Tuesday, April 5, 2011

113. Having Alex take such good care of me when I am sick.

112. Watching Audrey do her stretching and her gymnastics practice on her new mat.

111. Doing pilates with Audrey.

110. The sweetest little just because picture from Audrey.

109. Warm temps so the snow melted and we didn't have to pay to have our driveway shoveled.

108. Not having to go anywhere tomorrow.

107. Getting to stay home - not having to work.

106. The kids singing This Is the Stuff at the top of their lungs in the car.

105. Flowers for Alex from Daddy.

104. Alex's performance.

103. Bright sunshine melting the snow away.

102. Have I mentioned the house? A contract on the house! A HUGE answer to prayer!!

101. New experiences.

100. A gorgeous cathedral and a few moments alone to explore and photograph it.

99. Adjoining rooms in the hotel.

98. A wonderfully fun weekend in NYC.

97. Lunch with friends.

96. Beautiful, warm sunshine.

95. A beautiful light blue sky with cottonball clouds.

94. A lull in the snowstorm so we could get to the field trip.

93. Warm enough temps that the snow isn't sticking.

92. A productive day of school before the field trip.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

91. Audrey playing a game of Monopoly presumably with her imaginary friends...her counting as she moves her pawn around the board.

90. Plans to stay in all day - nowhere we need to be.

89. The sound of the baseboard radiators creaking, spreading their warmth into the cold room.

88. Audrey singing in the kitchen.

87. The sounds of the children preparing their own breakfast.

86. The branches of trees outlined in snow.

85. New fallen snow smooth and pure on the lawn.

84. A washer and dryer that still run beautifully in spite of their overuse.

83. Seeing the kids interact with new friends, knowing that strong friendships are forming.

82. A lull in the snowstorm from the time we left for the field trip until we got home.

81. A productive day of school before the field trip.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

80. Not having to cook dinner because my personal chef is back.

79. Michael singing Mary, Did You Know? in the back seat of the car.

78. Seeing my husband's car pulling around the corner after his 10-day business trip overseas.

77. The full moon peeking out from behind the clouds.

76. A cotton candy pink and light baby blue sunset sky.

75. Sweet tea.

74. Time with a friend.

73. A lovely hike at the park.

72. A good dinner I actually made - burgers, sweet potato fries, sauteed mushrooms.

71. Time for the kids to play outside.

70. Beautiful weather.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

69. Even in times when I choose not to recognize His presence, the fact that He is always there to help and to calm me...just like He was when the disciples failed to recognize it was He walking toward them on the water.

68. A restored motivation for homeschooling after spending the morning with a new friend who plans to homeschool next year.

67. Asking forgiveness from my baby boy for losing my patience with him.

66. Recognizing when I've messed up.

65. A fun dinner at Stew Leonard's.

Monday, March 14, 2011

64. The GRINS on my little girl's face with every single activity in gymnastics!

63. In Mark 6, Jesus sends the disciples out with none of their belongings, thus showing them that only HE can care for their needs. Such a comfort to take away any nagging worry over the process of selling a house.

62. After 3 years on the market, an offer on the house! We did not start parying faithfully for the sale of the house until just recently. I guess all He wanted us to do was ask!

61. A church who decided not to spring forward until after the service.

60. An afternoon snack from Chick-fil-A.

59. Encountering for the first time the simplicity and utter beauty that is Amish country.

58. Spending a couple hours with a friend and former classmate I hadn't seen in 11 years.

57. Sweet cuddles with my sweet Michael while helping to mend a broken heart.

56. Getting to talk to my hubby several times a day...even though he is a world away.

55. Breakfast at Chick-fil-A.

54. Visiting PA with a friend.

53. Giving the kids money to buy their lunch in the food court--expecting them to come back with chips, soda, and dessert--only to have them purchase just enough food to share. And no sodas...they asked for ice water!

52. Safety in our travels.

51. Rain the day after we arrived in Pennsylvania rather than the day we drove there.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

50. Tired, worn out kids who fell asleep right away tonight.

49. Seeing Alex play with Audrey in the pool.

48. Watching the kids have a BLAST in the hotel pool.

47. The smell of chocolate chip pumpkin muffins fresh out of the oven.

46. A wonderful husband who loves me so much he calls as often as possible - even from a world away.

Monday, March 7, 2011

45. Beautiful, clearing skies.

44. A lawn almost completely cleared of snow!

43. Not having to buy a bulletin board for my world map project because I already have the padded side of my new white board.

42. An adorable, mini notebook to tuck in my purse so I don't miss noting the blessings.

41. A little girl's arms clutched around my neck and a sweet kiss she plants on my cheek each time I buckle her in her seat.

40. Only having to pay for gas in one car.

39. Living at the top of a hill, thus escaping the flooding rains that poured on us last night.