Sunday, October 4, 2015

Joy Dare::September

2741. Butterflies all over Mom's flowers
2742. The second week of school continuing to go smoothly
2743. Listening to a sermon online--You have to get to the place where you understand that God's plan for your life is bigger than whether you like things at this moment
2744. No fingernail polish on the floor
2745. The lab's system for making appointments
2746. Taking on a project
2747. Completed reading through the Bible
2748. Surprise in the mail for Aliza
2749. The cupcake game
2750. The outrageously confident shopper--Anna
2751. Hearts in celery
2752. Getting a bunch of scrapbook layouts done
2753. Anna got to hang out with me all day
2754. The big kids got lots of minecraft playing time
2755. Mom took my turn taking care of children during church
2756. Science experiment
2757. Watched my oldest child take her first solo run on the lawnmower
2758. Planning for the budget--it's hard and good
2759. My sister-in-law made me sit on her comfy couch. Our children played and she made supper.
2760. Seeing people I know and making some new friends the first day of Bible Study
2761. Aliza knowing that I see and feel her sadness
2762. Family play practice (written and directed by Aliza) which included hysterical laughter
2763. Starting to find my focus again
2764. The joy of planning what we can DO to help
2765. How Isaiah claps every time he wants to be picked up
2766. Kids in a tub fill of bubbles showing off their bubble beards
2767. A Mom's house afternoon
2768. The first batch of pumpkin whoopie pies
2769. The first leaves drifting slowing to the ground
2770. An acceptable performed play
2771. Celebrating some special nephews of mine
2772. Invigorating cooler temperature today
2773. Kids playing some kind of crazy charade game in the dark car on the way home
2774. Feeling ready to face a new week
2775. Enjoying my children and all their joy while we walked and explored
2776. Stunningly blue sky
2777. The way back to feeling content
2778. A good day for painting outside and cookies
2779. A yard safe for children to play alone in
2780. How the deck becomes another room of the house when weather is ideal
2781. Isaiah did better in child care at Bible Study this week
2782. A musical and cultural experience
2783. I heard myself say to my children, "Thanks for being so much fun to hang out with."
2784. Relieved--no cavities
2785. An unexpected chance for a last swim
2786. Baby knees black from crawling outside
2787. Frisbee playing
2788. A vacuumed out car with no stickers on the windows
2789. A competent endocrinologist who I have grown to respect over 11 years
2790. The kids thing the car trip is never going to end and then they invent a game
2791. Jeremy had time with his Dad and brother
2792. Good travelers and a smooth trip home
2793. My mother in law. I love her. One reason being that she sends us home with all kinds of food--even some unhealthy stuff that I hid for myself!
2794. A butterfly in the sandbox caught my attention and I stopped
2795. Changing season
2796. Our zoo outing that included Chrissy, letterboxing, picnic, playground and watching a bear cub play
2797. Josiah wanted me to hold him while we talking to me tonight
2798. Encouragement from someone successful
2799. Feeling more connected at Bible Study
2800. Goldfish and applesauce to take away the lightheadedness
2801. My Mom's ability to expertly care for my grandparents
2802. Phone time with Maria
2803. Students with good attitudes today
2804. How Isaiah is just so excited to see Daddy
2805. Isaiah feel asleep on me tonight--his little hand on my chin. I was a big puddle of mama mush
2806. A sister willing to take care of 4 extra children for the evening
2807. Another closet cleaned out
2808. That beautiful thing that is our marriage
2809. Warmer clothes in drawers
2810. Aliza, Josiah and I snuggled together reading our own books
2811. A perfect night for the lunar eclipse. Marveling over the Creation and The Creator with Jeremy
2812. The almost too hot fall days
2813. Hot day=brownie sundae
2814. Laughter
2815. Listening to rain
2816. Studying with my children
2817. Lower gas prices
2818. "Mom, I don't really care for meatloaf, but I'm sure yours is the best." Josiah
2819. I took Aliza to the store with me tonight and upon getting in the car she informed me that she would be talking constantly the whole time. I hope she never stops.

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