a special visitor, lots of coffee, and too many pictures | an extremely random post! :)

If you are reading this than, by the grace of God, you have made it to another Saturday and through another week! Depending on who you are, your heart has beat around 604,800 times, pumping 2,000 gallons of blood per day to about 60,000 miles of branching blood vessels. If you ask me that is nothing short of a miracle and definitely something to praise the Lord for!! :)

“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”
Psalm 139:14

Well, I have quite a few pictures to catch-up on and debated on whether to do several small posts or just one large post…. finally decided to do one large post and just label it “random”! ;) As we get closer and closer to the holiday season, our businesses get busier and free time to blog randomly becomes less and less. BUT I found myself in a rather large and comfy sweater tonight with a cup of coffee by my side, the little girls have had their bath, I just finished scooping half a dozen ice-cream cones for the natives, and now the evening is FREE! So, Lord willing, there will be a new post with a way too many photos! ;) We have so much to be thankful for! Each new day is filled to overflowing with such tremendous blessing from the Lord that we so often overlook{even just another heartbeat is a huge gift from God}! This week so many thanksgivings come to mind but for this post I am thankful for…. drum-roll pleeeeaaasssee…. ;) First and foremost for the call of Christ to follow Him! What a tremendously powerful call and what an Awesome Savior{Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified-Romans 8:30}! And all those little things that make this week all the sweeter: My grandpa coming to visit{all the way from Missouri!}, a new favorite coffee brand{Church & State Coffee! Pro-Life supporting goodness. ;)}, sweet siblings{Abel bought me a croissant and lifesaver gummies. Completely made my day life! Thanks Abel!!:)} beautiful fall days and Garnet red leaves{fall colors are finally starting to explode here!}, caramel lattes with nutmeg, when little sisters pile their baby dolls on me and tell me I’m baby sitting my “nieces”{it was too funny!}, dishes{Honestly, since the dish washer broke I found a new love for doing sink loads of dishes! ;)}, donut runs with sisters{I ♥ donuts!}, and a whole lot of work!!

What are you thankful for this week? :)

“O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.”
Psalm 107:1

Some from the iphone and others from the camera! :) Hover for descriptions and enjoy!

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“For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endures to all generations.”
Psalm 100:5

4 thoughts on “a special visitor, lots of coffee, and too many pictures | an extremely random post! :)

  1. Micah says:

    Thankful for a Lord who is the Author of every gift–spiritual and physical. Thankful that Our Lord is always at work, and thankful that He ONLY works wondrous things!

    “Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.” Psalms 72:18

    P.S. so blessed by the photos:…) Thank you!

  2. MarieD says:

    Thank you for sharing those pictures it’s lovely (what a beautiful family, I have to say it once again ;-))
    And to also share some things I’m thankful for : family (6 of my favorite people were at my house this weekend and it was great !), friends I can skype with when not feeling so well, the blessed assurance that Jesus has redeemed me and the hope he put in my heart, along with the joy to know that I’m loved beyond all measures by my Saviour, and that everything he allows in my life participates to my sanctification…And that was just to name a few !
    May the Lord bless you during this week !

    • Rachel says:

      Thank you!!! :-)
      What beautiful thanksgivings and what a great salvation!!! Praise The Lord!
      “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God….”1 John 3:1

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