Wednesday, April 30, 2014

God's many blessings: #1585-1609

1585.James and Nikki came to church for the Easter service!
1586. delicious Easter dinner with my family
1587. I serve a Risen Savior!!!
1588. beautiful enough for outdoor family Easter pictures
1589. an unobtrusive auditor
1590. the audit seemed to go quickly and smoothly
1591. sparkling cider
1592. cute spring-y outfits that I can finally pull out of the closet
1593. Suzanne's loving spirit when I sub
1594. Easter picture sales so I can get caught up
1595. collecting enough pizza coupons for our free one
1596. situations that force me to run to Jesus
1597. the privilege of prayer
1598. trying new tea flavors thanks to Miguel
1599. heating up quickly on a cool day thanks to the sunshine
1600. frozen soundtrack, so fun
1601. knowing there is hope for a better world after this life is over
1602. bright blue blue-jays and red cardinals (neither of which would stay put for picture)
1603. free soft pretzel day
1604. Suzanne and Diana, such remarkable women of God
1605. GBP clothes
1606. God's faithfulness in a "no water" situation
1607. Ken and Barb Lynch, such faithful and fun missionaries
1608. s'mores round the campfire
1609. "being consistent in an inconsistent world", message and examples

Project Life 2014: Week 16

Sunday: Easter morning mini family photo shoot
Monday: dad hanging out with little man chasing bumble bees

Tuesday: subbing again, feel like I am becoming a permanent fixture at the preschool! Not that I mind!

Wednesday: more car work, I love watching dad help people out with their cars

Thursday: dad got fired :(
Friday: warm enough temps to start feeding the fish again! Hello spring!
Saturday: hanging out with cousin ken and his wife at Bible study. What a fun surprise!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Project Life 2014: Week 15

Sunday: April's self portrait day
Monday: the beginning of walking season
Tuesday: setting up the basketball net in the yard just for fun
Wednesday: picking up some free coffee for the family
Thursday: Carrie helping dad with his foot therapy (picking up marbles)
Friday: Playing with wild snakes 
Saturday: Easter dinner prep

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

So very blessed. . .#1554-1584

1554. not having to wear a coat
1555. knowing my God hears and answers prayers
1556. finding some old college music CDs
1557. not having to work with Becky
1558. God's amazing graciousness
1559. free coffee on a chilly morning (for my whole family!) 
 1560. remembering how God has worked in my life so far
1561. no place to be on a rainy day
1562. communication with my team
1563. God works all the time (God is in control even when I don't see it!!)
1564. fresh cut hyacinths on the dining room table
 1565. listening to testimonies of God's goodness
1566. no visible signs of last night's freak snow squall!
1567. laughing with Hope
1568. being the object of God's love
1569. can collecting with my dad in the woods
 1570. convenience of the new ACMoore store
1571. looking cute in a new pair of skinny jeans that I NEVER thought I'd fit in!
1572. carpooling with my dad
1573. taking the back, backroads
1574.finding a copperhead snake, so cool. . .from a distance (thankful for a zoom lens!)
 1575. finally receiving paperwork releasing my 401K from my last job, that I left over 2 years ago
1576. phone call from Brandon, how I have missed him
1577. cinnamon sugar soft pretzels
1578.baking with Carrie
1579. getting caught up in a good book
1580. dad hanging out at home with us all day even though he had other things to do/places to be
1581. family walks in the evening
1582. hearing a coworkers point of view matches mine
1583. Phase 10
1584. a dad that will peel my shrimp for me :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Project Life 2014: Week 14

Sunday: no extra time today had a long afternoon/evening doing a "monthly"
 Monday: enjoying being able to eat as a family a few nights the past couple of weeks
 Tuesday: New work account, yeah. Worst day ever getting it prepped, yuck.
 Wednesday: Emergency subbing required in the PreK room
 Thursday: Subbing again, so thankful for an easy morning of VeggieTales
 Friday: Having fun and being silly with my sister at the BBC Clothing exchange
 Saturday: Game night "rain date" with Hope

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Still Counting 1000 Gifts: #1529-1553

1529. personal invitation
1530. fundraising opportunities
1531. friendly chitchat
1532. homemade biscuits
1533. extra time in my schedule to make progress
1534. Paul finding us an extra account
 1535. freshly folded laundry
1536. a few minutes of sister time to play a card game
1537. made it to work on time (and safely) despite the traffic, weather, and leaving late
1538. accountability
1539. VeggieTales Easter movie at preschool
 1540. recognition for a job well done
1541. apples and cheese for snack
1542. Carrie's kindle
1543. $10 Shutterfly credit
1544. Mary, the intern that helped me (and she didn't even have to be there)
 1545. a slow, sleepy morning
1546. homemade stromboli and an ice cold coke
1547. treated to lunch by my sister for sibling appreciation day
 1548. warm walking weather
1549. BBC clothing exchange
 1550. cute new clothes
1551. hanging/chatting with Abbey
1552. moon's glow
1553. Hope's joining us for dinner and games

Monday, April 14, 2014

More Random pages to Share

I have decided I like sharing my completed scrapbook pages. I have seen so many others share theirs and while I am always inspired never felt like I measured up enough to share mine. But scrapbooking isn't a competition. It isn't about whether or not my pages are as good as anyone else's. Their not, but they are mine and I love them just the way they are! And in the end isn't that more important? It's my life that I am documenting so should the pages reflect me and my style? Yeah I though so too. So that's why I've taken the time to photograph some favorites to share. Because I love them and hopefully you will too. . .and just maybe I can be an inspiration to someone else :)

These are all from my Life list album: learning to shoot
 Starting my business
 Taking my 1st zumba class

Friday, April 11, 2014

Project Life 2014: Week 13

Sunday: home fellowships, I didn't get any pictures there but I did snap one of the hymn we sang to remind me God is good
 Monday: cleaning out the garage by taking in some scrap (and making a truck payment with the loot!)
 Tuesday: Working on another 100 things mini album, I've decided these make the perfect gift
 Wednesday: work trip to DC=lots of time in the car on the road
 Thursday: free coffees from our friend Miguel
 Friday: cleaning and rearranging for her dinner/game night
 Saturday: the long awaited game night has finally arrived! We had a blast!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Still Counting 1000 Gifts: #1508-1528

Yes I have still been counting gifts, how could one stop?? I have just been too busy to post. But that stops today! I enjoy sharing the things God has given and done and allowed in my life. He is good. And I wanna share, so I am making a determination to share His gifts weekly like I did last year. . .even if no one reads them. . . just because. After all He is still good, right?
1508. found out some info about our missions trip, my dear friend M is going too!
1509. home fellowship at the B's house
1510. sister time in the car ride home
1512. cheeseburgers
1513. fingernail moon
1514. driving across big bridges at dusks
1515. dusk
1516. Baltimore all lit up at night
1517. tree reflections on a moonlit pond
1518. 9 deer (anywhere from 1-20 each time) sightings on our drive
1519. $300 from collecting scrap
1520. the ability to take deep breaths and fill my lungs
1521. a rental car
1522. remembering to pack snacks for a long trip
1523. not waking up sick after a rough night
1524. inspiration of the Holy Spirit
1525. medicines that work
1526. being able to pick up the tray to make it easy on my sister
 1527. playing games
 1528. successful dinner/game night
 1528. good friends and neighbours