Tuesday, September 27, 2011

My Joy List

Happy Tuesday!! What a wonderful couple of days. Time spent with family, creating and church. I am filled up!!:)

My friend Joyce over at Pure Joy is the inspiration for today's post...thanks, Joyce!

I know I talk lots and lots about gratitude here. I just can't help it...without gratitude where in the world would we be? Grace in our hearts is as important as food on our table.

"As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily.  The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world."  ~Terri Guillemets

Where there is gratitude there is joy...so here is My Joy List...{thanks, Joyce!} 

Em, Jacks and me at the Royals game

My Family continues to lift me up when I am down, cheer me on just when I need it. They are my rock. I love them so much! Going on little adventures with them brings my heart so much JOY!

My cutie dog, Gizmo. He looks so silly here...this is right after his Lion cut:) During my days at home without my family, he is here, my constant companion. And when I have a headache and feel miserable...there is little Giz to cuddle with and make me feel so much better.

This brings me so much joy!! My friend Kristin at Twinkle, Twinkle painted this for Lizzy's Benefit last May. I ended up the lucky winner. This beauty hangs in my art space and makes me smile.

The Kansas City Temple! I can't believe...that at long last we will have  Temple so close to us!! Our daughter's soccer fields are right by this...we love seeing it nearly every Saturday. Such a blessing.

Last winter I bought this 3-tiered basket for 10 bucks. I get a lotta joy for not a whole lotta money. Love it!

These girls are beautiful and sweet and soooo FUNNY! It makes my heart so happy that my daughter has such AMAZING and GOOD friends!

This books fills me up. It's my journal I created for Soul Restoration 2. I look at it often for guidence and inspiration. It is slowly filling up with my dreams and goals and steps to make them come true. Love this book!

So there you have it...My Joy List.

What's on YOUR Joy List? Please share a few things with us!


  1. mmm...my joy list,,,well number one is my family...simple moments with them, all my joys really are revolved around them, a clean house...lol..Jacob getting better...it's amazing how simple my list would be....thanks so much for sharing your joy list...xxx

  2. What a beautiful tribute to Gratitude and JOY! I laughed so much when I saw your little Gizmo! I've never seen a haircut like that before... he is so precious, and so are your other babies... they grow up so fast eh Mama?

    I have to say that I am grateful these days for the people in my life that make me smile. And those that share a little piece of their heart with me. I'm glad you found my blog too. xo Happy Tuesday (night). :)

  3. Great post, Leslie. Very positive and uplifting. My girls are on my joy list, of course, and my husband. Having time at home with my girls and my crafting are on my joy list. Getting new bookshelves built in my family room today will be on my joy list as soon as three strangers aren't in the house running saws and drills all day!

  4. Love your post! Kansas City? I have family there...do you know any Crabtrees?

    Love your journal cover so creative!

  5. How neat! Thanks for highlighting my blog!!! I love reading others' Joy Lists!!! :-)


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