Cracking open new books.
My very own "Teacher's Workday" - stealing away for a weekend day of planning in my husband's (very quiet) church office.
New lesson plans.
A morning at the Zoo with Dad.
The Genius Bar at The Apple Store. Truly genius.
My little Mr. Fix-it.
Not having a finished basement. Whew.
Summer evening light.
Their summer-streaked hair.
Losing a tooth excitement (in the middle of the worship service).
Help in the kitchen.
My ESV Study Bible.
Ice cream sandwiches at the pool.
A house for a dear family... in the neighborhood they wanted and the price they needed.
Early mornings along the Potomac.
Running across the Key Bridge, rowers quietly passing below me.
15 miles. (The farthest I have ever run!... and over halfway to 26.2)
Friends who just stop by.
Re-reading favorite books.
My mom's encouragement.
A cool, breezy evening at the Cathedral.
Cartwheels in the grass.
An extra leaf for the table.
Shared family dinners.
After many years, hearing a song again.
And remembering my grandmother's voice.
Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.
A touching list...I love the zoo picture and #574. Dehumidfiers, wet-vacs and unfinished basements...I think I know what happened! Hope there wasn't too much damage.ReplyDelete
Visiting from the gratitude community. Have a wonderful week.
i love the list - truly grateful for rainy days down here too. And what a husband to give you your own teacher work day! Awesome! Blessings on the new school year... we started last week. :) Have a great week.ReplyDelete
Mr fix it so cute!ReplyDelete
great list! I love the pictures! I am grateful I stopped by. I have been blessed by reading about the goodness He has bestowed upon you!ReplyDelete
this is a fun list, full of summer bounty and pre-school hopefullness. and the basement... i also hope all is well!!ReplyDelete
beautiful post... and I love the name... planted by streams. those verses are so awesome... I am enamored with trees close to waters edge because of the root systems...they grow so big, deep and beautiful!ReplyDelete
you always spill your gratitude into me.
this post is perfect from beginning to end.
thank you for sharing.
you're running a marathon! wow.
and yikes about the flooded basement.
YOU had me at "cracking open new books".... LOVE IT!ReplyDelete
These are lovely things to be thankful for. Blessings on your preparations for school! Glad you had some time to prepare in quiet! I should be doing that now...oops. ;)ReplyDelete
I totally loved Mr. Fixit -- and the Helper in the kitchen. :)ReplyDelete
A couple of years ago my son was very into "fixing things," and we had some builders here working on a new back porch. Jack came down all ready for work with his tool belt, and I called him "Bob the Builder." He said, "No, don't call me Bob... call me 'Stranger.' There's STRANGERS out there..." He was so cute and serious. Your picture reminds me of those days...
I saw your profile pic pop up at a few sites I commented on today and thought I seemed to be following you, so why not say hello? ;) It's very nice to meet you!
I love the verses you have listed in your sidebar. A few of my favorites, which I happened to have read just this morning, again. The older I get, the more deeply I feel their beauty and power and truth!
Enjoy your new school year! I simply cannot believe it's almost September... it's time to get serious, folks! :)
It's so nice to meet you. I love Ann's community -- it's a blessing to me!
Great list and pictures. I especially like # 565. Glad to have found you!ReplyDelete
I just love your lists... every time they bless me. Lovely pictures and thankfuls.ReplyDelete
great job!! 15!! you are well on your way! so excited to so this with youReplyDelete
What a great blog you have. Your kids are adorable and it is neat to see how you have captured them on film. So neat to see a faith still in action for Christ. Hope your day is filled with His grace and peace today.ReplyDelete