Monday, September 28, 2009

Daybook ~ September 28, 2009

FOR TODAY...September 28, 2009
Outside my window...twilight.

I am thinking...I am glad that the busi-ness of this day is nearly over.
I am thankful for...peace.

From the learning rooms...the eldest will begin typing tomorrow and is adding the memorization of the states of America to her studies. The youngest are
continuing on their studies and we all are beginning a study of clouds.
From the kitchen...three bean chili, rice and applesauce.
I am wearing...a tee-shirt, knit pants and tennis shoes.
I am creating...plans for E and J's Birthday parties in October.
I am do our bedtime ritual soon.
I am reading...the book of Isaiah, Knowing God by His Names (Dick Purnell)
and The Wizard of OZ (aloud to the children).
I am hearing...the dishwasher run.
One of my favorite things...lying in my bed reading.
A few plans for the rest of the week: get in a really good
school week and focus on my priorities.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

40 Gifts

S's sweet card with hugs and kisses!

Sweet, sweet party planners!

A secret desire fulfilled!

M's homemade gift that she spent a lot of time on!

E's homemade friendship bracelet!

J's stuffed dragon that we will now share!

Today was my best birthday yet! These are 40 gifts in my life.

1. Life itself.
2. God's great love.
3. Growing up in a stable family.
4. God's faithfulness.
5. A love of reading.
6. God's mercy.
7. Big dreams.
8. God's soveriegnty.
9. Salvation.
10. God's grace.
11. Meeting Ira.
12. God's compassion.
13. Giving birth to E.
14. The Living Word of God.
15. Moving into our home.
16. The power of God.
17. The birth of J.
18. The dream of adoption.
19. The birth of S.
20. The pursiut of M.
21. The loyalty of good friends.
22. A God that grows bigger daily.
23. Journalling.
24. Finally holding M.
25. God's patience.
26. More big dreams.
27. Finding our current church home.
28. Growing in faith.
29. Scrapbooking.
30. E accepting Jesus as her Saviour.
31. Music that leads to the foot of the cross.
32. Good health.
33. The call to come pick up a foster baby.
34. The peace of God.
35. Blogging.
36. That a holy God pursues a relationship with me.
37. Holding a newborn baby.
38. Feeling God carry me through giving a baby back.
39. Being called mama.
40. Birthdays.
I have had a lovely 40th birthday. God is so good to me.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Our Life in Pictures

We've had a baby in the house!

E making paper doll clothes at the tea party birthday
celebration of a friend.

S falling asleep mid-sucker!

M being creative with her babies.

J making his Papa proud with the BB gun.

Daybook ~ September 22, 2009

Outside my is night-time and raining.

I am thinking......about our school day that went well and a sweet foster baby that was placed with his forever family yesterday.

I am thankful for......a husband that blesses me so much and the joy of mothering.

I am wearing......jeans, a red knit shirt and sandels.

I am creating......plans for E and J's upcoming b'day parties.

I am birthday tomorrow!

I am journal before I do our bedtime ritual.

I am reading.......the book of Isaiah.

I am husband playing the trumpet and my son wondering aloud just exactly how many more minutes he has to clean!

One of my favorite birthday.

A few plans for this week: continue on with school, teach Young Musician's Choir tomorrow night, our homeschool kick-off this Saturday and Sunday's services.

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