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Sweet Blessings This Week

Observing children can be so much fun.  They have much to teach us about enjoying the moment.  I couldn't help but smile when I caught Eric putting his arm on his buddy Sawyer's shoulder.

The little ones love to play red light, green light during PE.  They laugh and laugh as Hadley changes the sign from green to yellow to red.  I think she enjoys being in charge.

It can be dangerous to wear a dress when working with 3 and 4 year old children!  Miss Annie had two boys clinging to her and one decided to poke his head under her dress.  All very innocent but we had a good laugh.

Photo Credit: Babs Howard Bloom
I was invited to attend a tea at the Ritz Carlton by one of the moms from our school.  Sweet Venous asked me to bring along my camera (of course).  She is such a welcoming host and introduced us all to her mom who was visiting from Houston, Texas.  Venous titled this photo as 'three blondes and a brunette'.  I loved that!

Photo Credit: Babs Howard Bloom
I got to finally meet another blogging friend of mine; Lylah Ledner of The Simple Farm!  We 'met' online about four years ago and discovered that her husband Michael went to high school with me in Lindenhurst, Long Island, New York.  Michael was one year ahead of me and his brother Bob was two years ahead in my brother Steve's class.  I remember they had a band that used to play at our school dances.  Small world ...

For the past few years I've been telling people about The Simple Farm.  It's a working farm in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona.  Every Thursday from 8:30 until noon, the French Cafe and market are open to the public.  You can purchase naturally grown produce, herbs, flowers, fruit and farm eggs. I don't like to admit this but I've never been able to go as I'm always working during this time.  But after tasting the most delicious melt in your mouth caramels, I'm definitely going to find a way.

I took some of the caramels to my mother-in-law and ...she loved them.  So now I do have to go back to buy some more.  You can even order them online if you're out of state and Lylah will ship them.  They are definitely worth the cost.

I've never been disappointed when meeting another blogger.  We get to know each other through our words on our blogs so we can easily get to the heart of the matter.  Lylah and I share our faith in Jesus and that makes such a huge difference.

#808 The willingness of children to express love
#809 Enjoying the moments
#810 Laughing as children cling under our skirts
#811 Getting dressed in heels for tea at the Ritz Carlton
#812 The kindness of Venous to invite me
#813 Meeting new friends
#814 Finally getting to meet Lylah, a fellow blogger
#815 Caramels that actually melt in your mouth
#816 Getting to hug Lylah in real time

I'm linking up with Ann of A Holy A Holy Experience as I continue to count my every day blessings.

Blessings and love,

Debbie Petras
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  1. What a beautiful group of ladies!! None of you have overindulged in those caramels, I can tell! I am sorely tempted, but saying NO for now. Caramels are my favorite! :)

  2. Hi Debbie,

    Beautiful pictures and beautiful blessings! You look wonderful; hope all is going well for you my friend! Enjoy your week~

    Blessings and hugs,

  3. Good morning! Your soo right! I could watch little ones all day and be thoroughly entertained. That first picture is soo sweet. I love it! haha on the head under the dress one...How fun to meet a fellow blogger! It has been a while since I have. You look wonderful btw! Hope you have a good week! HUGS

  4. What wonderful blessings and moments you have. That store sounds fabulous.

  5. Oh, I so which that the farm would be open on Saturday mornings. I know I would go there; I love fresh stuff!!! Maybe one of these Thursdays I can go up there.
    It is always nice to meet new people.
    Thank you for sharing your blessings with us.


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