For Today . . . May 24, 2010
Outside my window . . . the sun came out and dried up all the rain! And the temperature recovered from -1 degree at 5 a.m. to get up to +16 degrees C this afternoon. There was a breeze blowing and Tyler, Melinda and Helayna even flew a kite for awhile!
I am thankful . . . that all our family came home this weekend to celebrate Samuel's birthday.
And I also am thankful . . . for both sets of our parents who are enjoying these 5 great-grandchildren.
I am praying . . . that Samuel will grow to be strong and wise, compassionate and filled with God's spirit, moving in his life and through him.
I am thinking . . . about our good friends who were included in the party because they are just like part of our family. We are blessed!
I am creating . . . precious memories with our grandchildren!
I am celebrating . . . our family!
From the kitchen . . . Tyler made scrambled eggs for breakfast, lunch was leftovers from the barbecue last night and supper was Lemon Chicken, Grilled Salmon, Sweet Potato Casserole, tossed salad, asparagus, and beans. Vanilla ice cream and strawberries made up dessert. And I had made a Summer Lentil Salad - which I forgot to serve - duh! So it's already for lunch tomorrow.
I am wearing . . . black yoga pants, black and pink top, navy hoodie and crocs.
I am reading . . . Luke 19 - Zaccheus, The Entry Into Jerusalen
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See - Pearl and May, Chinese sisters living in Shanghai, are sent to America as immigrant brides, after their father has gambled away the family's wealth.
Chicken Soup for the Soul - Moms and Sons - which Darrin gave me for Mother's Day. The stories I've read so far are heartwarming!
I am hoping . . . to savour every minute of the time we still have with Samuel, Tyler and Melinda.
I am hearing . . . Silas' little voice saying "Cod, cod" and "Ast, ast" - which translated means "quad, quad, fast, fast"! That boy - and his sister and his cousins - sure do love going for rides!
I am going . . . to water the plants in the greenhouse when I'm finished writing this.
Around the house and yard . . . Remember those plants I planted into the patio pots last week? They have taken up residence back in the house in order to escape the frost and cold temperatures we've had all weekend! Hopefully by tomorrow they'll be back outside.
One of my favourite things . . . being surrounded by our family.
A few plans for the rest of the week . . . a day of subbing, steak supper, babysitting Blake while Meadow and Naomi go on an 'end of playschool' fieldtrip, high school graduation, Bible study and saying good-bye to our daughter and her family.
A quote for today . . .
"Look for the gifts inside the journey."