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Jul 21, 2014

Grateful Heart Monday is my Favorite...



and we're back to monday again.  is it just me, or are these weeks of summer just flying by?  sometimes i feel like time moves so slowly (like when aj is away at school in boston) and then other times, it seems to be here and gone before you know it!  i can't believe we're in the second half of july.  i feel like summer just started.  but at the same time, something about yesterday morning felt like september, and since i love fall with all my heart, that made me really happy.

anyway, time to get down to grateful heart monday.  for those of you who are new around here, i've gotten into the habit of listing a few things that i'm particularly grateful for each week.  it's a wonderful way to start the week and really helps to put things into perspective!

here's what i'm grateful for today:
catching up with a dear friend who was visiting home this week after moving to argentina
a new book...and finding the time and motivation to read it!
getting to go see the tonight show this thursday night (sooooo pumped.)
the new she reads truth app
the peony project (this has taken off and is flourishing and becoming even more than i could have hoped for!)
fresh-picked berries
ice cream cake (and ice cream in general)

speaking of ice cream, here's a funny little conversation that aj and i had yesterday:
aj:  i love you
betsy:  i love you too!
aj:  do you really?
betsy:  of course i do!  why would you ask that?
aj:  well because sometimes people say they love things but they don't really...like when someone says "i love ice cream", but they just like it
betsy:  well i really do love ice cream, so that's a terrible example.

my love for ice cream is dangerous to my waistline, friends.  and i don't even care.  (oh, and i really do love my boyfriend too, i wasn't just saying it.)

as usual, i'm linking up with ember grey for grateful heart monday! emily runs the grateful heart link-up every monday, and it's open all week…i encourage you to go check it out, read some of the other posts, and consider participating!

what are you grateful for today?

63 comments:

  1. Yesterday was national ice cream day. If you didn't celebrate I totally think it's okay to celebrate today!

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  2. Ummm I missed national ice cream day!?

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  3. I love new books & catching up with old friends! :)

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  4. oh friend...every day is national ice cream day in my book. the struggle is real. i definitely drank a chocolate milkshake after church. :)

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  5. Now I am craving a frothy chocolate milkshake!

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  6. That is such a great idea to list things you're grateful for each week. And I share your love of ice cream!

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  7. I agree, time has been flying by lately. Crazy! Your convo made me giggle. Sounds like something I would say.

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  8. Summer is SO flying by .. I love fall but time just needs to slow down. :) Your convo sounds like one LG and I would have. LOL!

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  9. Haha! I'm with you, ice cream really does have my heart!

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  10. Thankful today for a very generous boss.

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  11. I'm thankful for the Peony Project too!! (and ice cream, at least definitely in the summer. Have rediscovered my former addiction to Snickers ice cream bars...dangerous!)
    That conversation made me laugh!!

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  12. Our summer feels like it's flying by also. But I am kinda glad because it's really really hot and humid. I am ready for it to cool off.

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  13. Summer does feel like it has just started, and it is flying by. Oh yay She reads truth app is out! What's your new book?

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  14. I'm grateful for family who stands by in the good times and bad! Thanks for sharing your grateful heart!

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  15. I'm amazed, too at how the Peony Project has hit the ground running. It is an excellent community to be a part of and I just want to give you thanks and recognition for pioneering it!

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  16. So many wonderful things to be grateful for. Today I'm grateful for my dog who forces me to go for two walks a day and explore new parks and streets around our neighbourhood.

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  17. songbirdsandbuttonsJuly 21, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Love appreciation lists - they are so important to keep us grounded sometimes!

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  18. hahahah!! That ice cream convo is priceless! And yes, summer is FLYING!!!! How does this happen?! I'm sooooo excited for you for Thursday at The Tonight Show!!! :) How fun! I have been wanting to check out the She Reads Truth app. (Thank you, friend, for creating The Peony Project. It was hard for me to keep up with it last week while out of town but I've enjoyed catching up today) :)

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  19. The Peony Project is a great way to grow, I believe! Grateful to you for putting it together! :)

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  20. Wow, I bet it was so fun to visit with your friend! I just visited family I haven't seen in years and that is the best feeling to catch up with someone! I also love new books. What are you reading now?

