Sunday, December 18, 2011

Counting Mine {121 - 135}

I can't believe that Christmas is just one week away. We're almost done our Christmas shopping, the last of which I'm hoping to finish up tomorrow. The rest of the week will be spent wrapping gifts and baking special treats while celebrating the true meaning of this beautiful season.

Last evening I watched a live stream of The Story Tour. Max Lucado, Selah, Natalie Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman... the list went on. Such beautiful singing. More than once I felt my eyes filling with tears. I'm hoping that it will be available on iTunes because I still have an iTunes card to spend :-)

I met up with my friend Dawn on Thursday afternoon for a cup of tea and to introduce her to Matthew. I haven't seen her in forever and it did my heart good to be with her again. Matthew took to her right away and cried when she left.

Thursday evening was Mother/Daughter night at Girls Club so Julie and I baked fudge brownies to take with us. Such a sweet evening with her. I was also able to catch up with a couple of my friends while we were there which was nice.

Ian is watching The Polar Express with the children and just pulled out a batch of gingerbread cookies.

I'm going to have to wrap this post up now, I think!

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121} freshly brushed teeth
122} a sermon that speaks directly to my heart
123} reconnecting with an old friend
124} my snowman pjs, worn and torn as they are
125} walking down the street and hearing the clinking of dinner dishes being washed
126} having my hair brushed
127} watching my children playing in the leaves
128} praying with my children
129} going out on the porch during a heavy rainstorm and seeing my neighbours doing the same
130} a Friday evening snowstorm and we're cozy inside with nowhere to go
131} the scent of freshly washed floors
132} my grandmother's afghan
133} the sounds of my children spilling into the house as they arrive home from school
134} a warm candlelit bubble bath with a glass of wine and a good book
135} the feel of Ian's arms around me

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If you are counting your own blessings and blogging about them, will you leave me a comment with the link to your blog, or share them with me at I'd love to know how you are being blessed through your journey!

Counting Mine {1-15}
Counting Mine {16-30}
Counting Mine {31-45}
Counting Mine {46-60}
Counting Mine {61-75}
Counting Mine {76-90
Counting Mine {91-105}
Counting Mine {106-120}



  1. I didn't post my Blessing List again this week. Bad, Bad Blogger (slaps hands). But I did just finish a post about our crazy busy month. Believe it or not we are headed into the relaxing part of it, even with Christmas around the corner!

    Love your list, the little things are such a blessing when we choose to focus on them, huh? I find myself trying to memorize small moments when a pen and paper are not handy. Sometimes they still slip by, but since it's become more habitual it's getting easier.

  2. I have got to start purposefully counting my blessings like this! I have Ann Voskamp's book and have been wanting to do this. Your kiddos are so cute and that Matthew is such a handsome little guy! I love your blessings 126 and 134. Those are two of my favorite things- ever! Tonight I tried to get Brad, my three year old, to brush my hair. :)

  3. It was great to see you Kate. Matthew is simply perfect.

    Love you! <3