Monday, January 17, 2011

More Gifts

I'm continuing with my thanks list started last week ~ I have had fun capturing little moments with my camera and writing down thanks each day. I've also posted these lists for the girls and when tucking each in - we write down one thing she is thankful for from that day! They have really embraced this idea - which I love!

16. Cozy moments

17. Time with Him; nourishing spirit and soul

18. Plenty to eat; nourishing body

19. The gift of reading

20. Being up before anyone else

21. Showing love to my family through planning special meals and moments

22. Homemade pumpkin muffins

23. A pretty new white pitcher from my Mom!

24. Fireplaces

25. Pink Roses: fragrance of heaven!

26. Peace Retreat

27. Hot tea on nippy mornings (and evenings and everywhere in between!)

28. Making Sunday Dinner special

29. Warmth

30. Home

31. Little hands helping in the kitchen

32. Friends with an organic farm!

33. Girls learning to play UNO! Fun together in front of a fire.

34. Little minds learning ~ eager to learn!

35. Making meal time special and cozy

36. New recipes (Thank you for these! I also tried this - YUM!)

37. Quiet - a rare five hours in my house by myself

38. Good books

39. Candlelight

40. Pretty dishes

41. Looking for beauty around me and finding it!

42. A neat bed for Samuel's room - can't wait to paint it!

43. Clear surfaces!!!!!!!!

44. Home educating

45. Every day moments

46. Prayer

47. His help in succeeding on my 100 list every day last week!

48. Telephones

49. Crafting

50. Little hugs


Anonymous said...

Lovely list!

Mary Ann said...

I love that you are teaching your girls by example to be thankful for the small things each day. Precious!

We love playing Uno with our preschool and a school-aged friends who come to visit. It's such a great game for all ages.

Blessings on your day, Monica!

Wendi said...

Great list! I especially liked the "clean surfaces" I could use a few more of those!!

Mom said...

Lovely photos accompanying your great list of things you are thankful for! I especially love it that your little ladies are joining in this awareness of blessings. :) I'm thankful for you and Carrie and your sweet families! Love you, Mom

angie said...

Wonderful pictures to accompany your list. I am such a visual learner and so pics make the blessings so much more concrete.
Hard to believe that Samuel is old enough to be standing at the counter (on a stool, I'm sure) helping with dinner. I have pics of both of my children in diapers at the kitchen sink tearing up lettuce. So good to get them involved.
I will copy some of my favorite crock pot recipes and send them with your clipboard.

*carrie* said...

The bed looks great! And so does that bread. Cora made PW cinnamon rolls Sat, and they were delicious!

love you.

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Monica, It's so beautiful to see how you love on your family and those extra special touches that you do to make things extra special :) :) Pumpkin muffins do sound really good :) :) OH, clean surfaces, that was an other favorite :) Have a great week. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Melissa said...

Your Sunday dinner looks YUMMY! I want to jump in your photo and indulge myself!!!

pippasmum said...

Monica, your blog always leaves me feeling so peaceful! Thank you for a glimpse of peace and grace. Your post is lovely.

Flannel Jammies Farm said...

Such beautiful blessings... the yumminess in front of the fire looks like a cozy treat! Many blessings through this week of walking with God!

Anonymous said...

I really love this. I try to adopt and grateful attitude as well, by looking for the little things. For example, "Thank you God that my car started this morning." "Thank you God that we were on time" "Thank you God for letting us all wake up healthy this morning." Finding keys, a good hair day, are all things to be thankful for. It really makes you be more mindful of your blessings. I started this a long time ago, when my first son was born very prematurely. The only way i could get through the day was by thanking God for His blessings.

I loved this post.

Elaine said...

Loved your list. Motivates me to do the same thing.

Kaira said...

I LOVE that blue bed! Where did you find it? It's altogether just so charming. :)