25 July 2012


This week I am grateful for

my awesome mom watching the boys this weekend
cool evening air
fresh flowers on my table
really good mexican food
endless support and encouragement through this adoption process
a pretty great week in the shop
God in the details

And now I am off to pack for a youth retreat we're going on in five hours. 
That's how I roll. 

Each week I host a link up for you to share what you are thankful for.
It is so easy to get bogged down by daily life, by the things that call for our attention,
by the disappointments and let downs, by responsibilities and the day to day, 
everyday mundane.
There is so much to be thankful for.
Whether it's something small that has warmed your heart,
or something huge that has taken your breath away. 
Chances are there have been a few moments this week that have given you a little hope for good things.
I want to hear about it! Whether you link up a blog post or share in the comment section,
hearing about other people's triumphs - big or small - can shift our perspective.
And taking a little time to reflect on our week and look for the good can remind us
of all the goodness within reach. It does my heart good - I hope the same for you!

a punk, a pumpkin and a peanut

linking up with camiheathersarah and julia


  1. you are invited to follow my blog

  2. HOpe you enjoy the retreat :)

  3. I love your post this week - nice, simple, thankful, and cute :) LOVELY!!
    Hope you have an amazing time at the retreat!!
    Happy Thankful Thursday dear friend! As always, thanks for the great linkup <3

  4. I hope you have a great time at the retreat! I am in prayer for you guys through finding your baby girl:) That is so exciting! May God have His way and will in this!! Have a great weekend!

  5. I am always thankful for good mexican food! Hope you have a wonderful time on your retreat!

  6. So excited and thankful with your for that baby girl xoxo

  7. thankful for my necklace! the hubby is digging it too :D... thanks carina!! blessings ox

  8. That is so exciting about your baby girl!

    Wishing you a wonderful trip! :)

  9. just got your info from Ilene and Leonora for the arm swap party. I used to swoon over dear Joey, too. Excited to be sending things your way soon!

  10. Glad to have found your blog to follow! It's neat to hear the "thankful" stuff out of thanksgiving season - it shows genuine thanks rather than just scrounging things up around the holidays to be thankful for! Looking forward to more posts by you!