, so is everyone else.  So just get over it and post more pictures so I have something to look at.  =)
23.  Laughing.  
24.  Sleeping in.
25.  Flip flops.  Since becoming a stay at home mom I only wear "real' shoes to church and then sneakers to the gym.
26.  Hydrangeas.  I've actually managed to keep this plant alive in my front flower bed.
27.  Nerdy series.  Star Wars, Harry Potter, Twilight...

So for this next year I'd like to set some goals and hopefully post how successful I was:

*  Smile more, I'm a happy person but I don't smile all the time and so Sarah doesn't really either.  I think if I smile more she'll smile more.  It's just a thought.
*  Pray more.  
*  Finish a 5K.  Note the wording, I may not necessarily run it, but my butt will cross a 5K finish line.
*  Work out 3 times a week.
*  Read 1 book a month 
Ok, that's enough, too many goals and none of them will happen.  So if you see me, make sure I'm smiling.  But don't ask me how my 5K is going, because it might make me cranky.  I'm not great at running.


  1. I wish we lived closer so we could work on the 5K thing together. I am starting over at Week 1 because I have been so lazy this summer. ...and I need to see Chris' M&M thing.

  2. happy birthday! love the list of happy's and the list of goals! you have such a fun family.. wish we lived closer!

  3. Natalie, I love your blog! I laughed out loud a few times, so part of your mission is accomplished. I've even started keeping one myself ( so much for a journal, more for sanity! Happy Birthday and keep writing!

  4. LOVE this idea Natalie - as usual, you in your 'awesomeness'! Love your goals too - re the 5K, join my team for the Oct. Susan G Komen 'Race for the Cure'. We get together every year to remember a teach we worked with who passed away way too young. Her son will be a 5th grader this year at my elementary, and his grandparents always bring him. It's a big group of teachers and their kids. You can do the 5K, and Katy could take Sarah in her stroller on the 1 mile 'family walk'. Just a thought (and it goes to a great cause)!