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Sunday, June 17, 2018

June Blessings ~ Counting It All Joy! (Week Two)


Jumping for joy
Summer has arrived
Under blue skies of beauty
Never ending fun
Adventures await
Everlasting memories are made


June 8~ Good morning early rise! My family rises early. Morning coffee and breakfast with my family is truly a beautiful way to start this Friday and weekend. I know this is just the start of a great day that will be filled with many wonderful memories and treasured gifts to be thankful for. 
1. Family time around the breakfast table. Thank you Chris for making a wonderful breakfast for us all. 
2. Mid-morning hot tubbing with Terrie and Jen. 
3. Walk down to downtown Leavenworth with Chris and Jen. 
4. Going to the Nutcracker Museum. Awesome! 
5. Pretzel and rootbeer float for lunch. Thank you Rosie. 
6. The music that was being played in the park in the downtown area. 
7. The beauty of the mountains surrounding this quaint community of Leavenworth Washington. 
8. The fire burning in the fireplace. 
9. A wonderful dinner at J.J.Hills restaurant. Thank you mom. 
10. Movie night with family. 
11. All my photos - so many. 
12. The love of my family. 
Thank you Lord for this day and the blessings you have filled my day with and so much more. Blessings

June 9~ When on vacation with seems to be an early rise. Good morning! It's Saturday and the weekend is in full swing. Pancake breakfast with coffee to start the day. Seems my day is filling with gratefulness before my first cup of coffee. 
1. Waking early with my family for another day of fun in Leavenworth Washington. 
2. That the wrinkles fell out of my sweater today. 
3. The beautiful neck scarf my mom bought me today. 
4. Walking around Leavenworth downtown area once again today. 
5. The sunshine 
6. The double scoop waffle cone with Licorice and salted caramel ice cream. So yummy! Thank you Jen. 
7. Taking some photos for mom of the mountain sides. 
8. The walk along the Enchantment Trail that ran along the Wenatchee River. I didn't even cover all the trails or the different forks in the trail system. 
9. The wild life I enjoyed today. 
10. All the beautiful friendly smiles and hello's from perfect strangers. And some short conversations of the beauty surrounding us. 
11. Phone call from Aunt Carol. 
12. Yummy BBQ steak dinner sister Rosie made for us all. 
13. The evening sky and sunset. 
14. All the great photos I got today. So many! 
15. That Justify win the triple crown and made history today. 
16. Eating candy with my mom and sister's. Crazy fun! 
17. Hot shower to relax my body. 
So much to be thankful for as my bucket is overflowing with blessings. Just a small taste of God's goodness to me today. 
Thank you Lord for this day and the abundant treasures and memories that you blessed me with today. Blessings

June 10~ Ugh! Truly what happened? No sleep and it's time to rise and shine. Good morning! I think I'm going to take it easy today and see what happens. God always seems to bless, so I'm sure I'll have plenty to be thankful for as always. 
1. Waking in a beautiful condo filled with my family and their love. If this was the only gift it would be the best. Thank you Lord. 
2. Morning coffee 
3. Mom's homemade baked apple for breakfast. Yummy! 
4. A morning nap; or should I say extra rest before we leave for an adventure. 
5. A drive to Cashmere Washington with mom, Rosie and Terrie. Will have to come back to this town it is rolled up on Sunday's. Beautiful little town. 
6. The beauty of the rushing water of the Wenatchee River. Seeing the white water rafters out enjoying a beautiful morning. 
7. Enjoying some beef sticks from Curd that was purchased yesterday. Very yummy! 
8. Walk with mom and Rosie. Short and sweet. But enjoyable. 
9. Attempts at some movies with mom and Rosie. I think all three of us napped through them. And the free exchange thank you. 
10. The yummy milkshake mom made for us. 
11. Just resting and enjoying relaxing with family and cleaning and packing up a few things today. 
12. Being able to get a phone number for a friend. Felt good to help her out. 
13. Pie dough 
14. The beautiful sky today. 
15. My sweater to stay warm. 
Yes Lord even on days I'm tired and don't think I can last one more minute you bless me with a peaceful relaxing day of rest and moms good food. Thank you for the simple pleasures in life filled with family and their love. Blessings

