February 18, 2012

Simply Life

Simply Life.
Day in.
Day out.

Over and over again.
The blessings of routine.

I give thanks.
In the midst of the ordinary.
The *routine*.

This has been a familiar
sight in our home of late ~
Emma dressed in a
dress-up dress doing math.
Oh the joys of the moment.
It won't always be like this.
It won't.

I'm seeking to cherish
these memories.
Hold them in my heart.

So...
I continue to count.
To number HIS graces.
They are found in the simple
as well as the grand.

1581. A *princess* doing math

1582. That the children
migrate to the kitchen table for
their studies.


1583. A robin in January

1584. A little girl who knows what it
is to tidy up, and that she just gets
on with it! :)

1585. Kettle Corn

1586. Sharing some with Emma
while the boys were out with Daddy ~
Shhhhh! ;-)

1587. Girl's night in

1588. Indoor tropical plant blooming in winter ~
Thank you Susan for gifting it to me!
(I can't believe it flowered for me!!)


1589. Impromptu game of
Battleship between the first and the last

1590. Help from the children ~
A Blessing!

1591. The difference it makes!!

1592. That amazing things can happen
in only 30 minutes when *all hands are on deck*!

1593. Quinoa and what can be done with it

1594. Discovery of this *new-to-me*
Superfood
!

1595. A puzzle in progress (by Austin and Emma)...


1596. And the completed masterpiece


1597. And the fact that
the perfectionist in me didn't require it
to be packed up right away ~ progress! :)

1598. More often than not,
getting waved on at the border

1599. Hagen's of Blaine!

1600. "Early to bed, and early to rise..."
and the wonderful routine of it.

1601. The blessing of routine

1602. Paper route and that
Emma is old enough to join in

1603. So thankful that her
brothers are right there to protect her

1604. When she said ~
"I bet it's better than White Spot's!"
(A favourite local restaurant)
In reference to the home-made chicken pot pie
we just put into the oven. :)

1605. My Sweetie's drawings
to explain the Trinity to the children


1606. Clear, frosty mornings...
rare where we live ~ winters tend to be grey

1607. Four haircuts done in record time :)

1608. Shorts in February!
(Don't be too jealous...things are chilly again).

My journal sits on my counter.

I list as events unfold.
Sometimes many all at once,
and other times in a trickle.

Would you like to begin?
Just grab a pen and a journal,
set them out on the counter,
and list out your blessings.
Find the joy in the moments ~
As they arrive.

Enjoy the journey!

Many Blessings,
Camille

7 comments:

Patty said...

Isn't it good to be alive! Such daily blessings He gives. Have a great weekend, Camille.

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

HI Camille,
I really enjoyed reading your list of things you're grateful for :) :) So cute :) :) OH, and I smiled the biggest when I read about your little girl doing math in a dress-up dress : :) :) So precious :) :) Have a great weekend. Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Julia said...

I've been working on my perfectionist issue over the past few years too, Camille. Praise God, we can do all things in HIS Strength!

I think of the Trinity like an egg.....
Three parts: shell, yoke, albumen = egg
Father, Son, Holy Spirit = The Trinity
Pretty basic...but it worked for my kids when they were little ;0)

Treasures Evermore said...

Beautiful Post...lvoe the photos as well.

I switched over to Wordpress...from everything I was hearing and reading about blogger/google. At least this way, I own my photos..not blogspot. And I have way more security. I'm not blogging much right now...so much going on in my life and just no time.

Seasons seem to come and go in my life that I cannot keep up to other things I enjoy. But I still want to check in on my favourite blogs....yours being one of them. I'm always blessed when I read.

Well, have a wonderful week.

Blessings,
Connie

Camille said...

Dear Patty ~ Yes, indeed...HIS blessings are new every morning! We are so blessed to belong to HIM! :)

Dear Heather ~ Yes, we do have a girl who loves to dress up...usually every day! I know it won't be this way forever and I'm trying to hold onto it. :) Thank you for your kind words.

Dear Julia ~ I like you egg illustration! We will have to share that one with the children. Thank you! :)

Dear Connie ~ I hear you on the seasons...yes, they certainly DO come and go and we must be flexible. Thank you for your kind friendship and for visiting here with me. I will enjoy seeing how your Wordpress blog comes along as you have time to do it...it already looks great! :)

Many Blessings,
Camille

Lois said...

Love it!

I haven't figured out the physicist's diagram of the Trinity yet. Maybe your kids could explain it to me! LOL.

I'm re-learning today how to be grateful for the little things.

Camille said...

Dear Lois ~ LOL! Too funny. :) It did make sense at the time...it was a process.

Many Blessings,
Camille