In All Things Give Thanks =)

Since it is Thanksgiving and all…

I thought I’d start by sharing one of my favorite Bible verses …

Philippians 4:4-8

“Rejoice in the Lord Always, I will say it again rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. the Lord is near you.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with Thanksgiving, present your requests to God. and the Peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally Brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think on such things.”

it is amazing how your mind & spirit become naturally thankful in ALL circumstances when you set your mind on Him and give Him Thanks for ALL things… even in the hard things… we can Thank Him for being with us…for loving us unconditionally… for Hope.

On with my week at a glance – scavenger hunt style =) with Thanksgiving!~


many of you probably know this little man of mine has low vision

Sammy’s normal vision is 20/200 = legally blind

there is no correction available for the kind of low vision he has

alas – it is just a small part of the amazing little man he is.

we muddle through life pretty happy

large print included

or the help of  his tool that magnifies words

sometimes he is even  the cool kid ~

when you have cool tools to use =)


Sammy’s boyhood is not defined by his vision

it is simply how God made him

beautifully and wonderfully made =)

I give Thanks to God daily for the blessing he is in our lives!

and we walk on a path that we would have never otherwise known

the path God has for us is way better than our own path!


This bench is a photo map of our city… kinda … sorta…

well… for those of us who know the city anyway!

I love this bench!

I want to make one for my front yard!!

SO. Cool.

I am Thankful to live in such a fun/funky/artistic city.


I LOVE metal buttons on my pants

rather than snaps or plastic buttons or (shudder) Hooks

i’m funny that way

button fly – even better

yes – yes I do wear men’s pants – why do you ask?

I am forever thankful for button fly Levis.  really! =)


we have a lot of apple trees in my neck of the woods

that haven’t been plucked (tragic!)

my photo doesn’t do it justice

apple trees with no leaves and a whole lot of apples = pretty

country kind of pretty – right here in the city =)

today when I went to photograph it with my camera

No SD card – seriously!

this poor quality pic was snapped with my cell

doctored a bit

not so much to my liking

anyway – its all I have for fruit

I am Thankful for living in the apple state

it = lots of fresh pressed apple cider!


just picked up an order of Partylite candles this morning

the Strong Scent of spiced cider, spiced vanilla, holiday spice and mulberry fills me house ~ and I haven’t even put a flame to one yet! =)  love!

I am thankful for candles – esp. when we lose power to stormy weather!

its supposed to be a blustery week – this week!

fun fun

I’m Thankful for this little Rascal too

he got a hair cut this week

its amazing how strong one’s affections can be for their Adorable pets, eh?

Alrightygoodthen ~ busy but short week ahead!

Hope y’all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

I am looking forward to eating yummy food with family

and then burying my nose in a book

with hot coffee in hand & my new candles burning

while the blustery rain beats on the windows

and the roof and the gutters and the hardyplank siding

and drenches our lawn puddling in our streets and walkways

you get the idea! =) its going to be a WET week!

Oh – and don’t forget leftover turkey sandwiches!!

I’m looking forward to leftover turkey! YUM.

How about you?  what are you looking forward to this week??



where the photo scavenger hunt fun begins =)

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

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