Over and over again.
The blessings of routine.
I give thanks.
In the midst of the ordinary.
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.
I'm seeking to cherish
Hold them in my heart.
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
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 ~
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 ~
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*
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!