Every day is a gift from God.
At times we forget to acknowledge that.
This weekend I had occasion to celebrate the past 365 days...
which happens to make me one year older.
Though things are looking pretty bleak in the garden these days...
I have a lot of beautiful flowers to enjoy indoors.
Flowers from the kids and grands.
The 'book page' wreath was made for me by my DIL...
and now hangs above my bookcase.
I love it...
and will show you a close up another day.
Yesterday was a quiet day...
and we decided to take a walk along the river before dark.
Just the two of us.
It's my favorite place to walk whatever the season!
We weren't the only ones walking the trail.
And amongst all those strangers...
we met some friends.
They were about done walking.
We were just starting.
'Come join us for dinner when you are done'.
'We'd love to'.
...while others stood in the chilly waters hoping to catch their supper.
As the sun set on a beautiful Sunday...
the fishermen were still out there.
We had no worries about what we would be cooking!
Our impromptu supper 'invite' included appetizers...
and onion rings...
and gourmet bacon mushroom burgers....
and a salad.
and a salad.
And a lot of laughter...
and good company!
And for dessert?
The best chiffon cake ever!
(Though they had no idea we would be joining them for dinner...
it surely looked like birthday cake to me.)
It was such a fun evening.
And all because we walked the Vedder Trail!
It was a good weekend...
from beginning to end.
I am most thankful to God for another year...
and for his goodness shown to me through family and friends.
I am so thankful for those I get to share this journey with!