Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Counting 1000 Blessings - July 2013

1          547 Husband & son family    
            548 Baby hand and traced fingers

            549 Mowed grass and laughter
2          550 Words on my cup from Bri
            551 Baby-food book borrowed from my friend
            552 Words from my husband, written for my birthday
3          553 Faithspoken of – we are Christ’s Bride
           554 Crouched low for fireworks
            555 neighbors, community, unspoken friends
4          556 Rows of train tracks
            557 Dust trail behind a truck
            558 Fireworks over the lake
5          559 God-breathed Bible study
            560 Communication good and bad
            561 Rows of corn glitter in morning sun
6          562 Enthusiasm adoption brings new parents
            563 Ivan’s excitement over lukewarm beans
            564 I was so excited about this little squash that I woke the baby by accident

7          565 Changed to become a lasting legacy
            566 Challenging Ivan’s mind with new language skills
            567 Reacquainted with someone after 6 years
8          568 My fish follow each other around all day
            569 just finished my insanity workout, and am soo thankful for water!
            570 watercolor blank cards

9          571 Birds in unified flight
            572 Sunshine yellow bird perched on sunflower
            573 7th tooth pokes through
10        574 Carpet picnic in the room with air conditioning.

            575 ps 103:14 He remembers we are but dust.
            576 The weak are made strong
11        577 canned peaches,
            578 homemade granola from gracelaced's blog (yum!),
            579 and sun-tea in an old pickle jar. #ahhsummer

12        580 This year my boy has grown and changed so much. Happy birthday, baby

            581 It’s also my spiritual birthday. I love that I share this day with him in such a special way
            582 borrowed portable air conditioner
13        583 Curled ribbon
            584 ‘1’ candle from my 21st birthday – first birthday married, now used for the ‘1’ on his first birthday cake

            585 Baby fingers curled around his Bible, Daddy’s arm curled around him, reading it
14        586 Macaroni and cheese
            587 yellow streamers left over

            588 favorite music on old CD
15        589 Singsong neighbor children’s voices from the window, “It’s raining, It’s pouring…” #rainyday
            590 hands that smell of basil, fresh leaves harvested
            591 I got a shower!
16        592 Unable to stop watching my baby boy grow up too fast. A year old and I'm still in awe.

            593 Finishing a craft I started a year and a half ago. Drink tray for our ottoman. Modpodge with newsprint and I am just swooning in spite of myself.

            594 Can't get enough of these two.

17        595 Warm clean dishes from the dishwasher
            596 New shorts my husband bought

            597 Wearing my wedding dress for pics with my hubby today
18        598 mac'n'cheese fed me lunches for a week.
            599 shower!
            600 boy growing up too fast
19        601 So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God. Romans 5:11
            602 He was despised and rejected— a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care. Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins! Isaiah 53:3
            603 How did he get so big?

20        604 Sitting on the steps with Ian
            605 Free Starbucks
            606 Cool air and clouds
21        607 Reading children’s books – The monster at the end of this book

            608 Sleeping boy against me as I read Isaac’s Storm to him
            609 Him reaching for my hand in the dark
22        610 This boy it's as excited as his momma for the awesome thunder!

           611 volunteer squash actually producing! And raindrops on the whole garden is beautiful
            612 apples all in a row
23        613 10 precious minutes. Time is so valuable, let me not take it for granted.
            614 this little dolly is 1 month old today and I haven't got to meet her yet :(  #niece
            615I found it!!!!!!!! I got this great birthday gift from my sister and then lost it. I thought it was gone for good, and that I lost it at one of the kids ball games. Well my prince charming FOUND it! #sohappy
24        616 he was mesmerized with the squirrel out the window
            617  the sand we collected in Atlantis from the #arbonnerewardtrip
            618 Sandy curls and #romansproject cards
25        619  last stop of my marathon of errands was #Starbucks #treatformom
            620 Watching Ivan playing with the cats at the insurance office
            621 #hardeucharisteo talking about life insurance
26        622 fresh air and friends
            623 homemade baby food for the boy! sweet potatoes are a favorite
            624 indoor smores!
27        625 rest from cooking
            626 husband who serves
            627 Too tired to finish lunch. He and Daddy must have played hard!
28        628 rain
            629 73 degrees in the kitchen! (With a broken AC, this is the first time since spring!)
            630 Coffee
29        631 Black beans and green beans
            632 Coffee is in the "need" category today.
            633 Prayers for Grandpa in his last weeks. And prayers for Grandma, his bride for 55 years.
30        634 little voice saying “mama”
            635 little laughter
            636 knock at the door – sister surprised us with a visit!
31        637 Cake pops a little difficult to make at first
            638 working in a workout with a little one
            639 keeping tabs on a toddler


  1. Beautiful list! Love the image of the corn in the sunlight!

  2. Thanks, Judy! Even though we live in the city, I love farmland, and we were blessed to be able to visit family in Iowa over the 4th of July