Thursday, May 30, 2013

516 - 520 of One Thousand Gifts

The storms are brewing outside tonight . . . the rain is coming down hard . . . we are all safe and sound inside!

516. Thankful for weather warning systems.

517. Thankful for sugar-free gum.

518. Thankful for fuzzy creatures.

519. Thankful for sump pumps. (we don't have one, but my family members do)

520. Thankful for dry feet lotion!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

511-515 of One Thousand Gifts

511. Days off from work

512. Summer Vacation for the kids

513. My ten year old excited about summer camp

514. Fishing with my sweetie - even though he did catch more than I did!

515. A good doctor appointment this morning.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

501 - 510 of One Thousand Gifts

501. Safety through the storms.

502. Yummy soup

503. Summer break

504. Days off from work

505. Good glucose numbers

506. Memories

507. Giggling with family

508. Figuring something out that previously had you stumped

509. Seeing drawings made by my youngest two that say, "Momoral Day!"

510. Happy duck eggs x 3

Saturday, May 25, 2013

491 - 500 of One Thousand Gifts

Woo Hoo . . . I Hit the 1/2 way mark!

491. Watching my boys enjoy their homemade fruit slushy.




492. Seeing all three of our ducklings doing well in their eggs ~ 1/2 way to hatch!


493. a Quiet and restful afternoon with my honey bunny!

494. Celebrating Graduations with family

495. Thankful for God's Blessings and Direction!

496. Beautiful things to remember.


497. Health

498. Freedom

499. Happiness

500. my Ipad - great to be able to read with quick downloads

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

486-490 of One Thousand Gifts

486. a Wonderful groomer . . . Thanks Dawn!

487. a Calm day at work

488. Good readings on my Glucose meter

489. Good Helpers

490. Puppy Kisses

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

481-485 of One Thousand Gifts

Spring time always seems to have unpredictable weather.  I am especially thankful for . . .

481. A finished basement for our family to enjoy and also to take shelter in during Tornado season.

482. Storm sirens, Phone alerts and NOAA Weather Radio

483. The men and women who answer emergency calls.

484. Weather spotters

485. Prayer warriors!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

476 - 480 of One Thousand Gifts


476. I love fun questions from my kids. The certainly keep me on my toes.

477. Common Sense

478. My special "laundry scent". It makes me smile.

479. Knowing tomorrow is "HAIR" day. Moved it up to three every three weeks!

480. Beautiful flowers  . . .





Friday, May 17, 2013

471 - 475 of One Thousand Gifts

I am almost to the half way point of 1,000 gifts!

471. My husband is a pure Gift from God to me over 30 years ago!
How many daddies would kiss a fish because their seven year old asked them to?


472. Memories drawn by my daughter Katelyn. I took a photo of her in this pose and she drew it for a college project.


473. For sweet little Chipmunks . . . They make me smile!


474. I am thankful for decongestant when my kiddos are all clogged up in their heads.

475. I am thankful for the little ones that come and join us in bed on those nights they are not sleeping well.


Thursday, May 16, 2013

466-470 of One Thousand Gifts in photos

466. Taking the day off, accomplishing a few tasks, taking a nap and enjoying that I am home.





467. My sleepy furry girl . . .

468. Enjoying God's beauty . . .

469. Quiet times . . . just me and my man!

470. Calm 





Wednesday, May 15, 2013

463 - 465 of One Thousand Gifts

463. Praising God for His Presence

464. Thanking God for His tender Mercies.

465. Thankful for God's guidance!

Monday, May 13, 2013

461 - 462 of One Thousand Gifts

461. I am thankful for my blue eyed boy with dimples!


462. Awe . . . I love all of my boys!!!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

451 - 460 of One Thousand Gifts

Happy Mother's Day to all of you Mamas out there!

451. Enjoying a special day with my family.

452. Sleeping in.

453. Enjoying my children making a fuss over this mama!

454. Receiving special gifts, drawings, lego project gifts, flowers, fishing pole and bobbers! I am feeling pretty special!

455. Tylenol to help relieve my horrific headache.

456. Movie and snuggles.

457. I LOVE YOUs and hugs all day!

458. Watching the boys play football . . . at least their version!

459. Yummy steak and salad for dinner - made by my husband and yummy mini breads with mozzarella and honey.

460. a Very Lovely and Special Mother's Day!

Friday, May 10, 2013

441 - 450 of One Thousand Gifts

441. Seeing my kids light up when they get new jammies!

442. The anticipation of baby chicks.

443. The love of family.

444. The end of another school year on the horizon.

445. Weekend sleep in.

446. Thankful our guinea pig Alfalfa's eye is healing.

447. Answered prayers

448. Seeley's beautiful black eyes and his sweetness.

449. New recipes that light up the eyes of my family.

450. Sweet chats and lunch with my Katelyn and my Momma!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

436-440 of One Thousand Gifts

It has been a few days . . .

436. God's blessings and answered prayer

437. Good news

438. Birthdays

439. Fresh Manicure

440. Husband's love pats

Monday, May 6, 2013

431 - 435 of One Thousand Gifts

431. Boys have outgrown their tennis shoes again. I am thankful they are healthy and are growing out of clothes and shoes.

432. I am thankful for my husband . . . I think he let me win at fishing tonight!

433. I am thankful for God's direction . . . even if I don't understand it at times.

434. I am thankful for my Beautiful Daughter! She is such a blessing.

435. I am thankful my boys were cheering me on tonight while I fished against Daddy.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

427 - 430 of One Thousand Gifts

Gifts/Blessing for tonight . . .

427. Laughter in the midst of a hard rain while fishing.

428. Seeing my youngest catch the biggest fish of the evening . . .


429. Watching my love catch what Cody called . . . a guppie!

430. Even a HUGE rain delay that eventually finished us off.



Thursday, May 2, 2013

426 of One Thousand Gifts

426. Writing . . . taking time to write out feelings and thoughts.

Every day there is something to be thankful for . . . you just might have to really think about it, but there is always something!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

421 - 425 Of One Thousand Gifts

421. I am thankful for Low Fuel alerts . . . a bit too close for comfort tonight! 

422. Summer Hair cuts!

423. Work Projects finished and off my desk! Woo Hoo

424. Guinea pig Alfalfa is o.k.

425. Air-conditioning on a HOT day!