The List that Never Ends: # 531-540

"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought;
and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." 
- G. K. Chesterton

Thanking God today....

# 531. ... for getting a LOT accomplished over the last three weeks... (packing, cleaning, moving, unpacking, spring cleaning, getting my life back in order.... ahhh....)

# 532. ... for being back in Tennessee (in my own home with my own stuff)... my favorite place in the world.
# 533. ... for getting to take this guy to HIS favorite place again every day - the field behind our house.
# 534. ... for a fun and relaxing weekend at the lake with my parents, my brother, his kids, and my dog who loves to fish.
# 535. ... for a lunch invitation and beautiful flowers from a friend I haven't seen much lately.

# 536. ... that we're able to be involved in our home Bible study groups and church again after being gone for 2 1/2 months.

# 537. ... for the spring blossoms popping out everywhere. Gorgeous.

# 538. ... for some remarkably warm and glorious weather... in MARCH!

# 539. ... for the hymn, "It Is Well," and getting to sing it yesterday...

# 540. ... for the fact that no matter what happens, I CAN say "it is well with my soul."

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  1. Beth- Just loved your list today with the gorgeous photos. It inspires me to read what others are thankful for. And I love the schnauzer pictures! :-)

  2. Beth,
    Wow, your photos are awesome. John used to call that The Field of Schemes :-) where dreams and schemes would begin between he and Mike!

    Are the flowering trees azaleas? By the time we get back to NC, I'm sure everything will be done blossoming. So are you in TN for good, or will you head back to Virginia for a few more weeks?

    Love and miss you!!! Linda

  3. Welcome back! :-) Isn't this weather amazing?!

  4. Love all the gorgeous photos Beth! Your little guy is too cute! I have been thinking about that too... "it is well with my soul". Such a beautiful and peaceful thought! :)

  5. just popping over from Ann's
    love your list and your pictures are beautiful!

  6. you stay in a picture book place, i must say i enjoy seeing how your world looks, glad you are safe home..your photo's are beautiful..

  7. Debbie - thanks! Yes, schnauzers are the best! :o)

    Linda - Yes, that field is nice for dreaming and scheming... Harvey and I walk there just about every day. :o) The flowering trees are ornamental peach trees, but my parents' azalea bushes are also blooming (along with everything else). It's beautiful.... When do you all come back to NC? We're back in TN now - done with VA. Josh may have to go to St. Louis for 6 weeks in 6 weeks, but that's not definite... Love and miss you all too!

    Carrie - thanks! Yes, it certainly is...

    Jennifer - thank you!

    Kerri - thank you! I'm so glad you stopped by!

    Jenni - I could say the same thing about you! It's always fascinating to see where other people live... I always love looking at your photos - so different than anything we have here. :o) Thank you!

  8. popping spring blossoms ... simply beautiful.

    Splashing around in God's goodness today ... Had to stop by and wade in this glorious place. Hope you don't mind if I stay a bit and let joy soak deep down.



  9. BETH these photos are INCREDIBLE!!! I was going to comment on the first one... Then the second one... Then by the end I decided one blanket statement would do because they're all so beautiful!! I do have to say specifically, though, that I love that it looks like Harvey has a giant "smile" on his face in the one photo!! Haha! Love them all!

  10. Sarah - thanks so much for stopping by!

    Kaysi - thank you! I love that shot of Harvey too. I'm surprised it came out - he would barely hold his head up long enough for me to take it... too many interesting things to sniff down in the grass. :o) The photos were enhanced a bit using an iphone APP called Camera+. You can do some cool stuff with it. But that field is gorgeous anyway... Glad you enjoyed the pics!


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