I Love Thursday #88 Abundant Blessings
This is the 87th post of things we love for the week. We post these loves each Thursday along with LeeAnna on her blog at Not Afraid of Color. Several additional friends also share on a weekly basis – be sure to check them out. You will surely find something to inspire you.
Strawberry Fields! What is your first thought at those two words? The Beatles song? A field of strawberries waiting to be picked at perfect ripeness? Or the living memorial to John Lennon in New York City’s Central Park? I just recently found out about the later, and am amazed. Or maybe I should say Baby, I’m Amazed. Whether you are a Beatle fan or not, you have to give kudos to a memorial to someone who was slain right across the street trying to enter his home. Having visited NYC a few times, I am sorry to say that we missed this tribute. There’s always another reason to visit in my mind, and this is just one more example. If you need a few more just ask me because I have a mental list!
Quilt ALL Day! I saw this saying in an email from Green Fairy Quilts and it just made me giggle. How true is that?!! Plus, if you’ve never checked out their website before, they have great sales and you can sign up for email alerts. They are great people – Chuck and Judi. They also have a good sense of humor. ~smile~ I love a nice early start myself – how about you??
Bike in the office! I work for the Superintendent in our school district, and she is definitely hands-on. Recently the Village held a bike safety event and she was there with her bike and helmet. Ready to fit and adjust helmets for any adult or child who asked, she rode her bike in from the City. Chicago that is, to the North Shore – a good bit of distance. Now her bike is in her office, ready for summer school and biking with kids for exercise and exploration. It makes me smile to see this sitting in front of her desk as the sun rises on this fine day.
My great-nieces! It’s been a while since I shared a picture of two of my great-nieces, Sydney and Sierra. Sydney just turned 17 and is a chocoholic according to my sister, her grandmother. That birthday cake looks pretty darn chocolatey and delicious if I do say so myself. She is one smart cookie and has an advanced degree in her long-range plan once high school is behind her next year. Sierra is a part of the American Ballet Theatre corps de ballet in NYC. She has been traveling the world and living her dream.
I love these two so much and I’m so proud of them. ♥♥♥
Give Dominic a swing and he is one happy boy, and here is the proof in the pudding in the first picture. Then mom was taking her time in the bathroom so he had to check to see whatcha doing in there?!! Time to run over with a big cheezer smile and lay down next to my sista. That look Addison gives Dominic just sums up the love between them. ~smile~ Dominic isn’t quite sure about the double umbrella stroller, but Addison adores facing forward especially with bare feet! Someone just turned five months old and can push herself into a sitting position. Slow down, little girl! Proof that she does sometimes, albeit less frequently now, sleep. For Sue’s birthday, they both donned their Batman garb and posed for a photo in or near the Batmobile. Finally, Sue had Sweet Boy laughing and enjoying his own videos from when he was younger. It’s an excellent way to spend a birthday. ♥ ♥ ♥
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