Monday, December 26, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR

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976 - 1,000 . . . I made it!!!

976. vacation days with everyone home
977. a noisy house
978. the BIRTH of JESUS
979. warm December days
980. very soft boy lips - they all got eos lip balm! lol
981. a BIG Tom Turkey!
982. the smells of Christmas
983. organization ~ especially AFTER Christmas
984. new traditions
985. beginning to read the Bible thru in a year ~ Family style
986. starting a NEW 1,000 gifts list . . . Family style
987. homeschooling
988. Freedom
989. the beauty of Facebook . . . sharing photos and blessings with one another
990. two washers and two dryers . . . especially during flu season
991. Lego containers
992. paying for Christmas without going into debt
993. sweet puppy tail wags
994. giggles from little boys
995. a good night's sleep
996. a hot shower
997. a handy husband
998. an after Christmas sleep in
999. LOVE
1000. being alive to reach 1,000 blessings and gifts! and being ready to start again!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

951 - 975

951. loud and challenging children ~ because I know they are healthy!
952. my first cup of coffee
953. a fresh manicure
954. Memorial Services that focus on Christ
955. a sweet puppy girl that gives kisses
956. Christmas cards
957. life
958. health
959. family
960. a booming business
961. a caring pediatrician
962. laughter
963. solemn reflection
964. connecting with others
965. imagination
966. precious family hugs
967. babies . . . the proof that life goes on
968. keepsakes
969. Christmas vacation
970. being able to kiss a boo boo away
971. Daddy's strong shoulder
972. good hair days
973. listen to my girl play the piano
974. long hot showers
975. singing happy birthday to someone I love

Sunday, December 11, 2011

926 - 950

926. knowing Uncle Sam accepted Jesus as HIS Savior
927. peace that ONLY God can give
928. weekends with my family
929. Christmas tree hunts
930. sitting and watching my family all together
931. the miracle of life
932. the mystery of death
933. the sacrifice of Jesus so we may have life eternal
934. our sweet neighbor . . . "grandpa"
935. moments to reflect
936. holiday preparation
937. watching the kids make Christmas tree crafts
938. seeing something homemade come together
939. taking the time to count our blessings
940. artists
941. receiving Christmas cards
942. walking through a Christmas tree farm . . . oh the beauty
943. traditions
944. a child's song
945. twinkle lights
946. snowmen
947. imagination
948. thoughtfulness
949. hearing I LOVE YOU MOMMY!
950. knowing after 29 years my hubs still loves me

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

901 - 925

901. hearing Christmas videos playing
902. giggles from my boys as they watch
903. family
904. fires in the fireplace
905. our smiling Emma dog
906. the thought of snow
907. receiving Christmas cards
908. a nice calm morning
909. Starbuck's Coffee
910. the kids heading off to school on Monday morning - yes, it has been a l-o-n-g weekend!
911. taking it slow in the morning
912. good hair days
913. sweet facebook friends
914. a long hot shower - uninterrupted! lol
915. water
916. my washers and dryers . . . they make my chores easier
917. my loving husband - Randy
918. high strung kids - Ryan, Cameron, Evan and Cody
919. sensitive hearts
920. my sweet girl - Katelyn
921. my furry babes - Emma, Mia and Beckett
922. our silly guinea pig - Bugsy
923. our very smart goldfish - George and Friends
924. the crazy frogs - Max and John
925. sleep

Sunday, November 27, 2011

851 - 900

851. being called a "cool" mom
852. family time
853. working as a family on a lego project
854. my new Burberry purse
855. being home the day after Thanksgiving
856. family working together
857. the smell of yummy goodness baking
858. photos
859. watching a sweet little squirrel enjoy eating something yummy
860. Christmas shopping
861. Little Max . . . the day after Thanksgiving - (Max is an Elf on a Shelf)
862. Lego
863. online recipes
864. staying home on Black Friday
865. tradition
866. funny videos
867. a house full of busy little boys
868. chilling out
869. Christmas music
870. leftovers
871. sweet potato casserole - PW style
872. Uncle Sam
873. Pinterest
874. the Elf on the Shelf
875. laundry
876. a tidy desk
877. Etsy
878. Christmas cards
879. helpful boys
880. quiet mornings
881. obedience
882. friends
883. Sundays
884. books ~ the paper kind
885. signature smells
886. fun times
887. loving boys
888. wagging tails
889. sleeping in
890. surprises
891. online grocery shopping
892. online Christmas shopping
893. coupons
894. love the saying . . . if you can't play, you can take a nap! Usually works!
895. listening to my boys play together
896. snow
897. lists . . . they make my life easier
898. Facebook . . . keeps me up on what is going on with others
899. Prayer . . . aren't we blessed that we can talk to God?
900. old movies - enjoying them with my daughter

