Monday, August 28, 2017

As long as thanks is possible...

Last week, a spur of the moment decision to make the desire of two little grand girlies come to pass, meant a whole lot of fun with a side of exhaustion. You can read about what we did here.  Thanks is indeed possible.  How can I not be grateful for all God's many blessings in my life?
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)


-our "arrows"-all of our children and grandchildren
-an answer to prayer
-watching the eclipse
-dinner at our daughter's-our youngest grandson is cooing back at us now!
-an amazing sunset on my walk

-waking up before sunrise, which makes for a lovely quiet time!
-a promise kept to take our two youngest granddaughters to the cabin
-our kitchen cabinets paint job turned out great!

-a safe drive to the cabin
-a fun afternoon playing in the river with the grandkids
-hungry kids gobbling up tacos after an afternoon of swimming

-watching the sun come up from from the deck of the cabin with my grandson
-warm from the oven scones with homemade raspberry jam
-oldest grandson catching three small mouth bass 
-driving to the beach 
-ice cream cones on the way back to the cabin
-salmon, and those small mouth bass, for dinner

-pancakes, eggs and sausages for breakfast outside on the deck of the cabin
-playing in the river all morning long with the kids
-a picnic lunch on the big rock by the river 
-going out for pizza
-our youngest grand girlies watching Little Women for the first time

-help from friends putting the cabinet pulls on the cabinets
-making a crisp with wild blackberries for a family dinner tomorrow

-our youngest grandson's baby dedication
-an encouraging testimony
-a fun family dinner after the baby dedication
-our smiley youngest grandson 
-all of our grands!
-everything in the kitchen is put away

still following,


  1. Sharing your joys as a mama and grandmama--and such a busy one at that! ♥

  2. You made memories for your grandkids that will last through their lives. Hard work for gramma but such fun for them. Loved your gratitude list again.


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