Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday's Multitudes

Being thankful for what God has done is one of the most important attitudes that we can have. It's not only important to God, but it's really important to us. It changes our lives when we're thankful. I believe that gratitude is powerful. I think it puts a smile on God's face, and it does nothing but good for you and everyone around you. Good things are in store when you understand the power of being thankful. (Joyce Meyer)

spur of the moment dinner with my sister and brother and their families
cousins delight at seeing one another again
hearty laughter with friends
red peppers in the garden
a morning walk
a debt forgiven
relaxed getaway to my Dad's beautiful home with my dear sister
perfect summer evening, kids swimming until late, family and old friends, good food
delicious dinner at the Eastern bazaar
puppies and kittens
fist beans and courgettes in the garden
seedlings, a gift from my neighbor
summer fruits and watermelon slush
boys playing wild and free, outside until dark
wrapping up school work for the year
a trip to the farm for my girl
Christmas carols and picnic with my precious ones
 giant tree lit with light and hope
safe travels for my girl and my sister and her family
prayers of faithful friends
getting a much needed appointment at the last minute
days with no particular agenda now that school is done
champagne and strawberries and celebrating a dear friend's birthday
scrabble with hubby
our dear son spending an evening with us
pizza evening with my brother and his sweet boy
unexpected visit from my cute nephew
father and son time
Christmas cheer
Sunday chats with far away family
carols floating on the wind from afar
my boy popping in for lunch
early birthday treat of a relaxing pedicure


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Weekly Wrap-Up: Wrapping Up

It has been a few weeks since a weekly wrap up post. A busy few weeks with my daughter's hospitalization , recovery and a week long visit from my dear farm sister and her family with lots of fun socialization and enjoyment of being together.

There have been last lessons in art, basketball and technology classes. 
Last youth group for the year too.
Keren wrapped up her assignments and projects for the year so we could send in her portfolio of work. She is so blessed that she didn't need to write final exams for the year due to her illness and will be passed on the work she has done for the year. Thankfully her year marks have been good so there is no concern regarding her passing the year. She got her year end results from her art school and they are outstanding. I can hardly believe I will have a second home school graduate this time next year! Where did the years go!
Keren went back to the faraway farm with my sister and her family for a glorious and much deserved month long holiday. I am a little green....
Zak and I have wrapped up his course for the year and he has done well. We have spent last few days sleeping when we please, eating when we please and just relaxing after a particularly tough couple of months.

We enjoyed the annual lighting of the St Luke's Christmas Tree and carol service last Sunday. A tradition that we have kept for many years. It was wonderful to picnic and relax surrounded by family and friends and enjoy the spectacular sight of this tree of light and hope. The Caledonian pipe band played and the Welsh choir sang for us. A magical evening which just gets one into festive mode!

Weekly Wrap-Up

Sunday, December 7, 2014

five minute friday: dear

Dear me
Yes, this too shall pass
Dear brother, I love you, thank you for your loving care
Dear son, I miss you terribly
Dear son, I love your hugs
Dear daughter, you are my ray of sunshine
Dear hubby, thanks for your wisdom and calm ways
Dear friends, you are precious, thank you for caring
Dear Mum, I know you pray for me every day and I am grateful
Dear Dad, thanks for making your home a place of refuge for me
Dear sisters, you are my girls and I love you
Dear God, I know there is hope in you

Thanks for the link up Kate

Monday, December 1, 2014

Monday's Multitudes

Continuing to count His blessings.....

handfuls of freshly picked tomatoes
hugs from my youngest
my girl sleeping soundly beside me
her appetite returning little by little
friends and family picnicking on our lawn on a perfect summer evening
staying out there as the stars came out, chatting, laughing and connecting
shopping with vouchers again
unexpected visit from my boy at lunch time
blessed that my girl will pass year end based on the work she has done for the year despite missing final exams
thanksgiving evening of fun with my precious family
my sweet nephew relaxing on the couch
more lunch time visits from my boy
winning a dinner for two
soaking summer rains
take out treats for dinner
wise counsel
mosaic fun with a dear friend
picnic lunch with a friend
boys having their first summer swim, lots of laughter and splashing
starry, windless  and perfect summer evenings
early morning hour long conversation with my much missed mum
movies and ice cream with my precious ones
excitement at seeing my dear sister
His peace in my heart