Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Joy Dare::June

3468. I looked out the window and saw Josiah protectively holding on to Isaiah for his first gator ride
3469. The way our neighbors include our children in their outdoor play
3470. Aliza and I sure enjoy watching Amazing Race together
3471. Making sure Anna picks her own book to read at bedtime
3472. Memories found in the depths of the closet
3473. Supper turned out well
3474. Biking, swinging and touching base with neighbors
3475. A cloudy day meant we had Cove Beach to ourselves this morning
3476. New bed sheets
3477. DQ free ice cream cone gift certificates

3478. Bushes trimmed
3479. Kids that worked hard
3480. Spring tea with Maria
3481. Jeremy opened the shed--and started cleaning it out
3482. Hung out with my sister and tried on neat clothes
3483. Stayed up way past bedtime with my children listening to the klove fan awards
3484. Josiah and Anna had a great afternoon and evening
3485. I had time with Aliza
3486. Plenty of space at the Cove--again
3487. The interesting assortment of sounds that come out of Isaiah's mouth that almost sound like words
3488. Got rid of a bunch of clothes that have been in my closet for too long
3489. Aliza's teeth removed with no physical or emotional complications
3490. The splinter is out of Anna's foot
3491. A really nice outing with Gramma
3492. Isaiah climbing all over the jungle gym at the park
3493. Some winning Wildtree meals
3494. The day with my Mom and sisters
3495. Enjoyed the musical
3496. Found two perfect gifts to give
3497. Knew I needed to go and Jeremy was completely supportive
3498. Sometimes the best we can give is to just show up and be a presence
3499. "Grandma Friendly's" after church
3500. Finding blurry selfies on my phone
3501. Graham cracker eating cousins
3502. So much fun that everyone was mad when I said we had to go home
3503. A lovely evening
3504. My flour covered cooking making helper
3505. Finding all sorts of awesomeness in old photo albums that had been stashed under my bed
3506. The space under our bed is just about completely clear!
3507. Anna is so excited--she is checking off the days on my calendar
3508. All the noise of all the cousins at Grandma's house
3509. Snuggles with Renee
3510. Milkshakes and conversation
3511. Anna wasn't ready to leave after an hour of playing at the gymnastics gym
3512. Some days I need Isaiah to watch something--his older siblings are more than happy to accommodate me!

3513. I made some pretty good steaks!
3514. The joy of catching lightening bugs
3515. A man that I love and respect to honor today as Father of our children
3516. The longest evenings of the year with temperatures that make me want to soak in every last bit of light
3517. Funny how a simple facebook message can be just what I need
3518. Our yard
3519. Chicken, corn on the cob and apple pie and honoring my Dad
3520. These moments
3521. An easy homeschool review
3522. Some serious cousin time
3523. Working on my business
3524. Fun pool time
3525. Aliza so happy to play with girls in her age range
3526. Me so happy to share life with my friend
3527. Conversations at the swing set with Josiah
3528. Aliza did great at the dentist again and now she's finished getting baby teeth removed
3529. A few hours at the ocean: Josiah took off boogie boarding in the freezing water, the girls made new friends and Isaiah was happy in the sand
3530. I remembered for a brief moment to look past the children in the surf line and see the colors in the water
3531. Unintentionally learning history in the books we are reading
3532. Talking at the supper table about refugees and what life is like for them and the children got it
3533. I found it relaxing to pick blueberries with just my girls in tow
3534. A fiction book that I don't want to put down
3535. A Sunday of rest
3536. A long catch up call with my Mom
3537. I never know what surprises I will find on my phone
3538. Anna walked right in to the dance studio this morning and then walked with her VBS class to their classroom without me this evening
3539. Mom kept the wash going
3540. Watching Isaiah hold his own on the playground after VBS
3541. If the puddles are as deep as wading pools you might as well put on bathing suits and jump in
3542. Patience to play the board game Anna created
3543. Chocolate chip cookies that Aliza made by herself
3544. A nap
3545. 3 little dancers
3546. A thought provoking movie called "Do You Believe?"

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