Posted at 10:19 PM
Tonight I really enjoyed a community chorus concert! So many beautiful voices! Watching Sarah thoroughly enjoy singing in the youth chorus & festival chorus definitely added to the fun :). I am thankful for the chance to sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Posted at 10:19 PM
Today we delivered 415 items (including 157 coats) to South Side Mission! What a success! So many people got involved and gave generously. I know it has helped our family take a closer look at our posessions and feel a little more free to let go of things we don't need. Sarah did a great job, especially for her first time working on something this big. I am thankful for her servant's heart.
Posted at 8:00 PM
I had this post mostly written, but then it disappeared. Instead of trying to write it again, I will sum up my thoughts with quotes from others. Victor Borge once said, "Laughter is the shortestdistanc between two people.". Also, Kurt Vonnegut said, "Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterwards.". I am thankful for laughter! (I am not, however, thankful for the auto-correct feature that will not let me use correct punctuation at times!)
Posted at 7:40 PM
I am thankful for clean water to drink, to cook, to bathe, etc. I have been looking through the World Vision Christmas catalog and it is another good reminder of how good we have it. I don't know what I will have for lunch tomorrow, but I know I will have one. You see, my problem ia not a lack of food, but a lack of planning. There are still plenty of things that I would like to get, but I have everything that I need. Contentment is not a popular concept in our society, but it is a worthy goal. I am more comtent than I used to be...and I am thankful.
Posted at 7:32 PM
I am amazed at all the musical opportunities in our community! Over the last month or so, the girls have been able to sing, play piano, & play violin in various performances. This weekend included the homeschool choir concert & singing the "ah's" in the Nutcracker. Although stressful at times, they are fun & rewarding experiences. I am thankful for these opportunities and the wonderful people we get to meet along the way.
Posted at 6:23 PM
Today Regan's Guinea pig, Rosie, passed away. Regan got her on the day after Christmas a couple of years ago. She has been a good pet. I really believe that she helped Regan learn how to be quiet and gentle. She is really the only Guinea pig I've ever known, but I would say she was very sweet & cute. I'll always remember the red beard she would have after eating a strawberry. Another fun memory is from when Pewter was just a kitten. Chuck offered a piece of peach to Rosie who was out of her cage. Pewter joined her and they enjoyed the peach together...it was very cute :). Pewter also liked to bat at Rosie, trying to get her to play. Lucky, our other cat, liked to rest on a chair right in front of Rosie's cage. We all enjoyed her, but Chuck probably spoiled her the most. She would beg the loudest when he came into the room, and she was always rewarded well...tomatoes, peppers, greens, and strawberries fresh from the garden. Sometimes Regan & Dad even let her graze in the strawberry patch. She loved those dandelions too! Rest in peace, Rosie. We love and miss you...
Posted at 8:14 PM
Tonight I am feeling especially cold for some reason. Therefore, I am especially thankful for a warm house, warming drinks, and even a night light that casts a warm glow. I am also thankful for a warm bed, in which I am about to drift off to sleep...
Posted at 8:41 PM
Yes, I am thankful for the new shelf Chuck made for the laundry room. I know this doesn't sound very exciting, but it really is. The girls even clapped to show their appreciate to Dad for this completed project! You see, it is replacing a metal tower of very small shelves that used to be part of a closet organizing system. The new shelf is deep and wide, allowing for plenty of storage space for laundry soaps & stuff, and separate piles of clean clothes for each person. This makes the laundry flow easier and anything that can help with the laundry flow is a good thing! It is part of ongoing work around the house to stream-line things by getting rid of stuff and organizing. So, silly as it may seem, we are very thankful for our new laundry room shelf! :)
Posted at 7:42 PM
This weekend I took Sarah to her first Madrigal Dinner, and she loved it! She would love to be involved in one someday. Tonight I really enjoyed watching the girls rehearse for a community chorus part in The Nutcracker. Then we watched The Sing Off. Vocals, violin, and piano fill the air much of the time at our house. While it can get to be too much, I am thankful for the joyful noise in our family. I am also thankful for a community with many musical opportunities...opportunities to perform and to enjoy the performances of others. The rest of December, it seems, is all about performing. I pray we aren't too distracted to properly celebrate the birth of Christ!
Posted at 7:49 PM
Sarah had her first food drive, around our neighborhood, when she was 5 years old. She had another one when she was six, then switched to a coat drive when she was almost 9 years old. This year, she is 12, and heading up her second coat drive. This year she is coordinating it at our church, so it has gotten much bigger. I am so proud of her. God calls her to do some pretty big stuff, and she just does it! Today she led worship in KidsLife, and went up front in Central with a pastor to do a promo. for the coat drive. She did a great job :). God has done, and I know will continue to do, some amazing things through her. I am thankful that I get to be part of it!
Posted at 7:59 PM
I enjoy being wife to Chuck, and mom to two beautiful girls. This blog is a record of family fun, thankfulness, mistakes, achievement, frustration, healthy living, unhealthy living, good ideas...in general life as I know it. I hope you find something helpful or encouraging...feel free to share your thoughts.