I Love Thursday #260 Blessings Plenteous

This is the 260th post of things we love for the week. We post each Thursday along with LeeAnna from Not Afraid of Color. Several additional friends also share every week – be sure to check them out as you will surely find something to inspire you. “From the fullness of His grace, we have all received one blessing after another.” John 1:16

Love #1

Gratitude begets gratitude. Don’t you think this is true? The more you look for things you like and want to share in these weekly posts, the more you find to share. Some weeks, I have so many things to share that I have to decide what can wait for a week. Life can be an ongoing celebration and I hope it is for you!

Love #2

Yes, kind of! Addison now calls Auntie Sue and asks if she can please come over. She knows that even if Daddy won’t bring her (them), we will come and get them. They are kind of the boss at our house as far as what activities are done, but nothing unsafe. They are loved and spoiled but not to the point of being rotten. There is a difference!

Love #3

Chatty Rose! Continuing the chatty Cathy theme from last Thursday, where I admitted that I am, indeed, a chatterer. When I saw this meme, I absolutely knew they were referring to me. My teacher did move my desk next to her desk once . . . and I did chat with her. It wasn’t quite like, “So, what’s up with you” but it was probably close. More along the lines of, “What are we doing for art today?” I understand that I have a few chatty friends who read the blog – we need to chat in person sometime. Truly.

Love #4

Treasures! Having grown children is something we do not have . . . but we have grown nieces and nephews. Sadly, some we rarely see while others are nearby. We are blessed to see several on a nearly weekly basis, but it’s a real treat to have one-on-one time with them (or two-on-one, if you will). We consider ALL of our nieces, nephews, and peeps as treasures. They are, indeed, a beautiful part of our lives.

Love #5

Our littles . . . had a great first week of January. Addison had her “official” 5-year-old picture taken on her Ballerina quilt. While Andrea was taking the pictures, she lined up all three kids and managed to get them all looking at her. They are so good at saying, “Cheese”! I had to include a brotherly love photo. They do look alike but oh so different, too! Colt and Maverick were not happy about Momma going back to work (Momma either). Colt quickly rallied with a snow fort built in the front yard with his Dad. Who cares if it takes Momma an extra hour to get home when Dad plays outside?!

Earlier in the week, we had a snow day called with very little snow. Dominic wondered why on earth he couldn’t go to school with no snow. Mom said, let’s go play in the backyard. That appeased him as he was very happy to slide and swing. Maverick doesn’t care to play in the snow yet but he says, have a wonderful Thursday! We all wish you a good week.

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13 Responses

  1. Another wonderful post with smiles here looking at those sweet faces! You can certainly tell they are family too. So you were the one that needed to be up front close to the teacher! Funny saying and I loved the idea that the kids give a call now to come over. You are so right…being given kind attention and indulged now and then does not mean spoiled in a bad way.

  2. Connie says:

    Hoping to be able to visit my grown up son in warmer weather…so hard when they live far away! Loved all the pictures, just makes you want to give them all a big hug, oh oh, stranger danger, grandma brain without grandkids, on the loose…they truly are a blessing!!

  3. Sally says:

    Sometimes gratitude is hard, but once the ball gets rolling, it’s wonderful stuff. 🙂 Your littles are getting big!

  4. Karla says:

    All of your “Loves” this week were fabulous! I too love spending time with my grown children, makes me feel complete.
    Great pictures of the little ones — they are so cute!

  5. Your littles are so cute! I can’t believe how grown up Addison is looking. That’s wonderful that she calls you up and asks to come over! I had chatty students, and, yes, it never mattered who I put them by – they just loved to talk! They were fun to have in small groups, though – good at discussion!

  6. Angela Grasse says:

    I agree, the more you practice gratitude the more it grows!

  7. Rochelle Summers says:

    I love to see your gratitudes (loves) because they carry such great messages. And the idea of Addison calling up to schedule a visit just tickles me. All the kids are so wonderful, even Maverick when he is crying. So sad mom had to go back to work and an hour commute. Spending time with my quilting friends today. Hugs to you my friend. (smiles)

  8. Laura says:

    Family trumps everything! 🙂

  9. Kathleen McCormick says:

    One of the great benefits of being retired – being on call for the littles! They are adorable and bring a smile to our Thursdays!

  10. It is very special to spend time with your adult child…at least when I can catch her at home. Guess I’ll need to make an appointment with her! LOL Those little loves are adorable! We had snow daySS! A little snow but mostly ice as is typical for us! And yes, we have to spoil those babies! Ours are spending the night with us tomorrow night!

  11. Vicki in MN says:

    Yep you have to enjoy those littles while they are little and really want to hang out with you! Precious time, precious memories! Have a great weekend.

  12. Wendy says:

    If we were in a group together, they would separate us – hahahaha! Not only would we be talking, we’d likely be giggling and laughing and distracting everyone. Haha. I do love my adult kids (I loved them at every stage) – there is nothing better than time with my kids. Those littles are growing – Maverick’s smile is a delight!

  13. Kate says:

    Over the holidays my mother was saying how grateful she was that we all got along, we had married stand out in-lays. Not all families have that. Having my own adult child, I agree it’s so special to get to spend time with them and even nicer that they want to spend time with you. The kiddos have all gotten so big! Snow forts are so cool, we did that when we were little. There was a lot more snow where I grew up. Have a great week, stay warm!

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