June 11~ Good morning! Early rise as we have to leave this beautiful place today. I have so enjoyed my time here in Leavenworth Washington. As we start this day with breakfast and coffee with my family. I will miss this morning time. So many reasons and things to be thankful for. 
1. Spending time with my mom, sister's and extended family. 
2. The beautiful drive home through Stevens Pass. So many amazing views of the mountains, the Wenatchee River, and various other waterways. 
3. The snow on the mountain tops and the dusting on the evergreen trees. 
4. The ferry ride from Edmonds to Kingston as we head towards mom's. 
5. Coffee with Mom and Bill in her fancy little coffee set from Puerto Rico, that Chris got her while she was there. 
6. Working in mom's garden cutting back a bush and tree for her. Then being able to haul three full wagon trimmings to the green waste for her. 
7. The walk with mom through her neighborhood she lives in. So many friendly people and four legged fur babies. 
8. The evergreen scents along with the florals of all the different blooms in the area; filling the air as the breezes blow. 
9. The birds singing 
10. Petting all the wagging four legged fur babies that came up to greet me this afternoon. 
11. Having pictures with mom in her garden. 
12. Meeting moms neighbor Judy around the corner from her. What a sweetheart. 
13. The beauty of the day with my mom. 
14. Happy evening snaps that bring smiles. 
15. Hot shower washing the travel dust off and the garden dirt of the afternoon. Feeling relaxed! 
16. Prayers prayed and answered. 
Thank you Lord for this day and the blessings you have filled my day with and the many not even mentioned. Blessings

June 12~ Another early morning rise! Good morning! It is another travel day. Today ends my fun with mom. It is bittersweet always to say goodbye to her. I love her so much. I am always so thankful and grateful for the time I have with her. That is the best blessing of all. If I received nothing at all to be thankful for which never happens; this would be the best gift of all. So today I know I will have many things along my path to be most thankful for. 
1. Waking up at mom's and spending a few hours with her before I leave for home. 
2. An oatmeal breakfast with mom. She loves her oatmeal. 
3. An early start on the road heading home. 
4. The cup of coffee I stopped and purchased on my way home. Very yummy! And much needed. 
5. The beautiful mountain views of Mt. Reiner, Mt. St. Helen's, and Mt.Hood on my way home today. Just gorgeous! The only thing missing is a photo of each one. But I have it in my visual eye. Thank you Lord! 
6. Meeting up with Edie Ricker Cowell today at Costco, then getting a taco at Taco Bell. Thank you for joining me for lunch. It was great to see you, looking forward to future visits. 
7. Getting my car gassed up, oil filter, oil changed, vacuumed and washed. A happy car I have now. Ready for more adventures. 
8. The warmth of the beautiful sunshine today. 
9. Figuring out how to get photos moved from computer and moving others from phone to computer. One happy lady I am. 
10. Being home after being away for so long. 
Time to get things in shape. 
I am so blessed to have this home to come home too. 
Thank you Lord! Yes! As always the Lord never fails to fill my day with so many wonderful gifts to praise Him and be thankful for. Each day's a gift and each breath we take is another moment to rejoice in His goodness. Thank you Lord for all you do for me and bless me with each and everyday. Blessings

June 13~ Good morning! Early rise for Wednesday smiles of beauty. Love that I still am able to bring smiles of beauty to a few. That makes my heart smile. Defiantly a reason to be thankful for. I'm excited to see what other blessings await me to be thankful for on this day of smiles of beauty. 
1. Waking in my own bed and home. Love my bed with my fuzzy warm blankets and fluffy squishy pillows. Most thankful for all of that. 
2. My morning coffee with my morning prayers. Along with morning weather as I get ready for the day. 
3. My morning drive to Oregon City along the river road. I have missed this drive. Who knew how much a routine drive could bring such pleasure, joy, and peace. 
4. Seeing Dolores and her mom Della. Glad to be doing my weekly routines. 
5. The drive to Wilsonville to do my banking. Beautiful country roads from Dolores home. 
6. Late breakfast at Boston Pub. Next to the bank, very yummy. 
7. Cat naps today off and on. Perfect dreary, overcast day for napping. 
8. Encouragement from Crystal N Koch today wrapped up in beautiful prayers of love. Thank you. 
9. Finding out what the yellow flower was that I poster the other day. It's a Jerusalem Sage. Thank you Pat Holzbachand Paulette Mays. So happy to know this to share with moms neighbor. As she so wanted know what kind of flower this was so this is definitely a huge thankful for today. 
10. Getting my medical bill straightened out this afternoon. 
Yes today had simple goodness lacing this day with much to be thankful for. Thank you Lord for another day of smiles and simple beauty. Blessings

