Wednesday, January 30, 2013

1000 Gifts

Obviously I have not been posting my gratitude list so far this year! Yes I am still recording all of the big and little things that I am grateful for each day. I thought about going back and doing a "catch up" post, but as I am already up to #84 I figured that would be too much! So I am just going to start right where I am at! I have been hearing that reading my lists encourages other to write their own, so that is why I am posting! What better reason do I need than that? So come along join in the fun and make your life more positive, more blessed, and more joyful by counting all those   things God gives us each and every day. There are way more than just 1000 gifts. . . . .

January 20-January 26 2013
64. Using my talents to be an encouragement (isn't that why God gives us all talents in the first place? I am so grateful to finally found a way to use mine!!)
65. new pillows for my parents
66. reduced work shift at the end of a long day
67. the start of a new project
68. a warm, comfy bed, especially on a cold, partially snowy morning
69. God's unclogging the basement pipes after dad and I tried everything and had to give up in defeat, ready to call a plumber!
70. scented candles 
71. making someones's day with something as small as a card
72. the long awaited and dreaded audit went very smoothly (even if the auditor decided to follow me around most of the evening! Grr. . . )
73. hot coffee, I can never be too grateful for a mug of steaming hot coffee first thing in the morning!
74. creative progress, especially after a few days of trying to figure out where to go with a project
75. an added work shift, always a plus when the boss calls me for an extra shift!
76. catching up with Hope
77. finding a friend that I trust enough to open up about very emotional personal issues! Praise the Lord! He always knows who to bring into my life and when :)
78. mini pizzas on tortillas
79. glittery snow, it was so peaceful and beautiful falling from the sky!
80. errands and caramel steamers with mom, love our mother - daughter time together
81. cold enough weather to open the windows and freshen the house after all those flu germs!
82. finding good deals
83. hearing my family's laughter
84. extra coupons at the grocery store, almost never happens!

"In silent times = seek God
In painful times = praise God
In terrible times = trust God
At all times = thank God!"  
Ann VosKamp One Thousand Gifts

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Project Life 2013: Week 4

The Mom Creative

Our new favorite family game, Dutch Blitz. I got it for my mom for Christmas not realizing just how much the entire family would LOVE it!!!

All mom wanted for her birthday was a new pillow, so I indulged her and bought one. They were on sale at Kohl's buy 1, get 1 for $1. . .so my dad got one too :)

hello my name is Jenn and I am addicted to chapstick!

Finally figured out a way to document my 5 year journal project, so excited to see it at the end of the year (hopefully I'll at least be able to complete 1 year, cause 5 seems so daunting!)

Waiting for a friend to show up at Panera to begin our discipleship study

Warming up with a Wawa coffee on this freezing morning that we had to be out on

I love being smart with my $$$, I only spent $1.50 and got 5 packs of washi tape, 4 rolls of ribbon, 3 packs of different adhesives/glue dots, some adhesive gems, a pack of word stickers, and a bottle of spray glitter ink! My mom taught me well!

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Project Life 2013: Week 3

The Mom Creative

Some favorite ice creams, no matter the temperature we have an evening routine of a small bowl of ice cream!

WooHoo!! Biggest Loser Season 14, all snuggled in bed with my snack ready to go!

Self portrait day (you can still see one of the 4 cold sores I ended up with last week while I was sick!! I've never had more than 1 at a time before, it is NO fun at all!)

Giant gas savings: $1.80 off per gallon! My dad ended up saving more than he actually spent! God is so good!

Subbing for community helper day, I went as a surgeon, I even added my hair net and booties once I got to school. I love any excuse to get dressed up!

My 2013 Project Life goodies arrived, there is something about taking a picture with that beautiful white packaging :)

Texas Roadhouse for mom's birthday dinner. This was the best shot I got because she refused to look at the camera. She's just like me, not a big fan of her birthday!

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Project Life 2013: Week 2

The Mom Creative

Started my week off with a little fever

Hello flu. . .what a long awful weekend

Medications could be found on every counter

Attempting to dog/cat sit while recovering. . .uggg!

More signs of illness at our house, I was taught to share, sorry mom and Carrie :(

Feeling well enough to sub

Dad attempting to clean out his tool boxes. . .how many sockets does one man need??

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Project Life 2013: Week 1

Hello friends!! I am still alive! I have just recovered from a rough week of the flu. I feel so lost and behind on everything!! So without further delay  . .here is week 1 of Project Life!

Hanging out with friends playing "fishbowl"

Cleaning the aqaurium so Pacman can have for a fresh new home for the new year

Happy New Year!!

My completed 1000 gifts journal, already working on this years

Our 2013 calendars, I started this last year and think it'll be neat to look back and see the different  styles we each used over the years. (Yes mine is the Princess one. . .I am such a kid at heart!)

Alumni basketball game

Chopping down firewood for a friend in need

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Project Life: Week 52

I got so caught up with trying to get everything ready for 2013, I never actually posted the last of 2012!! So here is my week 52!

Curling my hair for Christmas Sunday

Up early to make some french toast casserole for my family

Being silly with my sister Christmas morning

Enjoying the beautiful snow falling

Power failure blew my Cricut!!! Yes I cried, filed a claim with Peco waiting to hear back, but either way I will be getting a new one

Pictionary man. . .love it!!!

Shopping and returning and running errands

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