Happiness is ______ {Week Forty-Nine} #happinessis

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle?
Happiness is so very many things for me, and on Wednesdays I plan on sharing the answer to that. Every week, here, on Twitter, on Instagram and Facebook. You can follow along by using the hashtag #happinessis on Twitter and Instagram.

Happiness is… these baby finger smudges on the TV. Some day, when my kids are all grown, I’m going to miss these.

finger smudges on TVHappiness is… my favorite corner of the living room with clean laundry folded there, awaiting kids to put it away.

laundry pile in the cornerHappiness is… this smiley, happy, pig-tailed baby playing the iPad eating an oatmeal raisin cookie. Oh, the pigtails!

sweet baby on the ipadHappiness is… biscuit topped chicken pot pie for dinner.

biscuit topped chicken pot pieHappiness is… receiving these adorable cookies in the mail from the Canon PR folks.

cookies in the mailHappiness is… my baby helper.

baby dish washerHappiness is… the BEST egg nog and the BEST Gingerbread Spice cookies.

egg nog and gingerbread spice cookiesHappiness is… receiving our first Christmas card in the mail with a little gift!

first Christmas card