Monday, November 24, 2014

Thankfulness Nov 24

Today I am thanking God for:

Audrey would LOVE long hair like this!

1083.  A productive day at work;

1084.  A baked dinner delivered;

1085.  Bickies dunked in tea.


Rev 21:3-4 
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, 
“Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. 
They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.   
‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes,
There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, 
for the old order of things has passed away.”

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Thankfulness Nov 23

Today I am thanking God for:

I was surprised my phone thought it
was this hot?  It was hot but not THAT
hot surely?

1080.  Air conditioning;

1081.  Ice blocks;

1082.  A visit from Grandma.

Psalm 115:3 
Our God is in the heavens;  
he does all that he pleases.


NB That's a whisker over 111 degrees for those in the US.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Thankfulness Nov 22

Today I am thanking God for:

Ashlea's preferred iPad viewing position

Ashlea edition....

1077.  iPad all day;

1078.  My sandwiches (she insisted I make her a vegemite sandwich today even though she can't actually eat sandwiches);

1079.  The Spa.


Psalm 115:3 
Our God is in the heavens;  
he does all that he pleases.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thankfulness Nov 21

Today I am thanking God for:

Ashlea in her chosen position under the tree


1073.  Listening to Christmas carols;

1074.  While putting up the Christmas tree;

1075.  And watching the cricket on the TV in the background;

1076.  All on a cracking hot Aussie summer's day.


Psalm 115:3 
Our God is in the heavens;  
he does all that he pleases.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thankfulness Nov 20

Today I am thanking God for:

Throwback Thursday - Probably the most twin-like my girls have
every looked!

1070.  Our first letter from our sponsor child;

1071.   The concern my girls have for our sponsor child, praying for her and her family every night;

1072.  The opportunity to change a child's life through Compassion sponsorship.


Psalm 115:3 
Our God is in the heavens;  
he does all that he pleases.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thankfulness Nov 19 World Toilet Day

Today I am thanking God for:

Hooray for Toilets!

1069.  Toilets, taps, running water and all things sanitation.

More than 1 billion people in the world do not have access to a toilet.  A further 1.5 billion people do not have access to improved sanitation.  If you are looking for the perfect Christmas gift for that person who has everything consider giving the gift of a toilet through Tear Fund, Compassion or Samaritan's Purse.

Psalm 115:3 
Our God is in the heavens;  
he does all that he pleases.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thankfulness Nov 18

Today I am thanking God for:

Hospital Business

1064.  A productive hospital day - bloods, AFO casting, eye clinic and kidney clinic;

1065.  The mum who let us go ahead of her in the pathology queue due to our rather overbooked hospital schedule;

1066.  A fairly successful eye exam without the need for anaesthesia - a first for Ashlea.  There was still some screaming but nothing too bad;

1067.  The people you bump into in waiting rooms;

1068.  Super Neighbour Kate for walking Emma and Audrey to school even though she is not living next door at the moment!


Psalm 115:3 
Our God is in the heavens;  
he does all that he pleases.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Thankfulness Nov 17 World Prematurity Day

Today I am thanking God for:

Audrey - 3 weeks old (30 weeks gestation)

1061.  My amazing little premmie babies;

1062.  The amazing hospital and staff that helped keep them alive;

1063.  The very precious lessons learned in the NICU about Who is really in control of all things!


Ashlea 4 weeks old (31 wks gestation)
One of their first cuddles - 10 wks old (37 wks gestation)
One of their most recent cuddles


Psalm 115:3 
Our God is in the heavens;  
he does all that he pleases.





Sunday, November 16, 2014

Thankfulness Nov 16

Today I am thanking God for:

Gorgeous Choir Girl

1058.  A lovely afternoon at Audrey's end of year choir concert;

1059.  Aunty Carolin for minding the troublesome two so that Murray and I along with the two Grandmas could enjoy the concert uninterrupted.  Aunty Carolin is upstairs having a lie down now;

1060.  Eucalyptus oil to kill ants with.




A gorgeous day in a gorgeous city.

James 3:8 
Come near to God and he will come near to you.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Thankfulness Nov 15

Today I am thanking God for:

The concentration required when trying to beat your sister at Singstar....
Ashlea's first choice of song was 'We Are The Champions'

1055.  Singstar Family Fun;

1056.  The rain staying away today so I could get all Ashlea's bedding washed and dried after a mega pump fail last night;

1057.  Mini Mars Bars.

And this is how it ended...
Is this a milestone?  Twins fighting over the microphone...

James 3:8 
Come near to God and he will come near to you.