Wednesday, January 30, 2013

GIFT 108

Gift 108 ~ Obedience . . .

Do you ever feel that when you children are being obedient they have given you a gift?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Gift 107

Today, the clouds rolled in. The weather guys anticipated some challenging weather . . . a lot of rain, winds and thunderstorms.
I was excited at the prospects of hearing the thunder roll through our area . . . so far, nothing. 

Tonight I am thankful for # 107 . . . 

Our lake could really use a bit!

Monday, January 28, 2013

GIFT 104 - 106

Today was a great day, I have so much to be thankful for!

104. My Mama . . . it would be hard to sum up how I feel about my Mom. She is amazing and the least selfish woman on the planet. She is ALWAYS there for her husband children, grandchildren, sisters and brothers. I love seeing my Mama's smile! She is BEAUTIFUL!

105. I am thankful my sister Jeanette and her family arrived home from Florida.

106. Thankful for the little things today!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

GIFT 103

103. Christian Music Artists

Sit, crank up the volume and let the music engulf you.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

GIFT 102

Time for Gift # 102 . . .

I chuckled tonight as I listen to my boys tease one another . . .

"Daddy, Cameron has a girlfriend!" is met with shrieks from Cameron going after Cody for his little "girlfriend" comment.

It makes me smile!

Friday, January 25, 2013

GIFT # 101

GIFT - 101- Joseph

Each week day I am blessed to have this little guy in my life. He is adorable and so very sweet. I get my lil' baby fix and then he heads out with his Mama Mrs. P.                                                                                                                                                       

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Gift 92 - 100

Gifts . . .

92. Being introduced to "Clean" Eating
93. Great Blood pressure this morning at the dentist 118/72
94. a Fun dental visit
95. a wonderful neck rub
96. happiness
97. safety
98. answered prayers
99. spell check
100. telephone call from my daddy . . . just checking to see how I am.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Whew, I have made it to gift 91 . . . 

91. The excitement of a new journey and the hope of what is to come.

Each new day begins fresh . . . as I jump crawl out of bed each morning the slate is clean . . . each day a new journey.The hope of INTENTIONAL (my word for the year) is fresh each day too!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

GIFTS 84 - 90

My gifts for today . . .

84. My snuggly and very fashionable boots!
85. Water
86. Great friends
87. Hearing "I LOVE YOU!" from my husband!
88. Getting a telephone call in the middle of the day from my husband just to tell me he loves me!
89. Hearing "I LOVE YOU!" from my kids!
90. A good hair day!

Monday, January 21, 2013


Gift 83 . . . it seems that so many gifts have come to my mind lately. We have so much to be thankful for, don't we?

Tonight, I am thankful to have the most wonderful veterinarian and staff to take care of my beautiful furry ones. The staff is always so cheerful! The Doc is amazing beyond words. Thank you so much Dr. Jenny and staff!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Gift 82

This morning my Gift 82 . . .

Our precious neighbor! He is like a Grandpa . . . we love him and enjoy our lil' visits. We love his humor and teasing. He is a treasure!

Gift 81

Tonight the winds will be howling and the temperature will be dropping. The 6:00 a.m. temperature is predicted to be 18 degrees. The low for Sunday will be 7 degrees and 
the low for Monday will be 6 degrees.

Gift #81 for me . . .

A Warm and Comfortable home.

Friday, January 18, 2013

GIFTS 73 - 80

Satan has been fighting the evil fight . . . strongly. I find when Satan is fighting the hardest, I need to praise more. I do not want him to defeat . . . even the smallest bit.

73. Pinxav - a wonderful cream for dryness 
74. Paxil - to help in the area of anxiety and panic attacks
75. Wonderful news from friends.
76. Motivation
77. Fridays
78. Invites from my hubs for lunch
79. Afternoon naps
80. The sound of kids at recess

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Gift 72

72. LOVE

Today I was reading a little Day By Day devotional by David Jeremiah and it really spoke to my heart.

"Jude 1:2 ~ Mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you."

None of us can be loved too much; we rarely overdose on affirmation.

Is there someone you know who would welcome a blessing from you today? Seek out that person and let him or her know you are behind them. Share words of Blessing . . . you will be making a way for them to help expand God's kingdom.

The snallest good deed is greater than the grandest intention.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Gift 71

Gift 71 ~

It has been years since I have heard her voice. Tonight I chatted with someone I babysat many moons ago! She is now a Mama to six beautiful kiddos! 

I loved getting to know her all over again . . . she is AMAZING!

Gift 71 ~ Jessica . . . a Dear Sweet Friend

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

GIFT 63 - 70

Gifts . . .

63. I am thankful for puppy snuggles
64. for puppy kisses
65. Katelyn! (of course, you all know she added this one when I wasn't looking!)
66. Even thankful for Bearded Dragons
67. text messages
68. funny facebook posts
69. sweet neighbors
70. relaxing evenings


Seeley and Beckett


Sunday, January 13, 2013


Gift 62 - I am Thankful for a lovely Day of Rest! We almost slept in . . . We did take it slow and easy . . . We took naps . . . We watched movies . . . We laughed . . . We had take out for dinner.

It was LOVELY!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Gift 61

I find it extremely helpful to list Gifts when Satan has waged battle against me. These past few weeks, Satan has decided to wage a pretty good attack . . . one that could easily discourage. What a better way to stay away from discouragement . . . Count your Blessings and gifts!!!

61. Tonight I am Thankful that my lil' family is all safe and sound inside a warm home. It is sleeting outside and I cannot imagine being out in it.

