Monday, December 28, 2009

The gift of snow and so much more.....

"Give thatnks to the Lord with the lyre;
Sing praises to Him with a harp of ten strings."
Psalm 33:2

Christmas time is a time of giving and getting and the saying of "Thanks" is pretty common, but this time can be also one of stress, grumpiness and dissatisfaction. Today and always I want to choose the road of thankfulness. I have been given many opportunities to say "Thank you" to many well deserving people, I want to remember to do that even more, but today I want to say "Thank you" to the Giver of ALL good gifts, The One who made ALL things!

 So Thanks be to God for......

173. Last night at church... A time of music. Getting to play and sing. Worshiping and thanking God.

174. Surprises coming in the mail. A REAL box finally (to quote Mara) after all the ones from businesses.

175. Ken's help in the kitchen. Normally that is my domain, which is fine, but it is lots of fun to do things together once in a while. He will help me with dishes now and again but having him help make our Christmas Bread was extra special.

176. Little boys delighted (they were even though their faces look very serious in this picture) with their new head lights from Granddad and Nana.

177. Hot chocolate stirred with a candy cane. Yummy!

178. Beautiful, wonderful snow! What a great Christmas gift!

179. Making it sticky so we could really play with it.

180. Warm clothes to wear out to play in the snow.

181. Simple family fun!

182. Walking in a winter wonderland.

183. Lots of great exercise and fresh air.

184. Fun playing "Apples to Apples" with my family (including my parents, brother and sister.)
185. Getting to tie for first place with Jonathan.
186. Lots of chocolate! :-)
187. Hugs from my Children.
188. Seed catologs coming in the mail.
189. A warm home.
190. Hot water.
191. Friends.
192. Time to clean, organize and de-clutter and the fun we can have doing it!
193. Everything we need plus so much more!
194. Laughter shared while reading together.
195. God's kindness and mercy.

holy experience


Rhonda said...

Greetings Abbi! It looks like you have loads to be thankful for. What a great family! Take care.

Jenny said...

Great pictures. We bought our children head lights during hunting of the best gifts of all time for children! They love to play head light soccer now.

Jackie said...

Looks like you have been having lots of fun. Take care.

Amy and Mark said...

I saw an "Apples to Apples: Bible Edition" at the Christian Bookstore while out shopping this holiday season. I haven't played it yet but it might make a neat review tool for the kids to remember different people and stories.

Abbi said...

Thanks to all of your for stopping by and leaving a note. We did have a wonderful Holiday time and I hope you all did too!

Amy and Mark, Some friends at our New Years Eve party last night had the Bible edition of Apples to Apples so we had fun playing that. It was fun. I am not sure if it would help them review stories a whole lot (unless they really carefully read the whole cardd) but it would remind them of stories I am sure. The one thing I did find funny about it was all the cards that were not really "Bible" at all. There were names of lots of Composers, Catholics and other things of that nature.


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