Lisa Leonard Designs

everyday moments

October 12th | blog friends, david, family, finding beauty



i was so inspired by this post from tara whitney.

i want to capture more of our everyday moments.

less posed, less perfect.

heaven knows we aren’t perfect.

we’re grumpy and silly and stressed at times, but we are happy

and i’m so thankful.

thankful for cinnamon pull-aparts this morning.

thankful for lots of time this weekend

to sit with the boys and watch the chronicles of narnia.

thankful for our messy house.

and a grocery store right down the street.

i love our crazy little family.


just an update-david’s surgery is scheduled for octocber 26th.

he has a cold and he needs to get all the way better

in the next week. we are praying for that!

and i am doing fine minute to minute,

but i feel the anxiety of it bubbling under the surface.

can’t wait to be on the other side!!

* * *

for today, i want to treasure the moment i’m in.

what are you thankful for today?

44 Responses

  1. melissa says:

    thankful for a great school for the girls…they can stay longer since i have jury duty! without that, i am not sure what we would do for childcare today…and they love it there!

  2. Gussy says:

    i’m thankful for community, since i work at home.

    love you!

  3. Suzanne says:

    i’m thankful for a warm, October afternoon at the pumpkin patch yesterday. the kids didn’t have school so I took the day off and we enjoyed it together. it was a gorgeous day, lots of laughs, a few good photos, and dusty shoes from the corn maze. so fun.

  4. DawnS says:

    I’m thankful for gorgeous sunsets….for health and happiness… and for the love of my family & friends.

    “The best things in life aren’t things.”

    Sending good wishes to you & your family.

  5. Cara says:

    I’m thankful that my husband is home from work today, even though I’m working in the other room, it is nice to have the company (I work from home). I’m thankful for his love and support.

  6. Cait says:

    Fingers crossed and prayers for David! Today I’m thankful for being able to breathe through my nose and for the beautiful sunshine that came through my window all afternoon.

  7. Praying for David and healing! I am thankful for a loving husband!

  8. Ginger says:

    I just started following your blog and will be praying for David. I bought one of your pieces recently and LOVE LOVE LOVE it. (I’ve been coveting one for some time – lost 50 lbs and that’s how I rewarded myself!) Love your style and your cute little family. Blessings to you!

  9. Thankful for soft October sunshine when I can go for a walk in a sweater but no coat.x

  10. Denise C. says:

    I’m thankful for my awesome husband (& kids). My husband stayed home for a bit longer this morning so I could get my run in. I love, love, love that he understands & supports me when I go out. It means the world to me.

    I ran my first 5k this past weekend, & my family met me at the 1 mile mark. I refueled with hugs & kisses from my kids, & they cheered me on as I crossed the finish line after the 3rd mile. :)

  11. Paige says:

    Prayers for David. I am thankful for comfy boots today. I am thankful that I feel good today. Been sick for the past week and on the right track and feeling better!

  12. Jennifer Fast says:

    OMG i love the new bracelet….that will definitely be on the christmas list!

  13. Jen says:

    I am thankful that my baby is feeling better, whenever he is sick i am on pins and needles because he has layrangomalecia and even the smallest cold sends us to the hospital! I am thankful for my hubby who stays with our 4 little ones 2 nights a week and all day on sat so I can go to school, I am thankful for everything we have even though it’s not much, i am thankful that god gave me the crazy, hectic, always fun, beautiful children and husband anyone could ask for!!!!

  14. sallie says:

    Am praying for David and your family as 10/26 approaches! Have marked my calendar for special prayer that day. So glad to see you hanging out with the (in)courage girls! I am thankful for a God bigger than anything we can imagine!

  15. to help David with his cold I recommend the herbal tincture OSHA… tastes yucky, but has incredible anti-viral properties….put a few drops in a bit of water a few times a day…my 6 year old takes it (ecen though it tastes yucky) as she knows it works….you could chase it with a bit of juice if he needs to….

    all the best!!!

  16. jenn says:

    i’m thankful for a contract job for my husband, which he started today, that will give us 3 weeks of income after a drought of almost 2 months! i’m also thankful that God speaks to our hearts and gives us Himself–He Himself is our peace (eph. 2:14)–and that He is greater than our hearts and that He knows everything (i john 3:19-20). i’m thankful that, for all these reasons and many more, i do not have to succumb to worry (ps. 37:8) and can cast my anxiety on Him (phil. 4:7).

  17. Maggie says:

    I’m thankful for falling in love with an amazing man – I got married in September and I’m tearing up going through our wedding photos. What an unbelievable, love-filled day!

  18. I am thankful for my small family, for the smile on my kids’ face everyday.
    I am thankful for my talent.
    And thankful today I found your blog and became a follower, because you are very inspiring!
    Thank you!

  19. tiffany day says:

    hi lisa,

    i am thankful for getting to work safely and for my sweet sweet kids!!

    also, this blog post – great reminder!!


  20. Christy says:

    Great photo, I need to take more of those.. hoping david gets better before the surgery

  21. Tetcy says:

    I’m thankful for a God who sees the beauty in the hidden places of our hearts, and Who holds this whole crazy mess in His Hands. I’m thankful for my sweet hardworking man who is out of town, for great friends, and for the awesome teachers in my teenage sons’ lives. (10/26 on calendar-in pen!)

