Thursday, November 27, 2008

A Beautiful, Beautiful Day

I am blessed to live in the country with my little family. Blessed to have wonderful parents. Blessed to live so close.
I am blessed with two sisters. Two best friends.
I am blessed with three silly little boys.
I am blessed to have a wonderful and beautiful mother who is an excellent cook.
I am blessed with an incredible extended family. Dad, Mom, sisters, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephew, and grandparents (who traveled up from California to be with us).
I am blessed with plenty. Food. Conversation. Laughter. Much love.

I am blessed with health for walking and enjoying the fresh air.

I am blessed with family who love nature...
...And being silly...
...And caring for each other.

I am blessed with a husband who is everything to me. And whom our boys adore.I am blessed with grandparents who love to get in on the fun.

I am blessed beyond measure.


Aja Jenise said...

You captured it like no other can Heidi.

I must say, we stashed some of the Martinelli's away for ourselves to savor later... honestly, we seem to share more things similiarly each day.

Savor these moments... family together is a priceless gem. As ours are all in California. But it was a warm spirited day none the less.

Thanks for sharing these beautiful moments.

Sarah at SmallWorld said...

Beautiful, beautiful. Your posts are always so reaffirming to me!

Beth@Pages of Our Life said...

Simply beautiful!

I am laughing too b/c I tried to capture some of the same perspective shots although mine would have looked a whole lot nicer had I seen yours first!

Happy Holidays

Unknown said...

and you bless by sharing your blessings, friend. My heart rejoices to the tune of your rejoicing.

If you saw my post from yesterday, your post is the "gift that was beautifully wrapped.... and given."

Unknown said...

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving. My mother-in-law told me about your blog. I too have a home full of boys living in the W. Valley.

You have such beautiful photos!

God bless!


Skeller said...

Oh Heidi!
This post touches me deeply. It's so very beautiful and filled with heart and soul and peace. To me, it's reminiscent of Norman Rockwell Americana. It makes me happy - just like Prairie Chick so very aptly put it: My heart rejoices to the tune of your rejoicing!

Heidi said...

What would I do without you lovely ladies who are so kind to comment regularly?! :) You have no idea how much you make me smile. I am thankful for you!!

Occasionally I feel as if I really *was* living in a Norman Rockwell painting. :) Ah... this is the life!! Thanks for enjoying it with me.

Laurel said...

So nice Heidi. Your spirit of gratitude is contagious and don't we all need it in spades.

I have been away for a few weeks so have been catching up on your blog. I may have to inflict my "favorite book" titles on you just because you asked!

Jenni said...

What beautiful Thanksgiving photos! I wish I had had time to take more pics of our celebration. Good thing I gave my girls instructions to take a few for me. I love your Green Day photos and tradition, too. Lovely!

carole said...

Your pictures, as always, are amazing. Thank you for sharing!

Christi said...

What a lovely post!