Monday, August 16, 2010

1000 gifts: the last days of summer

Getting back from visiting family - we have a whole bunch of new memories.  The Lord blessed us beyond measure, once again.  I thank Him for His goodness to us.

465.  splashing around with cousins at the park

466.  time with my mom 

467.  afternoon naps for even big kids

468.  daddy having the opportunity to spend a ton of time with his boys

469.  an anticipated fishing trip for new fishermen - and the first catch

470.  the determination of a 6 year old

471.  seeing my sister train and succeed beyond her imagination

472.  rain storms

473. bowling with little ones, trips to the zoo, time with the ones you love

474. playing in the front yard...lazy days of summer

475.  glasses created at a local fav where kids eat free

476.  grace - provided my Heavenly Father

477. a beautiful drive

478. seeing extended family... some for maybe the last time this side of heaven

479.  getting back home and sleeping hard in my own bed

480.  the hard adjustment of getting back to reality of life - the building of character


Heather said...

Looks like a fabulous trip-- so glad you all had the opportunity to go! There truly is no place like home~

Hope you have a super week... and best of luck as you return to the grind!!

-t- said...

Thank you for sharing your gifts of gratitude this day :)
#478- it's bitter-sweet, isn't it? A pleasing thought, our loved ones standing in His presence, looking into His eyes. Yet, the sadness of missing them here. Praise for the peace of knowing Him now and for all of eternity.

Janis@Open My Ears Lord said...

You've captured the joy of family in your photos. What a blessing to remember as you make that inevitable adjust back to a daily routine.

Sara said...

Your boys, simply precious as I have two little princes in our castle as well.

As always a joy to splash around in thankfulness. Your blog, simply delightful.

Splashin' in His goodness,

Annesta said...

What great pictures! It is fun to soak up the last few days of summer. It's indeed a gift!
I join you in gratitude for time with mom, for afternoon naps and for rain storms that cool off the earth.

Amy said...

What beautiful pictures and an amazing list. We are trying to soak up these last days of summer, too!