Well, it felt good to take a little blogging break for a few days over the holiday.
We had a fun Thanksgiving with our middle daughter and her family,
a friend of theirs from South Carolina, and our dear friend from Ghana.
We enjoyed getting away and staying in our friend's vacation house in central Oregon.
On the trip home, the mountain pass was snowy and traffic was stopped,
delaying us at the summit for an hour or so while they cleared up a wreck ahead of us.
It did give me an opportunity to take some photos.
It just goes to show you, there's always something to be thankful for!
Since 2009 I've been counting my blessings thanks to the prompting of Ann Voskamp.
I continue to count my thanks
piling up gratitude day by day
in my little black journal.
(and capturing some of my blessings via my camera or iPhone)
-waking up without a backache and headache
-time with Jesus without rushing
-getting a good run before tackling a long list of to-dos before our trip
-safe travels to Eagle Crest and having our two oldest grands ride with us
-beautiful central Oregon sky
-a fingernail moon
-juniper scented air
-making cinnamon rolls with my daughter's friend
-our youngest grandson's early morning sounds
-youngest daughter missing us and letting us know
-texts from my oldest daughter with a song about Jesus that my five year old granddaughter made up
-going walking/running while the grands rode their bikes
-this beautiful day
-turkey in the oven, side dishes all prepped-time for a nice, long, refreshing walk
-talking to my oldest sister on the phone
-all the faces around our Thanksgiving table, our family, a friend from the other side of the US,
our dear friend from Ghana
-our youngest granddaughter's third birthday
-black Friday shopping in a smaller town with great stores
but less crowds and getting all my shopping done except for two gifts!
-everyone rummaging through leftovers for dinner, no cooking for me!
-watching my youngest grandson pull himself up to standing
-enjoying the hot tub with my two oldest grands
-our oldest granddaughter plopping herself on our bed while she reads The Hobbit
-God speaking more to me about my word for 2015 through the scriptures in my devotions
- beautiful snow
-safe travels for everyone in our family that was on the road today
-youngest daughter and her boyfriend coming over to watch the game
-a good night's sleep
-God's sweet presence
-a very encouraging message
-God touching people in a very real way
-a good time of fellowship
-getting our little Christmas tree