Friday, November 3, 2017


Every Friday, Susanne at Living to Tell the Story, invites us to write about our favorite blessings from the week.  Today she shared this quote.

  "It is not happy people that are thankful, it is thankful people that are happy." 

 Doesn't that sum it up beautifully? Gratitude is one form of self care. 

Five blessings from my week:

1. These little cuties on Halloween.  Brooklynn is the police officer. Bentley is the convict. She looks a little stressed, because a few seconds before the picture was taken, he was trying to grab her Skittles.

A closer look at the 'tats' on those sleeves. 

2. Memories. I love taking photos and putting together albums to hold precious memories. I generally order my prints about every six months and have a marathon session putting them into albums. That's one of the things I'll be working on this weekend, as a big batch just came in the mail yesterday.

3.  Netflix. Dan and I watched Table 19 earlier this week, a sweet, quirky little movie. We still get DVDs through the mail. Our TV is old and cranky, and the streaming thing is just not dependable. (If my kids were to read this, they would be rolling their eyes at me. They're sure it's operator error.) However, I like seeing that little red envelope in my mailbox, anticipating a movie night.

4.  Free long distance. And hour-long phone calls with my BFF Pamela in Tulsa;)

5.  Crisp, cool mornings. Hot coffee. Soup for supper. I do love Fall.

Happy Friday,


Mildred said...

The babies are so precious. I love the close up of the costume! lol
With cooler weather, I am enjoying my coffee more and looking forward to making soup and chili. I hope you enjoy the weekend. I know you will take pleasure in sorting thru the photos.

Ann said...

Those babies are absolutely adorable!!

A few weeks ago, our son added us to his Netflix account. It has been fun to discover all those new things!

I love fall too. Why, oh why, does October feel the need to leave so fast!!!! :-)

Faith said...

those grandchiodren are adorable and what creatve costumes!!

yes i love autumn too and all that it brings.

I love working on,photo books!! i do mine on Snapfish. highly recommend,

we have the instant streaming for Netflix and i love it now that my daughters taught me how to access it!! 😜
enjoy the weekend!

Barbara H. said...

How cute the kids look! I am years behind on my photo albums - I need to make that a priority after the new year. We enjoy some things on Netflix and Hulu. Ours does stream, thankfully - I am thankful for a husband and sons who set these things up, because I would be lost! I love the meals and hot drinks we make in the fall, too - so cozy.

Mari said...

Oh my word! Those kids are just adorable, and the outfits are too. Love that the convict was trying to steal candy. :)

Gattina said...

Your policeman and criminal are adorable ! And what a good idea to put the tattoos on the sleeves !!

Willow said...

I love those outfits! So cute!
I hope you have many more days of autumn to enjoy--coffee, hot soup, bright leaves. I'm not sure I'm ready for November...
Have a great week!

Susanne said...

I had no idea that Netflix does a dvd delivery. Must be a U.S. thing? The comment about operator error made me laugh right out loud. Oh those costumes are so cute. I've given up on photo albums.