Thursday, April 21, 2011

Lenten Gratitude: Day 40 & Maundy Thursday

Cross Ready for grout, originally uploaded by siriusmosaics.

602. Celebrating a Messianic Seder with friends last night.
603. That our kids know and focus on the real meaning of Easter.
604. A quiet restful day at home today.
605. Maundy Thursday service tonight.
606. Knowing that Oasis Madrid will have another spectacular Easter Retreat this year!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Lenten Gratitude: Day 39

Garden_Z6312L, originally uploaded by Ennor.

599. God's unexpected blessings after we scraped together literally almost every dollar we have to pay cash for our car.
600. Plans for a Seder tomorrow night with friends.
601. Time at home this week.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Lenten Gratitude: Day 38

Pansies for sale , originally uploaded by sasastro.

596. It's a girl car and we named her Daisy :) Photos to follow :)
597. Nic's utter excitement about a 14-year old car :)
598. A great dentist that made Meg's front tooth look much better today.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Lenten Gratitude: Day 37

in the garden of eden..., originally uploaded by Darwin Bell.

592. Meeting another Heather and her family (kids the same ages as ours!) at church this morning.
593. Trading our palm branches for thorns.
594. Sunday afternoon naps made even more delicious knowing I don't have to go to work tomorrow.
595. Connecting with long-loved, far-flung friends on Facebook.

Lenten Gratitude: Day 36

Purple flowers, originally uploaded by ben124..

587. God providing a car for us.
588. Be able to buy it with all cash, all on our own.
589. Enjoying Easter break with my family.
590. Watching a slapstick movie with my hubby.
591. Our children often staying up later than we do these days :)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Lenten Gratitude: Day 34 & 35

Little Purple Flowers, originally uploaded by

582. A daughter who leaves notes hidden in my book.
583. Easter break!
584. That even though it has "moments", I really do love my job.
585. Sushi on a rainy Friday evening.
586. A tax return that will help us get a car.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Lenten Gratitude: Day 32 & 33

Purple Flowers, originally uploaded by Elliotphotos.

576. Keeping the gratitude going even when the schedule gets full, the extra moments are few and the eyes are heavy!
577. Being excited to see what car God is going to provide for us.
578. Talking to Meg about what books we are reading.
579. Individual serving bags of lime & salt popcorn.
580. Being able to go to bed by 9 when I know I need it.
581. Two more work-days until I get all next week off! So ready for a break!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Lenten Gratitude: Day 30 & 31

572. Warmer weather!
573. Daffodils blooming everywhere.
574. A church we think we'll be able to call home.
575. That our downstairs is still chilly enough to turn on the mattress warmer :)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Lenten Gratitude: Day 27, 28 & 29

purple flower_0993, originally uploaded by mondays child.

567. Stopping by the library to get the newest Jan Karon book (!) I haven't read yet.
568. My hubby sneaking the Carpenters CD into the car to make me happy.
569. Going grocery shopping with the car windows down and sunglasses on.
570. Jenny coming over tonight!
571. Looking forward to church tomorrow (it has been awhile since I've felt that!)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Lenten Gratitude: Day 26

Purple Flower, originally uploaded by wwarby.

563. The smell of freshly ground coffee in the evening when Troy gets it ready for morning (even though it .makes me want coffee NOW.)
564. Having teachers I don't even have conferences with come out of their rooms to sing my daughter's praises.
565. Even more important to me than good grades, hearing that my kids have good attitudes, work hard, and are polite and respectful.
566. A tear on the cheek of God.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Lenten Gratitude: Day 25

Heather, originally uploaded by -Kj..

556. Staying on the rower for more than 27 minutes when I wanted to be done at 23.
557. Taking some books off the shelf to donate in the beginnings of pre-move purging.
560. An 11-year old son who likes fish.
561. My hubby having the chance to do drama again.
562. Blue skies today, sunshine and birds singing everywhere.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Lenten Gratitude: Day 24

May 9/10 Purple flower, originally uploaded by Jude Doyland.

552. Finding a really great pediatrician.
553. Students at work who know my name and use it.
554. Not freezing at work today.
555. Staying healthy even when other people at work are sick.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Lenten Gratitude: Day 23

Purple Flowers Fantasy, originally uploaded by Carlos Lorenzo.

543. Visiting a church today that felt possible after weeks of impossible.
544. Nic raising his hands during worship. Made me teary.
545. A worship song our family loves but is rarely played in church.
546. Troy yelling at the Blackhawks.
547. Springy purses on sale for less than half of the original price.
548. Afternoon outing with my girl.
549. Meg using her new debit card for the first time :)
550. Kids who help with chores without complaint.
551. Nic running into a classmate at church and being tickled pink about it.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Lenten Gratitude: Day 22

purple flowers, originally uploaded by merwing✿little dear.

538. Spanish strength coffee with foamy milk and cinnamon.
539. Exercise makes me feel taller :) (Don't laugh! :) )
540. A handful of chocolate mint chips in the whole wheat pancakes.
541. Troy and Nic going to the carwash together and making it all sparkly.
542. Looking for "purple" pictures every day.

Lenten Gratitude: Day 22

I totally had this post ready last night but then I closed my browser without publishing and was too tired to redo it.

535. Decaf coffee on a chilly Friday afternoon after work.
536. Movies with the fam.
537. Suddenly finding your belt is several notches bigger!

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