And so it begins…

With a record-setting attendance…the packed ball park chanted “BEAT LA!“…

(after we sang the National Anthem, of course) 🙂
US flag on the field

And we did!

3 – 1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers!  YES!

Seth Smith

photo credit: MLB.com

It was a great game, and a great way to kick off the 2014 Padre Baseball Season!

Opening Night - Padres Baseball

I’m looking forward to a lot more of these victories! It’s only the beginning of a long season….but it’s off to a good start!

GO PADRES!!

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Just be you!

Dr. Seuss quote

Thankful Thursday: 3 Gifts Entwined

3 gifts entwined…to twine or twist, to be together.

1. When I think of something that “entwines” me…that I am thankful for, I am immediately drawn to my family.  The lives of these 3 people wrapped around mine…mixing and mingling and contributing to make me the person I am today.

My siblings.

All older than me, each unique in their own way, each one so very special to me.  I’m thankful for each one of them, and the way that they entwined their lives with mine. It’s true, I probably didn’t always feel this way about them when I was growing up, but as an adult, I certainly can and do appreciate their love for me, and I’m so thankful for the time I had with them.

M, L, and D when they were young

 

2. I’m thankful for my very own “secret garden”, and the flowers and vines that grow in it.  Twisting and turning, entwined around fences and trees, bringing something beautiful to brighten my day.

My Secret Garden - 04

 

3. Unique and cherished…entwined by love…these 4 lives have touched my heart in a way I never imagined possible. My husband, and my 3 grandchildren.

Each one of them has crawled right into my heart and entwined themselves around every inch of it!

I love them so much, and I’m thankful for each and every moment I get to spend with them.

They are my life!

 

These are just a few of the many things that I am thankful for today. It’s important to stop…take a moment…and reflect on the good things in life.

Will you join me in counting the blessings on your journey through life?

In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Wordless Wednesday: Sunshine in a jar

dafodils

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection

A moment of peace and contentment.  From her eyes to his face….a true reflection of a Mama’s love for her child.

A & R

 

For more moments of reflection, click on this link.  Or better yet…join in the fun!

Wordless Wednesday: One Cool Kid!

R in sunglasses

Thankful Thursday: 3 gifts round

3 gifts round…

1.  I’m thankful for the round sun. For the warmth that it brings during the day, and for that never-ending moment of awe, when I get to watch it “fall down” into the ocean!

sunset

2. I’m thankful that there are still these moments in life when it really doesn’t take a lot to bring joy to someone else.  We took our grandkids to Toys R Us (oh my!) and they each had a dollar to spend.  A dollar isn’t much in a store of that size, but much to my grandson’s delight, we found these round marbles…priced at $1.00.  Perfect!

marbles

3.  And last, but not least…I’m thankful that Opening Day for baseball is right around the corner!  I’m looking forward to seeing this round ball hit out of the park a few times…but only by my team of course!

Official ML baseball

These are just a few of the many things that I am thankful for today. It’s important to stop…take a moment…and reflect on the good things in life.

Will you join me in counting the blessings on your journey through life?

In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer