Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Phillipians 4:8

Counting Blessings - February 2014

1. Battery charger - redeeming the car battery and a rough start to a Monday morning.
2. Hot Coffee.
3. Beauty of winter - viewed from inside a warm house.
4. Favorite pens on sale.
5. Crafty love notes from Sage.
6. One set of school 'valentines' ready to go.
7. Mystery tracks in the snow that encourage interesting conversations.
8. Natural remedies that are helping postpone Paul's hip replacement.
9. Chickens that are still laying eggs despite the bitter cold winter - (they are housed inside a garage at Paul's work).
10. Round two of school valentines ready to go - hershey kiss 'mice'.
11. Sunshine 'dripping' from the icicles.
12. A dog that makes us smile - even if it does mean one more family member for me to pick up after.
Valentines Day Blessings:
13. Stickers, balloons on a stick and self inflating balloons for the girls
14. Doggy puzzle for Sage (to soon be replaced by one that isn't so difficult)
15. Butterfly puzzle for Regan
16. Homemade chocolate covered strawberries for all (no photo - you will just have to trust that they were beautiful and delicious!)

Birthday Blessings:
17. Warm sunny winter day - perfect for making a snow caterpillar.
18. Regan helps make a birthday cookie.
19. Celebrating 8 years of our little 'Sagie'!
20. Fun family times at the bowling alley.

21. Hearing Regan's first band concert - despite blizzard conditions outside.
22. Home safe, sound and warm on another day of school closings
23. Warm sunny afternoon that allowed us to play outside on our day off.
24. 'Cocoon' on snow our our caterpillar - reminding me that change (spring) will come!

25. Homemade sourdough bread.
26. Window drawings.
27. Winter Olympics
28. Messy kitchens