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Counting . . .


I’m counting the happy things this week – the lovely things – the things that made me smile –  the blessings!

1.  Beginning with stunning sunrises.

The leaves are almost all gone – although the giant old oaks around our church are still hanging on.

2. Last weekend was a busy one. We had our Alpha weekend at the church. Around 100 people came out and it was amazing! Excellent teaching, lots of laughter, new friendships and great food! I was on the babysitting team and we had so much fun with the little ones!

3. It just so happened that our annual Gorgeous Gaggle of Girls Get-together was last weekend too! We’ve been friends since elementary school.


Anne was our wonderful hostess. Notice the little decorations? Yes, this is the year for most of us – we turned 60! We just kept saying to one another, it doesn’t seem possible! 🙂

This was our view from the deck of Anne and Danny’s beautiful new home – right on the Montague River where we all grew up.

And here we are! It’s such a gift to be with your childhood friends – laughter, fun, great food and oh. the. stories!! Thanks for such a wonderful day girls!!

4. A favourite time of the week for Roger and me is Sunday afternoon – that’s when we have a little facetime with these two sweethearts. (and their mummy and daddy, of course! :))

Cian age 11 mos

Kinsey – age 3

5. Look who came knocking on our door on Halloween night -a beautiful princess and a dashing pirate!

Josie-5 & Isaiah-3

And I don’t want to forget their mummy – aka “Aerobics Rhonda” 🙂

Sarah delivered some treats in town to a little dinosaur, Red Riding Hood and a Big Bad wolf . (thanks for the pictures Dorothy!)

Oscar-3 Ivy & Ezra almost 1

Oh my heart – these grandbabies of ours. ❤

Such a week! Thanks so much for joining me in all the fun.

Hope you have a wonderful week!

with love,

PS -for more Friday Fun visit Susanne at Living To Tell The Story
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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

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