Thursday, July 30, 2009

10 Things...

...I'm Thankful For Today!

1) My family! My favorite times of day are when we're all together! I love my Hubby and two girls more and more and more every day!

2) Our new house. It's smaller than our last house, but it fits all of our family's needs just fine! Plus, there's less to clean with a smaller house! I am really having fun dreaming of how I'll be decorating each room here!!

3) The rain. Coming from North Carolina where we had to deal with drought and water shortages the past couple of years, it's nice to enjoy the soft rain showers here in the Midwest! Green grass is such a blessing!

4) The girls' new school. We visited their new school on Tuesday, and they are so excited to go there in the fall! We also feel blessed that they will be getting a Christian education and that the Lord provided the resources for this to happen!

5) My lists. I am a serious list maker! I have several notebooks and lists going, and without my trusty list to refer to I'm sure I'd forget 90% of what was in my head to begin with! :) So since I feel extra scatter-brained right now, I am thankful for my lovely, wonderful lists!

6) My "stuff". Believe it or not, I am thankful for my "stuff" right now! I have furniture enough for the time being to furnish our entire house (another benefit to downsizing!), and what "stuff" is left over will be sold and the money go toward any new improvements we might make.

7) Green plants. I have 2 plants (a fern and a peace lily plant) that survived the move here and I love seeing them in my home! Plants really add some "life" to a room!

8) Chapter books. I've been reading a book series to my girls, a little every afternoon after lunch. Even though the girls are old enough to read these books on their own, I love getting to snuggle them on the couch as we read together and enjoy the story! Hopefully they will remember these times as fondly as I know I will!

9) Friends! I have loved getting to see friends both old and new during these past few weeks!! What a blessing a good friend is! :) I am also thankful for all of the friends that I have in YOU! I have truly found the blogging community to be a supportive, caring, & fun group of people and I feel honored to call you "Friend"!

10) Ice Cream :)! Seriously, what could be better on a summer day? Or evening? Or any day of the year for that matter?!! Hehe! Ice cream makes anything better, right? I am especially partial to DQ's Snickers Blizzards lately--Yum!! And I'm thankful that there are 2 DQ's here in town for me to be a frequent customer at!

What Are You Thankful For Today?!


Theresa said...

I have been following your blog for awhile, thank you for your encouraging words and projects. This morning I was going back through your project list and came upon the bedskirt/sewing machine needle fun. I thought you might be interested in my recent encounter with my sewing machine.
Enjoy your new home, your family is blessed to have you in their lives.

NicNacManiac said...

So glad to hear that you are settling in nicely!! The time spent with kids reading to them regardless of their age is priceless!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Great list! :) Every so often, my mom will take the girls and I over to Dairy Queen. They get ice cream cups with sprinkles and I get a small chocolate blizzard with cookie dough or reese's peanut butter cups. :) Can't wait to see more of your new home!

Gwen said...

That is a great list of things to be thankful for.

I am thankful for another day with the man that I love and the challenges that this new day brings.

~Kristen~ said...

I love this list! And I love to make a list just like this frequently. I think it is so good for us to take the time to reflect on all that is good in our lives!

Richella said...

What a lovely list! Good for you--pausing to make a list like this! You really must be a list person!

My kids are at a wonderful Christian school, and like you I am thankful that they're getting a Christian education. I used to homeschool (years ago)--now I am so grateful to have a whole team of teachers helping me.

Glad to know that you're settling in nicely. I look forward to seeing more of what you do with your new house!

Melissa Miller said...

Nice list Stacey!
We love DQ Snickers blizzards. :)

Susie from Bienvenue said...

It's so nice to hear someone be greatful! We have been blessed~

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Stacey,
glad things are going so well for you and that you have such a grateful heart. The Lord loves when we have a grateful attitude for all he has done for us. We have to stick with Planet smoothie cause they have frozen yogurt that is lowfat (cause of hubbies heart issues) but we don't mind, but it is so much fun to find a treat you love, and glad if DQ is your spot that they have not 1 but 2 of them.
That is great!!
Can't wait to see what you are dreaming up for your new home, and
that is great that you are so happy with the new school. God is good.
Blessings hon,

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

I enjoyed reading your list of thanks.

Sandy Toes said...

How wonderful you are getting all settled in.

Having a Christian education is such a kids attend a classical Christian's wonderful!

Wishing your home is full of happy memories to come.
sandy toe

Cheryl said...

I too am a list person. LOL, sometimes I write the list and then forget where it is, but I genreally have to write stuff down as well.
Love your list. I think we should all take time out to be thankful for what we are each day.
So glad to hear that you all are settling in nicely.

Anonymous said...


I know this is an old post, but it just caught my eye...particularly the part about reading to your girls.

One of THE most precious memories of my growing up is my mom reading to my sisters and me. We'd gather around her (and probably bicker a little bit about who got to sit right next to her - three girls, mom only had two sides).

Then, my mom would pop both elbows up and we'd hook our arms in hers. I don't know how she turned the pages with her arms anchored down like that...

But from the other side of the table, I wanted to say mom reading us books s a very warm memory - I'll bet your girls will remember that time just as fondly. :)