Friday, September 16, 2011

Thankful Thursday

 OK, I just looked at the clock and it's officially Friday...
but It's still Thursday in some parts of the country!
Thankful for magnets!!
I've been saving magnets since I was in high school--some of these are from my high school locker.
(it's not a collection, I just haven't thrown them away)
I have them in a box and take them out once in a while for the kiddos to play with, 
They do it for hours!
I have also been known to bring the box to the doctor's office and the kiddos
play magnets on that high seat/bed thingy that's always in the middle of the room, 
the doctor and nurses always get a kick out of that!
Hey, it keeps them busy!
 Look at Jedi and Ballerina Rosie at age 4 and 2!!  Awwwwwwww!
 Look at Jedi as a sweet little baby...
 Thankful Homeschool soccer has begun, and our Saturdays are full!
The girls love it!
Thankful that the above girl actually lived without having her leg guards and the right size cleats.
(we didn't know everything was too small til right before we left)
 9 &10 year olds
 7&8 year olds
 Thankful for boys who finish their jobs and school work every day in a 
very timely manner.
(this is an oldest child thing, right?)
 Thankful for babes who climb on everything, she has no fear...she climbs 
into the high chair in hopes I will feed her, she is a grazer and would love snack all the time.
 Sorry baby, no snack coming.
Look how positive and sure she is though that it is coming!

 Thankful for Barbara's granola recipe, although, mine got a little too brown,
the kiddos loved it.  
Thankful it wasn't burned.
 Thankful for this sweet little girl, oh, the joy you bring to everyone little one!
Why is she smiling?
 Money, money, money!!
Thankful our money counting every day occupies her all during math!
 Thankful you are still reading this post and letting me post some more cuteness.
 Thankful for newly painted toesies and jeans to wear in cooler weather...
for the babe, not me, that's another story....
 Thankful for good friends who sent us this Our Lady of Lourdes Mass card for our baby!
I just filled up with tears when I opened this up, what a lovely, perfect surprise!!
This good friend is actually Clay Rosary Girl's mama!!
I met her at a retreat about 17 years ago and we hit it off immediately and have been 
sisters in Christ ever since!
She sent me this beautiful prayer for our baby:

Heaven's Very Special Child

A meeting was held quite far from earth, 
It's time again for another birth.
Said the angels to the Lord above,
This child will need much love
His health may seem more slow,
Accomplishments he may not show.
And he'll require extra care.
From the folks he meets down there.

So let's be careful where he's sent.
We want his life to be content.
Please Lord find parents who, 
will do a special job for you.
They will not realize right away,
The leading role they're about to play.
But with this child sent from above,
comes stronger faith and richer love.
And soon they'll know the privilege given
in caring for this gift from heaven.
Their precious child so meek and mild,
-Author unknown

Thankful for that prayer and also the Our Lady of Le Leche League prayers that 
Beautiful Melissa emailed to me.
I'm praying them every day and finding such peace in whatever happens.
 Clay Rosary Girl's mama also sent me this little baby and my little baby won't let go of it.
No one else can even touch it, it's her baby.
Thankful for babies who love babies
 Thankful for these beautiful birthday mums I got from a friend, now if Sweetie Pie would stop hitting them
maybe they will live!!
She just took a big  bump on the drive way, running and falling face first...
Thankful she only got a little scrape under her nose and nothing else and it did NOT 
slow her down, she was outside man!!
 Thankful all my children are very caring whenever anyone is hurt.
 Thankful for our children's automatic love for Our Lady.  
Thankful for this picture, it's my new favorite!
 My statue is almost 20 years old and her hands are a little scuffed up, here's Sweetie Pie
saying "Han, oh, han"
Brings tears to my eyes just typing this and looking back, on this day 
Our Lady of Sorrows
Thankful that this little girl still loves her mama, even though she has waited 
all week to marble paint.
I promise little one, we will tomorrow!!

Thankful for so many of you lovely women and men (Odie)
for your prayers and love you've sent my way this past week, I 
can feel the power of prayer and am walking on it.

Thankful Thursdays
A time to remember to be thankful
A pause in the week for praise,
thanksgiving and thinking positively
in addition to the normal daily praise
we need to give God.

