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Still Counting My Blessings

Life can become busy at times.  And no, I've not been hiding.  I've been moving ...still.

There are only two weeks left in the school year so it's a very busy time.  I've missed blogging and visiting my blogging friends.

But there have been many blessings to share.

My niece Kristin and her husband had a baby girl named Kenzie.  She is my great niece and she's adorable.

Have I mentioned that I love babies?  I can't wait to hold her.  These are the times when I wish I didn't live so far away.

My Aunt Ruth celebrated her 75th birthday on Saturday.  My Uncle Bob bought me a plane ticket to come and visit her in June.  That was her birthday gift and she told me how excited she was when she opened her card.  It's so nice to feel loved.  I am looking forward to three days in California with my aunt.  And she's not far from Santa Monica, which is one of my favorite places. :)

I hope to be back blogging as I already finished many end of year photo books.  I love taking photographs and it comes in handy when creating gifts.  But I couldn't believe how many photos I've taken this year and I wanted to choose the best.

I continue to count my every day blessings as I link up with Ann of A Holy Experience for Multitudes on Mondays.

#431 A new baby in our family
#432 A plane ticket to California for time with my aunt
#433 Two weeks left in the school year
#434 Looking forward to a much needed break
#435 Getting settled in a new home
#436 A family get together in our new place for Greg's mom
#437 Getting to see my godchild Brittney
#438 Teacher Appreciation Week was amazing
#439 Feeling loved by parents and students
#440 Getting licked by Roxie the dog (she is four year old Max's dog)
#441 Knowing I will see my mom again one day in heaven

Blessings and love,

Debbie Petras
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  1. You sure have some wonderful blessings.

  2. Sweet baby Kenzie! This sure is a busy time of year for you and I know you are enjoying every moment with those dear little ones.

    Hope the week goes really well for you!

  3. Kenzie is a beautiful baby. I know you are looking forward to seeing her.

    Speaking of traveling...I will be coming close to you this weekend. I'm flying to Tucson for a conference. Arrive on Sunday, leave on Thursday. I realize that is still an hour or so from Phoenix, but it would sure be nice to meet in person some day.


  4. Hugs, hugs, hugs as you finish up another wonderful year...yea on your trip, again God is faithful
    Have a wonderful week

  5. The new baby is just adorable! How excited you must be to hold her and kiss those sweet little cheeks. A trip to California sounds fun... You've had such a good year with all your little students..what a great teacher to put together photo books for them. Hope you have a good week! HUGS

  6. I know you'll be glad to have a time of rest this summer! What a wonderful trip you have planned to visit Aunt Ruth! You're right... it's good to be loved, needed, and wanted.

    Blessings to you as you tie up your loose ends and begin the next chapter of your journey.


  7. Oh, so glad you are getting away to spend some time with your Aunt. I'm going to see mine this Thursday to celebrate her 90th b'day.

    Can't believe you are still moving. Bless your heart!

    So glad you have the summer to look forward to enjoy some R & R.

    Blessings for a wonderful week!

  8. Oh, I love the gift your uncle gave your aunt! What a brilliant idea. May one day I can give such gifts.

    Little Kenzie is adorable. My niece is expecting a baby in a few months and I can't wait to hold her too.

    Continuing to pray for your move.
    Love you!

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  10. Hey Deb! Yay for your CA trip! I love Santa Monica too...been years since I was there but remember how beautiful it is! Blessed as your shared your many blessings.. We serve an awesome God, don't we!

    Maybe we could meet for coffee sometime this Summer when things settle down.

    Have a wonderful week!



  11. that precious baby is blessed to have
    you for a great aunt!

  12. How fun - a trip to see your aunt. Hope you get to go to Florida also to see that precious baby.

  13. Hi Debbie; I've been missing you! :)

    What wonderful blessings; Kenzie is adorable, and I am so excited for your trip to CA to visit your Aunt (what a great gift!) I can only imagine the feeling of peace and contentment as the move is finally winding down and as you approach a well needed summer break!

    Blessings and bunches of hugs my friend!

  14. Deb thank you for sharing your continued list.... sweet picture. Blessings.

  15. Dear Debbie,
    That really brought tears to my eyes; your uncle giving You in birthday present for your aunt. That sure will become a blessed meeting blossoming from so much love.
    I can't wait to see the pictures from your trip to California.
    Knowing you like I do by now, I also am sure you will pass that love further to your grand niece.She's lucky to be related to you.
    With so much love going around, I'm sure your moving must be wrapped in God's eternal love too.
    May he bless your coming and going from now and ever on.

  16. Debbie,

    It has been a while since I have been in the blogging world due to some major personal illness and now a family crisis as well. However, that being said, I know that God has directed me to your site today for it has filled me with encouragement and hope. I have loved the writing and the photos.
    Please keep my family and I in your prayers.
    Blessings to you today.

    In Grace,


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