Wednesday, April 16, 2008


I have so much to be thankful for this week. I am blessed every single day.

1. Warm weather and sunshine in the spring time. We've enjoyed a few days of it but it's not going to last - the forecast is for -4 and flurries on Saturday, Sunday and into next week. That just means lawn and garden work will have to wait yet - and that's something to be thankful for!!

2. Walks with these two special people!

The plan to get up on the rock didn't work out so well!

3. New recipes - I tried Sauerkraut with Apples and Pork Chops this week.

4. Learning with and helping my confirmation class to understand God's word, what it means to believe in Him and how to live your life as He intended you to do. Teens can ask the hardest questions! But that's a very good thing when we are learning.

5. Learning new creative techniques

My sister and her friend are always finding something new to try and yesterday I got to join them. I was the rookie so I got the job of sprinkling glitter all over things - and then trying to put the extra away and brush it off everything!

These are going to become cards very soon! They were made using tacky tape, punches and 3 colors of ultrafine glitter. They are so much better in real life!

6. Happy mail like cards, invitations and notes - I so appreciate the time and effort that people take to send these along.

7. Haircuts and new hairdressers - it worked out just great!

8. Phone calls from loved ones - this morning the first call of the day was "Hi, Gramma!" - what a sweet sound!!


  1. Another awesome list! You have to teach me that glitter technique - it looks really cool!

  2. How about a tutorial? I want to see how to do that too!

    And thank you so much for you wonderful comments, Crystal. I do think we were destined to be friends!

  3. What a great wake up call! One of the things I love most about you is your ability to find joy and pleasure in life. There's so much that can get us down or frustrated, but you always see the rays of sunshine and the simpleness of love and relationships. Thanks for reminding me of those things.

  4. OMGoodness..I could totally hear the three of you giggling over the rock climbing...HILARIOUS!!! This is great to ready your lists..Have a wonderful and blessed weekend!!! xoxo
    Love ya,

  5. What a great photo!! Sisters are a true gift from God! You will have to post more on how to do your new creative technique--it looks really stunning! Can't wait to see the cards you make too! Glad you found a new hairdresser--my search has not been going well (I am going back tomorrow to get it fixed-erghh!).