Thursday, August 22, 2019

Thankful Thursday


Today was our first day of school! 

This week I am thankful for...

~ my husband and I having a date night this past weekend.  It was just what we both needed and we enjoyed our time together eating at a place we don't usually go to and then getting ice cream sundaes.  And this is funny but he helped me look in the storage shed to find a set of papers on my boxes of teacher stuff for lessons I want to do with Titus on the human body. 

~ my big boy starting his sophomore year!  He had a great first day and thinks he's doing to enjoy his classes.

~ holding my little guy this morning before we took Caleb to school.  He came into my room as I was almost ready. I picked him up and thought to myself how next year at this time I will be getting him ready for his first day of school.  So we went and sat on the couch and I enjoys holding him in my lap as he woke up. It was a sweet moment for me. We started doing lessons again.

~ taking a walk in our neighborhood in the morning before it got hot.

~ getting to have snack day with my boys.  Caleb didn't have to be back to the school until 5 for the scrimmage so we got to have snack day.  I liked hearing about his first day! 

~ getting my order from Thirty-One gifts. It had been a while since I placed the order during the summer sale, and I’d forgotten what I ordered.  


Have a day of blessings!
   Bethany

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Thankful Thursday


Happy Thursday!  Some are starting school this week, our first day is next week.  

What are you thankful for this week?  

Today I am thankful for...
~ my husband continuing the tradition of taking the day off work on our sons' birthdays.  

~ celebrating our 15 year old last weekend and on his birthday on Monday.  15!?! He got his permit and has started driving.  He's doing good driving around our little town and getting used to being behind the wheel.  

~  my little guy loving to give gifts to his brother, he was so cute picking and wrapping the cookies he got for Caleb.  He painted him a rock also.  Then he hid them in his closet.  He 

~ having time with both of my boys this week...a play date with friends with Titus as well as a craft at the library and school clothes shopping with Caleb.  

~ the family that came to celebrate Caleb. We enjoyed getting to see them and  time  we had with them on Saturday.  

~ teachers I’ve been blessed to have as well as my son’s teachers. I’m praying for the ones who Titus will have.  


Have a day of blessings!

 Bethany

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Thankful Thursday

Another Thursday, two weeks until school starts for us.  Caleb started football practices this week at 6:30 in the morning.  Next week he will go in the afternoons.

This week I am thankful for...
~ my husband taking Caleb to the 6:30 practices!

~ my big boy completing the beginning of his driver's ed course.  He will be 15 next week!

~ my little guy dancing in the aisle at the grocery store.  I'd stopped to look at the school supply display.  He heard the music and just started dancing.  It was hilarious to see.  Caleb got part of it on video.

~ the lady returning an envelope of money I'd dropped at the check out.  I was moving out of the way of the next customer and still had my change in my hand, she asked me if the envelope was mine.  I guess I had dropped it on the floor as I got my money out to pay.

~ beginning an online Bible study of the book "Gideon" by Priscilla Shirer.  It is so interesting so far! I think it will be another really good study. They have a new video each week.  It is free to sign up and you can buy the book to go along with it if you want.

~ getting my books I earned from my recent book party.  It was fun to see what I ordered!  Several are gifts.


Have a day of blessings!
Bethany

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Thankful Thursday


Happy Saturday!  We have been gone so I didn’t get my Thankful Thursday posted on Thursday.  How is it August already?  

We went camping at the state park.  This is our second year to take our camper to do this.  It feels like summer is ending now because Caleb starts football on Monday. It was a nice relaxing time. The camper makes it comfortable to have a place to be in the coolness during the heat of the day. 

This week I am thankful for...
~ watching my husband play on the kayaks with the boys and sitting outside alone with him, talking and looking at the stars.

~ my big boy being our chef for our evening meals while camping.  This boy will soon be 15 and started drivers ed classes too this week! 

~ my sweet Titus running and laughing, having fun outside. And singing to us! 

~ fresh tomatoes, cantaloupe and watermelon. So yummy!

