Friday, February 21, 2014

Thankful For Every Day Life

 Joining the wonderful Jamie with a dose of Thankfuls today.

With a winter as long as this one seems to be, I've got to stay focused and keep in mind all the simple things that keep me Thankful.

A bonus for you, if you stick with me until the end of this post you'll find out how much fun

Thankful for birthday girls. My WINTER birthday girls. Somehow having these two gems to celebrate in February gives us something extra special to look forward to after Christmas. Getting to celebrate them near Valentines Day each year and during the month of love is just another extra benefit. 

Thankful for this three year old who gets as crazy as she sometimes looks. She can come up with some of the most quirky looks/screeches/shouts a toddler ever displayed. While this can get trying and loud at times, she does keep me laughing. 

Thankful for little piggy toes and the girls they belong to. Those girls are already striving to do all that their big sister does, including demanding the blue nail polish. I gave in because blue is their favorite color and they were satisfied with it just painted on their piggies. 

Thankful for sister love and sister kisses. It makes me smile every time as I capture the moment on my motherly heart. 

Thankful for beautiful music I hear each day from my piano children. Thankful we have been able to afford taking them to weekly lessons for this long and they are making such wonderful progress.

Thankful for toddler questions that range from hilarious to just plain quizzical. A couple from this week: "Why does daddy go to work?", "Why do people have to live in houses?" and "Why do we have faces?" When it begins with 'why', I never know what I'm going to get with what follows. 

Thankful for warm winter days that at least give the illusion that winter will end. Thankful for big kids that I can send out in the snow while the little girls nap. Thankful for the sunshine and the longer, lighter evenings. I think that helps all of us feel better about things.

Lastly, Thankful for blogger friends like Jamie who invite us over to their home for fun and friendship. It was so much fun reconnecting with her and meeting all of her sweeties. They all really are as fun in person as they are online. To prove it, Margaret had so much fun that she got a black eye during our visit. It's almost all gone now and it didn't seem to bother her.
Now you've been warned what a blast Jamie's house is that you come away with injuries. 

And a smile that accompanies the full heart that you received from a simple afternoon with a friend. Thankful.


  1. You are so smart to pause and cherish these moments. They are actually really huge moments, aren't they, ones that we all seem to pass by without barely pausing to acknowledge them. Good for you and Jamie Jo, and you inspire the rest of us to do the same :)

    Those two winter darling. It always blows me away to see just how much your kids resemble one another!

    Warm hugs and kisses to us from you! Have a great weekend and a blessed Sunday!

  2. I'm thankful for you, Sarah...
    For this blog that I read long before we became friends...
    For your inspiration and ideas...
    For your support of my homeschool adventure...
    For your love of family...

    And your birthday babies are beautiful!
    Hugs, my friend! : )

  3. The pics of you visiting Jamie's are great! But boo hoo on M's black sad, poor little girl.

    I am thankful for YOU and your beautiful family!!

  4. Awww, first the black eye pics at the end, kind of gave me a little tummy thing, you know, like "oh, poor baby" but then I teared up as I read what you wrote. You are so sweet!

    And this week, I did not do a link up!! I loved this post! I loved all the love and thankfulness. Thank you for making my day!

    Love the blue toesies. I want to kiss them.
    And, why DO we have faces?

  5. Good for you Sarah, making time to do the Thankful post!

    I am thankful that when I was at Jamie's last summer I did not go away with any injuries!! ;-)

    I am also thankful that I am enjoying this winter - with more snow and colder temperatures this year than we've ever had in our 17 years at this house. Everyone seems to be moaning about the winter, but it hasn't been too bad for me (other than the incredibly high electric bill). We've had so much sunshine and fresh snow that it seems bright and cheery here. Now... when we still have snowbanks come June, I'm sure I'll be singing another song!

    Also so thankful for your two winter babies. Isn't God great?!

    Blessings to you~

  6. I am thankful that you are back to blogging!! I really enjoy hearing your stories. And thankful that you post pictures of your beautiful children...they are beyond precious :)


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