Sunday, August 12, 2012

Gratitude Sunday

G r a t i t u d e  *  S u n d a y
{Sunday's heartfelt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes.} 

Today I am joining Taryn at Wooly Moss Roots to share some of the things I have been grateful for this week.

Gratitude Sunday

We had a very full and productive week with lots to be grateful for.

-I finally finished a giant filing project that had taken over my office, now all the papers are in organized, labeled files, hooray!  

-Two wonderful evenings spent hanging out in our small town, listening to some classic rock bands, and eating good food, in support of a local woman fighting cancer.  I love it when community gets together for a common cause.

-My two wonderful and helpful teens, who organized and dusted our many bookcases.  So nice to have that chore done!  Thanks Sarah and Joe!

-Our very abundant harvest of green and purple beans.  Enough for lots of green beans this week, as well as two big batches put up in the freezer.  We have been cooking them with garlic from our garden, delicious! 

-Lots of time spent on my needle felting, I love working with wool, when needle felting you can almost sculpt it like clay.
-All of the bees helping to pollinate the veggie garden. 

-All of the giant squash and their pretty bright yellow blossoms.  This week will be all about Zucchini fritters, stuffed zucchini, zucchini bread, and the chance to try out new zucchini recipes!

-Two new pretty plants for the house.  I found a very pretty color of yellow orchid to add to my kitchen window.

And my wonderful hubby brought me this beautiful Gerber Daisy.  Thanks Gary!

-I am grateful for this delicious batch of snickerdoodles my daughter made for us, they made the house smell wonderful, and I love their yummy cinnamon flavor!

I am looking forward to a wonderful week, it is Clackamas County Fair week, I am entering my Brown Sugar Bacon Crumble Muffins this year, I have always wanted to enter the baking portion of the fair so I am excited.   Looking forward to all the fair fun!

I am also really excited that I found an interesting place that I plan to explore later this week, Wilhoit Springs, it has quite an interesting history, and is only a twenty minute drive away.  I love finding new places to explore!

I hope everyone has a great week.  I will leave you with a verse that I was thinking of today.

"For I know that plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."  Jeremiah 29:11


  1. Hello April,
    Thanks for joining Gratitude Sunday! So many wonderful things on your list.
    I love the bee pictures and seeing all the food you are growing! :)

    Happy Sunday to you.

    Love, Taryn

  2. I love all those green beans April! I harvested some from our gardens this morning but not nearly that many. I just got an orchid very similar to your yellow one with new buds starting to open- such amazing beauty!
    annie @ montanasolarcreations

  3. Your Bachelor Button is beautiful, April. Looks like you do have a lot to be grateful for. Have to admit I'm a little envious of all your lovely green beans, the deer only left us with one meals worth. Yours look so delicious. Best of luck with your fair entry. Hope you bring home a blue ribbon! Speaking of recipes with bacon in them, have you seen the recipes for bacon jam? I'm thinking about making some for Christmas presents.

  4. Thanks Taryn~ I enjoy trying to capture pictures of the bees visiting our garden. I really enjoy Gratitude Sunday, thanks for hosting! :)

    Montana Mama~ Thanks for stopping by, I just love Orchids and all their beautiful colors. :)

    Jane~ Thank you. :) Sorry to hear about your green beans being mostly eaten up, at our old property we had a family of deer that would visit quite often and loved snacking in our garden, right along with the rabbits. I didn't mind too much though, because I loved watching them. :)

    I had heard about bacon jam on a show all about bacon I watched a few weeks back. Sounds yummy, I will have to find a recipe and give it a try as well. I think that would make a delicious Christmas gift! :)

    Hope everyone is having a nice Sunday!

  5. The green beans look very delicious! Love your gratitude list.

  6. I love that you a have a countdown to autumn! I too am so excited about fall just around the corner! And what a wonderful list! :)

  7. Thank you for visiting my gratitude list and my shop! You have some very lovely things to be grateful for this week as well. (Those cookies look really yummy!)


  8. Hi there, I have enjoyed reading your list. We are in full on zuccini (known as courgette in the UK) and bean season too, and I am happily picking away from the back garden! Good to connect with you x x


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