Sunday, April 21, 2013

Thankful in March

323.  Pinterest finds
324.  Sinking my teeth into a juicy hamburger
325.  Walking arm in arm down the street with my husband
326.  A window shopping date
327.  The smell of Starbucks coffee and books
328.  buying presents for my boys to fill their Easter baskets
329.  coming home to a clean house made so by my husband while we were at church
330.  Teaching Sunday school to the little ones in our church
331.  Warmer temperatures
332.  Muscles finally recovered from a brutal workout
333.  New ink (the tattoo kind)
334.  Sushi dinner
335.  A game of Scrabble
336.  Helping Justin get ready to go to Vegas
337.  Justin's safe travels to and from Vegas
338.  Birds chirping in the morning
339.  A springtime hike with co-workers during a field trip
340.  A Taco Bell "picnic" at the park with the boys

341.  Smoking free parks
342.  Under-dogs on the swings
343.  Climbing up and sliding down...again and again!
344.  Reading on my front porch
345.  Scent of sunscreen on my children's skin
346.  Riding bikes in the driveway
347.  Sick leave from work that allows me to stay home with a sick child
348.  Texts shared with a good friend
349.  Starting a conversation with someone new
350.  Crafting with my boys
351.  Little hands helping me assemble a birthday gift for someone special
352.  Three of us piled into the top bunk to read a bedtime story
353.  Early outs from school
354.  Working out in an empty gym
356.  Listing gifts with Logan
357.  Praying with my children

358.  Capturing snow falling with my camera - finally

359.  Evening snowball fight
360.  Spring Break!
361.  Time with girl friends
362.  Homemade (by someone else who cooks better than me) soup
363.  Fresh, crusty bread (to dip in that soup!)
364.  Progress on a crafting project
365.  Gaining creative inspiration from others
366.  Sharing stories
367.  Sharing laughter
368.  Triple chocolate cupcakes

369.  Early Easter gifts from Grandma and Grandpa

370.  Father and son building Legos

371.  Family time at the movie theater
372.  Gavin's face lit up with joy watching the big screen
373.  My boys driving Legos round and round the coffee table
374.  Palm Sunday
375. Big lunches with extended family

376.  New tires!
377.  Gavin's fascination (and running commentary) with the process of getting new tires

378.  Library time
379.  Breakfast as a family

380.  Sharing cupcakes at The Artsy Cafe after errands

381.  Doing kids crafts with my boys at The Artsy Cafe
382.  Taxes DONE!
383.  Puppy chow, popcorn, and a movie

384.  Dancing with the boys to the end credits of Wreck it Ralph
385.  Tired boys curled up in tight little balls under blankets

386.  Coloring Easter eggs together
387.  Sharing the story of Jesus' sacrifice with my boys
388.  Relaxing to a piece of music, two boys piled in my lap
389.  Making homemade frosting for the first time!

390.  Boxes of tissues
391.  Allergy meds over the counter
392.  An entire day in my sweats, no make-up, no hair do!
393.  Pillow fights!

394.  Rain turned sunshine as we drove down the highway
395.  New super hero shoes for my boy
396.  Long walk through the zoo

397.  A new story Bible for the boys

398.  Maundy Thursday
399.  A first foot washing service
400.  Sharing a book with a friend

401.  Sitting on the front porch enjoying sunshine
402.  Chalk drawings in the driveway
403.  Sunshine warm on my skin
404.  Easter egg hunts!
405.  A house cleaned as a family
406.  A dinner created as a couple
407.  A meal eaten, all four around one table
408.  Logan's voice thanking God for Jesus
409.  All four, curled up on the couch for an Easter show
410.  Early morning egg hunts in the livingroom
411.  Exclamations of joy for each empty egg
412.  Arms wrapped tight around new gifts
413.  Tiny fingers unwrapping tiny peanut butter cups
414.  Sunday morning church service
415.  Full bellies after an Easter lunch
416.  A game of Let's Go Fishin' between Papa and the boys
417.  Logan learning to cast a fishing pole
418.  Fun in the afternoon sun
419.  A house filled with fresh air through open windows
420.  Growing green in our flower pot
421.  Smell of hickory from the grill
422.  An impromput hot dog/brat on the grill dinner
423.  "Best Easter day ever, Mom!"
424.  Working at the table with Justin
425.  Easter day:  an empty tomb, a resurrection

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