The Weekend’s Gifts

81. Fridays. Arguably one of my favorite days of the week, when work ends and I can finally relax. It’s full of anticipation for the rest of the weekend. 
82. Sunlight shining warm on my face and making me blink by its brightness.
Cincinnati - Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum photo © 2010 David Ohmer | more info (via: Wylio)

83. The sound of a baby laughing nearby.

84. Green, green grass, smelling fresh and damp from the sprinklers. 
85. A single sprig of pink flowers blooming on a bush.
Free Green Grass in Morning Light Creative Commonsphoto © 2009 D. Sharon Pruitt | more info (via: Wylio)
86. As I walked back to my apartment, I passed a little girl playing with her mother. She pointed at me and talked excitedly in Spanish, and her mother laughed embarrassedly and answered her while smiling at me. I don’t speak Spanish, but thought I heard “muy bonita.” Or it might have been “muy gordita,” but I choose to believe the first. 
87. Beautiful words from Ann Voskamp. I’m two chapters into “One thousand Gifts,” and I don’t want to put it down! 

88. A fresh juicy orange.
Orange is the happiest color.photo © 2008 Nattu | more info (via: Wylio)
89. A tantalizing sewing machine, sparking creativity. It was tempting to give up on school and just go sew, but I restrained myself. 
90. Education. As a girl, living in America, I am very grateful for the opportunity to go to college. I know many women  around the world are not so blessed. 
91. Clean water to drink.
92. Cool breezes smelling of fresh laundry blowing through the screen porch door. 
on the line 2photo © 2010 Tabitha Blue | more info (via: Wylio)
93. Fresh peaches and pumkin pancakes. Surprisingly, they taste really good together.
94. Pizza. Do you ever get pizza cravings, or is it just me?
Pizza that makes you wanna cry!photo © 2007 Penny | more info (via: Wylio)
95. A clean house. I feel so much more relaxed and peaceful when the house is clean.
96. A soft nightgown and bathrobe.
97. Inspiring magazines. I’m reading my February edition of Better Homes and Gardens, which always inspires new decorating and crafting ideas, and last night I found a new online magazine called Matchbook. It’s very vintage, romantic, and girly. And if you’re style challenged like me, the pictures of what goes well together are very helpful. 
98. Free valentines! I posted a link to them in my Weekend Reading yesterday, so you can download them too.
99. February starts tomorrow! I’m excited for February, because Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays, and Brian’s birthday is in February!
Happy Heart's desirephoto © 2010 Shironeko Euro | more info (via: Wylio)
100. Watching the sunrise today.

How was your weekend? What gifts did God bless you with? 


  • Friday is also my favorite day of the week but not this week. Today (Tuesday) is my new favorite. =D Because it's the last day of the work week for us. Korea is celebrating Lunar New Year and we have a LONG weekend.. Holiday from Weds to sunday! Weeeehhh What a blessing!

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  • Oh my, these are so beautiful. I especially love the little girl pointing at you saying you're very pretty! 🙂

    xoxo
    Katie

  • I want pizza now. Thanks a lot! Haha. Oh and I'm glad someone likes Val Day, because I hate that day more than any other. Not only have I hated being reminded that I'm single for the last 10 years of my life, I always have really bad days. Like I get to school and I forgot something really important and then everything goes wrong after that.

  • Yes, definitely muy bonita 😀

  • It was pretty cold this weekend but amazingly clear and sunny on Sunday. It was so beautiful!

    Another gift was since it was cold, I got to spend some time with my husband at home. 🙂

  • This post is full of so many wonderful things! First, I think I want to start calling Will My Gordita, and I didn't know that Anne Voskamp had a book! I must read it!

  • All these thankful posts inspired by Ann Voskamp remind me of a fun song, "Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens . . ." But I enjoy them!