Sunday, November 13, 2011

826 - 850

826. Sunday mornings
827. special days
828. catalogs
829. Lego toys ~ my boys love them
830. Birthday parties and celebrations
831. little boy messes
832. yummy coffee ~ I know, I have used this one before
833. nap time
834. photo sessions
835. Thanksgiving Feast at school
836. online banking & balanced accounts
837. new shoes that fit well
838. nothing to do for a day . . . at least once in a while
839. warm sunny days in November
840. day dreams
841. guinea pigs
842. freshly painted toes
843. back rubs
844. 30 minutes alone to exercise
845. four LOUD little boys
846. Christian authors
847. blogs
848. encouragement
849. friends
850. family

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

811 - 825

811. cough drops
812. online shopping
813. Tylenol
814. coffee . . . I can never give enough thanks for coffee
815. weight loss
816. my children
817. my husband
818. internet
819. Dummy how to books
820. good news
821. chat with my mamma
822. seeing my boys try on their Indian costumes for the Thanksgiving feast for the first time
823. new shoes
824. compassion
825. naps

Friday, November 4, 2011

801 - 810

801. Strength from God
802. Day two of G&S
803. minus 3.7 lbs . . . woo hoo
804. freshly manicured nails
805. happiness
806. healing
807. weekends
808. sleep in days
809. snuggles with my kiddos ~~ even in the early mornings
810. the strength NOT to give in to temptation

Thursday, November 3, 2011

751 - 800

751. caring repair guys
752. rainy days
753. good night's sleep
754. soft toilet paper
755. a clean bathroom
756. supportive friends
757. a loving husband
758. the sound of raindrops on the roof
759. no bills for the week
760. books, books and books
761. the angry birds game . . . totally can lose myself in it
762. photos that show God's beauty
763. online shopping
764. my washers and dryers
765. smiles and thank yous from my boys
766. back rubs ;-)
767. obedient children ??? well, once in a while they are
768. online connections to work
769. good jobs
780. preventative all natural supplements
781. cozy blankets
782. dvr record options
783. a handy husband
784. yummy cooked apples
785. beautiful nails
786. ebooks
787. music
788. talent
789. marriage
790. Christmas shopping ~ getting it done early is a blessing
791. glasses
792. being able to learn new things
793. online shopping and finding what I want at a good price
794. memories, memories, memories
795. special secrets that will touch someone deeply
796. cough drops
797. getting my back to pop
798. new skin care products
799. blogs ~~~ meeting new friends
800. blogs ~~~ encouragement

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thousands pay tribute to fallen Pekin Marine

Thousands pay tribute to fallen Pekin Marine

726 - 750

726. thankful for teaching moments
727. the Mommy will you help me? moments
728. a solider that gave his life in the service of his country
729. a great doctor
730. medications that heal my children
731. preventative medicine
732. helpers
733. new beginnings
734. excitement
735. God's promises
736. My Mom
737. Special visits from Special people
738. understanding
739. spell check
740. safety
741. freedom
742. crayons
743. home delivery
744. the makers of Lego toys
745. special surprises
746. secrets - but only the good kind
747. reminding my children they are too young to have girl friends and getting the "look" from them
748. makeup
749. each new day
750. being able to show a stranger God's love

Thursday, October 27, 2011

701 - 725

701. indoor plumbing . . .
702. learning to knit
703. shutterfly book memories
704. accomplishments
705. a finished "TO DO" list
706. Christmas Lists
707. The Story  . . . an album of the life of Christ
708. days with nothing to do
709. piles of laundry . . . from my healthy and active children
710. post it notes
711. the smell of home
712. fishies in the fish bowl that respond to you when you walk up to the bowl
713. new knitting books
714. the joy of doing something for someone
715. no expectations
716. facebook friends
717. calmness
718. snuggles
719. warm socks
720. afternoon naps
721. the smell of a new baby
722. yummy food
723. God's gifts
724. weekend getaways
725. God's splendor

