Monday, November 28, 2011

i am forever grateful, forever counting His gifts (in my 1300's)

Syntomeida epilais - in the back yard

his gift to Compassion, his gift to me

our beach trip

 see its eyes?

 and hanging out, outta water

the seriously fun business of shelling in Captiva

 a favorite find (and yes, we placed all living creatures back into the Gulf)

this horseshoe crab was deceased, but we still left him at the beach (stinky)

sunset after a wonderful day

an afternoon walk

His blessings night....

and day

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

boy love sheriff in town (real gun-slingers tie down, don't ya know?)

he transforms to football player too { :

the excitement of the arrival of: Mel & Lou? Speck & Spot? Roly & Poly? (still working on names)

girl love's pumpkin chess pie

tried and true recipes penned in a great aunt's hand

moms suggestion to use the leftover dough for stay-at-home-black-Friday cinnamon rolls

good use of the miniature bed boy love made (with assistance) at Mimi & Poppy's

ya know those red wax casings on a baby-bel?? in the hands of boy love!!

that boy love purchased three ornaments from girl love's sale

this "a" on girl love's door

the peacock feather on her chest of drawers

boy love asked for a bunk bed (apparently they're contagious :)
my I do said the project would be a joy- and it is ( :

the bed is framed, the other pieces are cut, sanded, and stained
mostly the work of the Daddy, but with a little help from the rest of us
the time together in this project has been priceless, from the smiles to the conversation
assembly will 'come together' next weekend & I'll post the completed project pics (:

I am ever thankful for His love. His grace. His peace.
and the way the Holy Spirit seemingly breathes unity,
the way the Holy Spirit calms and soothes me as I face circumstances where I am unsure.
that I can trust Him. that there is Hope in the waiting.
that He has answered in other areas, and as always His answers are beautiful. He is beautiful.

friends, may The LORD bless you and keep you;
The LORD make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The LORD lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

joyfully joining Ann and the community of thankful counters


  1. Oh, what joy!!! I love it all.

    I am drawing a blank on what baby-bel is? I love, love all the pics of this family that I love so much. My, what is happening to our girl!? Can it be she has grown that much in just a few short months?

    Pray-tell, what are the creatures you received in the mail?

    I love your mom's idea for stay-at-home-black-friday rolls. LOVE it! They look so yummy. It would have been fun to have stayed at home together and enjoyed those rolls with some coffee, yes?

    I can't wait to see the bed when it is finished. Thank you so much for getting back to this place and posting all of this. Along with our conversation earlier, it made my day!

    Oh, I like your point and shoot. You do good stuff with it, girl!

    Love you,

  2. K,

    baby bel is cheese, it's small & round (:

    girl love; our sweet ten-year-old who just happens to look like a sweet thirteen-year-old... you know how my heart aches as it is all happening too quickly for this mama! and yes, she will soon, soon be taller than i

    as for my point & shoot - you are too kind <: it's that love He has blessed us with - - you seeing the best and loving me into His goodness!

    Love you Dear One,
    sweet -t-