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  1. Cindy

    Fun to see all of the wonderful things you’ve been enjoying Christie.

    I watched six of my seven grandchildren over a long weekend.❤️(Not all at once.😉) Then on Monday I slept in until 9:00!

  2. I love that hand bouquet! What a fabulous idea… and so much longer-lasting than flowers. Your avocado toast looks so yummy; it makes the ones we put together here at home look so unadorned. Can you share what the white spread was and the types of nuts sprinkled on top?

    • Wasn’t that a great idea, Janis? My sister-in-law had each of us trace our hands and write a message of love in them. We sent them to her and she copied them on colored paper and then fashioned that bouquet. The assisted living facility was on lock-down, so it was nice for my mother-in-law to be able to read the messages and be reminded of our love. And, of course, they are pretty to look at! 😊 As for the toast–it was divine. That was cottage cheese. I’ve forgotten what the seeds were. Sorry! They’re good though, similar to pumpkin seeds.

  3. Christie, Your monthly thank you notes do make me stop and think about what I am thankful for. This month that includes a contract on our beach cottage… closing is next week. The coronavirus really slowed things down, but we did finally have someone interested with a good offer. I am also thankful that we continue to be safe… even living in a hotspot state for a while.

    I’m so glad you got a nice welcome to your South Utah home! Hearing that warmed my heart.

    • I’m so happy to hear that Pat. Thank you. Good luck with your beach cottage. We have put our cabin on the market, so I have some idea of what you are going through there. So glad you are staying safe. COVID cases are rising in our area as well. When I start getting discouraged, I remind myself to be grateful for my health and that of my family. Take care! Stay safe! Keep smiling! (How’s that for a lot of exclamation points? 😁)

  4. Once again Christie your Thankyou Notes made me smile. I love the hand bouquet and the sparkly shoes. I love your summery photos. They make me feel good on a wintry day here #MLSTL Sharing

    • Hello Jennifer. I’m glad I could bring a smile. The bouquet was the idea of my genius sister-in-law, and it was the perfect thing for my mother-in-law on lockdown in an assisted living apartment. It always surprises me a little to be reminded that not everyone is enjoying summer right now. That’s one of the joys of blogging…connecting with people around the world. I love it!

  5. Piper sounds like an awesome grandbaby! WOW, 93! Not everyone has a wonderful MIL, you’re fortunate! The avocado toast looks good, although I’m not sure I’d like it since I’m not a fan of guacamole 🙂

  6. I’m so grateful our boy is getting outside more and hanging with pals playing football and just knocking about. He has had difficulties around friendships , so it’s good.On the other hand, our daughter, who has been vegetarian for a year is thinking of going vegan, Might be okay if she didn’t tend to leave all the food stuff to us!!! MLSTL

    • Yikes! I’d make a terrible vegan. Though I do admire someone that sticks to their convictions. I’m glad to hear that your boy is getting out more and hanging with friends. Here’s hoping July brings lots more to smile about!

  7. I love reading your thank you notes especially when things aren’t going too well. I understand that only too well. I’m pleased that the state borders are opening so we can visit my daughter and grandson in Queensland. Love all your family shots and catchups 🙂 #mlstl

    • Sometimes the challenges just come one after another. Larry’s mother (the one who just turned 93) fell and broke her hip this month. With all of the COVID restrictions, an already challenging situation is magnified times 10! But I am thankful for telephones and a room with a window. Enjoy your visit with your family in Queensland. I can imagine how much you’ve missed seeing them in person. Here’s to lots of happy moments in July!

  8. Today I’m grateful I can honor my feelings and not try to sugar coat my vision to force myself to get happy. Know this too shall pass, especially when I make a gratitude list. Thanks for sharing your thank you notes at #MLSTL. Will pin this post to my spirit/wisdom board.

  9. I look forward to your Thank You notes and wasn’t disappointed. They are lovely photos and memories made. I am ‘aching’ to see our son and his 4 children this weekend. It’s been since late last year so I am trying not to get too excited!!

    Thank you too for sharing your story as a Woman of Courage.

    Denyse #mlslt

    • I am happy for you Denyse. It is so hard being separated from our children and grandchildren. Thank you for including me in Women of Courage. It was truly an honor and a good opportunity for me to think about what I gained from that difficult experience.

  10. So much to be thankful for in your life,Christie. Betty looks marvelous and my mother-in-law just turned 94 this month. My grandsons enjoy ‘family walks’ with their Mum and Dad and they also enjoy the clouds and sky at sunset. I’m grateful for beautiful winter weather here on the Gold Coast and also that I’ve started my YouTube channel and achieving my dream. Thank you for being a valued member of #MLSTL and have a beautiful week. xx

    • That’s a wonderful gratitude list, Sue. I’m grateful you started your YouTube channel as well. I thoroughly enjoyed the discussion between you and Leanne. You are doing amazing things.

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