~ singing hymns by kerosene lamp light in my college dorm room with a good friend and roommate at midnight.
~ buying food for a homeless shelter and then several half gallons of ice cream for ourselves with the remainder of a friend's food stamps.
~ the four of us kids (myself and siblings) squeezing into the back of our Hyundai as teenagers when we'd go to small group as a family. Lots of teasing, and usually a lot of laughter too.
~ getting together with the cousins and aunts and uncles for holidays. Grandma's house was always warm and full of yummy smells and there were the favorite movies we watched year after year: Anne of Green Gables, The Princess Bride, Meet Me in St. Louis...
~ bonfires at the beach in Seattle with youth group kids. Loved the freedom and fun of it and the sunsets were gorgeous.
~ an evening walk around a park with cookies and milk and some college friends (one of them being Phillip, but this was several years before we dated).
~ a sweet baby girl being born in our home. She came so calmly - not crying; just blinking her eyes.
~ a Great Day of Questions date with Phillip. This was one of my favorite dates we went on before we married. We simply wrote out a list of questions to ask each other and then went to a garden park and asked them. Learned a lot about each other before we committed to marriage this way. :-)