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  21. haha nothing wrong with a little ice cream! yesterday was national ice cream day so its totally fitting ;)

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  22. so thankful for the peony project!! It is such a great idea!

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  23. SO cool you're going to the tonight show! how fun!

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  24. LOVE ice cream. And how fun about the Tonight Show!

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  25. How fun seeing the Tonight show! You will have a blast :) So glad I found you through Grow Your Blog!
    xoxo
    lauren
    http://sincerelylo.blogspot.com

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  26. Deidre || Love, The SkinnysJuly 22, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    Thank you for the grateful reminder. I need it.

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  27. i'm so excited! thanks for stopping by! :)

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  28. it was so great to catch up with her! i picked up "Wedding Night" by Sophie Kinsella at Target...I've never read anything by her, but I was looking for something light and funny and flipped open to a random page in the store and it made me laugh, so I thought I'd give it a try!

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  29. I'm hoping so! I'm excited about all that's happening with it!

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  30. that convo made me think of you and your "conversations with my husband" posts! I can't wait for Thursday, and I'm SO glad that you're a part of The Peony Project!!

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  31. ah...getting out for walks just helps break up the day, doesn't it?

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  32. I'm so excited about it, and so glad that everyone is engaging so much! Thanks so much girl!

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  33. i picked up "Wedding Night" by Sophie Kinsella at Target...I've never read anything by her, but I was looking for something light and funny and flipped open to a random page in the store and it made me laugh, so I thought I'd give it a try!

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  34. Oh, those are dangerous! I love the Twix ones, because I'm not always a fan of nuts in ice cream....so yummy!!!

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  35. I totally agree! I will be excited for fall, but that always seems to fly by as well, so summer can stick around for a while yet :)

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  36. Apparently I did too...but I still "accidentally" celebrated it with a chocolate milkshake! :)

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  37. it has! i'll be glad for fall, but summer is welcome to stay for awhile yet!

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  38. having an awesome boss makes me excited to go to work every day!

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  39. mmm...that is SUCH a good thing to be thankful for!

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  40. i just picked up "Wedding Night" by Sophie Kinsella at Target...I've never read anything by her, but I was looking for something light and funny and flipped open to a random page in the store and it made me laugh, so I thought I'd give it a try!

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  41. LOL! too cute. The Tonight Show would be so cool to see! I'm gonna have to watch it just in case they show you in the audience!

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  42. ah what a good concept. i love ice cream too for the record, but i'm just so grateful for my health and that i was blessed with some amazing friends and the best family :)

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  43. I've heard great things about Sophie Kinsella! But I haven't read anything by her yet. That sounds like fun!

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  44. Really enjoy this post, as you say it would be a great way to kick the week off with a big dose of perspective :) love the feeling of finding a new book that you actually can't wait to read! Have a great week! :)

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  45. Joe has a love for ice cream, I don't ;) P.S. found a Fractured Donut by me ish. It's in Southern Utah, but next time I'm down there, I'll be sure to stop!

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  46. definitely a book to check out especially when you can turn to a random page and laugh. :)

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  47. I love the ice cream conversation! Funny!

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  48. You have some wonderful things to be thankful for! I'm grateful for time with my family.

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  49. I'm totally in agreement with the freshly picked berries! I also love my city, San Francisco. Makes me smile everyday.

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  50. Today I'm grateful for rain. It cools off these hot summer days.

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  51. I'm grateful for the little bit of sunlight we got today on this rainy day.

    Katreena

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  52. Love this! Today i am grateful for NAPS!

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  53. it was so fun! we went last night and actually saw tonight's (Friday's) taping with Jon Hamm and a few other guests!

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