Thursday, April 7, 2011

On My Way to 1000!

  • Such a busy and full life, kind-of a little crazy sometimes, but thankful for quiet times in the morning that make all the difference in my day, and for One Thousand Gifts for helping slow down, be thankful, and appreciate each moment
  • Red patchwork quilts
  • Fresh, warm, floral smell of the greenhouse
  • Hot bath, book and bed
  • Laughing with my ladies at Bible study
  • Finding the right motivation for my kids
  • Seeing their “aha” moments
  • A perfectly caught pop-fly
  • The privilege of taking care of my sweet kiddos when they are sick.  Having medicine, tea, and all I need to care for them.  It makes my heart break for mommas with sick babies who have no resources to care for them.  Such a good reminder to live simply, to give more to those in need.
  • Grant’s Ant Traps (Does anyone else get inundated with ants every spring?)
  • Money to buy groceries. I never want to take this for granted.  I am so thankful to be able to buy good food for our family.
  • Knowing that my favorite pajamas will be clean for bed tonight
  • Tyler Candles, “French Market” scent
  • Dinner in the crockpot
  • Kat texting me about prom plans and bringing friends over after the big event
  • Still feeling a little needed and wanted for advice and ideas in her life
  • Courtney’s delight in her new phone, and in her friend "finally" getting a phone
  • Giggles 
  • Dan’s team winning their first game of the season
  • Courtney’s music compositions.  She mailed a copy to my grandpa, a musician and former music teacher.  He played it on the piano in his retirement home and wrote her a letter, commenting on it.   “Not only do you have some very interesting melodies, but your chord progressions are excellent.  The modulations to different keys were well done.  And I was thrilled to hear some diminished chords throughout the composition.  Keep up the good work!”
  • The bright mind and good health of my 95-year-old grandfather!
  • The sheer delight of my littlest boys when I tell them we are going to drive-through at McDonalds to get ice cream cones and super-hero toys. (I think this was the first time I had ever taken them to McDonalds.)
  • Tuck-in cuddles, back scratches and head-rubs with Abby.  It’s not a real tuck-in for her unless I get under the covers, and preferably fall asleep with her as well.
  • Bode's giggles (I wish I could count how many times a day he giggles or laughs hysterically)

1 comment:

Kari Patterson said...

Ok, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your lists, girl. They are beautiful, like you!!