exhibit a: a picture that represents something i am thankful for each day
exhibit b: a picture that represents our day and what we have done
exhibit c: ideally, a picture of both girls together

Saturday, June 12, 2010

june 12, 2010

exhibit a: today, Lord, i am thankful that lil miss prefers Bible stories over all others, reminds us to pray at meals and always wants to listen to "JESUS!!" in the car (little kids' Bible songs cds). i love that she says, "i love Jesus. you love Jesus, mommy? sweet pea loves Jesus. daddy loves Jesus. turner loves Jesus. etc... etc..." i know she doesn't really get it yet, but i am so glad that she already has good taste!
exhibit b:
exhibit c:

Friday, June 11, 2010

june 5-11, 2010

i think i just might have to, for sanity's sake and maybe just for temporary purposes, set a goal to write a post here once weekly...
but now that i sit down to recap and look back on this week, i think that maybe it would be better to just do it daily after all.
ah well, here it goes:
exhibit a: this week, Lord, i am thankful for the breath of my babies asleep on my chest. their peaceful rhythmic inhales and exhales. secure. safe. content. heavy to hold and limp in slumber. sweaty curls. blankies and dollies. sweetness. thank you for letting me experience this lovely little corner of mommyhood.
exhibit b:
exhibit c:

Friday, June 4, 2010

june 4, 2010

exhibit a: today, Lord, i am thankful for a growing, healthy and filled-out baby! i know it really means nothing in the scheme of things, but it is nice to know that sweet pea falls exactly in the 50% for weight and even higher for height and head circumference! seeing those numbers made my mommy's heart smile! i know that her growth had and has everything to do with You, so thank you for the encouraging appointment today and for Your steady hand that has formed her.
exhibit b:
exhibit c:

Thursday, June 3, 2010

june 3, 2010

exhibit a: today, Lord, i am thankful that lil miss has learned to pretend that she is sleeping. i like that game! thank you more importantly for tugging at her heart strings and for making her more and more apologetic and regretful of the wrongs she does.
exhibit b: classic sweet pea move...it is cute in this photo, but annoying when she does this same back bend when she is done nursing oh about two minutes after she starts...
exhibit c:

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

june 2, 2010

exhibit a: today i am thankful for powerful thunder that reminds me how strong and mighty you are, Lord!
exhibit b: sweet pea's first potty poop! yippee!
exhibit c:

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

june 1, 2010

exhibit a: today, Lord, I am thankful that you save us. save us from big things, like our countless sins and save us from smaller, though still very frightening things, like babies choking on raisins their big sister stuff in their tiny mouths! thank you for watching over us and protecting us as we go about our days. i am very aware of your protecting hand this week.
exhibit b:
exhibit c:
ps when we had computer problems at the beginning of may i took a break from this blog but i am ready to start counting my blessings again and recording them here!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

may 1, 2010

exhibit a: today, Lord, i am thankful for dad...thank you for his love for us, his girls, and for his wonderful spirit, his energy, his devotion, his encouragement, and his fun traditions like giving us may day flowers! exhibit b: exhibit c: this year's derby was a nail biter!

Friday, April 30, 2010

april 30, 2010

exhibit a: today, lord, i am thankful that your Word is active and living and ready to teach when we still ourselves to sit and learn.
exhibit b:

exhibit c:

Thursday, April 29, 2010

april 29, 2010

exhibit a: today, Lord, i thank you for encouragement that fellowshipping with other believers and other moms brings to the day! and thank you for the childcare workers who took in my two daughters so that i could fully engage and enjoy it! and thank you that even though sweet pea was due to eat in the middle of the session and refused to take a bottle that she was a happy girl for the nursery folks! if only she was this excited about a real bottle filled with milk!
exhibit b:
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april 28, 2010

exhibit a: today, Lord, i am thankful for bright sunshiney days still void of humidity!
exhibit b:
exhibit c: peaceful pea and the little daredevil...

at it again!

yep, the container garden is back this year...we've changed some things up since we grew last year...
this time we've enlisted the help of some as seen on tv products!
and i started them all from seeds...only because lil miss teased for "bean seeds" (she has a book about gardening and wanted so badly to watch some of her own seedlings sprout!) when we were at the depot buying flowers...it was a nice experiment and lil miss got a big kick out of watching the green leaves pop up! this year we will have cucumbers, tomatoes (bigger boys and cherry), peas, strawberries, basil and cilantro. and even though at this time last year we were also growing a sweet pea, history has not repeated itself in that department, so this year, we are only growing plants at our home...no babies!
we'll see how the garden grows with a curious toddler about...today i found one little pot turned upside down inside of a bigger pot and i found lots and lots of plucked grass blades scattered throughout all of the containers!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

april 27, 2010

exhibit a: today, Lord, i am thankful that you are always here. always beside me. always around even when the noise of life so distracts me from hearing your voice.
exhibit b: we had a few booboos today "pea head!" we also got a new carrier in the mail today that i won! more on that later!
exhibit c: