Thankful Thursday 6/28/07

 

Today, on this Thankful Thursday, I am thankful for:

My children–I love them more than I can possibly ever say. They mean EVERYTHING to me and I feel so privileged to be their mother.

That the Lord has protected my children on the bike rides and walks they’ve taken.

My husband and that he believes a wife/mother should be at home with their children and he makes it possible for me to be able to do so.

American Soldiers/Military and the extreme sacrifices they have made and continue to make each and everyday so that I can live here in a free country with my family.

For all the people and organizations that believe in the American Military and do so much to make sure they are supported and NEVER forgotten.

For computers and the web that allows me the opportunity to help supplement my husband’s income and communicate with other ladies.

For my husband’s patience and diligence as he is still trying to fix his van so we can have 2 cars.

For plastic pails so when children are sick and they need to throw up, they can use the pails to do so instead of all over the floor.

For all the volunteers who are working so hard to make our church’s Vacation Bible School a big success!

For our window air conditioner and that it works so sufficiently!

That cooler weather is on its way.

For this “Thankful Thursday” activity and the fact that it forces me to see the blessings God gives.

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Wordless Wednesday! 6/27/07

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This is one of my favorite pictures that I found on the internet…it is not of anyone I know, but I’ve always loved it. To me, it speaks volumes!

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ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL!!!

I strongly encourage EVERY one to watch this…you won’t be sorry.

“The below is the hottest thing on the internet and on Fox News today.
Lizzie Palmer who put this YouTube program together is 15 years old.
There have been over 3,000,000 hits as of this morning. In case you
missed it, here it is. ENJOY!”

I think THIS IS ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just want to say “THANK YOU LIZZIE!” for making such a beautiful tribute to those who have sacrificed and who are currently sacrificing their lives for ALL of us. I have watched this about 7 times already today, showed it to my children and husband, and emailed it to several people and a few of my email groups. I still have tear-filled eyes as I think of this video and the profound impact it has left on me.

My family and I thank ALL of the American military who continue to give so much for us and our freedom. In our eyes, you will NOT be forgotten and we will forever be in debt to you. You continue to be in our prayers.

Below is a collection of images I’ve collected over the past few years and I think this is the perfect time to display them. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. 🙂

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Ribbet…Ribbet…Ribbet

Well, we had so much fun this afternoon! Out in our backyard, we have a small pond…not a pretty landscaped pond, but a very, very natural pond that is not pretty. Well, the baby and I went outside to swing on the swing and then met up with my husband and 2nd youngest son (they were already out in the back). We took a short walk around the pond when all of a sudden my husband showed my son a tiny little frog hidden in some mowed, long grass. Well there it was…a frog here, a frog there, MANY frogs EVERYWHERE!

Well I handed the baby to my husband and my son & I started jumping after the frogs trying to catch them, and I’ll tell you, they are FAST!!! When we finally caught one, we’d catch another and attempt to add it to the other hand with the other frog in it and so on. We ended up with 5 or 6 frogs in one hand and it tickled! They jump in your closed fist and when you have several in there, it feels funny LOL.

My son got a plastic bucket for us to put them all in, but without a lid, it was useless as they can climb the sides of the bucket and jump out! Well, my 3rd son also came out to catch some and below you can see all the pictures we have to show you. You’ll be surprised to know that all together, we caught 29 of these frogs. After I was done taking pictures of them, we released them back outside where we found them. 🙂

We researched and researched on the internet and FINALLY discovered what type of treefrogs these are. It was so hard to tell because they closely resemble the Spring Peeper frog, but they do not have the “X” on their backs that is exclusive to the Spring Peeper. They are the Boreal Chorus Frogs. If you want to hear what they sound like, click the below link. I hope you will enjoy our pictures! 🙂 (the last 2 images show all 29 frogs together!!!)

http://weaselhead.org/sounds/asprwf/cd_boreal_chorus_frog_02.wav

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Thankful Thursday 6/21/07

 

Today, on this Thankful Thursday, I am thankful for:

My husband and that he allows me to stay at home with our children and has faith in me as I raise them and homeschool them.

ALL of my children–Each one is incredibly unique and so very special. I really am so grateful to the Lord for blessing me and creating these children for us.

My salvation and the fact that “the price has already been PAID”! It is through the Lord’s grace that I will have an eternity in heaven with Him.

That the Lord has continually protected my children while they go on bike rides.

Our church’s website and the audio sermons they record and make available on the internet so I can listen to them anytime I want and as often as I want!

For technology, computers, internet, routers, laptops–so many things that allow me to interact with other Godly women on the web.

For my husband’s willingness and diligence to “try” to fix/repair his van so we can have 2 vehicles. He really isn’t well versed in mechanics, so at least he IS trying!

For still being able to nurse/breastfeed my toddler. He is 16 months old and this is the longest I’ve ever nursed any of my children. The moments we share are totally priceless. It gives us both a closeness I cannot put into words.

For thrift stores because they allows us to find quality clothing for a fraction of the price it costs in retail stores.

That the heavy rains we had yesterday have almost all been absorbed into the ground, rather than stay flooded in our yard.

For each and EVERY American soldier (all military included) and their unselfishness as they defend our country.

For our window air conditioner and that it works so sufficiently! I am so grateful that we haven’t had to use it often so far, but when we have, it has been a HUGE blessing!

For this “Thankful Thursday” activity and the fact that it forces us to take time out of our daily lives to notice and realize all the blessings God has given us.

I do thank you, Father God, for everything listed above and all of the many other things I haven’t included here. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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Wordless Wednesday! 6/20/07

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This is a tree frog my son found outside in our backyard…we have TONS of them! 🙂

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