Monday, June 6, 2011

One Thousand Gifts (part 13)

Inspired by Ann Voskamp's One Thousand Gifts, I am making a list of 1000 things I am thankful for. Everyday miracles, gifts from above. Here is my continuing journey:

232. Wild goofy sweaty heart-pounding dancing to oldies with the kids

233. paper airplanes with the boys and the wonder of making flight from folding

234. roasted garlic

235. antibiotics for sick children

236. son wearing floppy bike helmet

237. peonies in bloom

238. day at the flea market and appreciation of hard labor

239. planting vegetable garden

240. night out with husband at mexican restaurant

241. 2 hour nap

242. son bringing me wild flower

243. watching bunnies out the window with daughter

244. daughter eating her first taco!

245. cooking with fresh garden herbs by the handful, fingers lingering fragrant aroma

246. smell of summer in the air

247. summer veggies on the grill

248. homemade honey butter

249. back pain healing

250. new friendships

251. the happy homey mess that comes from baking

252. the renewed optimism and hope of a new day

253. warm, kind encouraging words from woman at church when I needed them most

254. first nectarines of summer

255. beautiful sincere simple love letter from husband

256. bright red bug against bright green leaf

...more to come

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  1. Beautiful post. thank you for sharing. We cant grow peonys here- I love seeing photos tho. Have a blessed week.

  2. Such a great list! Love the photos of life with kids, airplanes, baking, bunnies. Time is precious. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Love your list Erin. Love all of your photos! I love dancing to the oldies... my dad has a jukebox that we have danced to for years! :) Chives... love the smell and taste of chives. A husband love letter... nothing better!

  4. Thank you all for your wonderful comments!

    Anna, that is too bad that you can;t gorw peopnies where you live. I;m glad you enjoyed the picture, though! :)

    Jennifer--a jukebox? How cool!! I LOVE oldies! My parents listened to them growing up so I had no choice but to love them lol! And yum-chives are my FAVORITE herb!

  5. Love handful of herb season! Hmmm...what should I pick tonight?

  6. Beautiful pictures and I love the "Mr. and Mrs." journal. I've told my husband that I would like for us to get one. Came over from Ann's today. Thanks for sharing these beautiful words of thanksgiving.



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