Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Source: via Katy on Pinterest

131. warm blankets for chilly nights
132. colorful walls
133. good memories to carry me through not so good times
134. friends who will pray with out even knowing why
135. the ability to love beyond fear
136. grace to accept brokeness
137. recipes with fresh ginger
138. chilly days that remind me how blessed I am to have a sweater
139. opportunity for an education
140. children who wake up smiling
141. toddlers who nap for two hours
142. a book of prayers
143. Psalms
144. thoughtful moments when the words seem useless.
145. bright sheets on clearance
146. confidence in Christ alone
147. lettuce that unexpectedly grows nine months after being planted
148. sunshine pouring into my window in the morning
149. fearless honesty
150. beauty that surrounds me


Saturday, January 7, 2012


 Some days start off feeling like they need a do-over from the get go, don't they? After a lovely prayer meeting last night, this morning I woke up feeling like I could actually get out of bed instead of heavy. Then the next two hours seemed to be all down hill.

God is gracious.
His mercy prevails and joy comes in the morning.
It's perspective. I got up, we all started over and the day was pleasant.

I am choosing to focus on a perspective based on gratitude, being thankful. days
122. patience between paydays
123. Samuel folding laundry
124. art classes for my kiddos
125. being allowed to snuggle amazing new born balls of baby flesh from friends
126. the joy and amazing wonder of new parents
127. seeing how one baby can change a life for the better, forever
128. being able to give encouragement that comes from experienced wisdom
129. toddlers who miss naps and fall asleep early with out melting down
130. a safe and secure home to live in

Do-overs are the loveliest form of grace.


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thankful Thursday

106. My one year Bible
107. the changes I can feel God making within my heart
108. Faithful friends who understand
109. warm weather in January
110. patience of my family that loves me
111. prayer meetings
112. Psalm 45:13
113. hospitable friends
114. the generosity of others
115. people that love & accept me unconditionally--even though they *know* me.
116. healthy dogs
117. moments of rest
118. a belly full of laughter
119. my toddler who climbs into my bed and under the covers every morning and then asks me to take him potty.
120. clear night skies that shine the stars of heaven.


Monday, January 2, 2012

science center

I took the middles and the little to the Science Center a few weeks ago, ok well it was last month by now. We had such a great time. I really love this picture from that day. We went later in the afternoon and most exhibit rooms were empty. It was fabulous.

Field trips are lovely occasions.

I am thankful for:
101. freedom to home educate
102. field trip days
103. the beauty of creation
104. opportunities to learn with out books
105. free museums