Sunday, July 28, 2013

696-700 of One Thousand Gifts

SEVEN HUNDRED Things I am Thankful for  . . . today I hit 700 for this year! There are days that have been hard . . . maybe even unbearable. I love that I can sit down and write out things I am thankful for . . . little gifts as I see it. For the days that are amazing . . . the gifts are an extra blessing!

696. Cool summer days.

697. My family all home together.

698. Watching my boys "work" together.

699. Seeing my Katelyn grow into a beautiful woman right before my eyes.

700. Late night laundry.

Friday, July 26, 2013

691-695 of One Thousand Gifts

691. a relatively calm week . . . thank you God!

692. God's Promise - "I will never leave you or forsake you", not even during the little things.

693. I am thankful for Moms that never give up!

694. No weekend plans

695. Quiet late nights

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

681-690 of One Thousand Gifts

681. I am thankful for online ordering!

682. School supplies are always fun and everyone loves them. 

683. Home School

684. Watching the World rejoicing over a new Prince. (All babies are such a gift, but to see the world rejoice over a baby instead of reject it is amazing).

685. Relaxing evenings

686. Cheetos - All Natural White

687. My hubby that makes great grilled cheese sandwiches

688. Cooler temps - much better than 90 - 100s like last week

689. Listening to Emma, our Lhasa Apso, snore each night

690. Life

Sunday, July 21, 2013

671 - 680 of ONE THOUSAND GIFTS

671. Reaching my 49th  year of life

672. Celebrating with my family

673. Hearing my children laugh

674. The simple things

675. Bug spray

676. Sugar free lemonade

677. Birthday Song from my Daddy

678. Special visits from my Momma

679. Hearing a gentle rain tapping on the windows

680. For backup generators - you never know when the electricity will go out!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

666-670 of One Thousand Gifts

Life is full of ups and downs . . . easy days and hard days . . . easy paths and rocky paths . . . clear roads and obstacle courses.

Although there are days filled with conflict, irritation and aggravation . . . days you simply don't think you can endure one more little thing . . . Something reminds you . . . Leave it at the Cross . . . Leave it at the feet of Jesus.

Tonight I am thankful . . . 

666. Gentle reminders to leave all of my cares at the feet of Jesus.

667. Knowing I can discuss anything with my wonderful husband.

668. God tenderly cares for us.

669. Knowing God is in control, whatever the circumstances.

670. Thankful for prayer - a direct line to God!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

651 - 655 of One Thousand Gift

651. The ability to listen to Sermons online.

652. Crockpots - for easy dinners.

653. Weekends

654. Long soaks in the tub

655. Sincerity 


Friday, July 12, 2013

641 - 650 of One Thousand Gifts

641. Working together - teamwork

642. Household helpers

643. Memories

644. Old television shows to share with my kids

645. My daughter's willingness to take her cousins on Girl outings

646. Refreshing ice water

647. Happiness

648. Enthusiasm

649. Sleep ins

650. Happy telephone calls

Monday, July 8, 2013

631 - 640 of One Thousand Gifts

631. Thankful for answers of prayers - even for the small things!

632. The peep of healthy ducklings.

633. Helpers with our critters . . . I love that they have compassion for God's creatures.

634. a Lunch date with my hubs

635. Having all my kiddos under one roof.

636. For honest people

637. For boys with good appetites (even if they eat us out of house and home)

638. Sweet Moments

639. Cute sayings I hear from my boys

640. The smell of fresh laundry

Saturday, July 6, 2013

626 - 630 of One Thousand Gifts

626. I am so thankful for the beautiful color God has blessed us with. How different life would be in black and white.



627. I love that God gave us beautiful and inquisitive animals to care for. I love our ducks and enjoy spending time with them. They have such fun personalities. I know they will take flight soon and be on their own, they are ours only for a little while but will always be in our hearts.



628. Serene beauty in the midst of holiday celebrations.


629. Beautiful talent . . . being used for others. Katelyn is drawing this for a benefit. She is not finished with it yet, but it is well on its way.



630. Memories in pictures . . .




Mom's precious JC "fat dog" the dachshund and Kamie our beautiful Sheltie. They both grew old right before our eyes and before we knew it we had to say goodbye. 

I am thankful for these precious pictures ~ 
I accidentally came across tonight.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

621-625 of ONE Thousand Gifts

On this July 4, 2013 I am truly thankful for these beautiful gifts:

621. a Visible Celebration of our Freedom




622. For my crazy boys . . . Always full of energy and challenge.




623. For cuteness . . . dark brown eyes and a huge smile.


624. For those RARE moments of sitting quietly . . . just because.


625. Unique qualities in each of my children.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

611-620 of One Thousand Gifts

611. a Perfect evening

612. The kids all loaded onto the pontoon made me smile!


613. The boys were brave enough to try something new. Swim in the lake.








Sister joined the boys!


614. The weather was beautiful.

615. Ice . . . it is such a refreshing Gift!

616. Thankful for our new boat . . . we LOVE it! There is plenty of room for everyone PLUS more.

617. July 4th celebrations

618. Quick wash on the washer!

619. God's love

620. Beautiful gardens

601-610 of One Thousand Gifts

601. Celebrations

602. Fun with critters

603. Cool breezes

604. Origami Owl necklace/lockets

605. Long soaks in the tub

606. Sweet little duckling peeps

607. Laughter

608. Checking things off of my list

609. Hot dogs over a fire

610. Music