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

651-700 One Thousand Gifts

651. pumpkin coffee from Tanner's
652. milk delivery
653. blogs
654. good friends
655. crisp mornings
656. hope
657. camp fires
658. seeing my kids dive into a warm bowl of mac n cheese
659. celebrating good grades on report cards
660. surprise visits by family
661. seeing my boys' special projects . . . legos, blocks, etc.
662. the smell of freshly baked apple pie
663. a quick unexpected smooch from my hubs
664. making others smile
665. the sound of a thunderstorm
666. seeing my boys work on a project together
667. hearing stories from my kids
668. staying in my jammies for the day
669. my furry ones ~ they make me smile
670. remembering our Kamie girl . . . beautiful memories that make me either smile or tear up
671. listening to my kids "remember" thing we did on holidays
672. being needed
673. enjoying a new reading light
674. picking up my girls from beauty ~ they always smell so good!
675. taking it slow on a weekday morning
676. hearing my boys sing while doing chores
677. random quotes from my Katelyn
678. reading license plates ~ fun in the car
679. hugs from my daddy and momma
680. telephone calls with someone I love
681. catching up with old friends
682. knowing what my husband is thinking . . . just by looking in his eyes
683. teaching my children about loving like Jesus and seeing them "get it"!
684. enjoying the splendor of Fall
685. getting a letter from one of my compassion kids
686. mittens
687. compassion
688. the joy of serving others
689. uplifting Christian music
690. meditating in God's Word
691. quiet time
692. old photos
693. Christian mentors
694. itunes . . .
695. a long hot shower -  with no interruptions
696. my ipad . . . all the books, music and whatever all in one little package
697. childhood memories
698. joy
699. a clean and tidy house . . . just seems to bring a calm to the house
700. encouragement from others

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

616 - 650

I don't think I am going to make it to 1,000. I still have way too many for this late in the year! I suppose I will keep trudging away at it!

616. a clean kitchen
617. laundry helpers
618. texting with my daughter
619. someone in our house besides me shuts lights off! woo hoo
620. friendships
621. milk delivery
622. angry birds! lol
623. fresh smelling laundry
624. finding the bottom of the laundry basket
625. a clean desk
626. tomatoes - from my Daddy
627. healthy kids
628. fresh caramel sauce
629. cooked apples
630. my husband
631. obedience
632. silliness
633. laughter
634. a child's onry grin
635. Sue, my bi-monthly main floor cleaner
636. pumpkins
637. gourds
638. Fall color
639. sweet stories
640. great neighbors
641. my furry babies
642. photography
643. hearing one of my children sing while doing chores
644. a little nap snuggled with my little Beckett
645. compassion
646. our compassion kiddos - Rafael, Kevin, Jonatan, Sergio, Seelam, Joselin, Alan, Ashok, Parn & Joven
647. the silence after bath time
648. our puppy that steals the boys' undies!
649. a pen that writes flawlessly
650. reaching number 650

Sunday, October 16, 2011

601 - 615

601. homeopathic cough remedy
602. hearing my boys play together
603. a happy guinea pig
604. our clepto puppy ~ Beckett finds little "treasures" and hides them
605. an evening walk
606. a good night sleep
607. a warm bowl of chili
608. watching my children enjoy yummy homemade pumpkin bars made by sissy
609. my boys thinking they are "texting" by putting all 1's on their nintendo game
610. pumpkin farms
611. a nothing "to do" day
612. hearing my boys want to go with Daddy . . . regardless of what he is doing
613. hugs from my girl . . . even though she is 18 . . . she loves her momma
614. hoodies
615. puppy kisses first thing in the morning

Friday, October 14, 2011

581 - 600

581. spending time with my youngest
582. reliving special memories through picture books
583. hearing I Love You from my children
584. special walks
585. a warm blanket
586. fresh Fall breezes
587. hearing a new baby has been born
588. a few winks . . . small nap
589. puppy sweaters
590. movie night . . . all together
591. the feeling of laundry done
592. special glances between my hubs and I
593. memories of loved ones
594. easy days
595. Yankee candles
596. admiring the beauty of God
597. problem solvers
598. cozy jammies
599. weekends
600. watching leaves fall

