Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanks::Days 28-30

I has been a beautiful month, full of thankfulness for all we are blessed with. I am so excited for it to almost be December. I *love* Christmas. We were so excited that we put up our tree yesterday. We will finish the rest of the decorating today. We've enjoyed a blessed and restful 4 day weekend. I am truly refreshed after a very busy month. Bring on the Christmas festivities!

I am thankful for:

28. A clean house that recovered nicely from our houseful on Thanksgiving.

29. All Christmas gifts that are nearly completed, right on schedule.

30. For the gift of our Lord and Savior, and for this season of celebration.

I pray that you are all having a blessed and restful weekend.

In God's Love, Tami

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanks::Days 22-27

This last week has been a whirl of loving preparations.
We are ready here to host 35 loved ones and spend a lovely afternoon together.
Good food, good companionship, yummy pies ~ BLISS.

I am thankful for:

22. The beautiful 23lb. turkey that my Mom brought to me today.
23. My dear hubby and children who helped clean our house this week.
24. Bits of sunshine and warmth breaking through the rain.
25. God's loving provision everyday, in every way.
26. My mom spending the entire day before Thanksgiving helping me prepare.
27. A beautiful evening church service - truly a blessing.

I pray that you are all having a blessed Thanksgiving. I am thankful for all of you.
In God's Love, Tami

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thanks::Days 19-21


19. I am thankful for my sweet neighbor and friend that brought us dinner Tuesday night.

20. I am thankful that this year's "birthday season" was such a special time for the children, and I am thankful it is over~I am one caked-out mama.

21. I am thankful for so many simple blessings that come our way~day to day.

I pray that you all have a blessed and restful weekend. In God's Love, Tami

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Thanks::Days 15~18

We were hit by the sickness bug last weekend. I am attempting thankfulness amidst sick kiddos and a sick mama anyway. Actually, it's not too hard to find things to be thankful for especially when we are sick.

15. I am thankful for a husband that is home on the weekends to bring me mashed potatoes when I am sick. He loves me.

16. I am thankful for the comfort of my home and a husband that does the dishes :~)

17. I am thankful that our doctor was able to get a very sick almost 7 year old in yesterday. Poor little guy has a double ear infection. Oh so grateful for medical technology.

18. I am so thankful that God gave us the miracle of our second son, 7 years ago today.

Lots and lots to be thankful for. God is so good.

Have a blessed and productive Tuesday. In God's Love, Tami

Friday, November 14, 2008

Thanks::Day 14

I am so thankful that I get to spend my days at home with my children. Their presence is so life-giving and entertaining at the same time. There is never a dull moment :~).
When I look through their eyes I see a world of hope and possibility.

“Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven." Matthew Verse 18

Have a truly blessed Friday. In God's Love, Tami

Thursday, November 13, 2008

30 Days of Thanks

::I am a little late getting started so I will wrap up the first 13 days in this one post.::

I am so thankful for:
  1. The Lord's love and forgiveness given so freely.

  2. A warm, dry, and cozy home on these rainy days.

  3. A wonderfully loving and hardworking husband.

  4. Our freedom to choose the leaders of our country.

  5. A incredibly loving and welcoming new church.

  6. The beautiful colors of God's creation during the Fall.

  7. A cup of coffee and knitting with a good friend.

  8. Morning cuddles with sweet babes.

  9. God's sweet gift of a daughter.

  10. The loving provision of nourishing food.

  11. The endless kisses given by my children.

  12. Little peeks of sunshine through the rain.

  13. The gift of motherhood, to my oldest son, 12 years ago today.

I love November. We have a lot of celebrating to do. I am so thankful everyday for the wonderful and precious ones that God has placed in my life.

Celebrating our lives and loved ones is one of my favorite ways to bring glory to God, a celebration of His gifts and His love. My thankful heart overflows.

I pray that you are all having a blessed Thursday. In God's Love, Tami

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Vote & Pray

I pray that God's hand will be in this election today, and that no matter the outcome, that His will be done and His glory be magnified.

Lord, place your hand on our new president, and place his feet firmly in You.

In God's Love, Tami

Monday, November 3, 2008


I would have to say that November is the busiest month of the year for us.

We have 3 of our children's birthdays, followed closely by Thanksgiving (that we are hosting this year-nearly 40 people......eek!) and I am spending every bit of spare time creating handmade-with-love Christmas gifts for friends and family. If I get all the gifts made and wrapped by the end of November that means a lovely December full of baking yummy treats, snuggling by the fire, crafting fun decorations, reading Christmas stories, cookie exchanges, and lots of knitting just for fun. Sounds simply wonderful to me.

I pray that a little planning ahead makes for a stress free and simply beautiful Christmas.

I pray that you are having a blessed and productive Monday.

In God's Love, Tami