Monday, March 26, 2012

For Today -

Outside my window...Beautiful sunny Las Vegas day! 

I am thinking...about the changes to our lives as Mike gets ready to leave soon for Saudi for a two year job.  

I am thankful & family! 

I am remembering...almost losing our son Brandon a couple of weeks ago.  I am SO thankful for God's grace & mercy & for allowing us to continue to enjoy life with him in it. 

On my mind...God is good!  And as Emily would say after I say that - "All the time!"  

I am pondering these words... "I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all."  ~Laura Ingalls Wilder~

From the learning rooms...don't ever take a moment of life for granted.  My son & I have had many talks about this since almost losing him.  We aren't promised tomorrow, so enjoy each day to the max! 

From the kitchen...just finished breakfast, & it's closed for the day now.  We'll be going out in a bit & will be out for the day, so dinner will be eaten out.  

I am wearing...still in pj's. 

I am creating...a few blogger backgrounds, so that I can have them ready if & when I want to change it out.  I am pleased with how this one turned out, so might keep it for awhile.  

I am going...out with my family to shop for the entire day, followed up with dinner out. 

I am Bible & a really good book that I got for free in the Kindle store - 'How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children: Meeting The Five Critical Needs of Children...And Parents Too!'.  So far, it's such a great book! 

I am hoping...that I have my 'to do' list all checked off at the end of this week.  

I am hearing...Elliot laughing.  Music to my ears! 

Around the house...peaceful & blessed. 

One of my favorite things...longs talks with my sons. 

A few plans for the rest of the week...checking off that 'to do' list...lots on it! 

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...I am so grateful that my son Brandon is okay & doing well.  He is extremely picture shy (hmmm....wonder who he gets that from??), so it's almost impossible to get a pic of him, but I managed to get this one as his brother had him laughing at one of his stories.  I love you Brandon!

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  1. Love, love your background Judy!! Great Job! I think I need to hire you to make me a new one for my blog..I am getting a bit tired of my frogs!! Love ya!!

  2. LOVE the background Judy - great job ;-) So cool to see your son's picture. SO glad he's doing well!! Hugs xo

  3. Hi Judy,

    I love the header and new background. How they have grown!
    I am also learning the Laura Ingalls Wilder was correct.

  4. Beautiful heartfelt post and I loved reading this!! Lovely blog background too!!
    Yes God is good all the time!!
    Beautiful quote by Laura true..."the sweet simple things of life are the real ones after all." How the Lord has shown me this over the past few years!
    Loved the photo of Brandon!! Praise the Lord that he is better!!
    Love you.