Friday, March 24, 2017

Practicing Gratitude 3.24.17

- Several days with Brogdons here ~ extended our Spring Break half a week!


 - Basden’s school choir ~ Superior sweep yesterday. Mrs. Adair is absolutely amazing and a GIFT. Brought all the kids kolaches yesterday morning (has brought them donuts in the past), took loads of students to and from Dunbar throughout the day and evening to compete, makes her class a safe place for the kids

- Hud’s shoulder - separated AC joint - that according to Dr. Conway yesterday, he’s out for remainder of the season. He was hoping to be back practicing & playing Monday, such a disappointment. Thank you Lord that you are WITH him and are growing/ teaching him during this time. PHS baseball coaches. That we can practice gratitude in all things.

- Science fair - one of my absolute least favorite things. But already I'm thankful for it. Thank you that Essie is working by herself - she was so disappointed not to be included in a group, and I was disappointed for her. But it gave us a chance to snuggle on the porch last night and work on it - that was awesome. She's motivated and likes her project, and if I can enjoy science fair then You are truly a God who can do more than we can ask or imagine.

- Bran's SCS baseball team - that he's enjoying the team and coaches so much, Grant's steady cheering; playing TVS the other night and getting to see so many dear friends - these boys are growing up
Nico pitching to Bran
Bran pitching to Brock
Extra fun to have the Brogdons at the game
Brock, Bran, Miguel
- Coach Howard taking the time to actually develop these boys are players - skills and mentally - has taken the time and energy to truly train Branson through errors and mental mistakes and I'm so grateful. Coach Duran, Coach Wimpee, Coach Higgins... Bran couldn't ask for a better coaches

- Nikki's prophetic text

- “Jason” - our Roomba - vacuums my downstairs almost every morning. I don't have to practice being grateful for Jason

- Awful parenting nights. Thankful in all things. That you are a God of second, third, fourth, fifth... a million chances.

- Looking forward to working CCBC Kids Kamp with teens (and Chrissie!) again

- Transparency among our Bible study ~ Lori's leadership, Lysa Terkeurt's teaching ~ "Finding I Am"

- Basden’s easy, easy personality, makes everything so smooth

- Some big decisions we're chewing on ~ that we can trust Your wisdom and guidance when the way forward seems murky

- Spring Break ~ we’ve come a LOOONG way from this time last year. I see your fruit in our family, Lord, and while we are always incomplete, thank you for showing up and growing us towards You

- Twins at the park
These two both bring so much joy!
- Sweet Essie and how much I love snuggling with her in the mornings


- FRIDAY.  We made it through another week ~ and this Fri morn is especially wonderful with the rain. Enjoying a cup of hot coffee and being snuggled under a blanket on the back porch ~ truly a gift

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

Friday, March 17, 2017

Practicing Gratitude 3.17.17

- Spending spring break at home, restful. Watching a couple of tv shows with Corbin last night;  kids all getting to sleep in, all six of us right here this morn; Tulsa cousins over last night for dinner and hot tub

- Quick but encouraging convo with Jenna Lee in her car yesterday morn picking up our boys from practice

- Hud going to a movie with a group of friends

- Your Word, Lord, Your unchanging truth, Your timeline with our kiddos ~ I can and will trust You

- A break this week from making lunches!

- Daboo so happy to keep Luke's kids spur of the moment for a week, allowing Luke and Julie (and baby Brylee) to go be with Jenna in Houston

- Crenshaw. Truly ~ God is able to do more than we can ask or even imagine

- Hud’s team’s win last night, his perseverance to sit in the dugout with his injury

- That baseball has been and continues to be an anvil in our home ~ always sharpening

- Tearing up my “idea pages” ~ things to do, people to have over, too much stress! And none of it is getting done! Gotta live in the moment. Help me, Lord, to do this under Your direction

 - Essie’s new glasses ~ after failing her eye exam at school, Dr. Kera West got us set up - so grateful for her expertise AND her kindness

- Hud - no more braces!! Beautiful smile, no jaw surgery necessary, thank you Dr. Kelley for working on him for nearly a decade

- Essie spending the night at Daboo’s with cousins last night

- Mama's spring break request ~ an entire day with each girl for a one-on-one shopping spree, lunch and sleepover

- Purdy in town ~ always a treat!

- That we can pay our bills (and more) ~ Your provision,  Corbin's hard work all of these years, providing for us

- Considering some highlights of Bran's last couple of years ~ his El Sal experience, mentors including NickMo, Chase, Connor, Mitchell, Coach Manks, Coach Flowers, Coach Wimpee, Coach Higgins, Coach Howard; Michael Burr, Graham McMillan; Paul Gerrish; his request to move schools, You leading him to SCS, BU scholarship, SCS scholarship, You have provided for him so richly. Oh my goodness we can trust You

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