Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thankful Thursday

My good friends over at Two + Two = FOURever Family try and post every Thursday for what they are thankful for. I think it is a great idea, so I need to do it too.

What am I thankful for today?

I am thankful for rain that causes grass, trees, and flowers to grow.

I am thankful for a good job, when so many do not have one.

I am thankful for the laughter of my children as the puppy attacks them.

I am thankful for my artistic husband who is at school tonight, but I am also thankful that when he comes home, I will have an even bigger reason to be thankful.

And this Thursday, I am especially thankful for my best friend Michelle, who loves me and fixes me dinner on Thursdays when I'm too tired to do it myself. :-)

And I owe every single one of these blessings to the One who made the rain, allowed me to have a job, and brought my family and friends together.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Tiptoe through the tulips with me . . .

I love spring.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Forever blowing bubbles . . .

Don't have a heart attack. I'm posting two days in a row.

Yesterday was a beautiful day in Indiana. We spent much of the day outside. Part of it . . . blowing bubbles.

Who doesn't love bubbles? Seriously. How can you not be happy when beautiful iridescent bubbles are flying all around you?

There are contests for the biggest bubble, the most bubbles, and the ever-elusive bubble within a bubble.

It is so much fun that even Daddies have to give it a try.

I love bubbles. And I love spring.

And it is the beauty of God's creation and my blessed family that get me through each day.

Even on a day like today.

My Grandma would have been 83 today.

And I'm guessing she enjoyed watching her great-grandkids blow bubbles just as much as I did.

And I bet they have some awesome bubbles in Heaven.

Happy Birthday Grandma.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

April Updates!

Yes, I update my FaceBook page daily, and my blog has been suffering. I will try and do better.

So here is our very busy April with a few words and pictures.

We visited the Children's Museum and the new Lego exhibit.
Here are my princesses and prince int he Lego castle.

The Children's Museum also has a temporary Star Wars: Clone Wars exhibit -
and we (geeks that we are) loved it!

My youngest got her picture taken with the kinda scary looking Wal-Mart Easter Bunny.
I had nightmares.

Our favorite cousin came down and helped us color Easter eggs.

The finished product!

My beautiful blessings before church on Easter Sunday.

The love of my life, worshiping with the kiddos at Club 252 on Easter.


And - unbelievably, this little girl - my best friend and cousin's daughter
turned TEN this month! TEN! I can't believe it.

She is growing into a beautiful young woman, and it makes me want to cry
at how fast the time has flown.

And Murphy? Yep. Murphy is still the cutest puppy ever.

Spring is here and summer is right around the corner. Wow.