1. Lovely thank you notes Christie! I love seeing all the grandchildren shots and they are really growing up fast! I’m sitting here waiting for #3 to arrive so much to be thankful for 🙂

    • Thank you Debbie. It’s hard for me to believe that our oldest grandson (not pictured in this post) is a technically an adult now. He’s 19 and flying airplanes! Congratulations on grandbaby #3. That is so exciting and definitely something to be grateful for!

  2. I am shockingly bad at selfies – but not as bad as my husband is. Together we are pretty terrible. As always I love your thank you notes & this month loved the foodie pics. #MLSTL

    • I’m glad I’m not the only one Jo! Assuming I get the people in the shot, I always seem to capture the most unflattering angle! As I was uploading the photos for this post, I had to laugh at the number of food pics this month. Some periods are just like that, huh?

  3. Christie that was all beautiful! I loved all the gorgeous grandie pics, and the new house progress (and to see where it’s getting built) plus all the Valentine love and the gorgeous tribute to your mum (that quote is just perfect!) February did you proud xx
    Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I’ve shared on my SM ?

    • After a difficult January, February really was lovely with so many happy things to celebrate. We are so pleased with the area we chose to build. The terrain is beautiful, and we already have a few friends and family members close by. Thanks once again for hosting the #MLSTL! Have a beautiful week!

  4. I so needed this today. It’s been one of those weeks (so far!) where it seems nothing is clicking right. So, it’s helpful for me to take a step back and think about what I AM grateful for.

    • Hello Enda and welcome! It’s good to know that I am not the only one who has not mastered the art of the selfie–and it is an art! I’ve never been to Ireland, though visiting is on my bucket list for retirement. All of the photos I’ve seen are so beautiful. Is there a specific area you would recommend?

  5. I love your idea of the Thank You notes. I think that I have forgotten to be more expressive because I end up just sending a quick message or I think it. I used to sketch out images on postcards or send out hand made books and you have just inspired me.

    I also think that stopping a few minutes during the day just to be thankful is so important. A lovely personal touch.

    It was lovely to read your post.

    • Hello Marguerite. I just left someone a handwritten thank-you note yesterday, and both the recipient and I were touched by the experience. I think most of us have gotten away from that added personal touch of handwriting a message. To take it a step further and include a sketch or a handmade book is truly lovely. I’ve never had a talent for drawing. Even my stick figures suffer. 🙂 But I do occasionally leave my husband a little doodle and a love note in the mornings.

  6. I always enjoy your ‘Thank you notes’, Christie as you share parts of your life that you are grateful for. It also makes me stop and think of what I’m thankful for. This post is extra special because of the story behind the quote you found in your Mum’s possessions. Your grandchildren are beautiful young adults and it is exciting times for you building your new home. Thank you as always for linking up and sharing at #MLSTL. Have a beautiful week. xx

    • Thank you for these kind words Sue. This is an exciting time of life for sure. I indeed have much to be thankful for. Included in that category are my blogging friends and #MLSTL. I truly appreciate your efforts in providing #MLSTL. Thank you!

  7. I love your blog name, “Thank You Notes”. There is so much to be thankful for – it is a lovely reminder to slow down and reflect. Even in “retirement” (I’m still figuring out that word) there is lots to keep us busy and occupied.

    I have never taken a ‘selfi’. Usually, I prefer to stay behind the camera!

    • Hello Deirdre and welcome! It is so easy to get caught up in the rushing around that we aren’t truly appreciative of the moment. At least that’s true for me. I’m working on changing that. I usually prefer being behind the camera as well. I do like an occasional photo with my husband or the grandchildren. I’m headed over to check out your blog now!

  8. I always try to read your Thank You Notes and I was not disappointed today! Thank YOU for sharing. I like taking selfies but in a group of more than me it can be a challenge. My grandson who is very tall with long arms takes the best group selfies. I got to smile at being happy to have my smile. I am always thankful for that.

    A new house! How exciting.
    Denyse #mlstl

    • Ah, thank you, Denyse. There’s always one in the crowd with the right length of arms and the right technique for the group selfie. It’s just not me. 🙂 It’s wonderful that you can feel gratitude for your smile. You’ve been through a lot. Most of us probably don’t even think about how wonderful it is to be able to smile. I’m thinking about it now, though. Thank you. The new house is exciting. It’s getting closer! I hope you are enjoying your week!

  9. Hi Christie, The art from Tiffany is poignant and beautiful! I can (almost) smell the pie. Extra cute photos of the grandchildren! Great selfie! (Mine are a total joke!). Highlight for me this month (and I always have many) is the privilege of being at the birth of my grandson. Blessing and Grateful! I always love your posts, Christie!

    • Congratulations on your new grandson Erica! It’s wonderful that you could be there for his entrance into this world. They got it right when they called it “the miracle of birth.” I hope everyone is doing well. Enjoy that little one!

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