Sunday, December 16, 2012

december 16 *JOY* alert


 For a church family like ours...
 for singing Christmas songs...
 in 3 languages...
 for this dear, dear family and the way they made me smile today...
 for these adorable cousins and their antics...
 for a beautiful mini-drama that brought tears...
 for delicious food and lots of it...
 for good conversations...
 and for seeing people love each other...
 for school projects that mean we get to take pictures of our hermit crab...
and our turtle (with Christmas lights in the background)...

for 5 of our teenager's friends making pizza and laughing...

for my 7 year-old saying, "Mom, I like your personality!" ...

for working hard and long on a project with my 12-year old and getting hugs at the end and lots of gratitude...

JOY!

december 15 *JOY* alert



It was a full day, packed with good things. But I'm tired, and it's pretty late, so I'll just quickly say that we celebrated Jack's birthday tonight in a low-key fashion.  He invited 3 friends to supper. We ate fajitas and apple dumplings and they played Nerf guns, the PS3, and did quite a bit of laughing.

Jack was so grateful, which gave me great JOY!