Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thankfulness Apr 17

Ready to get our sparkle on.
The lady sitting next to me commented that
Audrey looks like Barbie :)


Today I am thanking God for:

341.  Audrey's birthday outing to see Barbie The Musical.  We had fun getting our sparkle on;

342.  Friends brave enough to mind Ashlea;

343.  That Ashlea was angelic while being minded;

344.  Panadol for my Pink Sparkly Headache.

So much pink.  So many sparkles.


Psalm 69:30 
I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Thankfulness Apr 16

Today I am thanking God for:

Let it go...

337.  A sibling day for Emma and Audrey to attend.  It's so good for the girls to hang out with other siblings and talk about what it is like to be a sibling as well as just be kids and have fun.  One of the exercises they did was to write their worries on slips of paper and then tie them to balloons and release them.  I'm glad Emma in particular got to do this but I also love the way her brain carries the exercise to it's logical conclusion resulting in her desire to see the face of the person who finds all the worries landed in their backyard;

338.  The Compulsory Outdoor Fun Time provided by sibling days;

339.  Some paperwork taken care of (including the paying of my huge tax bill - ouch);

340.  Wheelchair repairs completed.

Psalm 69:30 
I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Thankfulness Apr 15

Today I am thanking God for:

Dislike of the dentist might be genetic... Yes she did have
her hand over her mouth refusing to cooperate at
one stage....wonder who she gets that from...?

334.  A slow morning - my first these holidays - hopefully not my last;

335.  Surviving a trip to the dentist with my travelling circus;

336.  My new Nutrimetics concealer pen.  I am on to my 13th (yes I day say THIRTEENTH) bag of Cadbury mini Easter Eggs...


Psalm 69:30 
I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Thankfulness Apr 14

Today I am thanking God for:


Perfect Pyjama Day - iPad, Cat Choir, Talking Tom and Furby

331.  A pyjama day for the first day of the holidays;

332.  A public holiday next Monday and an appointment the one after which means no work for me until May;

333.  A jumping castle booked for Ashlea's party.  I wasn't going to do it this year but couldn't resist.  I got one with a nice big opening at the front so it will be easy for the kids to get in. Hopefully some of the parents will help act us catchers in case that means it is also easy for the kids to fall out!

Psalm 69:30 
I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Thankfulness Apr 13

Today I am thanking God for:

Pink Princess

328.  Kids all showered and in their jammies ready for tomorrow's pyjama day;

329.  Tolerant Sunday School teachers.  Emma stayed in with the twins today and dished the dirt on what Ashlea actually gets up to - i.e. wandering around during story time and grabbing the teacher by the trousers (to get her balance) and almost pulling them down.  Oops;

330.  Ashlea's inability to tell a lie.  As soon as Sunday School was over she said to me: I didn't listen.  I get no iPad.
 
1 Thessalonians 5:18 
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Thankfulness April 12

Today I am thanking God for:





325.  A fun first outing for the holidays - Ashlea's first ever attempt at bowling.  It was a winner;

326.  Finding the perfectly steamed weevil in my rice before I started eating my dinner;

327.  Afternoon tea with some friends - particularly those friends who took turns playing with Ashlea so I could sit and have a cup of tea and a chat.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Thankfulness Apr 11

Today I am thanking God for:

Apparently yesterday was siblings day... Who is who?


321.  Term 1 of Year 4 and Year 2 done and dusted;

322.  A lazy day for me before the school holidays - leftover pizza for lunch while watching Call The Midwife;

323.  A home run of spelling tests for Ashlea - 5/5 for every spelling test this term;

324.  A mown lawn.  It had gotten so long that the parking sensors on the van would go off every time I reversed out of the garage.


1 Thessalonians 5:18 
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thankfulness Apr 10

Today I am thanking God for:






316.  My 3 Mad Hatters;

317.  A vacuumed car;

318.  Audrey's gracious nature.  When talking about today's Easter Hat parade Audrey told me all the parents had to get up and do the chicken dance with their kids.  Obviously I would have  to choose which twin to dance with and immediately Audrey said 'it's OK - you can go with Ashlea';

319.  That I didn't have to choose between my twins OR dance the chicken dance at the parade;

320.  Spending lunch time with Ashlea and Audrey at school with some of Ashlea's classmates.  PS Don't ever play card memory games with them - they're terrible cheats!


1 Thessalonians 5:18 
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Thankfulness Apr 9

Too much fun at the $2 shop??


Some days I don't feel like being thankful.

Not because anything is wrong - just because sometimes I feel grumpy!

I would hate for people who read these thankful posts to think that I am:

a) shiny and happy all the time

or

b) faking being shiny and happy.

I'm neither.

I am however CHOOSING to be thankful for the good things I have even when I feel grumpy.  It helps prevent me disappearing over the edge of the cliff of bitterness :)

So today I am thanking God for:

312.  Homework completed for all 3 chidden for the term - we will enjoy our two weeks off;

313.  This thankfulness project because it is now such a habit to deliberately look for 3 things each day to be thankful for;

314.  A quiet day spent in my comfy trackies (and yes I did disgrace myself and do the school run in them as well as get groceries).

315.  A bit of time to watch my favourite TV show 'I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant'.... classy TV.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Thankfulness Apr 8

Today I am thanking God because:


Oh what a feeling!


309.  I Emma has finished my her Australian Heroes Assignment;

310.  I am going out for coffee tonight with friends who get it;

311.  I have awesome friends whose perseverance through tough times encourages me to persevere through tough times.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.