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Always remember . . .


I’m so glad I participate in Friday’s Blessing list!  It’s a time to remember the good, small and big, and to say thank you to the Lord, the Giver of all good gifts. I find the more I look for the gifts in my life, the more I find.  Isn’t that always the way? It’s a wonderful exercise for the soul.  And I love that I keep a record of it here on my blog –  because I have a tendency to forget these moments that make my heart so happy. . .

1. Freshly-bathed, pajama-clad children ready to be tucked, all snug and cozy, into bed.


Josie and Isaiah

And  baby brother patiently waiting til bath-time is over – his chubby little legs waving in the air.


Sweet Pete

2. A little boy’s love for all things with wheels


Oscar driving

And his beautiful mama, patiently waiting for his little twin sibs.


3.  Sons pouring their hearts out doing what they love.


A fabulous show!

4.  And Little Miss Brave across the ocean. Only two years old!

(Hear the little “whoahs!” and “Oks” – and the cheery little “Bye!” at the end 🙂 )

5. A wonderful women’s retreat – quiet and peaceful – with delicious food served by a few of the husbands. A treat!


The retreat house


A retreat with time to kayak – win win! 🙂

6. Bonus ~ The Island’s October-glory unfurling.



Thanks so much for joining me this week!

And a very Happy Thanksgiving weekend to all my Canadian friends!

with love,

PS – Joining with Susanne for Friday’s Favourite Five. Wow Susanne – the 400th FFF!!!  Congratulations!! and thanks!! ❤



24 thoughts on “Always remember . . .

  1. Kathie, your photos are beautiful and I love the ones of your sweet grandkids. Twins on the way? How exciting! I enjoy your blessings posts and we have so very much to be thankful for. I wish you a blessed week ahead. Pam


  2. Your photos are always a feast for my eyes! So much beauty surrounds you.
    I love the video of Little Miss Brave! She reminds me of my PAL who is about the same age.
    And Happy Thanksgiving to you (last weekend). I was gone all day on Saturday and Sunday so I am very late visiting for FFF.


  3. I loved watching your gramddaughter climb the robe bridge! soo cute!! and of course I always enjoy pics of your islamd, the other grands, and your kayak trios. how awesome to have a womens retreat that left time for a quiet paddle. I love autumn!! Happy Thanksgiving to you all up there!!


  4. What sweet faves! Your area is always so gorgeous this time of year (well, most times of year. 🙂 )I always loved that fresh from bath time smell and cuddliness with kids. What a lovely place for a retreat!


  5. Ellen says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Weekend to you and yours Kathie. Oh wow that little one really is brave. Such a cute video. You really are filling up the family tree with so many blessings. Wonderful photos.


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