Tuesday, May 29, 2012

multitude monday {a day late}

Here's my continuing Multitude Monday post, which all started a while back, right here on Ann's wonderful, amazing blog that is a favorite of mine. If you've never checked it out, do yourself a favor and click on over. She's an amazing, gifted writer and an inspiration!

"One Thousand Gifts"::
{two weeks worth!}

2190. the smell of fresh lumber {LOVE that smell!}::
 2191. super cute reminders of important truths
2192. a gracious son who understands that when there are 27 things {slight exaggeration} going on in one evening, a momma might not be able to make it to his band concert
2193. breakfast with friends
2194. surviving a CRAZY busy day :: sanity {mostly} in tact
2195. the staff appreciation breakfast at our kids' elementary school :: always a blast to be a part of
2196. my up-for-anything, good-sport of a husband willing to dress up in a tux for #2195
2197. my first 5K, with a better time than I expected . . . it was almost fun, even!
2198. all 3 Hunger Games books (new) for $11 . . . gotta love the school book fair!
2199. Anna finishing up her first year of preschool. It was a great year for her ::
Anna with her teachers Anna and Deb
2200. a great orchestra concert for R and LJ
2201. carpools {praise God!}
2202. 1st graders at Field Day
2203. Joe's excitement at the blue teams tug-o-fun victory ::

2204. TONS of rain, which leads to cancelled soccer practice, which led to an unexpected calm, quiet evening as a family {ok, it's never really calm or quiet around here unless it's 2 a.m. -- and even then it's not a given!, but we were all home together with nowhere anyone needed to be}
2205. 11-year-old girls having TONS of fun with photo booth
2206. polite kids who say thank you {more than once, even!} when you drop them off at home
2207. the cool, touch-screen, futuristic pop machine that I "met" on our date night :: vanilla Coke and peach Fanta {not mixed together!}. Yummy!
2208. encouraging, supportive friends
2209. "real" mail
2210. Friday morning breakfast at Keys with my mom and Allie
2211. The General Store {a great place to spend 3 hours on a rainy Saturday, especially when you have great company to shop with!}
2212. being a mother-of-3 for a couple days :: a nice break from the usual!
2213. a beautiful, heart-felt prayer at church on Sunday that was a sermon in itself!
2214. funny things said by my favorite 4-year-old
2215. kids {and adults}with sharpies writing all over the basement walls, pre-sheetrock ::

we're not all spiritual all the time, you see!

  2216. watching Dolphin Tale snuggled on the couch, just Jacob and me, after everyone else was in bed for the night
2217. having the other half of our family back home and being all together again
2218. insulation. drywall. things coming together
2219. drywall guys listening to CD's of the Bible while working on my basement :: what a blessing!
2220. family walk to the local cemetery on memorial Day :: good talks as we walked
2221. family picnic on Memorial Day
2222. Rebekah's artsy eye and love for photography. She's a natural, I think ::

2223. family fun at French Lake Park::

2224. seeing extended family from far away who we rarely see
2225. excitement over Luke and Jenn's new lot, neighborhood, park and blueprints
2226. a productive day
2227. out with the old, in with the new
2228. Sara starting to actually "sing" along to music :: so very cute and fun to hear!

Alrighty, that's it's for now. Tune in next Monday for the next installment.

1 comment:

  1. Shana, with over 2000 thank yous, you are an inspiration! With God's blessings on my family of 6, I am approaching my 1000:) Thanks for sharing your list


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