Monday, June 20, 2016

First day of summer gratitude...

It's the first day of summer!  We had my husband's siblings and their spouses at our home over the weekend, as well as a large Father's Day gathering at our youngest daughter's house.  After our company left mid-day today, I had chores to do and errands to run.  All of this meant I'm a day late posting my weekly gratitude blog post.  Better late than never, and as usual, there's always so much to give God thanks 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 journal.
(and capturing some of my blessings via my camera or iPhone)

-reading the book of Acts
-a fun day celebrating our granddaughter turning 13-
a mani/pedi, buying her new red Converse, going to the new Jane Austin movie, 
and dinner with Papa at the Old Spaghetti Factory

-a hot bubble bath

-a fun time at Dizzy Castle with my two youngest granddaughters, 
the youngest's friend and my great nephew
-hearing my seven year old granddaughter and seven year old great nephew 
talking in the car about how much they have in common 
-my hub's running an errand for me
-a June thunderstorm
-praying together

-starting the morning right
-a phone call conversation and prayer together with my out of town friend 
-lunch and a heart to heart with my friend from church
-the hub's spending hours patiently assembling his new bbq that we got him for Father's Day
-Mama's birthday-she would have been 91 today
-the morning light shining on my empty coffee cup
-this quote-"sometimes when things are falling apart, they may be falling into place"
-an encouraging time of worship and prayer

-Psalm 84
-our grandson mowing our yard and the neighbor paying him to mow his yard as well
-my sister and her husband stopping by for lunch and a visit
 on their way through town
-running errands together
-my husband finding us a movie to watch that takes place in Maine,
 (my mama grew up there)

-an encouraging text
-our oldest granddaughter coming over
-dinner and a campfire and s'mores and staying up til midnight 
talking and laughing with my hub's siblings and their spouses

-some of the fathers at church sharing this morning
-twenty three of us at our youngest daughter's for a Father's Day BBQ

-teaching my hub's bro and sis and their spouses a fun card game
-staying up til 1am talking

still following,


  1. I love your life :)
    You sure are able to do late nights better than I!

  2. I too love your life :) You make me realize how much there is to be grateful for.

  3. Me too - I love your life! God has blessed you and even though there are tough times you are still blessed beyond imagination!


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