Sunday, June 2, 2013

Count it all Joy

Just returned from a week in St. George. First family trip since Memorial Day a year ago. It was needed, relaxing, and so good to be together. 

Looking back over the month of May, I am surprised at all the joy. At what we found, when we were looking for it. And sometimes when we weren't .

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751. double rainbow fully stretched across the eastern sky

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752. betsy's dogwood tree - the only one i've seen in utah, virginia memories

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753. thing 1 and thing 2, outside exploring before breakfast

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754. ali, perched barefoot in the crabapple tree 

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755. eliza reading on the way home from school - we were trying to beat her home from a last minute errand and as we rounded the corner, there she was, shuffling along with her book.

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756. goosey-goosey gander, where shall i wander... field trip to wheeler farm

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757. backyard tulip, open wide as a plate

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758. a boy and his dog, well... the neighbor's dog (thank goodness for taffy. everyone wants a turn walking her round the block.)

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759. maiden voyage of the running shorts - finally warm enough

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760. brides wreath, lilacs, orange poppies, and a pajama'd wanderer in the background

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761. boys' tea party

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762. abandoned sparrow's nest with five tiny eggs - the girls prayed the mommy would return. she didn't. life disappoints us sometimes, presents itself as complex and hard to understand. but,

"The secret to joy is to keep seeking God where we doubt he is..." - Ann Voskamp

Hoping you are well. That you are seeking and counting, wherever you are.


  1. Beautiful, Cath. I have been nudged to get back to my gratitude practice lately, and this might just be the final shove. I'm getting out my gratitude journal now.

  2. Oh, the boys' tea party cracked me up!

  3. Kerri - will your count your second thousand? why not, right? xo

    Chocolate - cracked me up too!


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