Monday, June 6, 2011

Counting Gifts 615-646

Every Monday I will be linking up with A Holy Experience to share my gifts for the week. To learn more about the book that inspired me to start counting my blessings, click here.

615. Matt fixing Harrison his own version of cappuccino

616. Walking into church children's building being greeted from some of my favorite people
617. Teaching the two year old class again and teaching them truths at such a young age and having Haley as my big helper

618. Borrowing a book I've been wanting to read from a friend

619. Evening gourmet coffee becoming a regular fun treat

620. Great conversation with Haley and Matt about how New Yorker's talk, preparing her for our trip east this summer

620. Roller skating girl, interesting picture?

621. Sleeping in late on Memorial Day, chilli dog lunch prepared by Matt
622. Ice cream on the porch

623. Sidewalk chalk

624. Haley spotting a praying mantas egg, impromptu science experiment

625. Matt's appreciation for an unexpected favorite meal after he awoke from a nap
626. Harrison falling asleep holding a cup of cheerios
627. Haley just wanting to tell me "one more thing" about ten times and holding on to me at bedtime
628. My face hurting from smiling so much enjoying Haley's school field day

629. Taking a million pictures and hoping to bless some parents who couldn't be there with pictures of their precious little ones
630. That face that I think she only gives me with some emerging freckles

631. Trip to the orthopedic doctor, injection in hip, ready for therapy and hopefully an end to limitations and pain
632. Opportunity to work with a lovely mom take her home to the next level of organization
633. God blessing a wonderful family with unexpected funds
634. My dad working staining furniture and working on his perfect yard
635. My mom's beautiful flowerbeds
636. Quick trip to the pool, nice cool water, talking with a friend about how our babies aren't babies any more
637. No more swim diapers this year
638. Bitter sweet thinking of tomorrow's last day of kindergarten, what a year of blessings and growth
639. No bark collar = peace when Matt's home
640. Taking a picture of Haley on the last day of school (pj's day) and comparing it to the first day of school

First day of kindergarten
Last day of kindergarten

641. Watching a dvd given to us by Haley's teacher of pictures of her class throughout the year, such a gift
642. Summer is officially here! Sleeping in, invitation to a friend's pool

643. A nightstand full of books
644. A handy husband and a freshly painted hallway

645. Fun Danish modern lamp arriving in the mail from Ohio

646. Kids playing beauty salon (fortunately not with real scissors!)


  1. Your gifts always bring a tears to my eyes - your gifts are priceless. Thank you for sharing.

  2. my goodness! Your pictures are perfect. Everyone brings a smile. I hearted all of your thank yous - second place goes to the kids playing together – first place goes to your hubs – good for him – fist bump. It all made me smile. God bless and keep you and each and every one of yours.

  3. Thanks Mom, I enjoy reading them over and over again, too!
    Thanks Craig, I'll give my man a fist bump! I have a new camera that is a joy to take pictures with!

  4. Mmmmm...must get coffee now! Like the skater girl pic too!

  5. I just LOVE your list and the photos are SO sweet!!! You have such a beautiful family! I have two little boys (2 and 6) and they can be hard to catch with the camera! :)

    I'm your newest follower :)


  6. Thanks Melanie!

    Yes, I had a hard time catching good pictures of my little ones until I got a new camera recently that snaps much faster pictures! It's been fun to finally catch them in the act, ha!

    I'm so excited to have you as my newest follower, your blog is beautiful!

    In Him,


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