Thursday, June 26, 2008

More joy/blessings

Several people have inspired me to list 1,000 blessings so I'll continue from my previous post.

4. Fresh green beans straight from the bush- yum.
5. Butterflies breaking the monotony of weeding the garden with their gentle beauty.
6. Dancing in the rain with my baby-girl.
7. When Caiden comes and grabs my hand and says, "C'Mon.....sit" and then she lets me in on her world of pretend and play.
8. Kissing her neck under her chin and feeling her dissolve into giggles- the most delicious baby place to kiss.
9. Feeling the hand of God still my heart when I become afraid.
10. Curling up with a good book.
11. Blueberry pancakes- a perfect start to any day.
12. Watching my husband talk about his trip to Honduras and the children who stole his heart...pray for Jesus- he has heart surgery tomorrow!!!
13. Our one Saturday a month tradition of eating bagels for breakfast and watching a Western...with John Wayne, of course!!
14. Watching Caiden pause to appreciate the call of a cardinal and that of his distant responder.
15. Doubling up laughing after Caiden points to my face and declares, "pimple" with her popping "p" sound and sweet high voice. That's the result of "hanging" with her teenage Aunts- I'm sure of it!!
16. Rain drops hitting the window pane when it's time to sleep.

Okay, that's all for today. Stay tuned for more later!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Things that bring me joy

I cannot explain how peaceful and joyful I feel watching my laundry dance and sway in the wind as it dries. WHY is this such a cherished thing??? I honestly have no idea!

Afternoon thunderstorms are another joy for me.

Watching Caiden love her Daddy. Priceless!

More later...my JOY has awakened from her nao!

Monday, June 09, 2008

I tag...

I tag..... Kathleen http://www.loveoirs.com, , Kaylyn http://followingforward.blogspot.com, Dawn http://rigelzoonews.blogspot.com and Angela http://babymonkeymomma.blogspot.com . Each of these women add a unique and wonderful aspect to my life making it more rich and full because of their presence.

I know that you are ALL busy, but I would love to know more about all of you. Happy blogging! =)

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Tagged!

I have never been virtually tagged either Allie! I'm not sure what that says about my blogging popularity or prowess, but I'll stop whining now and get down to business. Hmmm...I'm to write six little known facts about myself. It reminds me of the game we played as children, Two Truths and A Lie. Except this time, no lies. Okay, here goes:

1. Someday I would love to have a big front porch with a porch swing. I mourn the lost art of front porch socializing. Can you tell that my love language is quality time? =)

2. I want to backpack through Europe, ride the rails and stay in the youth hostels before I die- preferably when I can hike without invoking great pain and exhaustion. If that's not motivation enough for staying (getting!) in shape, I don't know what is!

3. I have had three interesting business ideas in the last 6 months: a children's book store boasting story times, crafts and snacks all themed; a store geared toward natural parenting; and a temp. controlled nursing tent for when outdoor activities and hungry babies attempt to coexist. However, I think this season of my life is going to require my full attention at least for a few years.

4. I am the highest qualified/certified ASL interpreter at my school and among three in my entire county. It's a sad commentary on the state of educational interpreting in my state. Perhaps if they recognized our accomplishments in some way, "cough- money!" it would help in encouraging interpreters to pursue further certification/ education. But no one asked me, and life is hard enough around here with all the budget cuts. So sad. These kiddos deserve better.

5. I was home schooled 1st through 12th grade and loved every minute of it. Actually I can't lie...I despised long division for a while there, but I got over it!

6. My favorite thing to do with Caiden right now is hold hands and pray. She bows her head, and blinks her eyes funny, and mumbles something cute. When I think she's finished, I say AMEN! Sometimes she solemnly looks at me and says, "no" while quickly re-bowing her head . So sweet! My least favorite thing to do with Caiden is go shopping (shopping has been low on my totem pole for years though so if you know me well, this doesn't surprise you.

That's all for now. I'm going to bed now. I'll tag someone else later!
Good night!