Saturday, March 5, 2016

Joy Dare--February

3148. Evidence of a beautiful day--bike, shoes and jacket thrown aside, shadows, and bucket, sand and shovel
3149. Impromptu catch up visit over chai with Mom
3150. Making dinner for friends
3151. Light enough to play on the playground during choir practice
3152. Spending an evening with a friend that I had lost contact with
3153. Good discussion at Bible Study
3154. Mission accomplished: Aliza after looking at her scrapbooks tells me how she realized how much she is loved
3155. Quick day of school
3156. Waking up to big snowflakes
2157. Getting away
3158. Crossing paths with Meghan's sister
3159. Speakers and seminars
3160. Home with my loves
3161. Opened my mouth which led to sharing without planning ahead
3162. Football--food, family, and a late night
3163. Helpers
3164. Isaiah loves Aunt Janell's shoulder. She gets the best snuggles.
3165. Aliza shares her heart with me.
3166. Pigtails
3167. Mail in Valentines mailboxes
3168. Breakfast for supper
3169. Calling my Dad
3170. Giving myself a break
3171. Mom shopping for me
3172. No little people in my bed last night
3173. Sitting here watching my children run around playing some kind of crazy game
3174. Isaiah just chattering away to communicate what he wants
3175. Anna comforting Aliza--the sweetest thing I witnessed today
3176. One black skirt on the rack and it's Aliza's size--exactly what she needed
3177. Time with nothing required of me--so I talked on the phone
3178. Aliza's first performance singing in choir
3179. Invited a friend to sit with me in church and she showed up
3180. Giving a couple Valentines to people who didn't expect it
3181. A warm house when it's bitterly cold
3182. A propane insert in the fireplace for when the heat stops working
3183. A day already planned to be at Mom's when my house is cold
3184. Doughnuts and milk
3185. A lovely play date
3186. Six kids in a car for way longer than I expected--they exhibited great patience--and I was glad I had my computer and 2 DVDs
3187. The sun broke through the clouds for a few minutes
3188. Hot water for a shower
3189. The bats made so much noise that Jeremy detoured them before they got inside
3190. Being a friend
3191. Josiah doing his schoolwork without complaining
3192. Mom staying with the children so I could go birthday party grocery shopping alone
3193. Happy play day
3194. Aliza must like choir if she's singing a piece at 10pm--when she's supposed to be long asleep
3195. Finding this gem by Anna (Happy Valentines Day, written backwards)
3196. Sinus medicine took care of the headache
3197. House cleaned for company before they arrived
3198. Visiting
3199. Josiah so pleased with his doughnut volcano
3200. Dance party
3201. So happy and excited that children do not want to go to sleelp
3202. Beautiful warm, sunny morning
3203. Her training wheels on a bigger bike
3204. Gramma's Valentine banana split and dessert buffet
3205. Josiah interested in picking out a new book series to read
3206. Phone call from Mexico!
3207. Five children waiting in the car quietly--thanks to a laptop and a DVD
3208. A novel that I am thoroughly enjoying
3209. Dropping off my kids to their classes this morning
3210. No more weather drama than there was
3211. Jeremy was home to eat supper with us
3212. Just enough time for Mom to give me an extra hand in the grocery store with 4 children
3213. Aliza is truly a help to me--and is usually a happy helper
3214. The whole Sheats family together for a meal
3215. My boys on my lap this evening
3216. Isaiah's ways of communicating
3217. Just getting to Friday night feels like a success this week.
3218. Some time to play with Isaiah alone
3219. Giving Anna my eyes--right now she wants to know that she is seen
3220. Aliza had so much fun at the trampoline park
3221. Reaching out and feeling like I make a connection
3222. Calling this boy my son
3223. Finding silliness on my phone
3224. A house with so many windows
3225. Josiah so excited to go with Caleb that he didn't say good-bye
3226. Lydia curled up beside me on the couch
3227. Neighbors who come over to inform me it's been too long since they've seen us--so we visit

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