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Ten Things of Thankful: Wrapping up March Edition

Right on time, March presents, "out like a lamb." High temperatures are predicted to be in the mid-60's, and the snow that fell a week ago has vanished. Flowers continue to brighten yards. I'm thankful for mild spring weather, and I'm thankful for beautiful blossoms.

Just last month, I drove to San Diego to attend the temple with a friend of mine. This past week, my friend and her family drove to Utah and stayed with me for a couple of days. We packed a lot of fun into the short time we had, and even managed to attend a session at the Provo Temple. I'm thankful for good friends, and I'm thankful for temples. 

Photo: The white Provo Temple stands in front of the Wasatch Mountains. In front of the temple is a round reflecting pool, and in front of the water, John and I stand with our friends, Robert and Cinthia.
The day that their family left, the fun continued, because another  friend arrived. We talked, talked, and talked some more, and generally had a great time catching up. I'm thankful for her friendship.

Despite it being the week of revolving-door guests (which I thoroughly enjoyed, by the way, and am not opposed to repeating), I managed to slip in a few training runs. John and I have signed up for a half-marathon in May, so we are trying to increase our mileage. I sneaked in a 7-mile run on Thursday, and it felt good in that "wow, my legs are sore but I did it!" sort of way. I'm thankful for good health and the ability to run (albeit slowly). 

Did you see the moon last night? I happened to be out just as it was rising over the mountains. I wished I had my camera with me, but was able to snatch a photo with my phone. Sometime, I'll need to plan ahead. I'm thankful for the beauty of a full moon.

Photo: A rising moon peeks over a mountaintop. 
Today and tomorrow, General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be broadcast from Salt Lake City. I invite you to watch on I'm thankful for the messages of faith, hope, peace, and love that will be given.

Tomorrow, of course, is Easter Sunday. I'm thankful for Jesus Christ and the infinite gift He provided for all. 

Photo: A white, larger-than-life statue of Christ against a dark blue painted sky

As always, I'm thankful for John. It's been a rather unique week, but whether the days are humdrum or exciting, I'm so thankful to be taking this journey with John. 

What are you thankful for this week? I'm thankful for Josie for hosting the Ten Things of Thankful link up each week. Please join us!

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  1. Beautiful photos. Wonderful list of thankfuls. I hope you have a blessed Easter. XO

  2. Having friends visit is a blessing. I'm glad you were able to catch up with them and their lives.

    Have a wonderful Easter.

    1. Thank you. I hope you have a wonderful Easter, too.

  3. Yes, I am so thankful Josie Two Shoes is willing to set us up week after week to share the wide variety of things we all find to feel thankful for. It does my heart good to be part of this group.
    I am glad you are experiencing spring. Spring also does my heart good. The past two days have been so lovely here. 1-3 inches of snow are predicted for tomorrow. The upside---those colorful Easter eggs should be so much easier to find in the snow!

    1. Have fun finding those Easter eggs in the snow! :-)

  4. Excellent photos. The shot of the moon is very cool, not something one can do by whipping out the phone (I suspect).
    And, of course... the Temple in Provo! (for your friends and family who might not have seen this (and my comment) in Facebook), I spent so much time in google earth street view exploring the streets of Provo that I can feel a slight flash of familiarity, though I've never been there.
    Surely there must be one of the 'vus*' to account for the memory of a place experienced only in the virtual world....

    Have a wonderful Easter.

    * deja vu, presque vu or jamais vu.... hey there's one, Déjà rêvé (that the wikipedia article defines as: "...the feeling of having already dreamed something that you are now experiencing" sounds about right)

    1. Thanks. The photos are all from my phone, but I really wish I had had my "real" camera for the moon shot. It would have been much more clear (presumably).

      Happy Easter to you and Phyllis, too.

  5. Out like a lamb here as well. A beautiful day in VA today, sunshine, everything beginning to bloom. Fingers crossed your spring is there to stay and no more snow!
    Busy you! But the good kind :)
    I did not see the moon last night and tonight is the blue moon. Alas, I am indoors and probably missed a fantastic moon rise.
    Easter blessings to you and John.

  6. Reflective pools and the moon.


    Happy Easter and good luck with the training.

  7. I'm exhausted from reading all you did this week! Great photo of you and John with your friends. I watched that moon as well. It popped up above the hill across the lake as we were eating supper with my dad. We have ICE in the forecast for today. Ugh! What a wacky spring! Happy Easter, Kristi!

    1. Ice?! Oh, no! Hope the sunshine comes and melts the ice soon. Happy Easter!

  8. happy Easter, Kristi! I actually wrote something on my blog today and you're mentioned in it but I was having problems with my computer again and couldn't get a link done. But remember that movie troll you sent me? I was talking about B movies again thanks! Zoe

    1. Zoe! It's great to see you again! There was actually a documentary about Troll 2, called "Best Worst Movie." The documentary was actually rather sad, because the director of Troll 2 was actually going for a serious movie, and was offended when it was not received as such.

  9. I always enjoy reading your TTOT posts, whether they are unique or not. :-)
    Such a beautiful photo of the moon!

    1. Dad would have loved to shoot the moon that night, and I'm sure he would have gotten a stunning photo!


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