Sunday, March 31, 2013

276-300 One Thousand Gifts

One Thousand Gifts . . . 

276. Easter 2013
277. The Bible - The Mini Series
278. The ability to listen to churches online
279. The Village Church ministry online
280. Our Araceli
281. Spring time
282. The joys of Facebook . . . so much encouragement
283. Worship in our home ~ listening to amazing Christian artists
284. Hearing my son say, "I am a Ninja for God!" He had his sword and his shield.
285. Compassion
286. Seeing a beautiful Cardinal for the first time of the year.
287. Healing
288. Sleeping with windows open a little bit to let fresh air in.
289. Drinking in God's Word.
290. Little smooches from my hubs.
291. Time to talk with my husband ~ one on one.
292. Understanding
293. God's Grace
294. Prayers
295. God's Mercy
296. Togetherness
297. Family
298. Watching my boys play frisbee with Seeley Booth
299. Learning new things
300. Health

Thursday, March 28, 2013

#262 - 275 One Thousand Gifts

It has been a whirlwind week . . . I am definitely behind!

262. Prayers of many friends
263. An entire grade school excited and happy about cotton candy.
264. A telephone call from those grade school kiddos & my sis Thanking me for the cotton candy in unison!
265. Many answered prayers
266. Peace
267. Safe journey for my husband and dear friend
268. Achievement test week almost done - 1 test to go
269. Another great day for my kiddos with Mrs. M
270. Wonderful people who have come along side Randy and I
271. New tennis shoes
272. Accomplishments
273. Sweet visit with my sister
274. Good smelling clothing - love Downy
275. Sweet, Sweet God moments

Sunday, March 24, 2013


We were waiting and wishing for a big snowfall all winter . . . Today we are receiving it . . . so far we have received 6.8" according to weather reports and it is still snowing.

Today, #261 I am thankful for the beautiful snow that is falling!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

#251 - 260 of One Thousand Gifts

Although the past few days it has been hard to find things to be thankful for . . . 

251. Thankful for God's divine presence in our lives.
252. Thankful for the peace that only God can provide.
253. Thankful for Cody's 7th Birthday today!
254. Thankful for a precious baby boy's safe birth.
255. Thankful for Blessing in the midst of trials.
256. Thankful for encouraging friends and family.
257. Thankful for encouraging songs.
258. Thankful for breath.
259. Thankful for emergency response.
260. Thankful for life.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Thankful in this Storm 247 - 250

Finding things to be Thankful for in this Storm . . .

247. The Peace Jesus provides when it is needed the most.

248. God's guidance . . . minute by minute.

249. Praying family and friends.

250. Hugs from my kiddos . . . especially when they know it has been a tough day.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Gifts 243 - 246

243. I am thankful for the rest we all received this afternoon. Our nap was wonderful!

244. I was worried our Seeley Booth wouldn't respond to direction of Quiet (he barks, a lot) however, with using Quiet and a simple Beep from a bark collar and he has hardly barked today. 

245. Thankful for answers to prayer!

246. Thankful my son obeyed and did his school work today without any problems. 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Gift 241 - 242

Picture Gifts . . . 

241. Do Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly

242. We love because He first loved us


Thursday, March 14, 2013

GIFT 231 - 240

GIFTS . . .

  • 231 Listening to my boys and two great nieces giggle their day away with Mrs. M. They really had a great day!
  • 232 Knowing my girl is home safe and sound
  • 233 Feeling great
  • 234 Taking time to reflect on my day
  • 235 Family chat during dinner time
  • 236 Seeing the results of my children's imaginations
  • 237 Scoring new "art" work from my kiddos today . . . hanging on my office door
  • 238 A good sneeze to clear your head
  • 239 Our Seeley Booth at my feet where ever I am
  • 240 Getting a call from my hubs today - my office is upstairs and his is on the main floor - asking me if I was "missing" something. I answered "no" . . . he laughed and said my furry baby had come down to his office. Apparently, she knew she had done a "no no" ~ we were at the business and people are in and out all the time ~ she came flying up the stairs to my office and had her head down. Shamie, Shamie.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

GIFTS 223-230 in Photos

I need to do a little catch up on my One Thousand Gifts list . . .

223. I am thankful for my beautiful new office!

224. For my newest read . . . can't wait to get started! Chaos? What Chaos?

225. I am thankful for my boys . . . they love to read to Joseph . . . and he loves it!

226. I am thankful Randy's office came out gorgeous AND he loves it!

227. I am thankful for each of my boys . . . (ortho visit)

228. I am thankful for this little guy. His name is Parker and he loves colored beans to play in! Great tactile learning!

229. I am thankful for the beauty God provides!

230. I am thankful for my beautiful daughter Katelyn. 

Please say a prayer for Katelyn . . . she has para influenza.

Monday, March 11, 2013

GIFT 221 & 222

Today was a TOUGH day. I am so thankful for these bits of encouragement!



Friday, March 8, 2013

GIFT 213 - 220

GIFTS . . . changing things up for this one . . .









Thursday, March 7, 2013

GIFT 212

I feel totally blessed by the help I have had this week in redecorating my office AND preparing our classroom move. It is thoroughly exhausting and I found muscles that I didn't know I have! I couldn't have done it without those who helped.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

GIFT 211

Gift 211 . . .

Today I had a lovely visit with my Mom. She had been out running errands so she stopped by the office today. I had been upstairs working on the desk chairs for the kiddos. She was such a sweet BLESSING to me! We chatted as she helped me put away office supplies in my desk. It was a nice time together as the boys schooled with Mrs. P. I LOVED it!

Thanks Mom, I LOVE You!

Monday, March 4, 2013

GIFT 203 - 210

203. Snow is in our forecast for tonight through tomorrow . . . not sure if it is a "gift, blessing or something to be thankful for".
204. My little Beckett that howls the "Blues" when her mama has to leave her with Daddy. Here is a picture I took today of Beckett with MY Daddy.

205. I am Blessed to have my Daddy too!
206. Weather apps . . . love them.
207. Smiles from my kids when they ACE a test or quiz!
208. My daughter receiving a 95% on one of her mid terms.
209. Dreams
210. Balancing the checkbook

Sunday, March 3, 2013

GIFT 202

Gift 202 . . . 

Spending precious time with my daughter Katelyn this afternoon while enjoying Bradley U's Symphony Orchestra . . . a Music Scholarship Concert Series Performance.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Gift 201

Gift 201 . . .

I am thankful for my husband. Although he tends to stress out sometimes about the smallish things, he is a wonderful provider, husband and father.

He is also a wonderful son that is really feeling unloved by his parents right now due to decisions he has made concerning there well being.

Friday, March 1, 2013

GIFTS 192 - 200

192. I am thankful for the fresh feeling that paint gives to a room.
193. Yummy leftovers
194. Movie on a Friday night
195. I am thankful for times of laughter
196. Night time kisses
197. Peacefulness
198. the beginning of the weekend
199. new ideas
200. helpers