Monday, June 14, 2010

1000 Gifts: June days


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

--Laura Ingalls Wilder

A joy-filled heart, a thankful heart, another week for counting...
0565
the last of the peonies


0566
a wrist full of silly bands... his favorite new collection


0567
chai tea with friends and laughter around the table

0568
play time

0569
our neighbors' strawberry patch... and their wonderfully generous offer to share


0570
the way she says "berries"... they're her "boo-eys"


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plans for next year... finally coming together

0572
and shopping for school books-- DONE!

0573
convention companions, shared meals, and homeschool planners

0574
my very best friend-- and an all-be-it brief time together

0575
my mama's generosity and her help with the littles

0576
home

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dinner with classmates-- their kindness, their hospitality, their friendship for more than 15 years

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basketball hoops and scooters, popsicles and cupcakes

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and plans to get together again-- very, very soon!


"Now, our God, we give you thanks,
and praise your glorious name."

1 Chronicles 29:13

holy experience

and the list continues...

9 comments:

60 toes said...

We had so much fun with you guys.

My kids all talked about how they didn't want the time to end, they loved your kids.

Come visit ANYTIME. We would love to come up your way soon too.

Alida said...

those 'boo-eys' look mighty tasty!!

www.aimingforaquietlife.blogspot.com

Carrie said...

You are so blessed!!

Looks like you guys are having lots of summer fun ... I'm jealous that you've got most of your planning and purchasing behind you! ;)

I bet I know of a little girl who was excited to get more strawberries - lol! Great pics, BTW!!

gretchen said...

Our visit was WAY TO BRIEF! My heart ached as we parted... longing to hang with you and just chat some more... It was wonderful seeing you guys. I had a blast... THANK YOU for continuing to encourage me on this journey... for "dragging" :) me into homeschooling... it's the best decision we ever made. God used you. oh - and get to buying that new Mac! I want to see you when we start our bible study. I'm getting my book tonight!

Love you-

ali @ an ordinary mom said...

Love the boo-eys this time of year!

Kathleen@so much to say, so little time said...

Our strawberries are done...more or less. They're everbearing, so they should produce a handul here and there, but the heavy bloom is done. Strawberries are one of God's greatest gifts to the Earth, I think.

Christine said...

Beautiful images again, Heather. I sounds like you are having a wonderful time enjoying the summer's bounty. Blessings to each of you!

Linda said...

You have a "true" life Heather filled with such lovely blessings. You bring such joy with the open gratitude of your heart. I think it doubles the blessing.

Natalie said...

Popping over from the Gratitude Community! What a lovely list. We are big silly band fans here, too :)