23 February 2012

welcome to thankful thursdays!

Sometimes in the crazy chaos, hustle bustle that can be the daily norm,
it helps to stop and remember the little (or big) things we have to be thankful for.

This week, I am thankful for this:

Remember my little story about George?
Well, we decided this was a necessary solution.
He was coming to visit every night at 11:45pm, 2am, and 5:45am.
Those are not my most social hours, and I started to worry that 
he would wander about the house or, heaven forbid, outside.
(I've heard of that happening and it freaks me out completely).
He is all about this little contraption, too. It's like sleeping in a fort every night!
And what a blessedly peaceful sleep we've had the last two nights, let me say.
Thankful for that, for sure.

I am also thankful for this recipe

Source: tastykitchen.com
After all those others I listed, we actually tried these pancakes and they were UH-mazing. 

Please make them, they're delicious.

I am thankful for the season of Lent.
Grateful for time to reflect on God's mercy and goodness to us.
Thankful for opportunities to grow over the next six weeks.
I wrote a little post about it over at Lovingly Thrown Together, if you'd like to take a peek.

And finally, I am thankful for you and want to invite you
 to a new little link up I want to host here.
I really do feel like we need moments to breathe and remember the good 
in the midst of all the hectic craziness of life. 
There are blessings and gifts all around us all the time, we just have to have the eyes to see them. 
So starting next Thursday, I hope you'll join me for Thankful Thursdays. 
Whether it's something grand or tiny, a moment of joy, a happy encounter, a finished project,  a nudge from above, a photo - whatever your heart desires, come link up and share your story.

a punk, a pumpkin and a peanut

Peace and love and a joyful weekend!


  1. def needed one of those for my niece a few years ago!!!

    Stumbled onto your blog and just wanted to show yous some blog luv! def enjoyed this post :)


  2. That tent thing is just awesome!!!
    What a neat idea.
    Much Love,


  3. crib tent! yay!
    pancakes! double yay!
    and thankful thursday is a delightful idea!
    i would say triple yay, but that'd be weird.

  4. new reader here! love your post about lent, especially this part: "when it's hardest, he's the closest." amen!

    also looove the thankful thursdays, i'll have to remember to come back next week!

  5. you are so right.... the tent rocks!

    looking forward to next Thursday!

  6. yay fun linkup :) And I love that crip tent! smart thinkin

  7. OMG I've never seen the crib tents before...how cool!! Love it! No late night visitors anymore, huh!

  8. Which pancakes are those now? cool you tried one recipe already!

    Oh my word that crib tent, BRILLIANT that picture is awesome :0

  9. I think I'll have to start my own "Thankful Thursdays" on my blog and link up! :)

    Have a wonderful day!

  10. we take so much for granted, don't we? thankful thursdays.....great idea!

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  12. i am also so thankful for the lenten season and growing in the Lord.
    The crib tent is great. i needed that when my boys were little. all the new baby products intrigue me so much.
    Have a great weekend.

  13. I love the idea of being thankful...and thinking about all the many things, people, events ted.. we can be thankful for! makes life a lot happier when recount our blessings!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  14. That crib tent is hilarious and amazing! I have a strong suspicion I will end up needing one when my guy ends up getting big enough to crawl out of his crib too!
    Never knew they existed.
    Pancakes look delic too! Thanks for sharing.

  15. this makes me laugh. not because of your problem but bc of your description of your late night social life.