Wednesday, February 29, 2012

a gift dull, a gift shimmering, a gift cleaned +2

135. my kids eyes (shimmering)

136. my kids rooms (cleaned)

137. my sweet daughter reminding me to pray when I put their dinner in front of them

138. foot rubs, for feet aches (dull)

139. head scratches

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


132. quiet time during kids nap time

133. good Bible study

134. encouraging women

Monday, February 27, 2012


129. making dinner for my children and getting to sit down and eat with them.

130. holding a newborn baby-Henry

131. strawberry shortcake, shared between the four of us, from HH

Sunday, February 26, 2012


128. spending time in the great outdoors, soaking up the sun and playing.

Saturday, February 25, 2012


126. helping a friend

127. getting to see my brother in law (sister's husband)

Friday, February 24, 2012

3 gifts before 11am +1

122. meeting sarah for the girls to play

123. running into rachel and her sweet kids

124. the can being ready in more than enough time to get little guy from school

125. hearing baby girl repeat love you-"nauh-new."

Thursday, February 23, 2012

a gift of tin, of glass, of wood

119. playing trains with little guy

220. cookies on a hot cookie sheet

221. windows on this lovely, breezy day

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


118. walking in to wake up my napping girl and am greeted with her messy bed head and sleepy eyes, loving that

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

3 gifts white

115. paper

116. ranch dressing-specifically Ken's

117. sheets

Monday, February 20, 2012

a gift at breakfast, lunch and dinner

112. hearing the news of a dear friend being pregnant

113. having my son home for lunch. today's a holiday so no school

114. hot soup

Sunday, February 19, 2012

gifts that here "Plan B's"

110. signing little guy up for soccer

111. a mother in law to watch little fuy while we went to FPU

Saturday, February 18, 2012

3 gifts on paper +2 extra

105. Psalm 19:14 came to me while getting ready this morning. I know it was to keep me in check in what I said that day. Thank you Jesus! "May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer."

106. All the darkness in the world cannon extinguish the light of a single candle. -Saint Francis of Assisi

107. my husbands leadership of our family

108. getting showered with sweet, sweet kisses from my bitt bitt girl at bedtime.

109. "The ultimate proof of total forgiveness takes place when we sincerely petition the Father to let those who have hurt us off the hook-even if they have hurt not only us, but also those close to us." Total Forgiveness by: R.T. Kendall

Friday, February 17, 2012


102. puzzles with little guy

103. hearinf my hubby reading to little girl and making the noises that we make to go along with the words

104. getting an ultrasound pic sent to my phone of my lil sis' baby @14 weeks. perfect profile.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Valentines Day Play Date

yummy heart shaped food for the occasion

love how all the mom's bring their camera's to capture their kido's during their play times.

most of the kids at the playdate. i think we may be missing three here.

3 gifts in shadows

99. a penny found

100. us-me, little guy and sweet girl. it was a nice day so we went for a walk and were in the shadows of the large bare trees

101. my son's eyes, until this evening they have been hiding in the shadows of too long hair. Aunt Sarah came to cut his hair and now i can see those beautiful blues.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


96. Driving with sunglasses-finally

97. kissing the soft, chubby cheeks of my niece

98. hearing my kids giggle together

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


92. heart pancakes, with red m&ms in them for breakfast-made by hubby

93. play dates with friends

94. mail in the mailbox

95. my kids enjoyment of their valentines treats

Monday, February 13, 2012

3 gifts found behind a door today +1

88. my daughters body stretched out long, but tiny in the morning when i walk through the door to wake her up.

89. walking into our home to the cozy warmth-in total contrast to the brisk cold outside right now

90. the piles of blankets on our bed-so warm and inviting

91. making rice krispy treats with my son

Sunday, February 12, 2012

3 hard eucharisteos

85. daily remembering that earthly things are temporary-the reward is in Heaven.

86. the feeling that everything is going to his the fan, fall apart, crumble-the knowledge (trying to continually make it heart knowledge) that I serve a loving, gracions God that will be with me in all circumstances, even when and if things get tough.

87. living in the moment-sometimes i forget and am busy doing other things.

Saturday, February 11, 2012


81. pancake breakfast (made by hubs)

82. coffee date with hubs.

83. movie at home with my hubby.

84. doing a lesson in by bible study and the pick up a completely different book that hits on the same thing. God-wink, i would say "YES!" TRUST! it's exhilarating.

Friday, February 10, 2012

3 times you heard laughter today

78. when picking up my son from school that class (him included) was doing the tootie tat song.

79. watching the office

80. hanging out with the residance at 8th street. they sure do know how to put on a party. the valentines dance was a hit.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

3 gifts that were surprises-unexpected grace! +1

74. saving-in the form of coupons-love them

75. time-rest, reading, tv, whatever

76. the relization that while we do struggle with a special needs child-the battle could be so much worse and to embrace. love, accept the trials we experiance along with the love, joy, triumph we get to have. Ephesians 4:1-3 "As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live worthy of the calling you received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace."

77. son's politeness and gratitude when receiving a valentines card.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

A gift broken, a gift fixed, a gift thrifted

71. our need for a savior-we are broken

72. Jesus' love for us and ultimate sacrifice-we are fixed

73. cleaning out

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

3 gifts red

68. suphedrine- i think it's the only thing keeping my head from exploding today

69. break lights

70. my cherry chapstick-because like the medicine her been great for my head, this stuff has been salvation for my lips today


check out lesley's cool blog that i found a while back and participated in her CrazyJoy challenge. she just opened an etsy shop and is having a giveaway.

Monday, February 06, 2012

3 gifts found outside+1

64. slightly warmer temperatures outside

65. the wind

66. gray days (good for resting)

67. the kindness of my son's heart as he shares his special treat with his little sister

Sunday, February 05, 2012

1 gift stitched, 1 hammered, 1 woven

61. clothing

62. our home

63. scarves

Saturday, February 04, 2012

3 gifts fround when bent down+2

56. my mind is still on yesterday's gifts: Ps 27:4 "One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek...all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord, and to seek Him in His Temple."

57. wood floors

58. cowboy boots

59. seeing my kids faces peeking out from under the bed where they were hiding

60. squeezing my son so tight

3 gifts found in writing

53. books

54. directions-for yummy banana chocolate chip bread

55. Bible study-BRAVE! by Angela Thomas

Thursday, February 02, 2012

This Month

so last month with the gifts, i just started to write and didn't go by prompts or anything but i decided to check out Ann's blog and try to follow her prompts (they are at the bottom of this post) for this month. yesterday was things at certain times but today was three thing overheard today, all gifts. here are mine and i added one.....

49. I love you

50. Mommy-that i am one

51. Daddy-that i get to share in the joys, blessing, heartaches and struggles of parenthood with this man.

52. Amen-the way my daughter says it after we say our prayers

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

On this rainy day.....

......i have much to be thankful for.........the gifts count on..............
i don't like to wake up but trying to put things into perspective lately.

42. 2:30am waking up to take care of my children when they call me, because they won't always be there to call me

43. reading to my daughter

44. 11:30am lunch of soup with my girl

45. holding my son's hand

46. taking a nap with my son

and there's more to come.....

47. cranberry sauce

48. 6:40pm seeing my nephew and niece's