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

551 - 580 of 1,000 gifts

551. a barking puppy
552. sweet memories of Kamie girl
553. listening to the birds chatter on a cool Fall day
554. stillness
555. dirty laundry worn by busy little boys
556. bug jars . . . filled with crickets, spiders, little boy adventures
557. stepping on a Lego . . . even though it hurt . . . reminding me of imaginative little boys
558. hearing the clicking of cell phone keys as our daughter texts a friend
559. the ooo's and aaah's when the oreo package is opened
560. the thrill of scale numbers dropping each day
561. the comfort of a good book and warm coffee
562. sticky notes exclaiming my children's love for me
563. good helpers
564. new tablets
565. a small chore list
566. a puppy jumping into your arms
567. a clean "BOY" bathroom
568. fresh sheets on the bed
569. freshly washed laundry drying in the dryer . . . the scent is beautiful!
570. the release of a long awaited movie
571. the prayers of a child
572. the ability to communicate
573. seeing our furry ones play with the guinea pig
574. contentment
575. hearing a good report from your child's teacher
576. a yummy pot of chili simmering on the stove
577. a pedicure
578. a call from my hubs . . . just because he wanted to tell me "I LOVE YOU!"
579. the beds all made . . . makes me smile
580. the sound of the Grandfather clock . . . something soothing about it

Sunday, September 25, 2011

526 - 550 . . . 1,000 Gifts

526. children playing well together
527. Nine year birthdays
528. good movies
529. the smells of Fall
530. laughter
531. a hug from my kiddos - just because
532. organization
533. kids in jammies
534. hair appointments
535. favorite jammies
536. snoring dogs
537. watching my boys bug hunt
538. chatting as a family at the dinner table
539. health
540. photos
541. reflection
542. audiobooks ~~~ listening when I cannot sit and read
543. family togetherness
544. tender moments
545. obedience
546. smiles
547. contentment
558. coffee is a yummy blessing
549. awesome family
550. time with my hubs

Thursday, September 22, 2011

500 - 525 of a THOUSAND GIFTS

Woo Hoo . . . I am ready for the second half of 1,000 gifts . . .

501. new handbag styles
502. sound Biblical principals
503. cozy blankets on cool nights
504. audio books
505. ipods -  music, Christian teaching ~ at the touch of a finger!
506. soup
507. calm, relaxing days
508. fresh air
509. relaxing moments on the deck
510. the children doing their homework without complaints is such a blessing to me
511. a nice cold refreshing water when your mouth is parched
512. hearing my husband's voice
513. marriage
514. lovely Christian blogs to read
515. celebrating your kiddos birthday
516. imagination
517. cat naps
518. wordless looks . . . and you just KNOW what the other is thinking
519. a kind word
520. a peaceful state of mind
521. warm bubble baths
522. freshly ground coffee
523. little reminders of what Scripture tells us
524. helpers ~ and in a large family they are really important
525. global friends . . .

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

476 - 500

Making a bit of progress . . . Still much to do BEFORE the year's end.

476. puppy kisses when I am sad
477. sweet sympathy cards for Kamie
478. sweet phone calls
479. tears
480. puffs tissues - they are oh so soft
481. that third cup of coffee - sometimes you just have to
482. freshly bathed furry babies
483. mini wheats
484. quick naps
485. a house cleaner = awesome chick!
486. a clean house
487. laundry basket empty
488. eager employees
489. new software
490. magnification glasses
491. hearing I Love You from my hubs of almost 29 years
492. sweet kisses from my boys
493. hugs and cheek kisses from my daughter
494. knowing my children are all home safe
495. security cameras
496. night lights - to light the way through a dark house
497. Scripture
498. Biblical writers
499. reminiscing
500. giggles

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

431 - 475 of a THOUSAND Gifts

Wow . . . if I am to complete all 1000 gifts, I better get moving!

431. joy
432. our new veternarian
433. lil' Beckett
434. good friends
435. seasons
436. fresh laundry
437. good movies
438. a clean house
439. memories
440. the promise of Eternal Life
441. snuggly soft jammies
442. a happy guinea pig
443. happy children
444. a comfortable home
445. our furry babies
446. a clean car
447. great employees
448. soup
449. crazy times
450. fun
451. take out
452. new pillows
453. a good days work
454. sleep # 55
455. beautiful, sweet memories
456. birds singing
457. my children's fascination with bugs
458. praying mantis
459. car wash
460. festivals
461. diet pepsi
462. coffee
463. air conditioning
464. cell phones
465. a sister that makes yummy birthday cakes
466. flowers
467. ice cream
468. cameras
469. books
470. computers
471. manicures
472. new shoes
473. candles
474. babies
475. clocks

Sunday, August 14, 2011

401 - 430

401. Birthday celebrations
402. recipes
403. school starts tomorrow
404. memories
405. cell phones
406. naps
407. clean closets
408. peace
409. forgiveness
410. hot showers
411. helpers
412. my daughter
413. the comfort of a hug
414. clean bathrooms
415. cool mornings
416. sweet neighbors
417. mornings to sleep in
418. empty laundry baskets
419. giggles
420. hugs
421. surprises
422. a full pantry
423. story time
424. praise music
425. meditation
426. smiles
427. emotions
428. a grateful heart
429. another day
430. simplicity

Sunday, July 17, 2011

371 - 400 . . .

