"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Joy Pockets

joining Holistic Mama for Joy Pockets...

finding M. playing naked in the sand

laughing at this over and over again with the kids

a bikeriding date with E. for breakfast

enjoying these cupcakes with friends

enjoying this new book, thanks to Monica

looking forward to this as my next crochet project

What are your joy pockets this week?


  1. Going to the post office to find a package from one of my favorite bloggers ;)

    I'm so glad you enjoyed the cupcakes! That afghan is beautiful - what a great project!

  2. Hi there MJ. So nice to see you over on my blog, thejadeleaf. Your blog is lovely and I look forward to spending more time here. J.

  3. I liked the sound of that Kate Morton book when Mon posted about it- it's on my to read list, but that is veering dangerously out of control at the moment, I have so many books that I am itching to read!!

    Joy pockets this week is feeling the spring sunshine warmth on our faces, spending some wonderful moments with my daughter, delighting in how grown up she is these days and what a beautiful character she is developing.

  4. Ah, love the naked sand playing, lol.

    Glad you're enjoying the book!

  5. Oh my goodness that afghan is gorgeous!! I'll have to drool for now!

    Oh, I am so ready for a bike ride!

    And The Forgotten Garden is a wonderful novel, I loved it; I could not put it down. I have another one of her books I picked up at a book sale, I really must read it soon. Library books always have to come first. : (


  6. Ahhh it'll be time for getting the sandpit out again round these parts soon! We just need a little more of that wonderful thing called sunshine :)
    Loving your joy pockets MJ.

  7. There is nothing more adorable than a naked baby playing! Your joy pockets sounds wonderful. This is inspiring me to think of my own, especially on those difficult mothering days. It's all about perspective right?

  8. Love the concept of "joy pockets!"
    Mine are filled with the sense of accomplishment at getting the garden beds cleaned out, time to watch a movie with hubby, and reading lots of board books with the littles.

    Have a great week!

  9. Love your joy pockets.. Here are mine from the weekend.. I really wish I knew how to post links to pix here..
    *The first sign of a thriving new tomato plant *Watching a 3 year old little boy nurture his "baby ag-o Twee" (avocado which he grew from a pit)
    *Showing your husband a post on his sister's blog that made his chest puff with pride
    *Watching a beautiful GIGANTIC full moon
    *Re-Reading an old favorite book when the house is calm and quiet.
    *Seeing what is left of the huge loaf of Irish soda bread I baked and 3 swollen bellies.. :)
    Have a great week everyone!!

  10. What an awesome festival! That sculpture is incredible. Love evenings on the beach. I really enjoy your idea of joy pockets. Thanks for sharing!


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