Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thankful Thursdays Top Ten #59

I have recently decided I'm too busy not to write - it calms me down and helps me focus.  I think that looking back I'll be frustrated with the big gaps of life that I'm not documenting - and not that anyone besides my family will ever want to look at it, but I like the idea of having some sort of record to look back on when the kids are bigger.

Thankfuls for the week...

1. I am thankful for some awesome conversations with my big kids and getting to think about the deep God things.  I also love that they are old enough that our Bible studies are really a give and take and not just me teaching.  Love them!

Experiencing God....Elmo...Experiencing God

2. I am thankful for some tweaks to the schedule to allow more of the girls to complete the Princess Program.  I'm thankful they were open to the changes!

3. I am thankful for our new pool.  It is about three feet deep and 12 feet wide and will be a BLAST for the girls this summer.  We took them out yesterday but it was a little too chilly and it didn't go super well.  Ah well.

4. I am thankful for my husband getting up with the 7 am...and cleaning up puke twice before I ever got out of bed.  I told him next time to feel free to wake me up. 

5. I am thankful for kids that handle sick surprisingly well.  We hung out and watched movies today.  I got a TON done it seemed like and it was just a calm, slow day.

6. I am thankful for parents that are so awesome about "hey, wanna hang out" "sure, when's good?" texts.  I love spending time with them!

7. I am thankful for two of my little sisters in law coming over to hang out with us the other day!

Abi, Aunt Hannah (2), Grace, Aunt Gabby (4)

8. I am thankful for my husband speaking words of wisdom into my life.  I love conversations with him that build me up.  I appreciate his patience with me and the balance we offer each other.

9. I am thankful for the crazy amount of work I've gotten done this week even though it has been stressful.

10. I am thankful for a renewed awareness of the Lord.  I am kind of (ok, not really) participating in a "Hello Mornings Challenge" where the idea is to get up FOR your kids and family, not WITH your kids and get up a bit earlier to spend time in the Word, exercise and plan.  I am not doing well at this (mainly because I despise mornings and my children are unpredictable) but it HAS made me more aware of my quiet times and my plans.  I like that!


  1. Morgan SchneiderJune 1, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    A pool AND a swingset?! That's awesome! Love your thankfuls... I love reading how simple they can be. Its so easy to overlook the little things, even though its the little things that can make or break your day.

    Love you. Miss you.