I Am Grateful for…

“…if I don’t see God, I’ll bow down before something else…And whether I am conscious of it or not, any created thing of which I am amazed, it is the glimpse of His face to which I bow down.  Do I have eyes to see it’s Him and not the thing?” (Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts, Zondervan, Grand Rapids Michigan, 2010, 110, 112)

51.  my daughters

52.  how she walks with one hand up

53.  creations like the ocean that awe and remind me of how small I am

54.  that my mother thinks of Easter dresses for my girls long before it’s even on my radar55.  that we live within 3 miles of 3 grandparents56.  that she smiles like this (below) for the camera57.  that my brother married a girl who thinks of turtle races (and includes the winner in the family photo) and adult “mini” hunts on Easter58.  that my husband puts up with me and occasionally operates the camera. 



  1. kelly:

    I love that last shot of you 🙂 You have lots to be thankful for. Also, turtle races sound amazing.

  2. Barbara Gamble:

    Beautiful family photos. Who found the “big egg?” I was pulling for Pierce!

  3. Ooba:

    I love the pictures. So much to be thankful for. And Peter is pretty good with your camera!!

  4. kari potts:

    i love the pictures of ooba and adelaide! those are suitable for framing (hint, mother’s day). i’m stealing the mini idea from britt this weekend for our easter celebration (orthodox easter). i check the sight almost daily, i love your photography!

  5. hagen:

    oh how i love that the turtle is in the family pic!