Saturday, June 4, 2016

The Gratitude Project - Week 22

\ˈgra-tə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

The quality of being thankful:  readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. 

What a beautiful weekend we’ve had, warmth, sunshine, lots to be grateful for.  My little garden is coming up, and I’m very thankful for that.  This is the first year I’ve had any time to plant a vegetable garden in years, but this spring I made a committment to putting those little seeds in the soil.  We always have fruit growing in our yard, but now we’ll finally have more than just fruit and herbs.  In our little yard this year we have rhubarb, raspberries, zucchini, cucumbers, beans, peas, peapods, carrots, spinach and lettuce, cherries, apples, jalepeño, roma tomatos, beefsteak tomatos, and herbs.  I feel grateful for the abundance.  

Some baby apples growing in the sunshine today. 

Baby cherries.  Oh my goodness we'll have so many of these if they all mature properly.   I’ll be making pies and jams forever, plus sharing tons!  I’m grateful for the good things coming!

And tonight our older son had all his best friends over to celebrate his birthday. and together they demolished 12 lbs of hot wings!    These 7 boys have known each other for a very long time, some since birth.  We just love these kids.  They are seven of the best guys to have around.  They are funny, loud, goofy and becoming great young men.  Their loyalty to each other and their love for Jesus is really inspiring.  We’re so grateful for their friendships.  

I called them the Magnificent 7.  They thought a snappier title would be better but I’m thinking that this is just perfect for them.  


Brenda said...

You are blessed!

Bobbi Miller said...

Beautiful photo of young, happy boys. Warms my heart for sure. Blessings.

Stacy Morgan said...

hee hee They look like they are close and have a lot of fun! I like the name too, so I say they should keep it. ;-)