Sunday, April 13, 2008


Things I have been thankful for recently:

*Someone who gave us tickets to a dinner theater play at Greenwood Mennonite School (I still can't quite get over the scrumptious-deliciousness of the food around here....salivate..) and then also BABYSAT for us for the almost five hours we were gone. Talk about love in action!!!

*Two MORE free babysitters that happily watched our munchkins for us this weekend as Tim and I headed off to Salisbury for some much needed "us" time and some tasty Indian food. Thank you thank you thank you!!!

*Pansies and books for the boys from someone at church today.

*A warm two days or so where the sun shone brightly and energizingly and where we could have a Taco Bell picnic on the porch (preggo craving) in the warm breeze. I love warm breezes.

*ENERGY!!!! I was happily busy and energetic all day on Friday. FINALLY!!!

*Um, and OH, YES. We have a huge yard here, which is both good and bad. Good in that the boys have a place to run, and bad in that someone has to mow it and the only mower we had here was a push mower without a guard on it that sprayed grass and dirt all over Tim as he circled the backyard. I scoured the classifieds on Thursday, with no luck. Friday, a truck pulled into our driveway pulling a trailer with a BRAND. SPANKING. NEW. shiny red riding mower. The delivery guy told us he was supposed to tell us "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year". Needless to say, there were tears of disbelief and joy in my eyes.
Oh. My. Goodness.

Thank you so much, you know who you are.

We have all had a great time with our new mower. I gleefully zipped and lurched around the yard (I'm still on the "clutch learning curve") with nobody saying "Mama! Mama! Mama!" or squawking to be lifted up. Just me and the mower and blessed silence. (Well, relatively speaking.) Until Tim got mildly grouchy at the "mower takeover", whereupon I relinquished the shiny new toy and he drove the wide-eyed boys around, to their sheer delight.
We have been so blessed.


Melody Stuckey said...

Wow! That's so wonderful! I'll bet the boys love rides on the new mower. I'm so glad for you that you're so much closer to your folks. AND you have a beach close by and a beautiful, lush looking landscape. I'm jealous! :)

Kathy Beachy said...

What a great blessing!!