Thursday, 31 May 2012

Thankful Thursday!!

Yay I am so thankful today!!!
The Lord is blessing me so much and showing me His compassion and understanding each day.
I am blessed with a wonderful hubby whom after working away from home for 24 days straight worked at home in the yard for 3 or the 4 days he had off. The 4th was driving our daughter up the the city for ballet practice exams. I am blessed that during this time I was able to finish planting my container garden, and all my pots around the yard.
My front yard! I love it!!!

The wishing well that my Dad made many years ago for me. I fill it up with hanging baskets every year. This year I managed to find one that was beautiful and filled up the entire well. The center thing is a solar light. 

This stand is new this year and I fell in love with it as well. The bottom statue is off two little boys and a little girl holding a welcome sign. This also has a solar light in the middle.

These have sweet peas in them that I hope are going to climb the trellis and make our shed look pretty.

My new rain barrel!! I planted my herbs in this plus one viney plant that will droop down the side of the rain barrel.

This planter was a gift from a friend a couple years back. This is the first time I have managed to get something planted in it. I am looking forward to everything filling it up.
 I am thankful that Sarah and I were able to head up to the lake on Victoria Day weekend and spend time with family.
I am thankful for goofy daughters. Whom even though she is 14 she still has no problem being goofy and loving life.

I am thankful my sister never hit me. Hahahaha No we were digging rocks out and needed something to leverage so our other sister had a better swimming area. Looks bad though. LOL

I am thankful for time spent with family!! 

I am thankful for my beautiful Mom and of course my wonderful sister. 

I am so thankful for my Daddy!! 

I am thankful that I let me daughter have free rein with the camera. Among the gorgeous shots she captured she also managed to get this one of me. LOL
I am also thankful that I might finally be back on the road to good health again.
Last but my no means the least I am so thankful for my gracious God. He has continually shown me His love and mercies. I am so thankful to be His!!!

I am linking up today with Theresa at Red Oak Lane. I love this link up so much.


  1. What a great list of thanks! I love your garden:) Blessings!

  2. I really enjoyed your words and photos! Your yard is lovely! I'd like to get a rain barrel - I haven't seen any as nice-looking as yours though. We need to collect as much rain run-off as possible to keep the garden growing well. Water bill is climbing! Wonderful to visit your site for the first time. Many blessings to you over the weekend.

    1. Thank you so much. Thank you also for stopping by. I hope that you spend more time with me. :)
      I love my rain barrel also. We just bought it last week. I am not sure where you are but we found ours at Home Depot. It makes so much sense to preserve the water that God is giving us free. :)

  3. Looks like a fun weekend!!! Glad to hear your hubby is home and was able to get some projects done!

    1. It was so nice to have him home. I feel bad for him that I worked him so hard and now next days off will be just as bad, but at least we will be able to enjoy the summer without near as much work. LOL That's hopefully the plan anyway.

  4. What a wonderful list of blessings :) I love your container gardens!

    1. Thank you Aurie! I am so happy with the way they turned out this year as well. Now to remember to keep watering them daily. LOL

  5. Your containers and trellis are all so pretty!
    Looks like a fun family time!

    1. Thank you Lisa! It was a great time. Some sun but not too much heat and some great memories made with some wonderful family members.