To Read on the Journey

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Joyride (Adventure to the Holiday Stitch Market in Slo)

Counting my 100 joys this Christmas season.
#28. That my back-from-10-loooonnng-years-in-Washington-friend-Diane announced, "I want to come with you to SLO," and the Holiday Stitch Market.  For God's provision which came relationally.  I am a wealthy woman to have her friendship (and many others). 

#29. For the Sloas' and Rogers, who lovingly cared for our children while I was away.

The Kiss the Sky booth (parked next to s.i.l. Lindsey, The Pleated Poppy)
#30. Watching Diane worship as we traveled; seeing her be enlivened by the music, then together  delighting and marinading in the lyrics (this c.d., #5., yum).

#32. Seeing Linda at the Holiday Stitch Market.  I ♥ Linda. 
#33. Sweet hugs from my nieces and nephew, Gracie, Lily, and Silas, and a thoughtful made- especially-for-me Christmas cookie from my Gracie. 

#34. Laughter and fun memories made with Diane: passing out Stitch Market fliers at the SLO Farmer's Market, happy run-ins with 3 of her people, couple making out at the table behind us, working shifts at the boutique together, clam chowder for breakfast at the Splash Cafe.
#35. Coming home, and listening to my girls tell me ALL about their adventures with Mama Holly (Rogers): 5 mile science hike, and seeing "owl barf," making ornaments and Mexican wedding cakes, playing a new card game (which Josie gladly whipped everyone at), staying up late to watch movies, and more. Mama Holly saying to the girls, "your mom needs to do more boutiques so you can stay over more often."  I love her!  

#36. Home with Michael- "I'd rather do nothing with you, than anything with anybody else."

#37. Josie and Noah both culred up with me on the couch during Sat. a.m. cartoons.

 Live in Peace!


Laura said...


Unknown said...

This was a blast!! Thank you for taking me. And, I'm with Holly, let's do more boutiques!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Beautiful, beautiful joys, Denise. Sounds like so much fun at the market... hope it was a successful show for you! xo

The Every Day Extraordinary said...

I love your hair...and reading the counting of your joys:)

Anonymous said...

I love love love love this counting of your joys! What a beautiful idea!!

{cuppakim} said...

#36 is my fav. :)

Megan said...

I love this stuff! Those clocks are so cool!