Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Morning View

Since I started teaching Seminary, I have been up and out of the house before the sun comes up. Today, however, I got to sleep in a bit. When I left the house just before 8am, this is what I saw outside my front door. The blue sky, the green trees and fresh air were so pretty and refreshing, I thought...THIS is what I'm grateful for today. So I grabbed my camera and took a picture. Unfortunately, it doesn't move me the way the actual view did but nonetheless...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


I HEART pizza.
I am super-duper grateful for it....seriously.
This was our dinner tonight. My tummy is grateful too.

Monday, September 28, 2009


I love to paint Jesse's fingernails. Sometimes she goes overboard on her design requests though. Last night it was, "a French manicure with polka dots"! I thought it would be a lot of work but it wasn't and I'm glad we did it!
(Click on the picture to zoom!)

Sunday, September 27, 2009


I have been thinking a lot about all the blessings that I have in my life and wanted to find a way to acknowledge them. Since I have written every day in my journal this year, I have learned to appreciate the benefits of record keeping. Added to that, I have also wanted to take more pictures and blog more. So all of those thoughts and feelings have brought me to the decision to start a second blog...A Gratitude Blog. I hope to take one picture every day of something that I am thankful for and post it here with just a small explanatory caption. My goal is to not add anything to what feels like a very full plate but to simply take a few minutes to recognize the good things in my life.
I hope this plan helps me be more grateful for what I have, banish the gimme monster that too frequently takes over and to simulate my often forgetful memory.