I’ve counted the gifts here on New Nostalgia for over a couple years. Today we made it past 1,000! So many blessings, I’m overwhelmed! Counting the gifts has changed me. I see in more detail the many blessings, big and small.
~A new rug from my Mother-In-Law, an early birthday gift.
~My little one made a thankful box. I love her spontaneous creativity. I love she is learning to see and count the gifts, too.
~my niece and her amazing, big blue eyes
~crunching on coconut chips, a healthy natural snack
~drinking from my travel mug, reminds me of my Karen friend and beautiful Yosemite
~3 waterbottles for 3 girls. Thankful for the many cups that I don’t have to wash thanks to these!
~Finally, FINALLY getting to paint my bathroom. So. Much. Better.
~a little one who is so eager and happy to help
~shopping with my 3 girls. Hearing their giggles behind dressing room curtains.
~patient silly sisters waiting for little sister to try on her many, MANY pairs of jeans.
~celebrating Grandma’s birthday. Balloon fun with cousins. Precious family memories.
~The beauty of my sisters home on Thanksgiving
~Outside beauty at my sisters home on Thanksgiving
~A nephew who hides his face but never his love.
~a delicious drink that delighted my girls
~silly family games on Thanksgiving
~shopping with my Teagan on Black Friday
~how lights of the season reflect the Light of the season
~my peppermint pillow, a gift from my Mom
~my coffee shop ‘office.’ The festive touches.
~a gift of comfort from a dear friend
~dollar store sparkly ornaments that shout meaning
~a homemade birthday card sent in the mail from a dear friend
~a cozy home all twinkly
~a nativity globe that reminds
~car trip to our first family Christmas celebration. Fun family memories.
~festive fruit. Nourishment.
~him. How he cares for me.
~them. How much joy they bring.
~Cousins, Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents. Family Fun.
~Grandparents. Parents. White Elephant gifts. Laughter.
~my ESV study Bible. Quiet moments, loud words from my Creator.
~Gifts that are wrapped early so I can enjoy & reflect on the season
~Little one loving her White Elephant gift…no matter that they are way too big!