GOD's my island hideaway, keeps danger far from the shore,
throws garlands of hosannas around my neck.
(Psa 32:7 MSG)


multitude monday

Here's my Multitude Monday post for this week.
I began my Multitudes on Mondays posts on Mother's day with this post.

38.  5 days in a row of GREAT weather
39.  playing, reading, and knitting outside each afternoon of those 5 days
40.  the joy of sunshine on my skin
41.  Maui Babe browning lotion leftover from our 10th anniversary trip in 2008
42.  sunscreen
43.  a big, floppy straw hat to keep the sun out of my eyes (and off my face)
44.  starting yet another book on my Kindle
45.  parents who will take the kids at a moment's notice if they're not already busy (Thanks, Mom and Dad!)
46.  Friday night date with my hubby 
47.  dinner at Jake's Pizza {YUM!}and then going to the local movie theater to watch Source Code (it was okay)
48.  buttered popcorn and other yummy movie theater treats
49.  a rainy weekend watching tv and knitting
50.  the last Sunday School week until it starts up again in the fall
51.  safety for my hubby's brother and his family as tornadoes hit the twin cities yesterday
52.  scheduling our anniversary get-away (finally!!!) and having something fun and relaxing to look forward to
53.  playing Monopoly Deal with my hubby and firstborn

My next post will be in two weeks. (I plan to skip next Monday due to the Memorial Day holiday.) 

Have a blessed week!


multitudes on mondays

continuing my multitudes on mondays that i began last week...

20. a good chiropractor to adjust my neck and back when it's out bad like it was when i woke up thursday
21. feeling less pain in my neck today--it's much better than it's been the past few days
22. my Kindle--i love having so many good books available at my fingertips!
23. free books (for said Kindle)
24. time to knit a new project (testing for another item to sell)
25. an 11 yo who learned how to mow the lawn with this
26. getting some more brushed cleared in the backyard too
27. my parents who came and helped us work on the yard  (Thanks again, Mom and Dad!)
28. the promise of warmer weather for this week
29. sunshine
30. time Sunday afternoon to just read and read and read
31. my first sunburn of the year--on my upper arm--that I got while sitting outside on mom and dad's deck reading my book on my Kindle
32. watching Tangled (for the first time) with Mom and my boys and LOVED it!
33. grateful for Plugged In from FOTF to give reviews of movies so we know if one is okay to watch or not
34. finishing the book i'd been reading this morning
35. sleeping in on a Monday morning--just 'cuz.
36. homeschooling and the flexibility it provides us!
37. a gift from Sonlight curriculum in the mailbox Saturday!  we just love our new 2-in-1 book by Kathryn Otoshi!  Thank you, Sarita and John Holzmann for blessing us with this book!


mother's day memories

1. waking up to my two sweet boys wishing me a "happy mother's day!"
2. a hand-made card from bubba
3. breakfast in bed
4. my hubby and sons sitting on the bed and visiting with me while i ate my breakfast
5. visiting with my own mother in the afternoon
6. getting a mother/daughter photo--neither of us likes having our picture taken!
 7. a yummy dessert

8. going out to a movie with my mom and my eldest son (dad tagged along too)
9. hubby having time to visit with his mom too (cj tagged along with his daddy)
10. hand-picked "flowers" from my four-year-old
11. finding that even dandelions can be beautiful!

12. playtime outside since the weather was nice
13. bicycle "races"
14. taking tons of pictures with my hubby's camera
15. talking over some new knitting/crochet design ideas with my mom and getting her input
16. a little time to read
17. a little time to knit
18. realizing i am so very blessed to have my mom live relatively close by
19. feeling blessed to be a mom to two wonderfully crazy and amazingly loving boys

note:  i've been enjoying reading my sil's multitude mondays posts so much that with this post i am jumping in and plan to continue with my own.  so watch for more monday posts like this.  and if you're interested in learning more about multitude mondays click HERE.