Thursday, September 15, 2011


He got up early and baked cranberry orange scones.  Homemade broth for the girl with the cough.  Bacon for the happy littles.  Eggs from our chickens.  A freshly brewed pot of coffee.

I'm thankful for a husband who cooks for his kids.  Who thinks about what will make his family happy.  Who doesn't let our fear ruin their fun.

Outside, the air is crisp and cool.  A breeze blows the first yellow leaves past the dining room window.  "Fall is coming!  Get ready!" it calls.
I'm thankful for this beautiful place with its changing seasons.

Hugs and laughter and prayers.  Paul at his very first class last night, so big, hugging the little boy who cried.

I'm thankful for our loving parish community.  For beautiful friendships.  For kindness. 

holding on to the little things

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

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  1. I am visiting from Letting Go of the Little Things Thankful Hop. :) I love your thankful list - especially about your hubby!! Those scones look DELICIOUS! I've never made them, but imagine they take time. You are so blessed! Oh- and gorgeous fall photo! :)

    <3-Cami from First Day of My Life

  2. I'm thankful for this post; I needed to enjoy something peaceful.

    And, those Scones? Mmmmmmmmmm....

  3. Thanks for sharing your joy. And for the reminder to be grateful for the little things.

  4. This was wonderful, peaceful, serene. You're a lucky lady, Dweej!

  5. That is a blessing! That is awesome that you have someone like that in your life

  6. I am so jealous! My husband burns water. I am craving scones now.....

    Happy Thankful Thursday!

  7. LOVE the pictures!
    I love that my husband can cook! It's awesome when they surprise us like that isn't it???
    Have an amazing day!

  8. Oh mu gosh, I'm so flipping cranky today; instead of putting myself on a time out, I'm going to make me write a Thankful Thursday post.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. s??Oh my gosh, your husband makes scones?? I think I'm in love. :)

  10. Such wonderful things (and people) to be thankful for, Dweej!

  11. I'm sitting here drinking my after dinner coffee a scone would be nice even hoo. Can I have your husband pretty please?

  12. Those are wonderful things to be thankful for. I'd be thankful if one of those scones found it's way into my belly. I wanted to let you know I'm doing a giveaway on my blog, I know how you like free stuff, if you won you'd get a lot of free stuff.

  13. Awwwww And yes to the scones and coffee, a dozen times yes!

  14. Wow, scones?? Jealous. I am working on the hubs, getting him to cook more and more. He grills and can make a mean Mac and Cheese, but not much else. Must get him to make scones, must! haha

  15. Looks I am a little late for the blog hop. I am from West Michigan, lived here most my life. I have DREAMED of living anywhere but here LOL. Maybe some day. Following you from a blog hop, come visit me sometime @

    -new follower.

  16. I'm thankful for a husband who cooks for his kids. Who thinks about what will make his family happy. Who doesn't let our fear ruin their fun.
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