Sunday, January 4, 2009



FOR TODAY - Monday, December 30, 2008...

Outside my window... it's bright & sunny, & I can't help but thank God for the beautiful area He has allowed us to live in, as I look at the mountains. The streets are quiet & peaceful.

I am thinking... about how I want to get my website up to date, especially Emily's blog. Something about the New Year, makes me want to have everything in order & 'lined up'.

I am thankful for... the blessing of getting to share my days with Elliot & Emily, & for all that they bring to my life.

From the learning rooms... I am learning that God has a perfect plan for my life, & that He will bring it about in 'His' time & give me the grace to wait.

From the kitchen... I hear the hum of the dishwasher, reminding me to be thankful for the food that we have, & for everyday modern conveniences.

I am wearing... pajamas, & am debating staying in them all day after a very busy past couple of weeks.

I am creating... new pages for my website.

I am going... to bake cookies with Elliot & Emily later, & make wonderful kitchen memories with them.

I am reading... Adventurous Prayer.

I am hoping... to be able to get the Christmas decorations put away today.

I am hearing... the music from the cartoon 'Little Bill', & listening to Emily hum along with it.

Around the house... I have sweet reminders of Christmas morning lingering, as the children are playing with the new toys, & still talking exitedly about Christmas.

One of my favorite things... watching Emily put away silverware & the dishes in the cabinets that she can reach, as we unload the dishwasher. I cherish training her & watching her work with such joy.

A few plans for the rest of the week... plan our family New Year's evening, get decorations down & put away, reflecting on this past year & thinking through on what I want 2009 to bring.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

Emily, sharing Christmas with her special friend -
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7 comments:

  1. Hi Judy. they look so cute with their matching hats! I love pj days. Hugs

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  2. Love your new blogger Judy! Emily is so precious! Love ya!

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  3. Hi, Judy, This is so beautiful! I don't know how I missed your Day book entry last week but I'm so glad you turned me in the right direction! I love the Raggedy Ann header too! Hugs

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  4. WooHoo! So happy you decided to join us at The Simple Woman's Daybook. It's a perfect fit for you. Thanks for your special little invitation to visit! I'll be adding you to my fave daybooks. God bless and happy day, dear friend. Hugz!!

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  5. Hi Judy! Thanks for introducing me to the Simple Woman's Daybook... I think this will be fun to do together :-) Who else can we get to join us? I love the pic of Emily & her puppy in their matching hats. She is such a doll!

    I'll be back after today's post! Hugs xo

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  6. Hi Judy! Thank you for telling me about the Simple Woman's Daybook. I just finished my blog!

    That is is the cutest pic of Emily!! :)

    love you

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