Tuesday, April 30, 2013

416 - 420 of One Thousand Gifts

There are days you really have to force yourself to find those gifts/blessings. It does take a bit of thought some days.

416. Thankful Alfalfa didn't need surgery for his eye. A second opinion . . . meds and wait and see.

417. Family support . . . Grandma, Grandpa, Aunts and Uncles

418. Eye drops for allergy eyes

419. Good hair days

420. Soft potty paper 

Sunday, April 28, 2013

412-415 of One Thousand Gifts

412. Songs that move me.
413. Fun times fishing
414. Television Church Service
415. Warm temperatures!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

406 - 410 of One Thousand Gifts

406. Had a lovely dinner with my family.

407. Seeing teeny tiny itsy bitsy baby chickens in the egg while candling them.

408. Warm snuggly pajamas

409. a New book downloaded to my ipad

410. Watching nine deer in our neighborhood

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

401 - 403 of One Thousand Gifts

401. Leftovers . . . I am thankful for leftovers. Although, my son Ryan has absolutely no use for them and actually asked me today . .. "Mom, what use are leftovers?" He really wanted to go out to dinner. 

402. Pain relievers . . . I am thankful for Tylenol/advil . . . I have a nasty neck/headache thing going on tonight.

403. Hearing one of my boys knock on my office door and ask if they can come in and read to me. 

Monday, April 22, 2013

391-400 of One Thousand Gifts . . .

Tonight I will reach #400 of One Thousand Gifts!

391. The water fowl making the best out of the flooding in our area.

392. I enjoyed a bit of time with my FOURTH kiddo today after the Orthodontist.

393. Beautiful thoughts . . . just when you need them.

394. Promises . . .

395. A Mama's Love . . . going across the WORLD to get her baby girl and bring her home!
We are so very excited for Sean, Leslie, Emily, Jillian and welcoming Anna Mei!

396. Sitting on the main floor deck watching the boys play outside.

397. Puppy snuggles after a long long day.

398. Not running out of TP when in a public bathroom . . . even though you only have a few squares to use.

399. I am thankful for Birthday Celebrations . . . even for our furry ones!

400. Yummy Home made Tacos . . . The kids loved Taco night!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

385 - 390 One Thousand Gifts . . .

I am excited to be nearing the 400 mark of One Thousand Gifts for the year! I would love to surpass the goal!

385. I am thankful for green grass.

386. I am thankful for HEALTHY but NOISY boys!


387. My beautiful and sweet Sister Janeie (on the right) with her friend. They just finished a 5k.


388. I LOVE my kids always seem to know when fresh treats are available . . . Cheerio Marshmallow treats.

389. Downloadable  Books to my ipad . . . quite a collection.

390. Sunday Afternoon relaxation

Friday, April 19, 2013

#377 - 385 of One Thousand Gifts

It has been a few days since I have listed Blessings or Gifts . . . 

377. We made it through another week!
378. Our lake is FULL!

379. Our Weather Radio Works . . . especially with all of the changes in our weather.
380. Old television shows . . . the pure ones that taught a lesson.

381. Aunt Janeie . . . She brought us chicken eggs to hatch in an incubator. Aunt Janeie Rocks!!!


Three eggs . . .


382. For those who serve to keep our families safe.

383. Beautiful creatures

384. The sounds of my children sleeping.
385. Sleep in days!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

#376 of One Thousand Gifts

376. As the thunder rolls through our area I am thankful to have my family all safe and sound inside together. The kids are all snuggled in their own beds and generally sleep through thunderstorms. I am blessed.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

#371 - 375 of One Thousand Gifts

371. My Sweet Beckett . . . she makes me smile.

372. Quiet time listening to The Village Church online.

373. Seeing SPRING outside.

374. Watching my kids eat ice cream cones.

375. Being altogether with my family . . . doing whatever.

Monday, April 15, 2013

#361-370 of One Thousand Gifts . . .

Gifts and Blessings . . . in the midst of Bombings . . . Terrorist Acts . . .

361. Gotcha Day for the M family! Such Excitement and Joy! God is AWESOME and Little Anna Mei is the perfect addition! Our family is ULTRA THRILLED for them! Congratulations!


