D is for…

Count your blessings, name them one by one…

Welcome to D week!

I’m using Thursday posts to focus on thankfulness — and instead of counting blessings, I’m challenging myself to come up with them alphabetically.  (You can find the rest of these posts here.)

This week, I am particularly thankful for our deck — and by extension, our back yard:

deck in use

deck in use

I didn’t sneak out back in time to get a picture of 8 teenagers hanging out here. They had already moved onto the grass:

How much do I love this scene, where a group of new seniors has welcomed a little brother to join them? (A: a lot!)

How much do I love this scene, where new seniors have welcomed a little brother to join them?        (Answer: a lot!)

Photo taken before they moved into a game of Ninja

Photo taken before they moved into a game of Ninja

All of these teens were a joy to be around yesterday as they celebrated their last day of school. They were out of classes before noon and happily settled into the backyard, enjoying each others company and being the kind of polite folks you would be thrilled to have hanging around your house.

And really, it wasn’t their fault that the hammock broke…

Class of 2014: H-J and friends

Class of 2014: H-J and friends

Please share something for which YOU are thankful today.