Thursday, March 29, 2012


976. Shopping with my girls.

977. Inexpensive, light "mumu"--so comfy.

978. Long phone call with my parents.

979. The whole family out planting.

980. New table from old wood built by my talented Cowboy.

981.  Peaceful Monday.  No classes, no appointments.

982. Watching a REAL bee line.  Amazing.

983. Kids back from mission trips, excited to tell their stories.

984. Happy Girl's humor: "I could never go to a school called UTI."

985. Hosting new friends and learning their stories.

986. Big week to trust God for reconciliation and healing.

987. Sweet note from my big sis, just when I needed it!

988. Sunday afternoon nap.

989. Evening hanging outside as the sun goes down.

990. Our neighbor's nightly "sunset" pictures texted to us.

991. Boy time for my boy at the Yurick's.

992. Old pictures, happy memories.

993. Hope.

994. Amazing, inspiring words by my daughter. (Guest post to come...)

995. 14 years with Brother Bear.

996. 18 (sigh) years with my Songbird, my "experimental child."

997. Birthday cupcakes from Sage.  So yummy!

998. Can you say "seniorits"?  "If this is HONORS English, why don't you HONOR us by not giving so much homework?"

999. Guys out shooting in the field.

Friday, March 23, 2012


957.  Watermelons ready to transplant.

958. Countdown to May--so much left to teach, so little time!

959.  One more paycheck.

960. Out-of-the-box ideas for my out-of-the-box Songbird.

961. New shelves in the pantry.

962. Frank out on the porch, nagging and whining as soon as he hears me stir in the morning.

963. Constant canine company as we plant seedlings in the field.

964. A small army of young people leaving our church for the world--a chance to serve and experience a small glimpse of the harsh reality of life in other nations.

965. Sunflower sprouts in the garden.

966. Papers graded! (Until the next batch)

967. Every student behind every paper.

968. Seedlings for my garden - cabbage, leeks, squash and tomatoes!

969. One row of melons in the field.

970. Happy Girl's hearts, grooved in the sand around each plant.

971. Three-year-old cousins duking it out at a birthday party--such passion!

972. Planting at sun-up with my guy (and our dogs!)

973. Dirt under my fingernails.

974. Words to offer that encourage another.

975. Nineteen years with my Cowboy.  I am grateful for every minute with him.


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