Sunday, November 22, 2015

Day Seven: I am Grateful

...for the following places on Earth:

The Rocky Mountains



Scenic New England in the Fall


Mom and Dad's house

Our House

Little Streams in the Woods

Our Backyard Forest

Anywhere with my Family

What places on Earth are you grateful for?

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Day Six: I am Grateful...

...for the following gifts from today:


Feeling better (finally got rid of a 3+ day headache)


My Husband

My Son

My Daughter


Sweet kisses on the cheek

Hugs from my family

Being able to put food on the table


Vehicles that work

Della - wonderful postmaster :)

My full-time job


What are you grateful for today?

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thank You

(picture from Facebook about 4 years ago)

Thank you to all of my family and friends that have served or are still serving. 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Day Five: I am Grateful...

...for these things about nature:

Color Leaves

Blue Sky with Fluffy White Clouds

Being able to see a Night Sky full of Stars


A Light Breeze


The First Snow Fall

Snow Glistening on the Trees

New Growth in Spring


Blue Jays

The Noisy Woodpecker

These are but a few things about nature that I am grateful about you?

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Day Four: I am Grateful...

...for the following material possessions:










Tote Bags





What material possessions are you grateful for?

Friday, November 6, 2015

Day Three: I am Grateful...

... for the following physical abilities:




Use of my arms

Hugging my family

Playing with my kids

Carrying things


Cooking meals



What physical abilities are you grateful for?

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Day Two: I am Grateful for...

...the following people that have touched my life but are no longer living:

Grandpa Quinn - I am grateful for you being a father figure to me while dad was serving overseas made our bond so special.   I can still hear your laughter and fingers tickling the piano keys.  You are missed.

Grandma Quinn - The love story between you and Grandpa is priceless.  I hope to emulate your love and kindness to others.

Grandpa and Grandma Skinner - I have fond memories of fudge ripple ice-cream, pepsi and playing in the irrigation.  The orchards I will always remember...fresh peaches, cherries, apples...YUM

Florence - for allowing me to adopt you as a grandmother.  I enjoyed hearing your stories.

Carol - the way you fought to see your family grow.

Uncle Larry - Love of your family.  You raised wonderful sons and I am so happy that I have them for cousins.  You fought a hard battle and I know that you are at peace.

Great Uncle Allen - Your sense of humor. Your love of genealogy.  I will always remember you working in your orchard and your delicious bread.

President Gordon B. Hinkley - You touched my life for the better.

All of the soldiers that have died to keep us free - you are my heroes.

Who are you grateful for that have touched your life but are no longer living?

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Day One: I'm Grateful for...

(disclaimer:  I meant to start my own Gratitude Challenge on November 1st, but as they say...there is not time like the present :) )

...the following living people who have touched my life:

Leonard and Ruthanne - my parents. Their love, encouragement, and support have helped me throughout the years.

Phyllis - my sister.  We may not see eye to eye on things, but I do love her and admire her.

Dan - my brother.  The best big brother anyone could have.

Scott - my husband.  He is not only my husband, he is one of my best friends.  I am grateful that he answered my email :)

Nickolas - my son.  He enjoys sketching and can be quite imaginative.  I am grateful to be his mother.

Samantha - my daughter.  She enjoys arts and crafts and loves to get her brother involved in projects.   I am grateful to be her mother.

Trisha - my best friend.  I love my friend.  She is amazing.  I admire her and her family.

Annekke - My best friend's daughter.  If she had not gone on a mission, I probably would not have made an effort to talk to missionaries.

Miss Amy and Miss Nancy - librarians.  I am so grateful for the Canaan Town Library.  The librarians are wonderful, helpful, and welcoming to all.

Hailey (Sister Mayle) and Alee (Sister Crook) - sister missionaries.   These ladies are wonderful.  They have touched many lives, including our family's.

Janine - friend.  She has been able to fulfill a dream and I admire her strength and fortitude to carry out her dream.

Nephew, Nieces, Uncles, Aunts and Cousins...all extended family.  There are so many to list.  I am grateful for all of them.  I love them and miss them.

Who are you grateful for?

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Scripture to Ponderize Week of 11/2

"Have not I commanded thee?  Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest." ~ Joshua 1:9