Friday, May 25, 2012

grace and grilling and getting molars

dear JESUS
i want to thank YOU
for a blessed week of gorgeous spring weather
{ is it possible it's going to be even better in heaven?! }
and a blessed week that included BBQ under our rainbow umbrella.
thank You for a husband who 'throws the ball around' with the kids
so i don't have to pretend to know what i'm doing
{ i seem to have missed the gift of accurate throw }

i'm grateful for cherry berry chillers at mcdonald's and
that they're cheaper than chocolate shakes...
{ somehow matthias always talks me into a weekly treat from there }
thank You for a miraculous chunk of time to finally organize
the back entryway and the bigger miracle of it staying that way now
for 2 whole days.

thank You, Lord, that banana cream pie makes caleb so happy
and making it with him makes me just as happy.....
thank You for a daughter who CRACKS me up with her unique headband style
in the midst of a week filled with tantrums that we're
......'working on.' 
(and i'd like to give a little shout out to You for grace at wal-mart with the whole
'no, charity, you can't eat the whole box of
dora the explorer fruit snacks while mommy shops' thing. 
mercy.  so much grace needed) 
oh, my sweet probably doesn't help that she's getting
her 2 year molars
(love that 'konked out on the couch' pic.  toats presh)

last of all, Jesus, i'd like to thank You
praise YOU
lift Your Name on high......
for all You are up to in our lives
for all You've been teaching us
for all that we believe You've got in store for us
and for those moments
{ oh, those moments even when the laundry surrounds me  }
when Your precious Word comes alive.
and I am taught great things about You.
oh, how I want everyone to know just how

to everyone checking in to this here blog
have a great memorial weekend.
make some of these if you get a chance. 
 {i plan to! }

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  1. Thanks for stopping by! Great post to be so thankful! precious kiddos!! I'm going to have to try one of those berry chillers!

  2. I love cherry berry chillers!!!!! To me they taste like a brand of juice boxes I loved when I was little. Fun that you guys enjoy them too!

  3. I feel you on the tantrums. Not my fave at all.

    Miles got his last tooth a week before cammie was born. I was a little worried there for a sec. ;)

  4. What's up with Justin's long sleeve black shirt?? It was 95 here today! Glad you had a great week--or at least one filled with grace! We need those every once in awhile! Love ya!