Friday, December 30, 2011
Being grateful is suppose to be a way of life. I fear that for me the everday things that are required of me get in the way of truly seeing the good things that God has blessed me with each day. Therefore, giving thanks sometimes gets pushed behind the other thoughts that take over my mind as the day goes by. I am hoping that by participating in "One Thousand Gifts" that I will become more proficient in seeing my blessings and giving thanks to a loving Heavenly Father that bestows those blessings upon me and my family. Today I begin to see my blessings and give thanks more abundantly for them.
1. A wonderful Christmas week with the presence of many of our family members.
Some who traveled from far away to be with us.
2. The sweet faithfulness of a beautiful daughter who is bearing a great disappointment with faith and grace.
3. The awakening of another daughter to what she needs to do to take her life from dispair and disappointment to a higher ground. Always holding on to faith when she felt like giving up.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Blog hopping today and ran across some Halloween decorating posts using primitive items from around the house. So my mind started thinking. What can I do for my table with the two pumpkins and gourds I bought and just left in the middle of the table?
The other day we pulled my dads old Nissan truck up from the field to take to the junk yard. In it was an old lunchbox that belonged to my dad, who passed away quite a few years ago. My mind started thinking and came up with the idea of cleaning it up and using it for a center piece with my pumpkins and gourds.
I got out my garage sale Halloween tablecloth and presto...a cute little rustic Halloween center piece.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
purchases Chloe and I made in Florida.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Gatlin started Head Start today. He will be five in December so we felt it would be a good thing for him to go to preschool for a while before starting kindergarten. So he did get accepted into Head Start. He has been interested in going to "school" for quite some time, but as the moment arrived for him to enter into the school, he seemed a little on the reserved side. He has gone for a week now and seems to be "pretty" ok with it, but not so enthused as I had anticipated.
But, I am sure he will get into the groove of it as the weeks pass and it will be a good thing for him to learn the way it works at "school". I hope so. For him to be happy and learn is what matters the most. I tired to get him to smile for these "first day of school" pictures but he wouldn't. He is smiling more now when we pick him up. School is an adjustment and he is just beginning his 14 year trek to the big day of graduation and going out into the world. My prayer for him is that his journey through school will be happy, fun, full of learning and a smooth ride.
And speaking of a smooth ride. Chloe got on "Friday" for a while this Saturday and rode around. With Poppy's help, of course. A big step for her.