Monday, October 31, 2011

Gratitude Monday







one thousand gifts

#123... knowing that God never leaves me
#124... feeling clean and lovely
#125... preparing for labor and parenthood by reading Birthing From Within
#126... knowing that God is in control...
#127... ...and that I don't have to be
#128... nurturing the Best Husband Ever and being nurtured by him
#129... Sunday night dinner with the Best Inlaws Ever
#130... treating myself to some soda
#131... a crazy snowstorm in the northeast ushering in winter
#132... the Best Husband Ever
#133... hot lemon water in the morning
On Mondays, I catch you up on the beautiful gifts -- both large and small, hard and comfortable -- that God has been throwing my way.  Read more about my gratitude adventure here, and start your own One Thousand Gifts adventure by clicking on the banner below.

What are you feeling grateful for today?


  1. beautiful photos!! Love the perspective, especially of the paint brushes. I have given birth to five babies and I am always amazed at how instinctive it is - you'll do great! It' hard to "be still" sometimes - especially the closer and closer it gets to delivery... sending love & prayers your way!

  2. Great photos and post in general. Thanks also for leaving a comment on my blog. It appears we are both in MT - I'm in Gallatin Gateway. Love your art that I caught a quick glimps of in earlier posts!

  3. I love your photos--they're beautiful! The artwork I saw in other posts is lovely as well :) (Oh, and thanks for your comment on my blog, by the way!)

  4. Thank you, Faith! And thank you for the labor encouragement. I kind of feel the same way -- that what I need to do will come naturally at the time. But you're right -- it's so easy to be antsy and impatient! :)

  5. Thank you so much, Brittany! :D

  6. AJB -- now that I look back at your blog again, I can see the Montana mountains! :) I love our state.

  7. I love all of your images! And such a beautiful list of blessings you truly is a gift to know that God is in control and we don't have to be!

  8. rebecca @ older and wisorOctober 31, 2011 at 8:56 PM

    I wanna take pictures like that. So jealous.

    Not only am I impressed by your mad photo skillz (the "z" means extra special), but I'm also amazed at your braveness to use the word "epiphany," which I always think I'm spelling wrong.

    Because I usually am.

  9. beautiful photo line up.
    lovely places to live ~n~ be.

  10. Haha thanks, Rebecca! I just took this with my camera's point-and-shoot setting, so I bet you could take ones of a similar quality/style, too!

    I sometimes wonder if "epiphany" was the wrong choice for a name, since it IS pretty hard to spell! Ah still rings true! :)

  11. Knowing God is in control and we don't have to be...for the biggest revelation! LOVE love your blog and photos. Exciting time for you soon to be mama. Blessings and thanks for stopping by my blog.

  12. "a crazy snowstorm"----I laughed out loud! I love that adjective with the word snowstorm. I think my sense of humor may be a little quirky! Like your list and your photos, Beth!


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