Monday, May 22, 2017

May's Daily Gifts

Our last Monday.....

Report Cards.....

A firstie offered me one of his birthday treats.  A Rice Krispie Treat, um... yes!!  So sweet!

The Reds beat the Indians. :)

The service worker at Toyota, so helpful today.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

May's Daily Gifts

Celebrating my Aunt and Uncle.... 50 years of marriage!
The 50 year Lovebirds are... My aunt in the white jacket and my uncle in the other suit jacket.

Catching up with my cousins!

Healthy children.. for the most part.  This little one was up all.night.long. coughing.

Making it home before these skies opened up last night.

Sleeping in a little today....

Dinner with my mom and dad tonight....

Watching Amelia use God's gifts to play volleyball tonight.....

Friday, May 19, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bowling with co-workers after school.  We had so much fun together!

Final spelling tests that are almost given.  I only have a few more to go!

Traffic....  I know it can be annoying and some days it annoys me, but I've really made an effort to be calm through it and just enjoy the ride, no matter how long it takes me.

Administrators who care....  there was an issue after bowling and one of my administrators was still at school and helped me and the other drove back to school!!!  I'm truly blessed to have a big, loving school family.

Comfy rocking chair....  it's where my daughter and I slept last night because she was coughing her brains out.  She finally stopped and it was nice to snuggle up with her all night.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May's Daily Gifts

Thinking about how this little guy will be a SENIOR next year! We had so many great memories from his childhood.  We were the bestest buddies.  He still calls me... Bia which melts my heart.

Monday, May 15, 2017

May's Daily Gifts

Sunsets....  They are so beautiful.  I just have to take a deep breath and take it all in.

Dinner....  When we can eat dinner together it's a beautiful thing too.  Right now is one of our busiest times and these are few and far between.  I do love praying together and thanking God for the food we have in front of us.

Guardian Angels....  Today I saw a woman merge onto the interstate, immediately cut over to the middle lane, and almost hit another car in the fast lane.  She then corrected and I thought for sure she was going to roll.  But she was safe. (My heart was jumping out of my chest)  I thought she'd slow down.... nope.  Just kept swerving in and out of lanes.  I'm so happy her guardian angel was with her today.

Hard-working students....  We are down to 9 days of school remaining.  I'm feeling it, they are feeling it, but we're all still working through it!  So proud of the effort!


Sunday, May 14, 2017

May's Daily Gifts

The end of my week turned into a lot of craziness.  Waking up early and being gone all day, literally all day.  Like returning at 10 pm late.  So my gifts have been many over the last three days.  I know I can't remember them all, I should have written them down.  Here are just a few.....

1.  oxygen... I know I take it for granted, but everyday I wake up and take a deep breath in, thanking the Lord that He allowed me to continue living out the story He has planned for me.

2. family...  My mother-in-law came for a visit.  We haven't seen her in awhile due to scheduling conflicts, but visiting and catching up has been nice.  My husband and I actually got to go to Lowe's BY OURSELVES to get a lawn mower. :)

3.  challenger league...  This is a league in our city that is for children with special needs.  My daughter's team sponsored a team of special needs kiddos.  It was beautiful to watch these kids be so happy and excited.  What was even more rewarding was hearing two of my girls ask if we could come every week and watch them. My heart was bursting.

4.  ice cream...  I don't even think I need to explain this.

5.  conversation... Conversations with family, friends, children.  I am so blessed to have people to chat with.

6.  morning, weekend workouts...  I didn't workout at all last week because of our schedule and I had another kidney stone, so I didn't want to knock anything loose, so I'm back!  My body and mind missed it.

7.  sun...  I'm forever thankful for this bright, shining star.  It makes me happy to see it's light, especially after a long winter.  The warmth of the sun is something I soak in daily.  I love to close my eyes and take it in.

8.  freshly cut grass...  Our grass was so long because our starter for our mower snapped last week.  Those rows are so pretty and green. Winter is almost forgotten.

9.  pizza... I think we had pizza every day this weekend.  All those ingredients that come from the earth, harmoniously working together in one dish.  I could eat pizza everyday.  Today we went to Two Cities Pizza.  If you are ever in Mason, this place is worth the wait. You have your choice between New York and Chicago Style pizza.  I LOVE the Chicago style.
Yes my friends, that is bacon.  They did not hold back when putting that on my pizza today.  I will be dreaming of this place every night.  Come to Mason and head to Two Cities Pizza!

10.  these girls...

I hope you were blessed on this Mother's Day with LOTS of gifts from the Lord. He is so, so kind and loving.  He learned from His Mother.