June 14~ Good morning! A ringing phone awakes me. Must get up and answer. The first blessing of the day; my daughter Webber Heather. Time to count the many blessings to be thankful for. 
1. Conversation with my beautiful daughter Heather. Great way to start a day. 
2. Laying back down. 
3. Snack foods to munch on. 
4. TV and recorded programs. 
5. Lots of much needed sleep and rest. 
6. A pajama day. 
7. A day of no makeup or hair being fixed. 
8. The overhead fan. 
9. My quiet day. 
10. Skittles 
Thank you Lord for another day of many beautiful gifts that bring rest and renewed strength. Blessings

June Blessings ~ Counting It All Joy! (Week One)


Jumping for joy
Summer has arrived
Under blue skies of beauty
Never ending fun
Adventures await
Everlasting memories are made


June 1~ Horrible night of sleep.Really not any so much pain I couldn't sleep and I could barely move without help. It's going to make for a very long day.Lord Help me! Good morning! It's June and the first day of the month and new chapter in my life. It appears it's going to start off with a few tears and kisses goodbye until we see each other again. I'm sure it will be filled with many blessings to be thankful for. The Lord seems to never fail me in this area of my life ever. 
1. Being able to move enough to get dressed and ready for the day. And to be able to load my car for the big day of travel.Truly this is a huge blessings. As the pain was unbearable bringing many tears. 
2. Taking my beautiful talented granddaughter Sammie to school before I head out of town until the next visit. I love you Sammie! 
3. The extremely nice lady at the service station getting gas when I was.What a joy of sunshine and smiles of encouragement and sent me with safe travels. WOW! Wish everyone was that joval in the morning. May the Lord bless her. Thank you for sending her across my path. What a joy! 
4. The beautiful sunshine all the way home. 
5. Lovedall of the mountains and valleys that I traveled through today. 
6. Loving Rural America. I miss not living in the rural community that I grew up in as a child. Glad I get to visit often.But it isn't the same a when I was a kid. But I still love it there. 
7. The People in small towns are so friendly and full of joy and smiles. I think it must be the slower pace of life. 
8. The wild life I enjoyed today as I traveled near 600 miles today. 
9. For my safe travel journeys. I know the Lord brought me through in record time.Love having Him as my pilot. 
10.The joy I felt as the Lord reminded me how much He loves me and now He has brought me this far. Thank you Lord! 
11. That my daughter Racheal Perry and her son Nick Perry gotto my moms safely today. 
12. Hots wings and water for dinner. Perfect! 
13. Getting laundry done for next adventure. 
14. Being home. 
15. That the pain finally subsided and I can move a lot better this evening. 
Thank you Lord For this day and the many blessings you have filled it with all day long as I traveled home. So many I never ever mention and all the ones I take so for granted daily. Thank you! Blessings

June 2~ So nice to sleep in one's own bed. Though it was a restless night. Good morning! Early rise for another full day and driving. Getting road weary. But so grateful for this time with family. I know I have many rich blessings to be thankful for again today. 
1. Coffee 
2. The morning sunshine breaking through my curtains. 
3. Help loading my car for trip to moms. 
4. Early morning start on my road trip to Poulsbo Washington. 
5. Helping mom get help on her electric services today. Thank you to the two nice gentleman that came out from the electric company. Then there was light! 
6. Seeing my daughter Racheal Perry and grandson Nick Perry
7. Playing Frackle with mom. 
8. Playing Rummikub with mom, Racheal, Nick. Nick is very good at this game. 
9. Dinner with the family at Bill's. Very nice steak dinner. 
10. Mom's homemade cookies, pie, and cake. 
11. Spending time with family. The best! 
12. Enjoying the beautiful blooms in mom's and Bill's yards. 
13. Finding the cross in the flower. 
Thank you once again Lord for blessing my day with buckets of goodness. Blessings

June 3~ Good morning! Sunday is here and my time with my daughter Racheal Perry and my grandson Nick Perry is quickly ticking away. I know this day will be filled with many memories and blessings to be thankful for. 
1. Waking at mom's and a house full of love. 
2. Toast for breakfast. 
3. Quiet time sitting in the chair praying and thinking. 
4. Going with mom to Seattle via the long drive. Thankful we weren't in any hurry. 
5. Finding parking in downtown Seattle is always something to be thankful for. 
6. Locating Racheal, Nick, and his friend Tyler. 
7. Meeting Tyler. A vert nice youngman. 
8. Walking around the Public Market. 
9. Dinner with the family down by the water at the Red Robin. Thank you! 
10. Taking the ferry back to mom's house. 
11. Enjoying the views on the ferry. Having fun with mom and Racheal. 
12. A game of Frackle before bed. Racheal won. 
Good night! It has been a day full of many views and blessings and memories made that I'm extremely thankful for. 
Thank you Lord for this day with my family and a trip over to Seattle. My heart is full. Thank you! Blessings

