Monday, November 14, 2011


Catching up!

Day 12:  I am thankful for fun family times on little day trips!

Saturday, we headed out bright and early for a quick trip to Ikea in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Some Christmas surprises were in stock there and needed to be picked up.
 Woo-hoo!  Swedish Meatballs and fun, inexpensive surprises waited ahead!

Of course, we couldn't drive all that way without a quick loop around the Mall of America!
Lego Woody just makes everyone excited!  The American Girl Store brought so much excitement that I forgot to take a picture!

Eight hours in the car + five hours shopping = one happy, tired family!

Day 13:  I am so thankful for the independence and responsibilities these three sweeties can handle!

Sunday nights we host a small group of young married couples in our home--a.k.a. no kids allowed.  At 7:00, our kids are responsible to take showers, get their pajamas on, brush their teeth, pick up their toys, read a Bible story, pray together, and get themselves in bed. (all without too much noise!)  They have done this so amazingly well for the last nine weeks!  At the end of the evening when our guests leave, I always look at Cody just stunned that our children were able to accomplish such tasks with no problems and no conflicts.  We both are so thankful that they are willing to participate in this way in the ministry we are having with young couples!  Okay...enough mama bragging! :)

Day 14:  I am SO thankful for Christmas music!  
Say what you will, you naysayers out obviously haven't heard The David Crowder Band's new Christmas CD Oh For Joy!

Get it. Crank it. Love it.


une autre mère said...

What a fun day trip! I've never thought of going to Minneapolis just for the day, but if you can do it, maybe we can. And I'm right with ya on the Christmas music! LOVE it! Can't wait until after Thanksgiving so I can play it nonstop. :)