Thursday, June 7, 2012

thankful thursday {link up}


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This Thursday I am thankful for...
1) Iced coffee.  Specifically iced coffee with lots of whipped cream and tons of caramel drizzled on top.  You can't really go wrong there.  Last Saturday I tried Dunkin Donuts iced caramel latte and it was delicious.  I'm not really much of a coffee drinker... that is unless it has more whipped cream and sugar than coffee... in that case, I'm all about it.

2) My baby birdies.  Over the past few months I have watched these two birds come and go... slowly building their little nest in one of the pillars of my front porch.  Then apparently laying eggs there.  And now... those little eggs have hatched and I've been listening to tiny little baby birdies chirp within that pillar for over a month... watching the mama bird fly in bringing them all kinds of food day in and day out.  But just a few days ago I finally saw one of those sweet little baby birds poke its tiny head out of the pillar to call for it's mama.  Sweetest.thing.ever.  I have loved watching this entire process unfold right before my very eyes.

3) Our new hydrangea.  Over Memorial Day weekend, something crazy snapped inside of me and I decided I was going to start planting flowers.  This is crazy for me, because I almost kill everything I touch.  But my next-door-neighbor has recently inspired me to step out of my comfort zone and plant a few things.  I'm especially proud of my pretty pink hydrangea.  I love it.  It makes me happy every time I walk up to our front door... and I'm especially thankful that I haven't killed it yet.

PS... total side note... I'm looking for guest bloggers for the last week of June... you interested?  If so, read yesterday's post.

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12 comments:

Sarah Fontenot said...

I love this post. I love the hydrangeas. I had some pretty blue ones a few years back. I killed them. I do not have a green thumb...at all. Thanks for linking up with me!!

No(dot dot)el said...

I wish it would get warm enough here for ice coffee. We once had a momma bird make a nest on the top of a ladder we had left out. I was so worried the dogs were going to knock it over but they didn't thank God. It was so cool to see how the momma brought the babies food everyday. Thanks again for the link up.

Maria H said...

You have some wonderful things to be thankful for this week! I love baby birds!! Now, since I'm craving iced coffee, I'm off to go get some! :)

Kelly said...

how fun to have the birds nest so close to keep an eye on it! and your flowers look amazing! great post this week sister!

Cami said...

Iced coffee...yum!! :)
Beautiful flowers...goodnessgess gracious me!!!

As always, I love your thankful posts <3

I'd LOVE to guest post!!! I'm currently thinking of an amazing DIY post for you..hmm! <3

Jennifer Goodin said...

i love the hydrangeas. I try every year to keep a pot of hydrangeas alive and i always fail. what's the secret!

Heather said...

that baby bird is beyond cute. what a blessing to watch unfold.

Shari said...

that coffee looks so good right now! i may have to go across the street to DD and get one. :)

Flossie said...

I drink my coffee the same way you do...but I wasn't crazy about iced coffee the last time I tried it. I might have to give it a try again, though. I mean, you AND the Pioneer Woman couldn't possibly both be wrong, right? No baby birds for us...my cat would just consider it a buffet. :(

mleslie43 said...

Cute little birdies Julia! Does Little Cat love watching them from the window?? Your flowers are beautiful and kudos to your sweet neighbor for inspiring you!

Courtney said...

such sweet birdies! love the hydrangea...they are my fave flowers ever!

Lil Lambz said...

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