I have decided to start a weekly post called “Thankful Thursday”. If you would like to share your version of “Thankful Thursday” (photos or text or both) in the future, you can link your post to my post on Thursdays in the comments section with the tag “Thankful Thursday”.

Looking at my past week, I am thankful for Irish soda bread made by my oldest daughter.

Irish bread

I am thankful for attending a lovely bridal shower, being excited for the bride-to-be, and how it reminded me to be grateful for my own marriage.
Date night

I am thankful for meeting “Amelia Earhart” and learning about her life at the Living History Museum at my daughter’s school.


I am thankful for yummy home-made zeppoles (in a brown paper bag) to celebrate St. Joseph’s Day.


And finally, I am THANKFUL FOR SPRIIINNNGGG!!! Snowdrops suddenly appeared in my yard this week after I had been checking every day for them. Doing the happy Spring dance! Happy First Day of Spring everyone!

Gratitude is one of the sweet shortcuts to finding peace of mind and happiness inside. No matter what is going on outside of us, there’s always something we could be grateful for.
~ Barry Neil Kaufman, Best-selling author