My perfect haircut: Carrie Bradshaw in I don't know which season of Sex and the City. Yes, I know, I could find better things to watch on TV. It's my guilty pleasure. Sue me. But you've gotta admit, this hair is awesome. Someday when I muster the courage to chop mine (hasn't been short since I was born) this will be my new 'do.
My perfect vacation: A chateau in southern France. I don't speak the language; I don't want to. I'm here for the wine, the coffee, the crepes, and the sun. I don't need a rental car or a tour guide, just hook me up with a bike, directions to the nearest beach, and a few recommendations for off-the-beaten path farmer's markets and cafes.
My perfect day: A good cup of coffee, a fresh scone (still warm, thank you), and happy kids around the breakfast table. A long, family walk, a stop at the park. Lunch out, just for the fun of it. A quiet afternoon (sleeping kids), writing under the pergola. Then a bottle of chilled white wine, shrimp on the grill and steaks to follow. An evening under the stars.
My perfect house: The one I live in is pretty close to perfection. A little small for our growing family, but it has all the right components: huge windows and lots of light, a large, open kitchen, a great backyard. All we're missing is a big bathroom and a little more living space. Plus, of course, a real wood fireplace.
My perfect long-term plan: I want more children. I hope to write more books. I'd love to win an award. I want to finish a triathlon with my friend, Katie. I want to spend some serious time in Liberia. I want to be a better mommy, wife, and friend every day. And I want to be real and honest and true and loving and good. And I know that God's plans are not my own, but that they are infinitely better. Can't wait to watch him shape my future.
Your turn. What's your perfect...?