Monday, January 5, 2009

FOR TODAY - Monday, January 5, 2009...

Outside my seems as though the entire world is still asleep, even though it is near 9AM. It's so quiet this out there this morning. I am greeted by an overcast look as I peer out my window - something that I am not used to seeing here in Las Vegas.

I am thankful for...this brand new year to see all that God has in store for me. I have asked Him to open up His Word in a new way for me as I read through it.

From the learning rooms...I am learning more about using blogger & loving it.

From the coffee is awaiting me, as well as a few dishes that I didn't load into the dishwasher last night before bed.

I am Disney Minnie Mouse red plaid nightgown. Emily has one to match, & she loves it when we are in them.

I am creating...a new scrapbook page today.

I am reading...The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. After having it for years, & wanting to read it, I decided what a lovely way to begin a new year.

I am hoping... that God gives peace & comfort to Joyce. She lost her 40-something husband yesterday morning. He died in their car, as she was trying to get him to the hospital. My heart breaks for her.

I am hearing... the music from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, & of course, the kids singing along with it.

Around the house... I am thankful to look around & be able to tell that it was the weekend. A fun, full weekend, with not a lot of time to pick things up yesterday.

One of my favorite things... lying in bed each morning with the kids, talking about our day, laughing, singing, & praying before we get up.

A few plans for the rest of the week... continue with the organizing of our closet & garage, scrapbook a page or two, write some 'real' letters (not email), enjoy Elliot & Emily to the fullest each day!

Here is picture thought I am sharing...My sweet granddaughter, Avery Shade is 1 today -

To join in focusing on the simple pleasures of each day, please click here.


  1. Wow Judy, Avery is one already! That year sure went fast!

    My heart goes out to Joyce and her family during this time of indescribable loss.

    Enjoy your simple day! Hugs xo

  2. Hi Judy!
    Avery is adorable!!

    I am praying for Joyce and her family. That is so sad.

    Love you

  3. Judy, love all your simple pleasures. Avery's picture is so cute. I know your a proud grandma.

  4. Happy Birthday to Avery! She is so adorable! Loved reading your simple things. ((BIG HUGS))

  5. Hi Judy;

    Love your simple woman's entry. I too just joined and will be doing my entries on Tuesdays. Tomorrow will be my first entry. I think it's such a nice idea.

    Avery is so adorable! Give him a hug for me. Have a lovely beginning of the week. ~Hugs~

  6. Hi Judy,

    I love this idea, and your site looks wonderful here! I love your simple devotions! I am going to look into joining tonight when I get home from work. I think I will make Thursday or Friday my day, as I am off both of those days. Hmmmm or maybe Sunday.

    Avery is adorable!! I can't believe she is 1 already! Happy Birthday Avery!!