Thursday, February 13, 2020

Thankful Thursday

Happy almost Valentine’s Day!

Today I am thankful for..

~ my husband being home safely after going to DC for a work trip for a couple of nights.  We missed him!

~ seeing my big boy interact with others really blessed me.  He talked with elders at the senior luncheon the youth group hosted at our church and is comfortable with children.  He was one of our babysitters for FPU. We went to a band concert for a friend, and it just warmed my heart how he talked and interacted with this friend. Then he held a baby for a while too.

~ hearing my little guy sing “Blessed Be Your Name” all through the day.

~ having my Mom go on our Meals on Wheels route with us today. Then we had lunch.

~ getting to go to a beginner embroidery class hosted by the library. Fun! And I learned something new!

~ having fun with our Valentine mailboxes and the surprises for each other.



Have a day of blessings!
  Bethany

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Thankful Thursday

Brrrr!  We have had snow!  It doesn't happen very often so it is pretty exciting when it happens. All our phones rang Tuesday night telling us that school was cancelled for Wednesday.  It was sleeting all through the night and then snowing throughout the day Wednesday.  We had probably 5-6 inches.  The boys had such fun in it throwing snowballs and playing.  Caleb pulled Titus in my laundry basket across the snow.

Here is a picture of it.


Here is my thankful list:

~  my husband surprising me with tickets to see "Titanic."  That was our first date back in 1998!  He saw that it is showing in town and surprised me with tickets to go see it.

~ having my big boy at home two days for the snow days.  He enjoyed sleeping late and watching "Andy Griffith" and playing with his little brother.

~ hearing my little guy's excited squeals and laughter in the snow.  It was sweet!  He got sad at night and told me he didn't want it to go away.

~ the new month and our Valentine's Day countdown using our little mailboxes. We are also using a printable set of conversation hearts I found on Pinterest using the passage from I Corinthians 13.  Each night we talk about a different quality of love.  It has been great.

~ having a new way to store my wrapping paper.  I'd set the rolls leaning against the back door for the longest time.  I saw this idea on Pinterest using an over the door shoe organizer.  I got it for less than $5 in my Walmart order.  Since Caleb was home I had him cut the bottoms out of some of the containers to hold the wrap to keep it from falling.  


~ the relaxing days at home with the beautiful snow outside and a warm fire inside.

Have a day of blessings!
    Bethany

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Thankful Thursday

This always feels like a slow month!  Now we are almost to the end. We are excited to start our countdown to Valentine’s day with our mailboxes!
This week I am thankful for...

~ having a fabulous weekend with my sweetie at our church’s marriage retreat. It was such a great time of being together with other couples, learning, and time just the two of us.  Eating at a couple of my favorite restaurants was fun too!

~  appreciation from my big boy when I do something for him.  It was nice he noticed and appreciated it.

~ my little guy having fun at a birthday party for a friend.  He was so excited too to get a thank you note in the mail from the friend.

~  teaching a Wednesday night class at church. It is such a short time and it goes so quickly. The kids are fun.

~  warm robe and pajamas and slippers for chilly nights!  The wind not blowing when we were out delivering meals. It was cold but I was thankful wind wasn’t blowing too!

~ getting a free tea when I bought a couple gift cards this week. It was a fun surprise!

Have a day of blessings!  Bethany

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Thankful Thursday

I look forward to getting back to regular blogging at some point.  Maybe eventually!

This week I am thankful for...
~ my husband being able to go help his parents with a move after his Dad had shoulder surgery.

~ my big boy having such a wonderful time with his youth group on their Mystery Trip over the weekend.  We loved hearing his stories.

~ being able to do Meals on Wheels with my little guy.  It is such a blessing.  I love that we can do this together.

~ feeling better after feeling sick last week for a few days.

~ teaching a Wednesday class at church.  The kids say cute things, and I've enjoyed getting to know this group.

~ going to the ladies supper at church.  We had a nice evening of eating and fellowship.  My boys got to have boys' night.

Have a day of blessings!
   Bethany

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Thankful Thursday

Another Thursday is here.  What are you thankful for this week?

Here is my list...

~ that my husband got to go on a men's conference with other men from our church.  He really enjoyed it and gained a lot from attending.  

~ people who have supported my son through a difficult time over the weekend. I'm thankful for their encouragement and support.

~ the sensitivity of my little guy as he always knows when one of us feels sad.  He was sweet caring for his Caleb when he was sad.

~ waking up to a beautiful snow on Saturday morning.  I didn't even know we had a chance of snow. It was melted by afternoon but was so pretty and comforting to see.

~ When I saw the snow I thought of the verse..."“His mercies are new every morning.”  Later in the day I saw the email from KLOVE for the verse of the day. It was this same verse. Then that night I saw the verse again in a book of prayers I read sometimes before bed. I liked that God showed me that verse multiple times throughout the day.

~ having my boys take care of me when I don't feel well. I'm not sure what is wrong. I'm thinking bronchitis maybe.  

Have a day of blessings!
    Bethany

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Thankful Thursday

Hello!

I hope your week has been blessed. We are getting back into the routine after enjoying the time off for the holidays.

This week I am thankful for...

~ the ways my husband helps me. I appreciate him so much and how he always asks me what he can do for me. Many times I don’t have an answer, I just love hat he asks.

~ my big boy doing great in academics the first semester of his sophomore year.  We are proud of his time, hard work, and effort.

~ my little guy having a fun time with a friend at the zoo on Monday.

~ going to bed early and my headache going away earlier this week. The extra sleep was helpful. +I’ve been more productive!

~ getting caught up on laundry after being at the deer lease several days last week.  We enjoyed our time there in the quiet, seeing the stars, roasting marshmallows, taking drives around the camp, and a walk.

~ our small group and getting back together with them after several off weeks with the holidays.

Have a day of blessings!
 Bethany

Friday, January 3, 2020

Thankful Thursday

Happy New Year! 2020
This week I am thankful for...

~ my husband running errands to help me while Titus needed me to just hold him. 

~ my big boy being home from school these past almost three weeks. Titus and I will both miss him when school starts Tuesday. 

~ my little guy feeling better. He started a fever Monday and I took him to he doctor Tuesday morning. She said it sounded like flu. The flu test was negative. He was fine on Wednesday. I’m guessing it wasn’t flu, and we are just thankful he’s better and his normal self.  

~ getting to go to the deer lease together. At the beginning of the week I didn’t think Titus and I would be able to go. 

~ getting to have our traditional food on New Year’s Eve.  We had pigs in a blanket and queso with chips. Then later we had “funny drinks” as Caleb used to call them. We make slushes with the blender with strawberries, Sprite, orange juice and ice. We missed Caleb this year as he went to a party with youth group friends. 

~ starting a new year and thinking of new goals. I made a list written for myself. I enjoy looking back at the year and making plans for future year. 

Have a day of blessings!