Sunday, January 23, 2011

Winter 'Round These Here Parts

591. thankful for crisp, cold days (because I am blessed with indoor warmth)
592. for blankets, afghans, quilts, slippers, hot chocolate, and wood fireplaces
593. for the way they take joy in shoveling
594. for pony tails and hair bows
595. for the ambulance that zooms past my feet, attached to a little boy
596. for a rich-in-encouragement women's Bible study at church
597. for the way they cheered this morning when I mentioned getting down to schoolwork
598. for new friends and new endeavours
599. for the release of an innocent prisoner!
600. for my beautiful friend who continues to teach my children French
601. for Valentine's Day and an excuse to love in even greater ways because our calendar and culture makes it fun... a concept the Lord invented :)
602. for little fingers prancing on piano keys
603. for bigger fingers that make more recognizable ;) music, namely, "Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy" (Nutcracker)

Have a wonderful week, friends!

"...for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content." (Philippians 4:11b)


Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

What a wonderful list of gratitude! So nice to 'meet' you Heather! :) Those snowmobiles look like so much fun. I also love the cold snowy days! I love how you can see the snow coming down in your photos... beautiful!

jeana said...

I see Valentine's that way too =] Have a beautiful week and stay warm!

gabe said...

ohh my hubby would be so very jealous of the plow for your tractor. . .it's his dream:)

wonderful list!

Mouse & Magoo said...

My favourite: "Little fingers prancing on piano keys, {and for} bigger fingers that make more recognizable ;) music, namely, "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" (Nutcracker). Love it :)

Mostly how you used a lovely word for "fingers on piano keys" :)

Love you,

Meghan <>< <3

Camille said...

#592...that was SIX things! LOL! You really could have numbered them separately.

#595...sooooo cute! *LOVE* how you worded that one. :)

Lovely list Heather...gorgeous photos! Do we really live in the same country?? LOL! We have green grass and no snow (but we bought the snow tires this year...supposed to have been getting lots...oh well)!

Have a FABULOUS week my friend!

With Love,

Heather said...

Yes, six things I'm grateful for in one, Camille, but I think I've mentioned each of them before so if I squish them altogether, they count as one big, warm fuzzy :)

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The Maretzki Family said...

Great list! My favourites were 592 and 594. Love it!

Heather@Cultivated Lives said...

What beautiful pictures and a wonderful list. I never tire of reading these lists because they increase my own gratefulness.

I was just reading about a father who was released after being jailed for 2 months in Sweden because they wanted to homeschool their child... Sad situation and yet your comment made me rejoice that he's finally been released!

Bethany from Confessions of an Organized Homeschool Mom said...

Those pictures look like fun! I used to have fun in the snow . . . like 25 years ago! Now I'm living in the south & like my winters warm!! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day & commenting. I'll keep your thoughts in mind as I write my book!