Sunday, July 6, 2014

Practicing Gratitude 7.6.14

- Boys trying out Bran's their new toy.
Delayed gratification ~ Bran has been waiting for this fishing kayak since he turned 13. Now we just need some rain for the lake!
Training Ruby to be a fisher-pup. She looks a little freaked-out to me.
- Our backyard full of great kids. 

NickMo is the BEST.
- Bran's team's continued success. Combining ULL with Westside for a new "Fort Worth" team this year - makes for a pretty talented group. At one of last week's games, when Brock went up to bat, he said, "I bet y'all are used to winning." Reminds me how much we've been able to enjoy through this baseball run, a privilege for Bran to play for such a skilled team over the years.

- Gun show.

- My zippy little rental car - Hundai Sonata - while my car is in the shop. Thankful that our insurance covers a rental, and as much as I love my big suburban, small (and great gas mileage) has been a fun change of pace.

- Prayers over a particular meeting, open hearts and God's guidance. Riding the wave.

- That Hudson still asks permission to get popsicles for he and his friends.

- Summer swims. Essie had a playdate while mommy had a playdate
Campbell and Essie
Water routines
- Worship at church that nearly always makes me cry. Love you, Kietas, and grateful for your commitment to going to bed early every Saturday night for the past 15+ years!

- Poor choices with texts ~ continuous opportunities to train our kids. Not expecting perfection through teen years, but hopefully taking advantage of opportunities to teach and remind them of who they really are.

- Burning the midnight oil with our boys. That's when they seem to open up. We'll take it when we can get it.

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