Monday, December 22, 2014

Thankfulness Dec 22

Today I am thanking God for:

Christmas lights

1165.  Last day of work for 3 weeks;

1166.  Christmas lights with the kids - local friends there is a house in Baulkham Hills Road that has a computer controlled light show set to music - and yes Frozen is on the playlist;

1167.  Ice cream.

Isaiah 9:6 
For to us a child is born, 
to us a son is given, 
and the government will be on his shoulders. 
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, 
Mighty God, 
Everlasting Father, 
Prince of Peace.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Thankfulness Dec 21

Today I am thanking God for:




No photos from today as we had a quiet day at
home after church but these shots from last week
clearly show the bravery levels of my big girls...
Audrey - pony ride

Emma - pony ride

1162.  Gifts wrapped;

1163.  A reminder of all the many gifts we have to be thankful for;

1164.  The even more important reminder to be thankful to the Giver of the gifts.


If anyone needs a reminder of the many gifts we have here in Australia The Surgery Ship is being shown again on SBS tonight at 8:30pm.


John 3:16 
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, 
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Thankfulness Dec 20

Today I am thanking God for:

Wiggly Fun!

1159.  Fun at the Wiggles concert today;

1160.  The free tickets and free parking;

1161.  Ashlea's total lack of a freak out at the concert.  She had her hands on her ears for about half of it but she was watching and paying attention the whole time with not even the hint of a meltdown.


John 3:16 
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, 
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Thankfulness Dec 19

Today I am thanking God for:

Tasty


1156.  A quiet day at home.  I had big plans to have a pre-Christmas tidying frenzy but instead we created more mess by icing gingerbread.  Don't ask how much of the decorations landed on (and are still on) the floor;

1157.  Finally making a start of this year's Christmas newsletters.  It's not looking good for me getting them sent out in time though.  Or at all;

1158.  Friends who throw out random items (disco balls) that your child just happens to really want for her birthday.  Anyone want to take a guess as to which child?


John 3:16 
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, 
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thankfulness Dec 18

Today I am thanking God for:

I asked Santa for this for Christmas.  His response?
Tell her she's dreaming!

1153.  A fun morning at our local Swim Spa Shop.  I don't know what it is about friendly spa salesmen but this one (clearly without knowing just what he was getting himself in for) invited the kids and I to come and try out the swim spa in the shop.  Not going to turn down an offer like that;

1154.  A lovely Christmas dinner with the neighbours for our last Thursday night dinner of the year;

1155.  A toy room sleep over for the girls.  I don't know if I'll be thankful for that in a few hours when Ashlea refuses to go to sleep, but she is SO excited to camp out with her sisters it is very cute.
First Christmas Dinner of the season

John 3:16 
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, 
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Thankfulness Dec 17

Today I am thanking God for:

Another day another duck to love

1150.  The opportunity to attend the Variety special children's Christmas party yesterday;

1151.  Lots of jobs ticked off my to-do-list today before the start of the school holidays;

1152.   A good school year completed.  How have my babies finished Year 4 and Year 2???



Another day another Santa to recite her wish list too






John 3:16 
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, 
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Thankfulness Dec 16

Today I am thanking God for:


Flowers for Sydney

1147.  The way our beautiful city has responded with dignity and compassion to the awful events that unfolded overnight;

1148.  The police and emergency services who put their lives on the line last night - and do so every time they go to work;

1149.  The lives saved and the bravery of the hostages.



Image / Getty Images


John 3:16 
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, 
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Thankfulness Dec 15

Today I am thanking God for:

From yesterday's party... New parenting highs:
"ASHLEA - STOP LICKING THE DUCK"

1144.  Good end of year reports for all 3 girls;

1145.  The opportunity to attend a special little girl's farewell service today;

1146.  Safe release of some of the hostages from today's siege.  Prayers for those still inside.


John 3:16 
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, 
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Thankfulness Dec 14

Today I am thanking God for:


She loves telling Santa what she wants for Christmas

1142.  A lovely afternoon at the Bear Cottage Christmas party;



1143.  A lovely evening at Carols on the Green at church.


Psalm 52:9 
For what you have done I will always praise you in the presence of your faithful people. 
And I will hope in your name, for your name is good.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Thankfulness Dec 13

Today I am thanking God for:

The cutest choristers

1139.  Ashlea's participation in the school choir performance at the shops this afternoon.  I think she had her hands on her ears the whole time and didn't sing a word but she also didn't howl wildly so I'll call that a win;

1140.  Getting a car park at the shops this close to Christmas;

1141.  Lots of friends at the shops today!


Psalm 52:9 
For what you have done I will always praise you in the presence of your faithful people. 
And I will hope in your name, for your name is good.