Monday, December 13, 2010

One Thousand Gifts (Continued)

"You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound"
(Psalm 4:7).

So much joy in my heart.
My list of thanksgiving continues...
#1 190-1 217

-Deborah clapping and learning so many new things

-Deborah's happy demeanor

-Deborah laughing as her older siblings crawl on the floor with her

-help with our backyard rink
-our completed backyard rink (gets bigger every year)!

-learning to back and decorate cookies (on a class trip)

-trimming the tree

-my helper putting the lights and garland on the tree (we work much better together than Paul and I with regards to tree decorating)!

-hanging the ornaments together

-eager tree decorator (for a while anyway)

-opening the Christmas boxes
-hanging the lights and decorating

-tree netting
-helpers carrying the tree

-finding the perfect tree

-tradition of cutting our Christmas tree

-tree farms
-enjoying the outdoors

-wagon ride

-my first attempt of pony tails
-our first Compassion Advocate experience
-14 new children being sponsored -14 children's lives being changed!!!!
-visits with friends
-positive post placement visit
-Nicole's determination and desire (and inspiration to me) to read through the New Testament
-family time
-getting "tackled" for winning Uno
-hand me downs!

1 comment:

Heather said...

Love, love, love the photos! The one of you with the lights is so cute :) Now your boy-girl ratio works for the photos too.
How absolutely amazing that Deborah is spending her first Christmas with her family! I'm so excited for all of you!
Enjoy every minute... like I even have to tell you!