Sunday, August 2, 2015

Joy Dare::July

2564. Crossing paths at the library
2565. An enjoyable evening with Janell and friends
2566. Talked and talked with Jeremy until midnight
2567. So much happiness over a cooler wheel and a leaf
2568. Pool fun
2569. "My tummy hurts because we are staying home" from the four year old who loves to go places and do things
2570. Edifying discussion
2571. Enjoying books
2572. Check in the mail
2573. Family time--swimming, picnic, letterboxes
2574. Watching Josiah having so much fun
2575. Every one of the "mommy watch me" I heard in the pool
2576. Rising to the challenge of connecting with my daughter's heart multiple times a day
2577. Small community parade that includes plenty of candy
2578. Ice cream and cousins after the parade
2579. Book club dinner and perfect for 4th of July and Josiah found that he likes fried chicken
2580. One small area decluttered and clean
2581. Sunday afternoon reading
2582. When I'm struggling with something and blog article preaches to me
2583. Mom's lasagna for supper
2584. The birthday gift from my son that almost made me cry
2585. Calls from my brother and sister
2586. Reconnecting on a soul satisfying level with my first college roommate
2587. A day that came together in such a way that the children were happily occupied so Lynette and I could talk fast and freely
2588. Sun sparkling on the water
2589. Monopoly with the dolls
2590. Fun in the water
2591. Things crossed of the to do list
2592. Extremely well behaved children during a dentist visit we didn't expect
2593. Not everything got done on the to do list and it was ok
2594. Learning more humility
2595. Preparing lots of food
2596. A tea party for my mother-in-law--everything about it was perfect
2597. Children who sleep in so that once in a while we can do crazy spontaneous things in the evening
2598. Anna slept well last night
2599. Resting and feeling very happy about the weekend
2600. Dresses that were passed on to me that I enjoy wearing
2601. Unexpected relief
2602. Being at Mom's to help with the corn
2603. Celebrating 14 years of marriage
2604. Taco Tuesday--proclaimed by Josiah
2605. Making phone calls and practicing patience
2606. Slow morning that included reading out loud that no one wanted to end
2607. Waiting for a whole flock of baby turkeys to cross the street
2608. An evening out--dinner and conversation included
2609. Cooperative children--all 6 of them
2610. Seriously fun pool time
2611. The perfect temperature for mowing grass
2612. My husband who didn't find it necessary to tell me that he stayed up until 4am working--he still gave Isaiah his pacifier during his only 3 hours of sleep
2613. Brian was close enough to come jump my car battery
2614. Thinking about how I can make our house pretty
2615. Another successful Trades of Hope party--and it still surprises me
2616. Speaker phone--so I can make the most of my alone car time
2617. Weekend rest
2618. My girls sharing their scrapbooking supplies
2619. Jeremy enjoying some old Nintendo games on Wii with Josiah
2620. Doors opening for a church building
2621. Completely unexpected help that made a project so much easier
2622. Giving Anna an opportunity and being ok that wasn't ready
2623. Aliza wanted pictures to scrapbook so she held a photoshoot with her dolls
2624. Insurance changes coming together
2625. I spoke with incredibly kind professionals on the phone today
2626. Our pool hostess
2627. Meghan being able to meet us at the pool spur of the moment. It shocked Josiah to see Caleb when we pulled in and Meghan worked with Aliza on swimming and it was a huge confidence boost for Aliza
2628. Pool time love and conversation
2629. Aliza's courage to try again
2630. Anna's teeth are fixed and despite their medical instinct no additional cavities were identified
2631. Dad was with me. He made sure I ate breakfast.
2632. The big kids had a super great day with cousins
2633. Mom was able to leave work to be with me in post op with Anna
2634. Anna was back to her normal self by evening
2635. My grocery shopping companion
2636. Date night
2637. Keeping my eyes open for inspriration
2638. A day with Jeremy
2639. Grandparents happy to spend time with grandchildren
2640. My favorite summer cupcakes
2641. Josiah still wanting to be held
2642. Another project crossed off the list
2643. Friends encouraging me
2644. Water, sand and boogie boards
2645. Aunt who is sister in law and best of all kindred spirit friend
2646. Little boys who lock themselves in a room and have to figure out how to get out
2647. Feeling utterly spoiled by "Aunt" Deb
2648. This little one started clapping today and thought he hit the jackpot when the box of Cheerios spilled
2649. Praying with a friend and welcoming a new friend for Josiah
2650. Cleaning and parenting
2651. Aliza's latest family play script complete
2652. Having the perfect Project Life cards on hand
2653. Anna gathering up toys to give Grandma for her birthday present
2654. Reminded what a privilege it is to have books and education

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