Have a great weekend everyone!!


  1. I'm thankful for you, your blog and cheery posts.

    ...I just hit publish on a late night post, myself. *yawn* time for bed! :)

  2. I love, love, love, your thankful posts. I am convinced that if we live lives full of thankfulness, the rest of the day becomes that much easier. Thank you for these wonderful reminders that we truly do have so much to be grateful for-loved your pics!

  3. Now I'm tearing up. What a beautiful prayer!

    I smile every time I see Sweetie Pie's's just too cute!

    Many wonderful things to be thankful for...including a big homeschool group that has enough kids to have group soccer. Wishing we were even a bit closer so we could be a part of it. Our group just isn't thriving as much or nearly big enough. *sigh*

    Any way, blessings and peace to you, dear Jamie!!

  4. Jamie, isn't that how all collections begin??!!?? Cuz, I have a box of buttons from hs that I'm ready (just now) to let go...they're not as useful as your magnets.

    Love the pics of kids, always.

  5. I agree with Kelly...I am grateful for your cheery post! That is a such a great idea with the magnets. Wow! And I think the getting school work done with the oldest is a older child thing. Mine is a 5th grader this year, and I call her my auto pilot student. lol

  6. Such a nice post, Jamie. I'm glad you liked the granola and crispy is the best way for granola to be. Your Sweetie Pie is such a funny little girl! Cute, cute!

  7. I always loved seeing your fridge full of magnets/pictures when we'd come over to play in your old house.

    What a fun idea to bring them to the Dr office -never thought of that!

    I broke out the magnets from my MIL that were my husbands (40 years old!) for the little girls during school time just yesterday - they are timeless and fun when used rarely!

    My "collection" is cookie cutters that span many decades. I didn't realize I had so many til I gathered them together this summer to use with our playdough! THey are great for tracing as well.

    As for schooling, my oldest is the one I have to watch and constantly making sure he's working! It's all to do with their personalities, I'm finding :)

    Love the HS soccer. Wish we had that and band! Our group is just too small. We do have just enough for Flag football in the fall and baseball in the summer, though.

    Loved your holy cakes! Got to get a cross cake pan. We made an easy snack of the Holy Cross with ice cream sandwiches! One for the vertical beam and one split for the horizontal beam. Brown like wood and sweet like the outcome of the cross!

    Blessings and prayers for you and beautiful baby. We are offering sacrifices daily!

    We'll have to "meet halfway" soon! SO so sad that it's been a YEAR since we've gotten together. That's been the longest time in the 10 years we've gotten together!!

    Enjoy marble painting and give the kids a hug from us!

  8. I am thankful for you!!!

  9. I am Thankful for the beautiful pictures and postings you put up!! I loved loved loved the pictures! That special child prayer was so beautiful! I have to share it with a few friends who are also special parents too!! hugs to you and hope you are having a wonderful day and have a wonderful weekend!

  10. I love all the pictures also. It is like being with you through out your day. You are blessed to have so many ladies love you.

    I know why they do...cause YOU are so sweet.

    Little sweetiepie is so pretty. She has beautiful hair and her eyes are so big.

    Soccer looks like fun. I am only running colette around for volleyball this fall. She does it to hang with friends. I do not think she will be tall enough to be a really good volleyball player.

    Happy Friday and have a great weekend.

  11. I liked that poem too. You know, I think that since L needs a little extra care, I feel even more strongly connected to/ bonded with him. The mama bear instinct is VERY strong over here ;)

  12. When I saw your magnets, I thought about what I'd done with all of mine. You know we're military and move all the time? Well, before we moved to HI I took a huge majority of mine and stuck them all over a friend's car (maybe a few friends) in our Church parking lot one Sunday. It was a great way to get rid of them and have fun!

    Love to you and your wee baby growing within you. I spent my retreat/conference weekend praying for all my friends and their intentions.

  13. This was an awesome Thankful Thursday post. I've said this before but yours are the best. That granola recipe looks wonderful, I'll have to grab it. And that Mass card was beyond beautiful and kind of your friend! What a blessing you have homeschool soccer. I too am thankful for climbing babies that have been so kind to my aging back:)Thanks for always sharing your cuteness!


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