Thursday, October 10, 2019

Thankful Thursday

It has felt like fall here this week!  I love the chill in the air.

This week I am thankful for...
~ my husband and the time he invests in our boys. He has done this in multiple ways this week.  He took Caleb to the deer lease on Saturday to set up his feeder.

~ my big boy working hard this first six weeks of school. He’s doing great in his classes and had great grades on his report card.

~ my little guy singing me songs he has made up as we are driving. He’s been singing about Valentine’s Day, Halloween, and Thanksgiving.  He sings a lot, and it makes me smile.

~  my hip/back feeling much better. It isn’t 100% but I can move without the pain I was having last week.

~ pumpkins, falling acorns, the cooler mornings, beautiful sunrises.

~ getting a new football Mom shirt.  Caleb sent me a picture of one, and I asked a local shop if they could make me something similar. (The shop online had pink and I didn’t want pink for a football shirt!) I will get to wear it to the game tonight.. It says “Football Linemom.”

Have a day of blessings!

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Thankful Thursday

I hope you are having a good week.

Here is my thankful list for this week:

~ my husband staying home from work last Friday to take care of me and let me rest for my back pain.

~ meeting our big boy's teachers at Open House and hearing their compliments about him.

~ making owls with my little guy for an "O" lesson.

~ enjoying a reflexology appointment.  I tried it to see if it would help the pain in my back.  It did really relax me. I saw an ad for it on Facebook and

Have you ever had a moment when an unexpected someone said exactly what you needed to hear? This happened to me yesterday. As I was having my teeth cleaned, Ms. Amy shared about some things she was praying for in her life and how God was helping her grow. I never thought I would have been so encouraged sitting in the dentist’s chair getting my teeth cleaned, but I am thankful for how God used her to encourage me. Just what I needed to hear! 

~ talking with the people on our Meals on Wheels route.  Some just say thank you but some chat for a little bit.  It is always interesting to hear what they have to say.

Have a day of blessings!

Friday, September 27, 2019

Thankful Thursday

Happy Thursday, happy fall! Except it doesn't feel like fall here. It's 100 this afternoon!

This week I am thankful for...
- my husband getting home safely. He was gone two nights for a work trip. I missed him so much! 

- my big boy participating in See You at The Pole.

~ my little guy helping me and praying for me when I had a back ache.  

~ getting some new clothes in smaller size!  

~ finding some cheap cards at Goodwill. I use a lot and like to find them for a good price.

~ being asked to be a sponsor for a retreat for youth group girls from my church.  

(Typed Thursday and forgot to post till Friday!)
Have a day of blessings!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Thankful Thursday

We are all doing good.  September is going quickly.  We are ready for fall to be here.  I look forward to the changing of the seasons.

This week I am thankful for...

~  my husband loving me and wanting to do what he can to help me when I'm tired.

~ hearing my big boy talk about his school day and things he is learning.  In one of his ag classes he is learning about small engines.  He told us about how small engines work.  I didn't know what he was talking about (haha!) but it was fun to hear him rattle it all off!

~ delivering Meals on Wheels with my little guy.  We have started doing this on Thursdays.  It is a blessing and makes me smile.  The ladies are starting to connect with him and it is sweet to see how he brightens their day.

~ going to the fair on Saturday evening.  We had a busy day with a couple birthday parties and went in the evening to the fair and watched the rodeo.

~ having an "open week" for football.  It made my momma heart happy for my boy to be home after school and us sitting down for supper at 5:30 together.  He did have practice Tuesday and Thursday but it has been a nice change not to have a game and practices all week.

~ going to coloring club at the library.  We did this in the summer and they had it again.  We were excited to go!  It is fun to do.

Have a day of blessings!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Book: Just In Case You Ever Wonder + GIVEAWAY

About the book:
This book assures children of God's love through all their experiences—including during hard times such as being afraid of the dark or being bullied—and gives assurance that the parent was there when they were first born and will be with them even in heaven.

From New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado comes Just in Case You Ever Wonder, the classic children’s book that has made its way into hearts and story times around the world. This award-winning book about the love between a parent and child

has sold 1.7 million copies, touching lives for more than 25 years; now includes new, breathtaking art from Eve Tharlet; is perfect for children ages 3–7; and reminds children of Jesus’ unconditional love.

Whether you have treasured this classic book for years or are reading it for the first time with your little ones, this timeless reminder of the love between a parent and a child—and ultimately, between God the Father and us—will come to hold a special place in your heart and home. Children long to hear they’re special and loved. Just in Case You Ever Wonder assures them that as they grow and change, in both good and bad times, you—and their heavenly Father—will always be on their 
side . . . just in case they ever wonder.

My thoughts:
What a beautifully done children's book!  I have enjoyed Max Lucado books for many, many years.  I appreciate the illustrations in this book as well as the message.

 As you can see from the cover, this is a beautiful book.  The message is just as special to tell our children, and we need to tell it to our children often.  As they grow they need to know that we are their parents (or grandparents) will be there for them no matter what. God has a plan and purpose for each child.

This book would make a great gift for a child in your life or to add to your personal library.

I recommend you share the message with your child.  It is a good reminder of God's love for us as adults too.

The book can be purchased here.

Click on this link to enter the giveaway!

I received a copy of this book from FrontGate Media for my honest review. Thank you.


Have a day of blessings!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for...

~ my husband sharing his feelings with me.  I appreciate and cherish our connection. 

~ watching my big boy play football. He's been playing since 7th grade. I have loved watching him grow, learn, and get stronger. I pray for his safety.  He does have a hurt elbow right now. 

~ my little guy helping me bake items for the fair. We've had fun this week baking together. Participating in the fair is something I look forward to each September.  It is always fun to find recipes and try them out.  I've made cakes, bread, fudge, and cookies.  My cinnamon bread got 1st. Cakes didn't place.  Fudge for 4th and I take my cookies tomorrow. 

~ having an opportunity to speak on a panel to our youth group on Wednesday.  I was thankful for the invitation.  I didn't feel like I said all I intended to say but was blessed to be able to participate.  

~ going to our niece's birthday party.  She turned 10 this week!  It was nice to see the family, and I'm thankful for my sweet niece.  

~ our A/C was squeaking and my husband contacted our repairman. He came out and said he thought it was only a loose bolt. He tightened it up.  We were thankful it wasn't something major that was wrong! 

Have a day of blessings!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Thankful Thursday

Here is my Thankful list for this week.....

~ enjoying the day off my husband had on Monday. I love having him home.

~ the moments shared with my big boy.  As he has a busy schedule I savor the moments we have together.

~ volunteering with Meals on Wheels with my little guy.  Today was our first day. I’m thankful we can do this together. And the sweet things he tells me.

~ corn nuggets at Chicken Express.

~ the short week, it has gone so fast with the holiday on Monday.

~ our small group starting back up with meeting regularly. We just met a few times in the summer and missed it.

Have a day of blessings!