Saturday, 23 March 2013

March 10th, 2013

One Thousand Gifts

1. I enjoyed a lazy day in bed. Sad that Riley is sick but I am thankful for the rest it gave me. 

2. Deeper conversation in our home group. I felt like it was the first time we really got to see people's hearts and it was encouraging. 

3. Eating dinner in community is always great. 

- (I'm also thankful for inlaws that took our sick girl so we could go to our home group tonight)

March 9th, 2013

One Thousand Gifts

1. Chris' friendship with Pete. Glad they have a friendship where they can just pick up where they left off last time they were together. 

2. A new (to us) FREE patio set. Oh, I can't wait until summer is here and we can enjoy dinners on the deck. So thankful that it is also big enough so we can have people over and still eat outside! 

3. Great conversation with Chris after we watched the first session of a marriage DVD that we have been given. Love that I have a husband who desires to see our marriage strengthen and is willing to work at it with me! 

March 8th, 2013

One Thousand Gifts

1. Nap time - The kids hardly slept last night so today I am so grateful that they still both nap and I can usually get them down at the same time. 

2. My crockpot. It made dinner so easy tonight and makes clean up after the meals so easy so that I can enjoy my company instead of standing in front of the sink! 

3. Tanya's tip for helping me grow lettuce on my window sill, can't wait to have fresh lettuce!

March 7th, 2013

One Thousand Gifts

1. Time during the kid's nap to work on some crafty projects. 

2. Watching the mind of my son work. He had a goal to get to the printer and press the buttons. It took him a while to finally get it figured out how he was going to get passed the chair, but it is so neat to watch their figuring mind working so young!

3. Affectionate cuddles that Riley gave Jackson this morning. As we pray for her gentle and kind spirit to develop it is encouraging to see some change happening. 

March 6th, 2013

One Thousand Gifts

1. Watching Riley play in the deep, deep snow. She is loving having the freedom to go outside whenever she wants to. 

2. Keeping secret a surprise date I had planned for Chris and I. I love spending time with him. My marriage is one of my biggest gifts on a daily basis. 

3. When picking up the kids after dinner, Jackson was screaming and inconsolable  Yes, this is not an immediate 'gift'.  As soon as I came to him and picked him up he calmed down and relaxed into my arms. Love how my love and presence can just calm him down. What a wonderful gift to feel needed by my boy!

March 5th, 2013

One Thousand Gifts

1. The health system in Canada that works hard to keep my kids safe and protected. 

2. A friend who will take Ri for a last minute appointment. 

3. A growing friendship with a woman from North Point. 

March 4th, 2013

One Thousand Gifts

1. Riley and my first swim lesson together. She had a blast, so glad for this time to spend just with her every week for the next couple months! 

2. My mother-in-law who so graciously comes and watches Jackson while Ri and I are gone. 

3. A borrowed sewing machine to finish a craft. 


March 3rd, 2013

One Thousand Gifts

1. The beauty of falling snow. 

2. A snow-ed in family day

3. The warmth and shelter we have in our new home. So thankful for God's provision. 

March 2nd, 2013

One Thousand Gifts

1. Free wood from RONA to supply some DIY projects I have in mind! 

2. Great one on one time/conversation while the kids napped. 

3. Dinner with old friends we have not seen in months. 

March 1st, 2013

One Thousand Gifts

1. A wonderful walk in the sunshine with my kiddos.

2. VERGE - A conference online that I just happened across. It talked about church, discipleship, intentional living. What a wonderful blessing to hear all those speakers. Now to process and action what I learned and heard. 

3. IKEA trip with Justine 

February 28th, 2013

One Thousand Gifts

1. My van and Chris' work van. I am so grateful I can have freedom to go out with the kids! 

2. Riley's new playdough toy has captured her attention, she is finding so much joy in playing with it!

3. Finding paper on sale for a baby shower gift. 

February 27th, 2013

One Thousand Gifts

1. A house plant and bag of goodies from Nana

2. Fresh strawberries and cream

3. A great deal on fun playdough toys for Ri. 

February 26th, 2013

One Thousand Gifts

1. So thankful for my hubby who changed my windshield wipers so I didn't have to cancel my plans. 

2. Went outside my comfort zone on Sunday and introduced myself to someone new. As a result I got invited to a Mom's Bible Study that happened today. 

3. A whole afternoon with Rach. 

February 25th, 2013

One Thousand Gifts

1. A duvet given by a friend

2. Planning the decor for my kids rooms on Skype with my dear friend Kiersten!

3. New laundry baskets

February 24th, 2013

One Thousand Gifts

1. A kid-free shower

2. A potty success at our worship gathering

3. Newborn snuggles

February 23rd, 2013

One Thousand Gifts

1. A new blanket

2. Lunch date with Chris while the kids slept in the back of the van. 

3. Tulips from a friend

February 22nd, 2013

One Thousand Gifts

1. A quiet evening alone

2. Dinner guests we didn't expect

3. A free oil change

February 21st, 2013

One Thousand Gifts

1. A cushioned mat for my kitchen - keeps my feet from hurting while I make dinner!

2. Raising Great Kids - a parenting book someone recommended to me. Getting lots of ideas from it! 

3. Planning a garden for my backyard. Thankful I have a yard that I can get fresh food from! 

February 20th, 2013

One Thousand Gifts

1. My favorite cereal - found it at Superstore again!

2. One on one lunch with Jackson today!

3. Laughter