362. Wonderful quotes!


363. People that come together during tragedy.



364. Prayer . . . God is NEVER too busy.
365. The Power of the Cross!
366. The Love of a Daddy!
367. God's Provision
368. My praying Mom and Dad!
369. Family!
370. Prayer Warriors!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

#357 - #360 One Thousand Gifts

#357 ~ Watching God work

#358 ~ Being pampered by my man

#359 ~ Gentle Reminders . . .

#360 ~ 


Friday, April 12, 2013

#356 of One Thousand Blessings

#356 ~ Thankful for my loving Mom and Dad. They are there whenever their children or grand children need them . . . regardless of the circumstances.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

351 - 355 of One Thousand Gifts/Blessings in Pictures

#351 ~ Beautiful Orchids


#352 ~ Our Lake full of water

#353 ~ The little things that make someone's day!
Hugs to you . . . Jr. and Heidi!

#354 ~ I am thankful this creature was not found in MY basement. It was found in a basement about a half hour from here . . .
I am certain my boys would want to keep it.


#355 ~ I love this verse . . .






Tuesday, April 9, 2013

#347 - 350 of One Thousand Blessings

Taking time to remember the Blessings . . . one day at a time!

#347 ~ Getting my work done and having a clean desk at the end of the day. Makes me feel accomplished!

#348 ~ Lunch with my Sister! Love ya . . 

#349 ~ Hair appointment - full service!

#350 ~ Thunderstorms during the night.

Monday, April 8, 2013

#346 of One Thousand Blessings

#346 ~ I am thankful for the progress the guys have made on our manufacturing/packaging facility!


Sunday, April 7, 2013

341 - 345 of One Thousand Blessings

341 ~ Happy Helpers
342 ~ Happy Beardie ~ 
She loves the computer!

343 ~ Hearing Randy call the boys for Bath time.
344 ~ Sunday afternoon naps
345 ~ Knowing I can call the bug guy anytime! (CRAZY ants!)



Friday, April 5, 2013

334 - 340 of One Thousand Blessings

#334 ~ Remembering Birthdays . . . Our sweet Kamie that passed away September 19, 2011 would have been 14 years old today.


#335 ~ Beautiful surroundings



#336 ~ Precious Gifts from God!
I LOVE this picture of Parker.
Parker is a Miracle from God and is VERY Special!
Parker's Mama calls him "HERO".
Parker is working with colored beans in his
Sensory Table.

#337 ~ The beauty of God's creation! I cannot imagine life without the beautiful colors God gives us to enjoy!


#338 ~ Reminders!

#339 ~ Amazing prayers . . .


#340 ~ Beautiful reminders that I am a Mother to Boys!




Thursday, April 4, 2013

#333 of One Thousand Gifts!

#333. What a blessing it was tonight to read our Dear Mrs. M received her travel packet today to head to China to bring home their sweet Anna Mei! Such exciting news! I know Mrs. M and her family are over the moon with excitement!!!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

332

332 ~ Thankful for a lovely dinner out tonight. We all enjoyed dinner and even brought home left overs. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

331 . . . A Precious Blessing!

#331 Today we received long awaited news . . .

A little Great Nephew is on the way . . .

and HIS announcement was made like this:




Three little Princesses and One little Prince!

So EXCITING and SUCH a BLESSING!

Monday, April 1, 2013

301 - 330 Blessings and Gifts by the Kids

Five Blessings or Gifts Ryan is Thankful For:
301. His ipod
302. Our House
303. The Lizards
304. For Mom and Dad
305. Our Backyard

Six Blessings or Gifts Cody is Thankful for:
306. The Fish
307. The Guinea Pigs
308. The Hedgehog
309. For brothers
310. For Mom and Dad
311. The dogs

Five Blessings or Gifts Cameron is Thankful for:
312. Adoption Day
313. Seeley
314. Education
315. Our Family
316. Grandma and Grandpa
317. Aunts and Uncles

Five Blessings or Gifts EJ is Thankful for:
318. God
319. The Bible
320. Jesus dying on the cross
321. His Brothers
322. The animals
323. For School

Blessings or Gifts Katelyn is Thankful for:
324. Sleep
325. College
326. Mark Lowry's Humor
327. Dick Blick Art Supplies
328. Tylenol
329. Fuzzy puppies
330. My Mom