Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Practicing Gratitude 7.23.13

- Lots to be grateful for from July. The first and foremost, is that we still have another month of summer!

- My patriotic son.

Marc and Bran. I found these pics on my phone a day later.
- 4th of July at the Shopes - such a fun tradition. I admire Rachel as the hostess with the mostess - and the mostess relaxed while she's at it. 

- The boys were so desperate to fish, we went a couple of times to Benbrook pond. That's right, not Benbrook lake, Benbrook pond

Bleu taught Bran and Hud a thing or two
- Watching the Bannisters give and give and give of their time and love and resources.

- Struggling with parenting decisions. Kids watching us wrestle, hopefully understanding that we are all a work in process.

- TCU cheer camp. I had fun watching Esther. I'm her mom, but she's a natural.

- Precious, precious Camp Calico. Katie is simply amazing, as are her three friends who helped put on camp.

Last day of camp, presenting each girl with a character quality. Basden blushing, but in a good way.
Goodness, what a sweet group.
- A new car battery - fairly simple solution to why my car was acting up, and Corbin taking care of that so for me quickly.

- These two cousins (and more) together in Montana. Luke and Julie's family taking a week to be with Chris and Crystal's in their gorgeous hometown - really fun.
Joy Taylor (Bozeman) and Bogan (Tulsa)
- Corbin and I taking a 12-hour "get away" to Hotchkiss' ranch - in the middle of the week - complete with an early morning catch for Corbin. 

- A spontaneous slumber party. Sweet girls.

 Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles...   1 Chronicles 16:11-12