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HELLO 2012! How are you guys? Did you have a great holiday?

Taking last week off from posting was very relaxing, but I have to admit, when I sat down to write this one, I was VERY happy to be back at it again! 

Speaking of happiness, I was catching up on old DVR’d shows over the break and happened to watch a 20/20 on Katie Couric interviewing Regis Philbin before his last day on Live! One of the questions she asked him was to finish this sentence…

“I am happiest when…”

That question sort of sat with me through the week and I thought more and more about how I would finish that sentence.  This is a time of year when I reflect on the year past and the things I want for the upcoming year.

So I brainstormed about the things that bring me joy and happiness.

Over a quiet New Year’s Eve dinner with my husband, I asked him the same question.

The first thing that came to his mind was a recent morning over Winter Break when he was off work and Emma was off of school. The girls had come to climb into bed with me that morning, and my husband who is usually a busy-body being productive and getting stuff done around the house, climbed into bed with us and the four of us cuddled and laughed and watched a Max & Ruby episode together.

We did this because it was a morning when we HAD NO PLACE WE HAD TO BE. Our lives sometimes seem so hectic and on the run. It was so refreshing to have a morning where we truly had no plans.

I told him we have to create those types of mornings more regularly.

So here is my list of the times I feel happiest…

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