  22. desiree says:

    awww – how cute :) I am very thankful for the gorgous fall weather we have here today! I love the colors of the fall :)

  23. shelly says:

    love the picture Lisa…too cute…it’s so important to be thankfulf for each day God gives us…thanks Lisa…

  24. Praying David recovers from his cold quickly and for his surgery.

    I am thankful that today my younger daughter is finally feeling a bit better and her fever finally broke after a week. The poor thing has been suffering through mono and we have both been miserable.

  25. Kristi F says:

    Today I am thankful to be living a life that is so much more than I ever imagined. Sometimes I forget how fabulous my life is, but most of the time I am very aware that I am a lucky woman.

    Hope David’s cold is quickly cured and surgery goes just perfectly!

  26. jamsandwich says:

    Thankful for my baby sisters new gynecologist who thinks he can definitely help her to have a much wanted baby.

  27. sarita says:

    Thankful for so much …..the rain, {we haven’t had rain in 8 wks } my wonderful husband of 33 years, my kids , and grandkids , my coffee a daily dose as needed , america land of the free, those who have given their lives so we can be … etc etc….. be blessed my friend .. praying for David and his sniffles

  28. kristen says:

    I am thankful for my wonderful little girl and for her baby brother or sister who is on the way. I am thankful to have the most caring, wonderful, forgiving, loving man I have ever met with me everyday.

  29. I am thankful for peaceful stolen moments that turn out to be life changing. Some might think these moments are by accident or by chance, but I know these moments are always divine…..ordained by God.

  30. Philippa says:

    Hi Lisa, I’m so thankful that I am the person I am, mainly because of the wonderful man my Dad was. He died 12 years ago today (it’s 13 October here in NZ) and I miss him more than I ever have. This year hasn’t been an easy one for various reasons and I long to have him sitting here, looking at me and just listening to my worries and heartaches and making me smile again, without judging me! I treasure EVER SINGLE precious memory and hold it close to my heart always! Love you Dad!

    Thinking of you re David’s op.. I’m sure he will get over his cold honey.. have faith and don’t forget to sit quietly and breathe when you start to feel anxious. Love and hugs from New Zealand

  31. Camille says:

    You! You totally made this girls day. Thank you much!

  32. melissa says:

    thankful for two healthy and sweet children that make me love and appreciate my life more each day. thankful for an amazing husband that extends amazing amounts of grace to those he encounters. thankful for faithful friends that excuse my craziness.

  33. amy says:

    my post yesterday was titled “everyday moments”, too : ) i am thankful for two healthy children and celebrating my daughter’s 4th birthday tomorrow!

  34. christine garcia says:

    Just said a prayer that David gets all the way better in the next week:)

  35. Mary Beth says:

    Hi Lisa. I love this post. I have to say in all honesty I am thankful for your blog. I love so much how you keep it real, honest, joyful, and down to earth. Your blog is a joy and I find myself thinking of you and your sweet family often!

  36. Absolutely….embracing the every day. :) (good, bad and ugly….)

  37. janine says:

    I am thankful for the end of my working days this week – it’s been a tough one at times. Sending prayers your way for David’s cold and the surgery, and for your whole family. I’m sure that I’m not the only reader of your blog who feels like they’re on the journey with you :)

  38. Tia says:

    I am thankful for school field trips to apple orchards and being able to go and enjoy it with my girl. Oh! And will you please save Matty for us? He is just about the cutest thing ever and he and Ellie are appropriately age spaced. Just saying.

  39. Tammy says:

    I too am thankful for my wonderful family- life is so precious and we need to take time every day to remember that. Love the pricture of your beautiful family- enjoy these moments they pass by way too quickly – my boys are 17 and 20 and I wish I had taken more time to enjoy them as they were growing up. they are such fascinating young men now- so proud!!!!

  40. sharon says:

    praying for you!

    so thankful today for my baby being her safe and sound and that my body is finally healing so I can spend time with my big boys:)

  41. Linda says:

    I am grateful for the happiness I have and for my life … also, grateful to have had such a wonderful animal companion as my cat, Homee who I had to put to sleep on Oct 1st. It was his time – he was 16 years old and he was with me since he was only 3 months. I miss him, but I just loved him too much and I just had to let him go.
    I am praying for David – he will be great!! And am praying for you too, you will be fine and weather this with him. I’m having surgery too for a benign tumor on my pituitary gland … a little too close to my brain for comfort, but I trust this doctor.
    In the end it all comes down to faith …
    xo – LInda

  42. Jennifer says:

    I’m thankful for a half day today which gave me time for a much needed hair cut and color and also means I can get my son off the school bus, which is an extra special treat!

  43. What a precious family photo! I am thankful for my health and sweet husband today! I just found your blog and I am really enjoying it! Hugs! ♥

  44. abbeyviolet says:

    My nephew’s heart surgery will be the same day have a country away. Here’s hugs and prayers to them both. I am thankful they are both surrounded in love.

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