Tuesday, December 21, 2010

One Thousand Gifts (Continued)

"When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider: God has made the one as well as the other" (Ecclesiastes 7:14).
Although I'm a day late with my list, it's never too late to give thanks!
My list continues with #1218-#1249
-birthday hugs
-another year-another birthday

-family photo with lots of giggling

-singing praises- with all his heart!

-excited to join the choir, now that she's in grade 4! (special choir for grades 4-8)

-so serious, but still participating and practicing the songs at home with his siblings

-first vacation as a family of 6

-super fun water slides!

-still cute, even with crazy glasses

-Deborah's first picture with a mascot (and she wasn't crying)!

-bigger boards on the ice rink and great help

-rides on the ice

-awesome big brothers

-young at heart Opa

-Daddy/ daughter time (she LOVES that)

-birthday girl - every day she's a gift to us

-posing with her big brother (she LOVES that too)!

-birthday wishes from Beppe
-siblings having extended conversations -music to a mother's ears
-Curtis reminding us that we hadn't prayed before we went on our travels -I love the accountability we have from our children!
-Curtis' excitement to try new things and go on adventures
-about Great Wolf Lodge, "Isn't' this the best place on earth kids?" "No" says Curtis, "heaven is" Well that led to a small theological conversation, but that wasn't the point!
-amazing Christmas program at our school
-a very gifted music director
-beautiful candle light service at church with lovely music (again, amazing talent)
-times to celebrate and reflect on Christ's birth
-a nice relaxing and fun birthday
-a fun birthday celebration for Nicole
-God entrusting Nicole into our care for another year (I can't believe she's nine)!
-the joy that Nicole brings into our lives
-privilege and excitement of getting away as a family
-lunch with my sister


Heather said...

Oh, that Curtis! He makes me laugh. What a wise little guy.
Great list, Nellie!

Ashleigh, Ben, Noah and Tait said...

Happy (belated!) Birthday...looks like ours are close!
Thank you for your continued inspiration and sharing of gratefulness. God is so faithful.
Merry Christmas