Thursday, August 4, 2016

Joy Dare::July

3547. Anna did her dances  for the parents on the last day of dance camp
3548. Downstairs bathroom emptied and being painted
3549. Aliza and Josiah had a really great week at Bible School and did an awesome job singing their songs
3550. A smooth late night trip to Grandma and Grandpa's house
3551. Hugging my friend for the first time in 9 years and talking non stop for hours
3552. Rainbow in a cloud
3553. Fireworks with all my children snuggled in a piled on
3554. A 4th of July sermon in a Baptist church that I could agree with
3555. Our favorite pizza buffet for lunch
3556. Enjoyed the lovely evening visiting outside with family and watching the girls play in really cold water
3557. Getting to see where Matt and Chrissy live
3558. Coming home to a remodeled bathroom and laundry room. More amazing than I can say.
3559. Looking at new flooring and white walls all day
3560. The preparation for the water balloon fight
3561. Aliza completely voluntarily helped me so much this evening
3562. Swimming lessons went really well. This was very nice to have Mom's help
3563. Treats when I picked up my nieces this morning and treats on my step this afternoon
3564. Aliza being a huge help in the kitchen
3565. Dolphin fins seen at the beach today
3566. Mid morning ice cream because Great Gramma likes treats!
3567. Papa John's pizza for supper--it has been a long time since we had Papa John's and it was yummy!
3568. The extra quiet of this evening
3569. Snuggling with the kids who need extra snuggling at bedtime
3570. Coloring with Anna while she talked
3571. A very summery supper
3572. This old and still getting a birthday card from both of my Grandmas
3573. Making relationship a priority with this "big" helper
3574. Baptisms
3575. Just going to do what I can this week and let the rest go--I hope. I'll try!
3576. Deciding to pick up the trash on the playground
3577. Friend talks
3578. The joy in communicating with Isaiah
3579. Laughing at Anna's antics
3580. That new floor in the laundry room
3581. Overheard some bathtub evangelism happening
3582. Thunder made leaving the pool easy
3583. Hugging each child extra long tonight
3584. No tears when we left
3585. Jeremy all to myself!
3586. Sitting by the river
3587. Sleeping all night without interruption
3588. An afternoon to unwind alone
3589. Calls from my big girl
3590. Finding waterfalls, enjoying creation and The Creator
3591. Hole in the wall Mexican restaurant
3592. Bedtime going better for Grandma and Grandpa
3593. Pure morning quiet for Bible Study (that would be mid morning quiet not crack-of-dawn quiet)
3594. Chip n putt golf
3595. My first Thai food
3596. Woke up really early because I get to see my children today
3597. Jeremy can work in the car. I can drive.
3598. Four sets of arms ready to hug us
3599. Aliza had oh-so-very-much to tell me. Some big things happened in her heart.
3600. The new bathroom sink installed
3601. I've thought that a wheelbarrow would be handy to have. Now that's one at my house.
3602. Aliza jumping off the diving board and swimming comfortably in the deep end.
3603. One on one Bible study
3604. The middle of July and our grass is still lush and green
3605. Aliza found a new book series that she's excited about
3606. One of my favorite ice creams--blueberry crumble
3607. Sometimes we switch chores--I mowed the grass. He did the dishes and swept the floor.
3608. Popsicles and intense conversation
3609. Our newest tree
3610. Anna was my (very enthusiastic) shopping companion this morning
3611. Aliza wants to be baptized!
3612. A long Sunday afternoon nap
3613. Visiting with Linda and Phil this evening
3614. Jeremy recovered my One Thousand Gifts app
3615. Warm water at the Cove
3616. Sand in the bottom of the bathtub--we are having fun!
3617. Giggling with Anna over making snapchats
3618. New light in the downstairs bathroom
3619. Isaiah and Anna dancing and playing together
3620. Christmas in July
3621. Pool water the perfect temperature (I'm very picky)
3622. The conversation and company at the pool
3623. Wild hibiscus blooming along the ditch
3624. Finding Aliza's song to me on my phone
3625. Facilitating Aliza being able to follow through on what her God told her to do
3626. Cousin time for the kids and Mom and sister-in-law time for me
3627. The huge smiles I got from Josiah and Caleb when I asked them if they would like me to come back later to pick up Josiah
3628. The overwhelming, excessive enthusiasm over a new chore system
3629. Brother love
3630. Anna woke up wishing she could start school today
3631. Listening to some songs from high school days
3632. My husband still likes me (I know he loves me) after I meltdown
3633. Whatever cool air our little air conditioners can provide

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