371. tech support
372. togetherness
373. air conditioning
374. music
375. coffee ~ I know, I have listed this one before
376. Facebook ~ I love that instant chat capability
377. puppy breath
378. Christian School
379. Summer break
380. family
381. birthdays
382. the American Flag
383. fresh corn on the cob
384. fly swatters
385. window cleaner
386. flowers
387. helpers
388. down time
389. freshly washed linens
390. a clean house
391. yankee candle scents
392. puppy kisses
393. a clean garage
394. a clean home
395. cookouts
396. automatic sprinklers
397. tweezers
398. friendly policemen
399. toothless smiles
400. pretty things

I am about 100 behind since we are now at Mid July  . . .

Sunday, July 10, 2011

361 - 370

It has been a while since I posted some blessings in my life . . .

361. air conditioning!
362. G2 Gatorade
363. tech support
364. comfy jammies
365. lotion . . . fresh smelling from Bath and Body
366. new undies
367. time to fish
368. special friends
369. sweet photos
370. life

Saturday, April 2, 2011

THANKFULNESS #S 351 - 360

351. precious moments 
352. J.O.Y. - Jesus First, Others Second, Yourself last
353. slow and restful mornings
354. teaching moments
355. 21 days of prayer for our sons
356. friends adopting a precious little one
357. friends coming together to help friends
358. the scale dropping lower
359. a Christian husband - my love
360. truth

Sunday, March 20, 2011

THANKFULNESS #S 326 - 350

I am slowly making my way up through the 300s.

326. a warm 71 degree day today
327. for Katelyn taking the boys out to play
328. a clean, clean, clean Master suite
329. the chance to sponsor Compassion children
330. new "blog" friends
331. competition wins ~ Katelyn's First Place in State
332. safe travel for Katelyn, Sarah, Mom and Dad
333. new sheets
334. laughter
335. forgiveness
336. joy
337. giggles
338. naps
339. yummy salads
340. jelly beans
341. cabbage, chicken and apples
342. a good night's sleep
343. school days
344. sleeping with the windows open
345. relief that an early morning call wasn't serious
346. truthfulness
347. children's books
348. the "hide" button on facebook
349. connecting with "old" friends
350. waking up and realizing . . . it was ONLY a bad dream!

Friday, March 18, 2011

THANKFULNESS #s 300 - 325

I am a bit behind on listing things I am Thankful for OR that I LOVE.

Life is busy and sometimes, it just gets in the way.

301. quiet mornings
302. obedience from my children (seems rare some days)
303. text messages from my girl
304. locks
305. ear drops
306. antibiotics
307. naps when you don't feel good
308. open windows and doors on a nice warm day
309. the hopes of a new day
310. the delete button 
311. fat free creamer
312. life
313. breath
314. listening to the birds sing
315. technology ~ watching the Norfolk Eagle cam on the 3 eaglets
316. sleeping with windows open
317. Christian music
318. Devotionals by phenomenal Christian Women
319. Working from home
320. a clean house
321. free weekends
322. the sound of a train whistle
323. clean laundry
324. loving parents
325. cheerios

Friday, March 4, 2011

THANKFULNESS #s 281 - 300

281. safety
282. answers to prayer
283. weather alarms
284.  Facebook friends
285. deep freezers loaded with food
286. healing
287. professional therapists
288. thoughts of spring
289. advances in the medical field
290. people who believe ALL children are gifts from God
291. a good night's sleep
292. little boys with great appetites
293. spaghetti O's . . . Cody's favorite
294. books
295. Bible teachers
296. big comfy chair
297. vacuum cleaners
298. movies that make you "think"
299. a spring thunderstorm
300. a relaxing Friday evening at home with my family

Thursday, March 3, 2011

THANKFULNESS #s 261 - 280

261. Christian movies
262. lean ground beef
263. apples
264. fat free coffee mate
265. the Promise of the SECOND Coming of Christ
266. forgiveness
267. babies
268. precious moments
269. answers to prayer
270. zyrtec allergy meds ;-)
271. my handsome husband
272. warm sunny days
273. I Love My Family
274. I Love Our Home
275. I Love My Life
276. cooperative children
277. casseroles
278. white teeth
279. Christian school teachers
280. fresh drinking water

Sunday, February 27, 2011

THANKFULNESS #s 251 - 260

THANKFULNESS . . .

