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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Thankful Thursday...

This week, I'm thankful for....
~Apples.

~Birds.

~Trees.


~Dandelions (the white and yellow dandelions, contrary to the beliefs of a couple of girls I know, haha, are the same flowers... I think that everybody knows that now! In fact, I don't think they mentioned it until they had figured it out, but it was still funny ;)!)
~Horses. (We pass a couple on our way to church :).)
~Watermelons- our garden (I mean, our compost heap, lol...) grew some watermelons, free of work, for us this year ;). For a bit more of our "hands-off", accidental gardening skills ;), you can read this post from last year.
~Cantaloupe (read above statement ;)!).
~Gardens.
~Red tomatoes. I was amazed the other day at the grocery store. Even in a man-made building, the beauty God has made can still be displayed. Tori and I were talking about how beautiful the big pile of ripe, red tomatoes were, I thought it was neat :).
~Yellow flowers on
~Green vines.
~Reading new books I have wanted to read for years (and having them live up to my expectations!)
~Reading others thankful thoughts!
~Peach jam (made from free peaches!).
~Trying new recipes, whether I make, or just eat them :).
~Lots of recipes to choose from!
~Cooking.
~Old hymns.
~Singing praises to God along with our church family.
~Singing with my family as we work together.
~Enjoying time with family and friends, working, playing, talking, laughing, and living together.
~The Bible.
~Little hands.


~Getting to babysit :).
~Cradles...
~...Turned horses.
~Bears.
~And little grinning girls who are just so cute, even when "riding" the cradle ;)!


(Give Thanks...)
17 to him who struck down great kings, for his steadfast love endures forever; 18 and killed mighty kings, for his steadfast love endures forever; 19 Sihon, king of the Amorites, for his steadfast love endures forever; 20 and Og, king of Bashan, for his steadfast love endures forever; 21 and gave their land as a heritage, for his steadfast love endures forever; 22 a heritage to Israel his servant, for his steadfast love endures forever.
~Psalm 136:17-22

4 comments:

Allyson said...

Wow! Who drew those pictures?
Sweet little hands... :)!

Joy said...

The drawings are beautiful! My favorite is the big, leafy tree. I've always wished I could draw...
We pass horses on the way to church, too! Emily is positively entranced with them. "I'm going to have sixteen horses when I grow up..." :)
Mmmmm...peach jam! You warned me to not read my blog if I was hungry! :)
Aw, Emmi :)
I love reading your Thankful Thursdays! Hopefully, I can be diligent enough now to get mine done every week! :)

Aunt Tessa said...

What a great artist you are Bri! Aunt Amber was so excited that you posted some of your pictures! I enjoyed them too.:o) I have also enjoyed reading your Thankful Thursday lists! All Emmi needed in that picture is Andrew's cowboy hat!

Bri said...

Allie~ I did :)- thanks!
Joy~ Thank you :). Actually, I was worried the tree wasn't quite "convincing", so I'm happy to hear that :). And, I've always wished I could draw, too, haha! I've been taking some ""art classes" using the book "Violet's devotional Sketchbook: Lessons Drawn From the Garden" from the "A Life of Faith" study book series. I think it made a big difference, I'm just not sure how drawing without guidelines as to where the shading should be :P... Plus, I think that the picture hides a lot of the imperfects of the actual drawing.
Aw, Emily :)!
Haha ;)...
I hope so, too... I enjoyed yours greatly!!!
Aunt Tessa~ Thank you :)! I'm glad Aunt Amber enjoyed the drawings, but her's are still way better! And I'm glad that I'm not the only one who really likes the Thankful Thursday posts- they are some of the funnest to write :). Yes, I should have asked Andrew if he could share for one picture ;), I didn't think about it. I just wanted a picture really quick so that I could show Daddy and Mommy when they got home, and then get her off before she fell off... and, after I had the picture, it didn't hurt to show it here ;)...