Saturday, January 6, 2018

Celebrate This Week: Words and Boys and Sunrises!

Join us each weekend for Celebrate This Week with Ruth Ayres.

When we pause to celebrate, we find the joy.
Discover. Play. Build. 

   A week filled with moments to celebrate and remember.

This is my Saturday morning routine. After attending a 7 am Weight Watcher's meeting, I head to Starbucks to write my celebrate post. I have a short raspberry hot chocolate to fuel my thoughts and warm my heart. Some weeks I have time to read all the celebrate posts before writing my own. Today I spent the past hour reading and commenting on OLW posts from my friends at Spiritual Journey First ThursdayAnd because I have some errands to accomplish before Costco opens at 9:30, today's celebrations will be brief.

I celebrate the power of words to propel us forward, to support and sustain our journeys, and to turn us toward the Lord who can bring solace in the face of life's many challenges. I love reading the posts of friends as they share their words for this new year.

I celebrate my boys every week. I think that being a grandma is the grandest thing in the world! This week I enjoyed a video of Teddy all tucked in (it's very cold in Virginia) and reading a book to himself. Here's a screen shot from the video.

Jack spent Friday at our house where he continues to explore vintage toys that his mom and Uncle Blake played with over 30 years ago. This week it was the colorful pegs of this Discovery Toy that has come out of the hall closet every time there is a youngster of a certain age in the house. His favorite part of playing with this toy is dropping the pegs and watching Grandma pick them up. Although he did help me pick them up when he got out of the high chair.
Tuesday as I headed to Jack's house, I was greeted by a gorgeous sky that delighted my heart. I felt blessed that I could stop the car on our lane and snap a picture. 
I hope to share a delight (my OLW) weekly on my celebrate post. I think there are some close connections between delight and celebrate. 


  1. It is lovely to see you here and read your words. "Drop and pick-up" is one of the favorite games of all little kids. I can imagine it gave you quite a bit of exercise. So many other wonderful things were part of your week too. Your OLW is already working its magic.

  2. Your life is full of so much joy!

  3. Sounds like a wonderful start to Saturday. I love having a routine especially if I know I will be writing. It helps me prepare and Starbucks hot chocolate is the perfect topper.

  4. What a lovely Saturday morning routine. I didn't get a celebrate post done, but I love reading yours and catching up on the grandboys. Someday...

  5. Fun to read about your routine, Ramona, and always love the pics of those boys! I wrote a little about sky today, so adore the extra you added.

  6. I love your routine and peering in on your world with your grand boys. Happy New Year!

  7. I too enjoyed the sky this week. I drove to Madison early in the morning and saw a gorgeous sunrise. Delight perfectly sums up what I felt seeing that beauty. Your boys also seem to be a delight. Enjoy!