I Love Thursday #261 Beaucoup Blessings

This is the 261st 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

Cardinal reflection! This photo is just awesome. I’ve got nothing else to say about this. Boom, mike drop.

Love #2

Coffee!!!!!! I know the entire country has been having quite some winter weather here in the USA. We had two days of snow with predictions of 12″ and 15″. Those snow storms were quickly followed by a deep freeze with wind chill values of -40. Come on, Mother Nature! Never fear. Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night would stop me from coffee.

Love #3

Chase and Mario! Chase received a Mario Pez dispenser from his grandpa for Christmas. The other day, Andrea heard him say, “It won’t connect.” “What won’t connect?”, Andrea said. Chasey said, “I’m calling Auntie Rose and it won’t connect.” Awwwwwwwww. How stinkin’ sweet is that?! I guess the pez shape reminds him of a phone and he needed to call me STAT.

Love #4

Words of wisdom! Carol, this is for you. We all know we’re supposed to dress in layers but we’ve been missing a key secret. Now they tell us!

Love #5

Silver lining! The temperature was -1 (F) with a wind chill of -30. Brrr. We had to stop at Sue’s Mom’s house and I stayed in the car to warm it up. I looked out the window at the beautiful blue sky with the sun shining and spotted this large tree. All of the branches were covered with ice and they were sparkling like diamonds. Gorgeous beyond words and they became the silver lining to our errands. Yes, we had to be out in the cold but we also got to enjoy God’s hand at work.

Love #6

Our littles . . . survived snowmageddon followed shortly thereafter by the deep freeze. During the first school snow day with actual snow (8-12″ predicted), Dominic practiced his letters. He has made so much progress, he holds the pencil correctly, and can fit his name in the space provided! We’re so proud of all of his hard work. Addison also did some schoolwork. You can see the snow falling behind her – it’s okay to be off school when you can still do schoolwork at home. Chase, on the other hand, was having a hard time selecting his color choice. He was busy coloring turtles!

Colt has discovered that baseball bats make a great substitute for Ninja Turtle swords. That looks a little uncomfortable to me. I’m not sure I’d like to have wanna-be swords in my jammies. Finally, a certain young baby is 3-months-old already. The little bruiser is almost as big as Zoe the Zebra. Maverick and both of us say, Happy Thursday.

Love #7 because it’s so cool!

This is a picture of the last ship to enter the port for the season in Superior, Wisconsin. Here’s the John J. Boland which is entering the icy channel in Superior on her way to docking for winter layup on January 21, 2024. I find it AMAZING that a ship could still dock in January. Look at the ice on her bow. WOWEE. Someday I would love to board an ice-breaker ship on one of the Great Lakes. That’s a pipe dream.

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15 Responses

  1. Chriskntis says:

    That last photo is cool. I also love seeing the ice build up on the light houses on the Great Lakes. Hope you are staying warm! I am sure the littles help to warm your hearts.

  2. Helen says:

    The cardinal photo is perfect! I can never get my cardinals to be still for a photo! ha ha!

  3. I was going to start by naming my favourite loves…like #3 which is the sweetest thing I’ve read. But these are all wonderful Rosemary. I love all your loves. Thanks for sharing more of the sweet Littles and those cartoons too. Kudos to Dominic for conquering printing as it is a little more challenging for boys it seems.

  4. Your area really did get cold! We were cold last week but not as cold as you. Very neat photos of the cardinal and the ice on the ship. I love the color of the sky during the winter cold. The kids seem to be doing fine with the cold temps.

  5. Sally says:

    Fun loves. The ice on that ship is impressive!

  6. Cheree Hull says:

    A definite mike-drop photo! Wow! And yeah, that’s me on the coffee, except….why not make your own and stay cozy? Now, if that’s not an option, yup, I’m ridin’ my horsey in 5+ feet of snow too. Aw, snowmaggedons create the best memories! I’m convinced that that is why, to this day, I am snow’s biggest fan!!!

  7. Your posts about coffee and getting dressed to go outside made me laugh, Roseanne! Definitely a beautiful photo of the cardinal, too. I love that the kiddos wanted to do some schoolwork on a snow day – that’s great! Snow and ice can be really beautiful against a blue sky. Happy Thursday!

  8. Rochelle Summers says:

    So many wonderful pictures. From the cardinal (my favorite bird) to the ice tree to the ship with all the ice. Of course, the littles/biggies take the cake. Can’t believe that baby is so big! We’re in the middle of a warming trend (50 tomorrow and 60s next week). I do feel for you. I wouldn’t have been out running errands! Hugs and stay safe. : >)

  9. I don’t think anyone who hasn’t lived nearby especially, or at least seen, some of the Great Lakes gets how they are IN our heart and soul. That ship makes me think of what the spray does in early winter and, well this year, later winter, since the first part was so mild, to the rocks along the shore, crazy shapes. We are far enough south that we didn’t get those insane temperatures or windchills but still cold for us, -15C which is approaching 0F. We did get some snow but, as the Lake Effect snowfall does, it mostly went northwest to Buffalo! Now it’s all gone because we’ve had a ton of rain over the past two days. That coffee graphic is priceless!

  10. Laura says:

    This was a great morning read with my tea, Roseanne! I smiled all the way through! Thank you! 🙂

  11. Great loves today. I love cardinals and this photo is awesome!! Wow, look at that ship! No thanks on being on board a ship in winter on Lake Superior. The Edmund Fitzgerald keeps coming to mind…and the song! We are back up in the 60s after last week’s freeze. I much prefer 60s – even with the monsoon we are getting over the next few days!

  12. Kathleen McCormick says:

    Love your cardinal photo…but oh…I do not love the cold weather. I just wrote down the times the sunset changes here…and already we moved to 5pm on the 21st and I didn’t notice! We get to 6 on 3/3 and 7 on 3/10 due to time change. It will be here before we know it!! Love the littles and laugh at little boys that are able to turn so many things into weapons. I grew up with 4 brothers but my nephew Matthew used naked Barbie as a weapon…I knew anything was possible then!

  13. Kate says:

    That cardinal photo is really spectacular! Sounds like the kids were pretty busy on their snow days. Hopefully they got to get an play in it a bit once the deep freeze ended.

  14. Wendy says:

    While you are getting hit with snow and snow and snow, we have a forecast of 50s on Saturday?! You go ahead and keep all that snow – I’m good with the 50s. Haha. Great post, my friend! Those ship photos are stunning, aren’t they? And of course, the littles steal the show!

  15. Mary says:

    That cardinal reflection photo is just amazing. I also love to see the ice on bare tree limbs. I I love snow days too! And I had never heard of an icebreaker ship. Very cool!

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