Saturday, August 30, 2014

Thankfulness Aug 30

Today I am thanking God for:




797.  A great day at the farm for Starlight Family Fun Day;

798.  Wonderful organisations like the Starlight Foundation who do so much for sick kids;

799.  The generous people who donate to Starlight and make it all possible;



We fed the animals..

And patted them...

Actually the animals stole the food more than they let us feed them...

Until Emma outsmarted them

Ginger kitty

Dragon

Doesn't this one picture just capture how far Ashlea has come?

Singing Angela likes how she looks


Ashlea thinks we NEED a tractor to ride around on at home now and has also requested I build her a farm.  A RED one apparently?  Wish me luck with that!

Psalm 13:6 
I will sing the Lord’s praise,  for he has been good to me.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Thankfulness Aug 29

Today I am thanking God for:

Flashback Friday...Two cute babies


794.  Morning tea with a friend;

795.  An afternoon nap;

796.  Dinner delivered by another friend.


And today's Ashlea-ism...

In school today they were talking about how the Grandma of one of Ashlea's class mates is coming to visit from Turkey.  They talked about how she might come into the classroom and do some cooking with the class.
Her grandson piped up saying 'But she only speaks Turkish...' thinking this would clearly be a problem.
Ashlea piped up with 'Gobble, gobble, gobble' demonstrating that she knows exactly how to speak Turkish.

Queue teachers in hysterics and perplexed looking classmates.


Psalm 13:6 
I will sing the Lord’s praise,  for he has been good to me.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thankfulness Aug 28

Today I am thanking God for:

Our crystals are actually growing!

791.  Ashlea's rehab team.  Unfortunately her hips are now migrated out by 40% and the referral to the orthopaedic team has been written.  Things move slowly in hospital land which is fine by me - I am in no hurry for that big hip surgery but I am thankful we have access to the medical care that we do;

792.  The wonderful conversations between my girls (at the tops of their lungs in front of visitors):
Stop playing with my poo!
It's not your poo - it's the whole family's poo!
Give me the poo!!!

(think poop playdough before you freak out)


793.  Friends, community, support.


Psalm 13:6 
I will sing the Lord’s praise,  for he has been good to me.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Thankfulness Aug 27

Today I asked Ashlea what she thought I should have on my thank you list.  So today I am thanking God for:

A science experiment...
Apparently we are growing crystals...


788.  Cuddles with Ashlea;

789.  Ipad;

790.  TV.

She knows me well!


Psalm 13:6 
I will sing the Lord’s praise,  for he has been good to me.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Thankfulness Aug 26

Today I am thanking God for:



782.  Getting to see Ashlea get her sports carnival ribbons at assembly today;

783.  Annual leave approved for the September school holidays;

784.  Tuesday morning ladies bible study;

785.  Home work done for the week;

786.  A meal from Rachel for dinner;

787.  Audrey's ability to cope with the cold.  She is currently doing school swimming lessons at the local pool.  Did I mention it's an outdoor pool and that it is still mid winter?  She assures me it's fun!


Psalm 13:6 
I will sing the Lord’s praise,  for he has been good to me.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Thankfulness Aug 25

Today I am thanking God for:

I found this photo on my phone from the other day.
Look at that standing! 

779.  Ashlea's amazing standing.  I had to take a second look at this photo to make sure it really was her;

780.  A plentiful biscuit supply to sustain me at work (thanks Di!);

781.  Only 6 more days of winter!

Psalm 13:6 
I will sing the Lord’s praise,  for he has been good to me.


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Thankfulness Aug 24

Today I am thanking God for:

Bedtime stories

776.  The blessing and privilege it is to live in Australia.  Today we had a speaker from Compassion at church tell us about sponsoring children living in poverty.  I told the girls I thought we should sponsor a child - specifically a child with a disability - as imagine what life would be like for Ashlea if we lived in a less fortunate country?  She wouldn't be alive.  Either would Audrey for that matter.   Their response?  Yes we should.  Ashlea's so lucky.  We all are.  That pretty much sums it up;

777.  The work of organisations like Compassion;

778.  The reminder that we have so much to be thankful for.  Seriously we have SO MUCH!


Psalm 135:3 
Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good;  
sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant.


Click here to find out how to sponsor a child. 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Thankfulness Aug 23

Today I am thanking God for:

Craft on a rainy day...


771.  A roof over our heads;

772.  Food to eat;

773.  Plumbing and sanitation;

774.  Access to healthcare;

775.  Freedom of speech and freedom to worship.


Psalm 135:3 
Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good;  
sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Thankfulness Aug 22

Today I am thanking God for:

An afternoon visitor

768.  A quiet afternoon with all of us in our pyjamas VERY early and the promise of a slow morning tomorrow;

769.  Headache tablets;

770.  A Tim Tam suck.  Or two.  Ot three...


Sadly the local bullies chased the visitor away



Psalm 135:3 
Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good;  
sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thankfulness Aug 21

Today I am thanking God for:

Throwback Thursday - Little Emma


765.  Friends who buy you groceries;

766.  Friends to read the bible and pray with;

767.  Friends to have dinner with.


Psalm 135:3 
Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good;  
sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant.