Friday, September 23, 2011

Summer Swimming and Diving: #106-109

106....And there she goes!

107. Nick, pictured here with Julia and her Tiny Tots class, taught all of my girls (except  Leanne) either diving or swimming. He's a great instructor and very sweet.
Thanks, Nick!

108.Gotta' have goggles!

109.All of my girls loved swimming this summer; best exercise EVER

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Juicing Joy!: #'s 101-105

#101: Thank you, Lord, for generous neighbors who have a very productive orange tree
#102: Thank you, God, for all my eager helpers

#103: Squeezing delight!

#104: Thank you, Jesus, for this beautiful and functional juicing pitcher from Aunt Wendy

#105: Thank you, God, for a great loaner juicer and a creative way to easily store juice for freezing

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Trip to Victory Park: #'s 95-98

#95: Thank you, Lord, for a healthy girl who climbs so happily

#96: Hopping, skipping, jumping, happy!

#97: Thank you, Lord, for new friends

#98: Thank you, Lord, for beautiful nearby parks

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My Favoritest Flower in the Whole Wide World: #'s 92-94

#92 Their intoxicating fragrance, their lovely shapes, and their vivid colors...

#93 ....enrich my life with a delight and a pleasure that few other things bring me
Thank you, Jesus, for my abundant, prolific sweet peas this spring. You know just how to say, "Look my Beloved! Your favorite flower! Just for you in lavish display!"

#94 I doesn't get any better than this folks!

End of the School Year Events: #'s 99-100

#99 Sovereign Grace Academy Promotion - Elena singing in the middle

#100 Leanne's 4th grade "Gold Rush" play at Sierra Madre Elementary

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Spring Swimming Lessons #'s 87-91

#87-Thank you, Lord, for such enthusiastic, competent swim instructors. Julia was in love with her teacher!

#88 Thank you, Jesus, for a much-needed, early start to the swim season

#89 The highlight of the week - a jump off the diving board with a little help!

#90 Thank you, Lord, for affordable lessons that were so fun
#91 Chloe working on her technique

Monday, June 20, 2011

"Chuck E. Cheese, Please!" #80-86

#80-My happy horse rider

#81 - Chloe never does anything without gusto!

#82 - Prepared for takeoff

#83 Tasty snacks

#84 (a little blurry) One of my favorite games. No really. Don't laugh at me!

#85 Feeding the money machine. They love us at Chuck E. Cheese!

#86 Another one of my favorites. Yes, I know. One of these days I will grow up!

Thank you Lord for a fun, relatively inexpensive trip to Chuck E. Cheese.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


76. Thank you, God, for a generous brother who takes such a creative interest in Elena's college education
77.Contents of the "College Prep Package" - lotsa' great loot!

78. A 'tween tea party
79. Thank you, Jesus, for a restful, much needed nap

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Trip to the ENT:#'s 72-75

72. Thank you, Jesus, for friendly medical assistants who offer stickers to Julia 

73. Thank you, Lord, for a knowledgeable and experienced ENT specialist

74. I'm grateful, God, for Julia's ear tubes that have since prevented ear infections
75. I love my cell phone camera that took a picture of this recipe from a magazine in the doctor's office

Friday, May 20, 2011

"Photo Loading" Problem Fixed!: #'s 67-71

67. Happy 8th Birthday Chloe!

68. Silly kids with bags of candy

69. Pinata party fun!

70. Thank you, Lord, for my daughter's generous friends

71. I'm grateful, God, for Hershey's chocolate frosting recipe!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Photo Gratitude Journal: #'s 61-66

61. Thank you, Lord, for experienced and caring speech therapists

62. I love shiny and colorful kids toys!

63. Thank you, Jesus, for the butterfly garden at my favorite library

64. Thank you, God, for good deals on great shoes!

65. Thank you, Lord, for a bumper crop of  tasty, tender carrots and cabbage

66.  Jump rope jammin'!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Happy 10th Birthday, Leanne! #'s 56-60

56. Blowing out 10 candles

57. Thank you, Lord, for generous friends

58. Fabulous fun and laughter

59. The bowling birthday gang
60. Thank you, Jesus, for this precious, bright, funny darling daughter of mine