Tuesday, January 31, 2012


40. hot showers

41. hide and seek

Monday, January 30, 2012


38. ice cream

39. 3:00am-only because it was the first time little guy woke up to tell us he had to go potty

Sunday, January 29, 2012


34. the sound of my son playing

35. hearing my husband sing to our children

36. lamps

37. my sister's random phone calls.

Saturday, January 28, 2012


32. waking up and seeing the news that my bff had her baby, a girl, Darci Anne

33. the crisp, cool, sunny day

Friday, January 27, 2012


30. my four and a half year old son asking me to rock him

31. spending time with a sweet friend

Thursday, January 26, 2012


26. my daughters awesome giggles

27. my brave son

28. getting to hold my girl because of her fear of a woppie cushion.

29. my hard working husband

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


23. waking my son up to a dry bed. 5 days in a row now

24. loving the expanding vocabulary of my 19 month old. the sound of her voice makes me smile.

25. the feel of my daughters tiny arms wrapped around my neck (first big hug like that from her.)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


22. seeing the kind, gentle, compassionate heart of my son when my daughter wasn't feeling well.

Monday, January 23, 2012


20. son's skinny arms wrapped tight around my neck

21. sitting among a group of women and knowing that I am not alone when I am weary and tired.

Sunday, January 22, 2012


19. holding my sweet daughter for her whole nap.

Saturday, January 21, 2012


18. holding my daughters tiny hand

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


15. blue/green of the ocean

16. the rainbow underwater, in the form of fish

17. watching the very last bit of sun dipping into the water.

Monday, January 16, 2012


13. Massage on the beach

14. feet in the sand

Saturday, January 14, 2012


11. amazing, spa-topia massage

12. trip and time with my husband/a celebration

Friday, January 13, 2012


10. Heaven-my Great Aunt Eva "Nan" is now walking the street of Heaven, 100% whole.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

and then....

i am linking things on my post from two days ago and link to Ann's blog and scroll down to see that she has offered the Dare for 2012 (your 1000 gifts, list.) funny how life works and how things fall into place. two days ago i had decided to do this, so is a ton of other people. cool, coincidence, my friend Shannon would probably call this a God-wink. here is one for today.....

9. back scratches

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


6. rain boots
7. brenner (breakfast for dinner)
8. apple butter on biscuits

another term for this list, from the book, naming Gods gifts.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


i was given the book One Thousand Gifts for Christmas this year. something that i have been wanting to read for awhile now. tonight i picked it up and read a portion of it. the author Ann Voskamp spoke of a list then mentioned the list as the "crazy-dare, gift-list" the title of the book, One Thousand Gifts, a list of 1000 things that she loves, is thankful for. inspiring? for sure. i decided to start one of my own. here goes:

1. salvation
2. family
3. sweet snuggles with my daughter
4. singing to my son
5. peaceful moments of quiet

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Books Read in 2011

Shades of Blue-Karen Kingsbury
The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo-Steig Larrson
Promise Me-Richard Paul Evans
Canary Island Song-Robin Jones Gunn
Under a Maui Moom-Robin Jones Gunn
Unlocked-Karen Kingsbury
Kiss-Ted Dekker and Erin Healy
The Help-Kathryn Stockett
Love Finds you in Sunset Beach-Robin Jones Gunn
Leaving-Karen Kingsbury
The Scribe-Franciene Rivers
Learning-Karen Kingsbury
Heaven is For Real-Todd Burpo
The Wish-Richard Paul Evans
The First Gift of Chrismtas-Richard Paul Evans
The Walk-Richard Paul Evans
Longing-Karen Kingsbury
Miles to Go-Richard Paul Evans