~ the beautiful outside time we had.   We enjoyed watching the sunset, fishing in the pier, enjoying marshmallows, and looking at the stars. The boys enjoyed kayaks too.  

~ time to relax with coloring and listening to an audiobook. Attachment.png

Have a day of blessings!
 Bethany

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Thankful Thursday

"Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.  For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods." Psalm 95:2, 3

Happy Thursday!

This week I am thankful for...
~ my husband helping me with figuring out a birthday invite for Caleb's upcoming party.  I couldn't get the text to fit correctly on the template. He figured it out.

~ stay home days with my big boy.  I cherish these days.  He did not have workouts on Monday or Tuesday this week.  We stayed home all day Monday.  He worked on his summer reading project for English.  There have been few of these days this summer so I appreciate them so much when we get to have one together.

~ my little guy singing.  A few nights I noticed that when he prayed he would sing.  He sings a lot of the time and to hear him singing his prayer was just sweet to me.  He wasn't being silly about it.  Then I read a devo about singing and it made me smile to think of his little voice singing all the time.

~ parent football meeting.  I am excited to be the JV Team Mom this year.  Football season will be here soon!  I have some dates to add to my new school year planner/calendar.

~ finishing two books this week, one an audio book I've been listening to for a while.  It was If You Only Knew by Jamie Ivey.  The other was a fiction Amish book called Mending Fences by Suzanne Woods Fisher.

~ encouragement from friends and how they are supportive and uplifting.

Have a day of blessings!
    Bethany

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Thankful Thursday


We have had quite a week.  We have much to be thankful for and that is what I have been focusing on!

We discovered a problem at our house.  We had bed bugs.  It was so overwhelming and daunting to deal with.  I have never known anyone with this problem.  I've learned there are others I know, but no one talks about it.  I felt embarrassed  in the beginning and scared what people would think.

We do not know where we got them and probably will never know for sure.  We have a couple ideas but nothing definite.  Caleb does not have them in his room/bed so we don't think they came from any of his camps he's done this summer.

So we discovered the problem and had two different pest people come inspect and give us quotes for treatment.  It is VERY expensive!  We picked one we found online that had a longer guarantee for the work and then got to work prepping the house for the treatment.  We only had two days and all worked together to get it done.  We had to remove a bunch of stuff that would melt or be damaged in the high heat.

The treatment happened yesterday and we will go back home today.



Here is my thankful list for this week:
~ my husband earned a bonus at work from the previous fiscal year.  He found this out when we were on our trip to San Antonio.  We were thankful to find this out and to have this money to use towards the bug treatment.  It is very expensive so the bonus came at just the right time.

~ my big boy being able to serve last week at Camp Blessing.  I have loved hearing his stories about the campers he helped and the activities they did at camp.  What an amazing place!

~ having fun at the park with my little guy (and husband) last week for the party for the end of summer reading program.  He was proud to go up and get his certificate for reading this summer.  We played at the park after we had hot dogs.

~ being able to stay a couple nights at my Mom before and after the house was heated.  Also she came to help us in the prep on Tuesday and got a bunch of stuff out for us.

~ going to the ladies supper at our church. We had a pasta bar and dessert.

~ being able to help a friend in her classroom. This is her first year teaching, and she is setting up her classroom.  It was fun to go help her.  Another friend came too and we had a nice time working and going to lunch together.


Have a day of blessings!  
  Bethany

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Thankful Thursday


I hope you are having a good week.

Here is my thankful list for this week...

~ my husband making me laugh even in the middle of an overwhelming situation.

~ my big boy serving at a camp this week.  We’ve missed him and can’t wait to hear about his week.

~ my little guy helping me with vacuuming and the cute things he says as he’s working.

~ air conditioning. It’s getting hot here in Texas! It is summer so it’s expected!

~ having an Usborne book party. It has been fun this week.  If you’d like to order I can send you the link.

~ my first gladiola blooming. It was really special to see it blooming this week and that it was purple (my favorite color). It was a sweet reminder to me from God this week at a time I really needed it!



Have a day of blessings!
  Bethany