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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Day 14- I am thankful for having a hobby! I love being crafty and making things for people and preserving my family memories! I just need to find more time to do it!

Day 15- I am thankful for a family with a sense of humor. You can't get through the tough times without a little humor here and there...let me tell you we have that covered! Luckily my girls have picked up on it too!!!

Day 16- I am thankful for a wonderful childcare provider. I have no worries dropping my girls off (ok Shane does that most of the time- I get pick up duty mostly) I know that they will be loved and well taken care of. Amy does an amazing job with the girls and they always bring super awesome projects home! The girls love going and have made new friends!

Day 17- I am thankful for Netflix streaming- I know it is trivial but on a sick day with a little one who does not feel well Dora on Netflix with no commercials is awesome!!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Day 13

I am thankful for forgiveness. I yelled at the girls tonight and made them cry- not like I can't have my way cry like my mom is crazy cry. There may or may not have also been some throwing of clothes from a laundry basket that someone has yet to fold, oh ok fine there are two laundry baskets, in an effort to find a rainbow shirt that Kate had to wear to bed. Anyway I lost my temper and yelled to loudly and scared them both, they started crying then tears welled up in my eyes and it went down hill quickly. We recovered nicely and I got them to bed with little to no tears. I did take time after we all settled down and sat down and prayed for patience for them and for me outloud with them. I also told them that I should not have yelled but neither should they. Ay, Ay, Ay why does parenting have to be so darn trying sometimes. I try to remind myself that these days are rare and we have WAY more good days than bad but boy these days really get you down.
I also sat down and look up some parenting verses in the Bible and asked that God help me parent when I started to spiral out of control. This is something I am working on and obviously need more help. So pray for my sanity and patience.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Time got away from me!

Day 9- I am thankful for my job! I know what unemployment feels like and it is not fun. I love my company and my co-workers are wonderful. It is a great fit. I am very blessed.

Day 10- I am thankful for KLOVE radio- it is basically the only station I listen to and it is such an awesome way to get God's word in daily! I am truly inspired by each and every song that comes on.

Day 11- I am thankful for my family members and friends who have served in the military. Thank you for allowing me to raise my family in this country and have all of the blessings that we have in regards to religious freedom. Thank you for your tremendous sacrifice.

Day 12- I am thankful for my small group of ladies who meet every other Saturday either in our homes or at Panera. We have read many books and had lots of great discussion of the Bible and each and every one of us have a deeper and stronger faith. We have been meeting for over a year now or close to it and I look forward to getting up at 6:30 on a Saturday every time I do it! :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Day 8

I am thankful for technology that allows me to keep in touch with family and friends

Monday, November 7, 2011

Day 7

I am thankful that I have a passion, and it happens to be something others can enjoy as well!  Cooking!  I love to be in the kitchen it is a stress reliever for sure. I think it is also rubbing off on the girls, they love to help!  Here is one of my recent creations!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Day 6

I am thankful for Sundays, they mean church and lots of rest and family time!

Day 5

I am thankful for my kindle!  I love reading and it has really for some reason made it easier to read!  Great gift idea for the holidays!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Day 4

Today I am thankful for my new ceo phone!  I was about to start twitching with a phone that only half worked!

We ate your candy

So Jimmy Kimmel asked parents to tell their kids that they ate all of their Halloween candy and video tape it- here is where we got the idea and below is the video of the girls- so funny! Abbey really tries hard to make an excuse for her tears and she almost loses it but recovers really well!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Day 3

Today I am thankful for short prayers. God does not want us to always spend an hour in prayer, although sometimes that appropriate. I am thankful that God listens to any of our prayers no matter how long of short they are! I am thankful that the Bible stresses that prayer is so important and like my pastor Gary Johnson says "If it is repeated, it is important".

I have to also say that I am thankful for Proverbs31 Ministries I signed up for their daily devotional and as a mom and a woman it hits home every single day! The particular devotion I am drawing on here pointed out something I am TOTALLY guilty of- saying to someone "I will pray for you" and I mean it with all my heart and then life gets busy and before I know it I have forgotten to pray! So I have started keeping a small prayer journal in my purse and when someone asks me to pray or I say I will I try my hardest to write it in there but I also try to pause right there and pray- mainly to myself but I want to get to the point where it is natural for me to just say the prayer out loud with them!

Here are a few verses that proves this is important.

“Never stop praying.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17

“When you pray, don’t talk on and on as people do who don’t know God. They think God likes to hear long prayers. Don’t be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask” Matthew 6:7-8

"The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much" (James 5:16).

Day 2

Today I am thankful for good customer service. Recently HTC pushed an update that I didn't know about to my phone causing massive chaos. At first it looked like I would have to buy a new phone but after Shane did some sweet talking we will be getting a Droid2 Friday and then I will be getting the new iPhone4s! Being nice still counts!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Day 1

Day one of what I am thankful for...the marvels of modern medicine. From cancer treatment to hospice care...we live in an awesome time where amazing minds develop amazing things.