We have so many things for which we are thankful!
We are Truly BLESSED!

251. our family works together
252. we are healthy
253. Randy is recovering quickly
254. Garden salad
255. down time
256. clean bed sheets
257. coffee with irish cream
258. clean bathrooms ;-)
259. life returning to normal
260. weird moods

Thursday, February 24, 2011

THANKFULNESS #s 226 - - - 250

There are days it is hard to find something in which to be "Thankful".
But NOT impossible. 

226. Weight Watchers mints
227. our DVR
228. naps
229. facebook
230. milk delivery
231. healing
232. a Merciful God
233. books
234. being a Mom
235. take out . . . have I used this one before?
236. school
237. home cooked meals
238. thoughts of Spring
239. the smell of pizza
240. online ordering
241. a husband that gives baths to our boys
242. wonderful school teachers
243. bedtime
244. snuggly jammies
245. lullaby 
246. swiffer duster
247. online bill pay
248. hair color
249. a good night sleep 
250. candles

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

THANKFULNESS #s 211 -- 225

211. two washers and dryers
212. an evening off of bath duty
213. leftovers
214. clean laundry
215. new decor  . . . regardless of size
216. water with ice
217. a clean kitchen
218. tylenol
219. early bedtime
220. a new puppy
221. a fresh manicure
222. my husband gaining independence since knee replacement surgery
223. a good friend
224. morning phone calls to my Mom
225. early bedtime

Thursday, February 17, 2011

THANKFULNESS #s 201 - 210

I have so much to be THANKFUL for . . .

What about you?

I am continuing along with things I am thankful for:

201. a wonderful stylist
202. a few minutes of complete quiet
203. our dvr
204. take out
205. encouragement
206. good smelling bath soap
207. quiet mornings
208. puppy kisses
209. naps
210. car windows down on a beautiful day

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

THANKFULNESS #S 175 - 200

175. quiet hubs and me time . . .   just chilling out and enjoying one another's company
176. squeaky clean little boys
177. little boy haircuts
178. pain meds for my hubs
179. fresh ground coffee
180. little sayings from my boys
181. open doors for fresh air
182. thoughts of spring
183. little ones sleeping in their own beds
184. an awesome pediatrician office and staff
185. nail glue for those little oooppppsssses
186. understanding nurses, doctors and physical therapists
187. Cell phones
188. comfortable home
189. hand held sprayer in the shower
190. Our Lord is ALWAYS there
191. mouthwash
192. electric toothbrush
193. hair appointment day
194. warm weather
195. a large hospital close to where we live
196. the thawing of snow
197. a loving smile
198. cashmere mist perfume
199. ice and icing machine to help Randy's leg swelling go down
200. beautiful and sweet daughter

Sunday, February 13, 2011

THANKFUL # 151 . . . 175

MORE THANKFULNESS . . .

151. Peace
152. Encouragement
153. my soul mate ~ my husband
154. the support of my husband
155. the hope of tomorrow
156. the opportunity to watch my boys play in the snow
157. warm mittens
158. time to chat with my man
159. earphones
160. ipod
161. Charmin toilet paper
162. Valentine cards
163. bags of Valentine treats
164. Valentine parties
165. LOVE
166. thinking about miracles
167. religious freedom
168. thoughtful children
169. safety
170. security
171. a freshly sharpened pencil
172. a clean bathroom
173. a baby's first tooth
174. my four year old losing two bottom teeth
175. sleep

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Thankfulness #s 126 - 150

126. hard boiled eggs that peel beautifully
127. hearing my 8 year old giggle at icarly
128. sweet little secrets
129. freshly fallen snow
130. warmer weather
131. rocking/swaying a baby to sleep
132. the sweet smell of  a baby
133. cool whip snack with my boy
134. a good night sleep
135. a day that goes according to plan (which is rare)
136. the sound of geese flying overhead
137. watching my boys build a snowman
138. Saturday mornings (for sleeping in)
139. 19 Kids and Counting (television series of the Duggar Family)
140. Season Premiere time
141. fresh flowers
142. lighthouses
143. watching my girl draw
144. puppy kisses
145. Yankee candles
146. lanterns
147. a warm fire's glow
148. bare feet on a clean floor
149. new makeup
150. tootsie pops

