Monday, June 15, 2009

Little Bits of Happiness, Part 1

It doesn't take much to make me smile; the tiniest little things can brighten my mood. In an effort to remind myself that even in the most stressful times, life is beautiful - I'm going to start compiling a weekly list of some of the random little things that make me happy. This one is going to be a long one. Don't be offended if I left you off the list - I need to keep some important ones handy for the future lists!

My Little Baby Pony, Shawn:

He's not actually a baby, he's thirty-five...but he'll always be my little baby! I've had Shawn since Christmas, ever! He has been my best friend all through life - I even ran away with him, once! I always say we lasted about twenty minutes in the tomato fields, but I think even that is stretching it. I had a rough time in childhood, but having our horses around made everything so much easier. Shawn has brought so much happiness to my life, he should have a whole post to himself. I love my little old man.

p.s. When l first met him, his name was Shaitan, but we called him Shawn. We also have a Paso Fino named Diablo. We didn't name either of them but it's kind of funny that we have two horses named Devil. They are both very gentle and sweet, so don't expect to meet a couple of evil horses!

Cow Hugging:

Particularly, these cows. I think it's because the only other cow whom I've successfully hugged was a cow named Strawberry, who lived on my mom's friend's ranch. She was very nice. These cows belong to my mom's neighbor, and I love them. It's difficult to get pictures of them with a fixed lens, because they are very curious and always want to inspect my camera. I don't know their names, but they are the friendliest little kitty cows I have ever met.

Being Goofy With My Sisters:

Two of my sisters were absent this day but Tessa, Amanda and I laughed so much, we were practically crying. I don't even remember what we were laughing about. Probably nothing. It doesn't take much to get us going, when we're around one another. We're either bickering or laughing, always.

My Niece and Nephew:

Roxy Mae and Jackson are the funniest little characters. I'm constantly laughing when I'm around them. They have the best conversations. Jack: "I can't wait to go to my doctor. He's really nice!" Roxy: "My doctor is not nice. He shot me and then he said a bad word!"

Kid Cereals (and Panda Mugs):
My mom made fun of me for eating kid cereal. Then again, she likes Grape Nuts, so what does she know? Captain Crunch and Quaker Oh's mixed delicious. At least I used skim milk?

Delicious Treats in Mini Form:
Everything is better in mini form. Mini red velvet cupcakes? Delicious!

Animal rescues:
Leo is one of the many rescued animals in my mom's house. She (they didn't know she was a girl) was kept in a cage so small, she became hunched over. They completely neglected her. Now, she is very happy, but it took her a long time to trust people again.

Axle (my sister's dog) was due to be euthanized, the day after she first saw him at the local pound. There's nothing wrong with him - he's well behaved, knows several tricks and is very loving. Unfortunately, because of his size, no one wanted him. Luckily for Axle, Amanda took him home. He joined a fellow pound rescue, Pinky Ernest Tooters - a Hemingway kitty. Yay, Pinky and Axle!

You would have to know this kitty to understand. He is the epitome of magic and love. His name is Zipper, but we've always called him Thzipper, because we imagine him with a really cute speech impediment. It's kind of like when my cousin was little, and he referred to himself as Twistopher.

They're one of nature's fun little games.

Roxy's Infatuation With Bobby:
Like mother, like daughter. "Boppy" was her first word. Enough said!

love love,

Keiko Lynn


  1. Aww these are so beautiful. Everything is better in mini! My boyfriend and I often make mini-pies in cupcake tins, they're so cute and delicious.

  2. What a beautiful post :) Thanks for sharing!

  3. thzipper is the cutest cat i've seen in a while. and your neice is so photogenic!

  4. It's always nice to read about your days!
    ..And if you make people focus on their most important, simple things in life by reading about yours, after they've spent a whole day talking about money, their job and so on, you do help.=)

  5. So cute! I have to agree about your love for Oh's! I love them and I can only get them when I go to the States! :(

  6. I love how well Bobby fits in with your family. Such a perfect situation! Great photos.

  7. That post is just so lovely. You made me smile. I can't wait for the rest of your list !

  8. so, so cute. youre lucky to have so many sisters and to have a niece and nephew, theyre gorgeous. haha thzipper is cute and zipper is a cool animal name. Love that Axle was rescued, so good :)

    that cupcake looks freaking amazing... and aw, your pony is so cute.

    xx brooke

  9. All photos in this post looks really adorable! (:

  10. Your niece and nephew are adorable! Gread post :)

  11. This was such a lovely post to read. I love that you're such a country girl, in the best possible way! I grew up on a farm for the first years of my childhood. Also liked hugging cows.

  12. I so believe in rescuing animals - all animals I´ve had, except for my first ones, are rescue animals - five cats and a rat. My dream is to have a farm, and take care of rescued animals.

  13. Wow, what a nice way to keep yourself smiling. I like your positive attitude and view in life. You're so much like me. I can tell by your writing.

    I'm easily amused and I also believe that life is beautiful. Plus I can tell you're into the vintage-y/retro looks which I'm in love with.

    Stop by me sometime:

    xx, Morena
    P.S. You're really really pretty. :) I discovered your blog off of weardrobe.

  14. This is so cute! I'm looking forward to seeing more of these.

    It seems like your life is filled with lots of family and lots of pets, heh heh. Shawn is SO cute, I've always wanted a pony.. and a dog... and a parrot.

  15. Aww, I love this post. Love animals.

    (How apt, the word verification word is mouse!)

  16. this really made me smile!! thank you for sharing what brings you joy!

  17. I'm not quite sure how I wound up here but YOU are adorable! What lovely wares Miss - and where in BK? I'm in Williamsburg - lemme know if you need a model, lol ;)


  18. As random as this sounds, is Lynn your surname?

  19. I love Leo and Thzipper!! And your outfit when you're in the pictures with your sisters is amazing. You guys look like you have so much fun. You're so lucky to have each other! And Captain Crunch is absolutely delicious--I don't blame you.

  20. I also have a kitty named Zipper. Just thought you ought to know!

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