Friday, January 11, 2013

On My Way to 1,000 . . . #52 - 60

The past few days I have had sinus issues. It all started out with a BIG ol' headache and lead to achy sinus passages, feeling puny and kind of grumpy.

Today I am Thankful for Mucinex Sinus Max!!!

I know, kind of a weird thing to be thankful for, but Mucinex is my #52!

But wait,  I have a few more today!

53. Beautiful days in January we can pop the door open and let in a bit of fresh air.
54. Puff's Vicks Tissues . . . amazing
55. a letter from one of my Compassion children . . . clear around the world . . . telling me they love me!
56. Snow in the forecast
57. Listening to chimes blow in the wind
58. Weekends
59. Faithful employees
60. God's provision

Thursday, January 10, 2013


Today I am thankful for a day of rest. Sinus headache + kids = VERY GRUMPY Mama!

Today #51 . . . Thankful for REST!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Gift 42 - 50

It feels so good to sit down and write about gifts . . .

42. Baby Joseph's giggles
43. Happy Children
44. Sticker Chart incentives
45. Hillbilly boys
46. ipads for reading
47. calm afternoons
48. time to simply think
49. no homework nights
50. my Bible

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


I am sure people wonder . . . WHY count Gifts, Blessings, things to be Thankful for?

For me it is simple. I have chosen my word for the Year 2013 . . . a special word that I want to strive to make my life . . . INTENTIONAL. Upon choosing my word, the enemy Satan began his attack. You see, Satan does not want me to be Intentional . . . especially Intentional for God.

If Satan wants me to stop being an encouragement, he tries to defeat me  . . . Yesterday was "quite a day". Defeat was Satan's goal . . . and initially I did feel a bit defeated, however INTENTIONAL sprang into my mind. So, instead of declaring defeat . . . I encouraged someone instead . . . INTENTIONALLY.

We can CHOOSE our "mood" for the day, either good or bad.

This morning, Gift 41 . . . Reading the Wonderful announcement from Dear friends . . . Baby #10 is on the way and due in July! I am rejoicing with them!!! Congratulations "W" family!!! 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Gifts 31 - 40

I am thankful for . . .

31. The low mellow chiming of a Grandfather clock.
32. A puppy in a hoodie. 

33. Watching a baby learn to suck his thumb.

34. Hand sanitizer
35. a Good night's sleep
36. Araceli
37. my husband's kiss
38. watching my boys devour a Lego catalog  . . .  with their eyes and listen to their comments
39. Seeing a finished art project of Katelyn's
40. Hearing my girl giggle!

Gifts 22 - 30

I am Thankful for . . .

22. Parental controls on electronics
23. Stickers - great motivators
24. Teacher books
25. Ticonderoga pencils
26. School teachers
27. Smiles
28. "I love you" from my kiddos
29. Chatting with my Mama on the telephone in the morning
30. Quietness

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Gifts 19 - 21

I have so much to be thankful for!
How about you?

Gifts 19 - 21 . . .
In pictures!

This sweet photo of Seeley Booth and Cody!
I am thankful for my youngest son Cody and our 9 month old Sheltie. They are definitely the dynamic duo . . .
but they make this Mama smile!

Although my Man should be toward the top of the list,
he is should also be on my Thankful/Gift list each and every day.
Thirty years of marriage ~ yes we finish one another's sentences.
This picture was on Christmas and shows how cuddly he is.
He is cuddling my Mom's puppy Sophie.

My gorgeous girl Katelyn.
She is such a Blessing to me!
Katelyn has that natural ability to light up a room immediately upon her arrival.
She also has NEVER met a stranger.
Katelyn has an amazing God given talent . . . 
Drawing . . .

My girl never ceases to amaze me!

I am truly Blessed!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

January 6, 2013 1,000 Gifts

More gifts/blessings . . . On my way to 1,000!

15. late night watching the Food Network with my daughter
16. Home made meatball soup - yummy delicious 
17. Everyone home and snuggled in their beds!
18. Soaking in God's Word!

What about you? Are you on your way to jotting down 1,000 Gifts?
It only takes THREE per day! I know you can be Thankful for 3 gifts a day . . . give it a try, you will gain a whole new perspective!

JANUARY 5, 2013

Gifts and Blessings . . . Counting to 1,000

1-4 has been the last four days . . .

5. orange juice
6. afternoon naps
7. leftovers - quick and easy dinners
8. family togetherness - spending time home together.
9. small talk
10. able to work online from home
11. carpet cleaners
12. Hearing a train in the distance . . . soothing.
13. family helpers - we are blessed to have wonderful people helping to take care of Grandma and Grandpa Price
14. heated swimming pool - for swimming in the winter

Friday, January 4, 2013

Day 4 of 1,000 Gifts

Today I am thankful for our Fluffy babes! They make me smile and I love to snuggle with them. They are there for you every minute of the day and ask nothing in return but love.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Day 3, One Thousand Gifts

Today I am thankful for the gift of fun. Who would think that two women and one ten year old boy could have FUN choosing new hair for a dear one in preparation of chemo side effects?

I am thrilled to share that we DID have FUN. There were plenty of smiles and giggles!

We also had a yummy meal with all of my kiddos . . .

God was good!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

DAY 2 OF 2013

Day 2, 2013 

This morning I am thankful for the beautiful Sunshine. The day is VERY cold but the Sun brightens the day!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


So, here we go  . . . trying once again to list 1,000 things I am thankful for during the Year 2013.

1. Family

Family is an amazing creation, a gift from God. 
Treasure it!