Saturday, April 11, 2015

Practicing Gratitude 4.11.15

- Hud's turn ~ WYLDLIFE paint wars

These two AMAZING men. Kevin Libick - our church middle school youth leader, and Brad Deal - middle school teacher AND Wyldlife leader. So grateful for their investments in our kids - our own and in our community. (Incidentally, years ago Kevin was Brad's youth pastor as well!)
- A working dishwasher

- Room in the garage to park my humongous car

- Sleep overs
Basden & Harper finally got dibs on the pool house
- My thoughtful friend. Showed up at my front door with this YUMMY dinner.
I didn't know I needed the encouragement, but she knew.
- Love that Basden loves volleyball so much.

Everyone needs a fan club

- Paschal baseball

Bran's got his fan club, too
Tex & Essie ~ photo bomb

- A cloudy, cool morning on the back porch. Not having to leave the house first thing in the morning. A lingering morning at home - restores my soul.

- Bran’s hard work on a project last night, his freshman District track meet yesterday (!), placing in 4 different events. The kid hasn’t even gone to a practice yet this year, but he absolutely loved competing. 

- Found this after a morning "spat" once she'd left for school. Melted me.

- That Essie gets him for a daddy.
Not sure who she loves more, tho - Bunny or Daddy??

- Our Saturdays.

- These two.
Tex and Essie ~ dream team
- Clinton and Constance’s baby due in Aug - another Seattle niece or nephew!

- Reed and how precious he is, that he’ll be staying here in May, that you crossed our paths. Such a great kid.

- Girly shopping day ~ thanks, Camille ~ such a treat!

- That someone I love so much needs encouragement with a pending surgery, diagnosis... and that You are able to provide that encouragement. 

 - This fiction book by Randy Alcorn, Safely Home. Persecution of Chinese Christians - yowzers. I truly don't think I'' ever be the same. Intense. Amazing. Thought provoking.
Lord, You have the whole world in your hands.
Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles...   1 Chronicles 16:11-12