Thursday, February 10, 2011

THANKFULNESS #s 101 - 125

101. fresh raspberries
102. chocolate covered strawberries
103. fresh new pillows
104. a loving husband
105. sweet snuggles from hubs
106. family movie night
107. red envelope
108. email with teachers
109. chats at dinner
110. holding hands with my hubs
111. snow shovels
112. salt for icy sidewalks
113. new books
114. cell phones
115. laptops with broadband
116. sunroof in my car to let the sunshine in
117. icarly . . . pretty cute and clean!
118. Amy Grant/ Michael W Smith Concert tickets . . . orchestra pit
119. hair mousse
120. my four year old running into my arms after a morning at preschool
121. milk man that delivers
122. watching my eight year old lick pudding from a pudding cup
123. favorite t shirts
124. new socks
125. snack time . . . which seems to be all the time for the boys

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wednesday . . . more thankfulness

Today was a bit harder to find things to be thankful for . . .

Do you ever have days like that?

Praise God . . . when I put my mind to it . . .

I came up with these:


76. not giving in to pizza
77. my cleaning lady
78. my Grace & Strength coach Brenda
79. a happy and weet weet weet sounding guinea pig
80. freshly groomed dogs
81. cake bar mixes
82. ear plugs
83. computer technicians
84. reading book time with my four year old
85. silliness
86. potty trained children
87. preschool
88. diet pepsi
89. alice.com
90. little boys singing
91. 8 year old boy learning to play the recorder . . . ahem!
92. compliments on baked goods
93. the yummy smell in my house when I bake
94. an empty laundry hamper
95. peanut & tree nut free treats
96. smiling children
97. the sound of my husband's voice
98. good helpers
99. freshly bathed kiddos
100. freshly manicured nails


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Thankful on Wednesday . . .

my list of Thankfulness continues . . . 

51. socks (which is crazy, because I used to never wear them)
52. Shutterfly . . . I can make the most amazing photo memories
53. computer knowledge
54. snuggly blankets/throws
55. yummy apples
56. for my Daddy
57. for morning talks with my Mom
58. gentle shoulder rubs from my hubs
59. computers (even though at times they drive me crazy)
60. automatic washer and dryers
61. wireless 
62. cool ringtones
63. prayer
64. nap time
65. toilet paper
66. fresh smelling laundry
67. clean bathrooms
68. home delivery
69. a clean car
70. breakfast
71. dates with my husband
72. time out with my girl
73. dates with my boys
74. mail delivery without bills
75. spiral notebooks

Ann Voskamp's Book one thousand gifts

I am currently reading Ann's book and have decided to "take" the challenge as well. In the year 2011 I would like to list 1,000 things to be THANKFUL for.  ONE THOUSAND THINGS I LOVE!

Here goes:
  1. a hot cup of coffee
  2. clean drinking water
  3. medicine
  4. doctors
  5. warm tea to soothe coughs
  6. snuggly dogs
  7. eye glasses
  8. automatic thermostats
  9. heat
  10. dishwashers
  11. humor
  12. silliness
  13. God's Grace
  14. Christian authors
  15. teachers
  16. electricity
  17. stain remover
  18. deodorant
  19. my Bible
  20. sleep
  21. little boys
  22. my kids . . . all five, even though there are days they drive me crazy
  23. Salvation . . . I was six years old
  24. photographs of special memories
  25. Dvds
  26. puffs tissues
  27. nasal saline
  28. immunity boost vitamins
  29. candles
  30. pens and pencils
  31. diet pepsi
  32. indoor plumbing
  33. "I Love You"s from my kids . . . just because
  34. days to myself . . . even if they are few and far between
  35. freshly washed blankets and sheets
  36. obedient children
  37. imaginations
  38. grapes
  39. post-it stickies
  40. forgiveness
  41. second chances
  42. the sound of a clock ticking . . . quietly in perfect time
  43. pencil sharpeners ~~~ electric
  44. ice cubes
  45. the gonging of chimes in the wind
  46. automatic car washes
  47. my beautiful daughter's giggles
  48. facebook updates
  49. sleepy little ones
  50. quiet evening