June 4~ Good morning! Last little time with my daughter Racheal Perry before she flies home. It will be a bittersweet morning. Never enough time. I treasure every moment. I know this day will hold many moments to be thankful for. 
1. Waking to a fun snap this morning that brought a smile to my face. 
2. Mom coming into my room and giving me a good morning hug and telling me how much she loved me. Treasured moment. 
3. Morning coffee always makes the list. Thank you mom for making it and bringing my cup of coffee to me. I love you! 
4. The last little bit of time with my daughter before we leave for Seatac Airport. 
5. The drive and the time in the car we had together before my beautiful daughter headed home. Safe travels honey. 
6. Lunch with mom and Bill. Very nice salmon, rice and salad meal. Thank you mom. 
7. Fun shopping with mom and Bill at Costco. 
8. The nice lady on the other end of phone regarding a business transaction. So nice! And very informative. 
9. A cheerful text this afternoon that made me blush and smile. 
10. Long hot shower that helped relieve back pain. 
11. A restful afternoon kicking back and just resting. 
Thank you Lord for this day and the blessings you have filled my day with. Blessings

June 5~ Good morning! Restless sleep....but slept until almost eight. Thank you Lord for the extra rest. Waking at moms brings warm childhood memories and love. Today will be filled with restful thankfuls to give many thanks for. 
1. Time with mom this morning before she left to volunteer. 
2. My pain pills. Which I don't like to take but am extremely thankful for for the last few days to cut the edge off the pain. 
3. Really enjoyed MeTV today. Great classic programing. 
4. The heating pad for my back. 
5. Slowly putting on my makeup and doing my hair.
 6. Cat naps throughout the day. 
7. Playing three games of Frackle with mom. I won two out of the three games. 
8. A nice early dinner with mom and ice cream for dessert. 
9. The sunshine. 
10. Prayers with mom. 
Thank you Lord for this day quiet peaceful day filled with rest and lots of quiet. Thank you for blessing me with all this and so much more. Blessings

June 6~ Good morning! Early rise to do hair. It's hump day and heading towards a great slide into the weekend. So much to look forward too as this day begins. With countless blessings to be thankful for as this day starts with style. 
1. Being able to do my moms hair this morning. Had to chuckle because Wednesday's are my day of smiles of beauty. Perfect way to start it by doing mom's hair. 
2. Oatmeal breakfast with mom before she leaves for her volunteering. 
3. My good morning text. 
4. Answered prayers. My package arrived. Thank you Lord. 
5. Walk down the road to gate and back. Soaking up the sunshine. 
6. Enjoying all the beautiful blooms and the fragrances. 
7. The light breezes of late Spring. 
8. Chicken noodle soup for lunch. 
9. Getting things ready for tomorrow. 
10. Enjoying HGTV. 
11. Another perfect day of quiet and relaxation. 
Thank you Lord for this day and the blessings you have filled my day with once again. Blessings

June 7~ Early morning rise. Good morning! It's going to be a fun filled day with mom as we travel to meet sister's in Leavenworth. Going to have buckets of blessings to be thankful for today. 
1. The beautiful sunshine for travel. 
2. The scent of mom's roses in the yard. 
3. The ferry ride from Kingston to Edmonds. Was beautiful with the sun glistening on the water. 
4. Seeing the deer in Kirkland. So awesome! Could of reached out and touched her. 
5. God's hand upon our travels today. 
6. Getting to see Aunt Carol today. Then having lunch with her and mom. So fun! Loved spending time with them. 
7. The beautiful drive into Leavenworth. So many scenic views. 
8. The snow capped mountains. 
9. The Wenatchee River. 
10. The small walk with mom down to the Wenatchee River and soaking up the sunshine. 
11. Putting my feet into the Wenatchee River. 
12. The walk with my sister Chris and Jen down to the restaurant from the condo. 
13. Having dinner with the family. Thank you! 
14. Playing Farkle and I won a game! 
15. Being with family. 
16. My granddaughter Kyah and the beautiful young lady she is growing into. Happy birthday sweet heart. Many blessings. I love you. 
Thank you Lord for this day and the treasures that you have filled my day with; just a few of many that you've blessed me with today. Blessings