My honey showed up after his lunch break with these:

I think I tweet too much, I was about to say – “Thanks @jsnrohlf!” LOL!

Thanks babe for making my day!


I. love. SUNSHINE!

Check out my view this afternoon:

Thank you God for beautiful days! Additional bonus- it has been warm enough yesterday & today to take the kids to the park so they can run off some energy!

This morning I’m so thankful that I decided to stay up after Kade’s early morning feeding & get a few things done.  I folded a load of laundry, read my bible, started the dishwasher & made myself & my honey a cup of coffee.  Also enjoy about 10 minutes of talking with him this morning in the quiet before we started our day.  What a refreshing, productive & wonderful start this morning.  Why don’t I do this more often?!?

I nearly came to a screeching halt this evening when I drove by this:

I’m thankful for other people who think it’s cool to put up Christmas lights at the beginning of November too!

It is funny how I need an attitude adjustment sometimes.  We were blessed with 2 different groups of hand-me-downs this weekend.  My mom dropped off some of her clothes that no longer fit (yes, she is tiny!) and another mom from our church gave me a box of homeschooling supplies.  I had yet to go through either pile, but found myself thinking this afternoon “Man, this living room is a mess.  And I have both of those piles of stuff to go through as well”.  Then I quickly realized, “Leah, that was pretty selfish & ungrateful! You have so much to be thankful for!” And I do.  What a wonderful blessing to not have to buy any multiplication or division flash cards or new writing tablets for the kids.  AND- new to me clothes, most of them that are shirts?  YES PLEASE! I was just telling my husband that I have no shirts that fit!

Perhaps that is what this month of grateful is all about.  Taking the ordinary and regular things in life & realizing what a blessing they are!  Thank you!!

Starbucks Peppermint Mocha (with only 3 pumps of peppermint)!


I am so thankful for God’s word.  I have no idea where I would be (or who I would be!) without it.  I have several favorite books.  But by far, the Psalms is at the top of that list.  No matter if I’m feeling weak, frustrated, weary, overwhelmed, anxious, alone or fearful, there is always something that is a breath of fresh air to my soul.  Thank you Jesus for this amazing book!

Last month, last week, yesterday, today & tomorrow I’m SO thankful for Walmart’s Ad Match Guarantee!

Depending on the 1 stop light between our house & Walmart, I can usually get there in about 3 minutes. What a wonderful blessing to be able to take in 2 different grocery ads & get all my shopping done at one place.  Yesterday I snagged avocados for $.49 each – Absolutely amazing!


I came home from grocery shopping to find this lil’ surprise waiting for me:

I am so thankful for Isabelle’s active gestures to show those around her that she loves them.  Nearly every day she is coloring, designing or drawing a picture for someone to brighten their day.  Thanks for thinking of me Belle!

Here’s my first day of a Photo A Day , enjoy!

Need I say anything about this picture?!?!?  Perhaps the cutest 10 month old around!  Kade man, momma loves you!  You bring such joy & delight to my life, thank you for your SMILE!!