Monday, January 11, 2010

1000 Gifts: Everyday things


The true way to live is to enjoy every moment as it passes,
and surely it is in the everyday things
that the beauty of life lies.

--Laura Ingalls Wilder

0264
a clean dog, a healing dog, a happy dog

0265
and one medicine scratched off his very lengthy list

0266
afternoon naps


0267
ipods & earphones, music to share, a few favorite tunes and new dance moves for all

0268
the Bee Jees (thanks Pops!), 4 silly children, laughter galore and that 70's swing

0269
a clean kitchen, a thoughtful husband

0270
busy hands, a creative mind


0271
swim lesson excitement

0272
healthy appetites


0273
healthy food


0274
and willing eaters


0275
shared stories


0276
developing speech (in my almost 2-year old) and new words spoken, every single day

0277
Bible study with my boys

0278
warm blankets, central heat

0279
the television turned off

0280
boys that haven't outgrown their mama's lap

0281
melting snow

0282
a Mighty Fortress

0283
His comfort

0284
mercy

"I love you, O LORD, my strength.
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.
He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise,
and I am saved from my enemies."

Psalm 18: 1-3


holy experience

and the list continues...



12 comments:

Annesta said...

Bible Study with your boys...how great! Lovely list and your pictures are so amazing.
grace and peace to you

Jennifer said...

New words spoken... how exciting and incredibly cute!

Warm blankets and central heat. Oh my... so, so thankful! I'm ready for a thaw. : )

Happy Monday, Heather!

Carrie said...

Oh, I just love it when Scott cleans up the kitchen!! Sounds like you've got a sweetie, too! ;)

Heather, your pictures just keep getting better and better! You make me want to get out my camera and practice!!!

Hope you guys have a wonderful week!

Edwena said...

Your pictures are beautiful.

Angie said...

Love your list and the pic of your dog!! Thanks for sharing. God Bless, Angie in GA

Jessica said...

My two year old is the same...new words every day. Their expanding vocabulary is amazing.
Great list.
Love the pics.
Blessings!

deb said...

Thank you, again.
Have a blessed week. Stay warm and healthy and smiling.

...they call me mommy... said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing! :)

Melissa said...

What a great list! Your photos are AWESOME!

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures! My 2 furry friends are in a similar pose! Great creation Bub! Glad to see the boys sharing a good book. Has Lollipop added any new words today? Love to all, see you soon,Gmom

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures! My 2 furry friends are in a similar pose! Great creation Bub! Glad to see the boys sharing a good book. Has Lollipop added any new words today? Love to all, see you soon,Gmom

Linda said...

We were gone from early morning til evening (trip to Houston) - so I didn't get a Gratitude post up. I feel better reading yours, though, Heather. It made me feel grateful for you and for all the blessings you've shared. I love the pictures of your little "eater" - adorable!