Friday, August 21, 2009

Gratitude Friday.


I’m grateful for these two faces, sweet friend, baby Hazel and Truman. Hanging around on a blanket under the apple tree, playing with their 'toe-toes.'

Today I am grateful for the women in my life, for their friendship and kind words. Those who have gone before us in situations, guide us though the next stages in our life. Help us walk our dog, drink wine at our table, eat, pray, laugh and cry together.

For my children who crack me up. Truman who corrects us when me misunderstand his pronunciations of words. Indignantly, “No, Mama ATside (outside, which also sounds like inside).”

And for Izzo who said last night, “Mom I miss our white chicken, but dinner was SOOOOO good.” (Eric just learned how to butcher chicken, this rooster was HUGE so it was a big job!)

For the adventures the kids love to take and how everything turns into a story. We took Jayne and Lucy on our fairy walk last night.

For sleep (we didn’t get much last night) but it makes you that much more grateful the days you do get it.

I sound like a broken record, but for fresh produce... And for all the salsa it makes. I’ve made salsa for dinner the last 4 nights. Amazing.

For surplus, in so many ways.

Hope your day is filled with gratitude.

19 comments:

Carla said...

Congrats on being the featured blogger today! I just popped over from Lynnettes blog. I love your gardeing, canning, eating outside, butchering chicken style. Your kids are precious.

emily said...

i'm jealous about the fresh produce. i really would love to have a garden--- or a farm for that matter :)

McFadden Family said...

Hopped over from Lynette's blog. I love your garden!! :0)

Kristin said...

Congrats on being featured today! Fresh salsa sounds wonderful!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Gina said...

Visiting from Lynette's blog!!! I LOVE your garden and eating dinner outside! How cute!
Your babies are adorable!
Congratulations of being featured!!!
~Gina

the Spocks said...

Came over from Lynnette's blog. You have such beautiful pictures.

Angela said...

Hey, Mary! I'm commenting here, too, for Lynnette's GTKY because it looks like you're getting comments on both posts! :-)

Enjoy your day!

Mindy May said...

I love your blog! How sweet it is! Just visiting from Lynnette's Getting to Know you

Kelly said...

I'm visiting from Lynnette's blog. You have such a cute blog! Very inspiring!!

~*~ Allison ~*~ said...

I'm popping over from Lynnette's blog, but I have to tell you - your post is EXACTLY what I needed to hear today.

There is SO much to be grateful for - even amid the turbulance of my life.

Many blessings,
Allison

Smockity Frocks said...

Visiting from Lynette's blog. I am enjoying looking around.

The Tolf family said...

I stopped by from Lynnette's blog. Such a cute blog. I love all the things you are grateful for. Such a great reminder to focus on what we have instead of what we don't. Thanks!
Becky

Sara x said...

I love the way you view life, its so full of love and life if that makes sense. The kids are adorable she cute and sweet. I also really love the blanket they are lying on. xxxx

Karen said...

I stopping by from Lynnette's "Getting To Know You" to say Hi. Congratulations on being featured!

Cute kids and great pictures!

Blessings,
Karen

Linda said...

Visiting from Lynnette's blog. Look forward to getting to know you!

Emily said...

Wow, so much fun! I am visiting your blog courtesy of Lynnette's getting to know you. I love the idea of a fairy walk, will have to try that one!

Trennia said...

visiting from Lynnette's getting to know you to say Hi!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love your blog nd so glad that Lynette featured it....Will be back to read more...

Fruitful Harvest said...

Hi there...
I'm visiting from Lynettes blog "Getting to know you"

Your blog is just lovely!

Come say hi sometime!

Warmly,
Georgiann from The Garden Gate

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