For 2014
Joy is the serious business of Heaven.
C.S. Lewis

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Gratitude Sunday


I'm joining the second Gratitude Sunday party over at Linda's blog,  A LA CARTE 
Visit her blog and join us about what you are grateful for and then visit others and see what they are grateful for.


I am grateful for family.

Daughter, husband, self, grandson 1, DIL's Father, DIL, grandson number 2, and son.


Sister and Chatty


Brother, brother, self, father, sister.
Grandson and my mother.

Yes the pictures are old - but they are very special.

 Love, Chatty

 I love Thumper and what his mamma told him. So true.

57 comments:

Linda said...

I LOVE your every post!!! Have I mentioned what a BLESSING you are to me as well as the blogging community??

TexWisGirl said...

thumper was wise. :)

Beth said...

The pictures are so nice!! Thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

It's so fun to see photos of your family (and you, too!)

And yes, Thumper's mom had it right...

xo

Jackie said...

I love every post too! You brighten my day with every post.

Your family is lovely. I hope your week is filled with blessing upon blessing!

Hugs ♥

Ms. A said...

Beautiful family!

Shelly said...

What a beautiful family you have my friend, and a heart of gratefulness makes life all the sweeter!

Sush said...

How fortunate for me I'm able to return to your lovely blog when you've posted such beautiful pictures! Blessings all and what a good idea...Gratitude! We should all remember what we are thankful for!
Good to see you again!
Hugs~

JOHN said...

Very nice,got me to thinking What I am grateful for.
Thanks

jack69 said...

What a beautiful family. Have a wonderful sunday. We are invited to a Cowboy church near Okee. Looking forward to it. Surprised to see you on this late.
(((HUGS)))


I see you hiding behind Grandson!

LOve from the banks of the PEACE!

Paula said...

Nice family pictures.

Ginny said...

I LOVED seeing pictures of your family members I had not known before! Your brother looks a lot younger than you...not that YOU look old...oh boy have I gotten myself into a hole now. I mean he kind of looks like a teenager.

Ginny said...

O.K after looking again, I see that it was taken quite awhile ago!!

BlueShell said...

What a wonderful idea.
I'm grateful for so many things...

Thank you for being there. BShell

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...that 'thumper' quote should be considered by some blogger comments I've had pop up on my blog in the distant past. LOL

As for your family portraits, I really enjoyed them. Your mother was, I'm sure, very precious to you all.

Debbie Jones said...

Thank you for reminding us to be grateful for our wonderful blessings!

Sarah (Nikki) said...

loved looking at these beautiful pictures except that first one....you're almost hidden and I think you need to be out there b/c you totally shine. Your beautiful heart always amazes me considering that I know what you've lived and still live. Hugs from my heart to yours. You are so special to me Gayle....hope you know that.

Theresa said...

Sweet stroll down memory lane! I enjoyed seeing your family pics! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Your wonderful family is indeed something to be thankful for. Hope your Sunday is a relaxing and restful one for you.

Lynn said...

What a lovely family!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Yep, that Thumper is a smart guy.

LOVE all the family photos! Family is definitely a thing to be grateful for. blessings ~ tanna

Jill said...

Love this post. You have a lovely family, my friend.

Sandra said...

we had a rabbit named thumper, not nearly as smart as this one. i liked seeing your family, you are indeed blessed and gratful

Daisy said...

Wonderful photos--such a treasure of memories. Happy Sunday, Sandie!

Susan said...

Oh Sandie, what a beautiful family! WOW WOW WOW Lovely photos.

And you look like your Mama!

Both of your "kids" are handsome-looking and the grandkids, too.

Yes, family can be among life's greatest sources of gratitude!

Hope your Sunday is serene! Susan

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love the photos Sandie. You have a beautiful family.

Carol Z said...

Beautiful pictures. I'm grateful for my blog buddies. Definitely do a little blog hopping this morning. Have a sweet Sunday!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

You have a beautiful family Sandie.

xo,
Dee

Mevely317 said...

Beautiful pictures, Sandie! Is that fellow in front (left) your brother who Andy is named for?
Have a great day!

thisisme said...

Beautiful photos one and all, Sandie! I loved the older ones because, as you say, they are precious. You are indeed, a real blessing to all of us in this little bloggy world of ours. It is so important that we give thanks for all our blessings.

Dolores said...

I love the pictures. You have a beautiful family!

I'm thankful for my family too.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Wonderful family!!

Barb said...

Beautiful family, a lot to be grateful for. I'm grateful for each day's breath of life, something I think we sometimes take for granted. I'm grateful for family, friends and mostly for the knowledge of how much the Lord loves me...loves us all.
Have an awesome day.

Alice Arthigton said...

you have a very nice looking family

Betsy Adams said...

Love seeing pictures of your family... I know how special family is... I don't have much left--but cherish the memories.


Happy Sunday to you.
Hugs,
Betsy

Annie said...

Yay Thumper! Adore that little character.

rubyslipperz said...

I'm sooo glad you shared family pictures! Thanks for sharing your gratefulness...it inspires me to be be more grateful and be a better person. =)

hugZ,
annie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love family so much. It was great to see your photos! Thanks for joining Gratitude Sunday this week.
hugs, Linda

A Quiet Corner said...

Yep...Thumper's Mom knew her stuff...a lesson for all of us creatures!...:)JP

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You have such a beautiful family and I know you're proud of them. I would so love to see all 4 of my boys and get a photo taken. Love that Thumper! We could all put that on our sidebar or maybe right under our banner! heehee!

Angela said...

Those are some great pictures Sandie! that is one thing that I should do more often is get pictures made of the entire family. We don't have a family group picture at all... That's sad isn't it!

Saundra McKenzie said...

You have a beautiful family. My email is sandym204@gmail.com, as you requested. Write anytime!

barbara woods said...

beautiful family . you are pleased that

barbara woods said...

I hate this thing when it changes my words

barbara woods said...

beautiful family . you are pleased that

SweetMarie said...

I know these photos are all so dear to you and that makes it even more special to see them. :) I really like what Thumper's Mama told him. :)
Love,
Marie

Sr. Ann Marie Slavin said...

You have such a beautiful family--really a lot to be thankful for! And I love the quote from Thumper. Bambi was the first movie I ever say--I can't say I remember it but I remember somebody telling me that quote.

Remington said...

Beautiful family.... Yes, I agree with Thumper!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love the pictures, always fun to see my blog friends in photos. You have a lovely family. xoxo

LL Cool Joe said...

You have a good looking family! I'm grateful I found your blog!

JeanMac said...

I just love seeing family pics!

Dee said...

You have a lovely family and soon you will have to let your grandson stand behind you to be seen :)

Pamela said...

Special photographs. And they must be special people if you're thankful for them!

BECKY said...

Great post! And I LOVE Thumper!! When I took my oldest son to see Bambi at the movies many, many years ago....his laughter over Thumper rang out through the entire theater! :)

EM Illustrator said...

Very nice pictures :)

Parsley said...

Sweet family photos. Have a happy week!

Betty Manousos said...

loved seeing your precious family photos!
you do have a lovely family!