Thankful Thursday: 3 gifts tasted

3 gifts tasted

1. Breakfast …. It’s one of my favorite meals of the day! I’m especially thankful for the moments when we go out to eat breakfast and taste wonderful meals like this. French toast stuffed with strawberries and cream.  Decadent and delicious. I’m truly thankful that I tasted this 🙂

strawberry french toast

2. I’m thankful my daughter introduced me to this delicious granola.  Homemade, and oh so delicious. I’ve tasted a lot of others….but I like mine the best! Strawberries from my garden…homemade granola….and vanilla yogurt. A much healthier version of breakfast number 1 🙂

homemade granola and strawberries


3. I’m pretty sure he’s thankful that he tasted this little bit of chocolate goodness.  I know that I was very thankful for this moment, and the opportunity that I had to share it with him.

chocolate egg


These are just a few of the things that I am oh so thankful for on this Thankful Thursday!

Some days it can be a little hard to find something to be thankful for…but if I look hard enough, I find that there is always something to be thankful for.  


“I’m actually muttering to myself, ‘Thank you. . .thank you. . . thank you.’ It’s an odd way to live. But also kind of great and powerful. I’ve never before been so aware of the thousands of little good things, the thousands of things that go right every day.” ~ A.J. Jacobs



Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning

We went to Arizona last week to welcome in the New Year with my big brother and sister-in-law.

It was a week full of relaxation, and some really great food!

The highlight of the week being this delicious “chicken stuffed turkey” that my brother cooked on the barbecue!

This could very well be the beginning of a new tradition in our family!

BBQ turkey

Great company…delicious food…lots of sleep…even more chocolate…did I mention sleep?  Very quiet, comfortable, casual, and nice.

A perfect way to end one year, and start the next.

Yep…it was a great beginning to the New Year!


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Thankful Thursday: A gift sour, sweet, just right

1. A lemon from my tree. I have waited so long for them to turn yellow, and they finally did! This is the first one I picked. It’s just the perfect kind of sour.


2. A sweet gift for a sweet little girl! She loves her food, and ice cream and chocolate top the list!


3. Just right! A delicious latte served with “love”. Ahhh…now all I need is a good book!


Moonstruck happiness

It was a good, good day.

People watching in Portland, OR. Browsing Powell’s bookstore. Lunch with two beautiful young ladies I’m proud to have call me, Aunt.

Laughing together, sharing memories of days gone by, with the ease and comfort of long lost friends.

Trusting that a new bond has been established and looking forward to new memories and moments together.

Completing the day with some amazing chocolate. The bag says “happiness is moonstruck chocolate”.

I say happiness is family love, the gift of time…and chocolate!