Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Ten Things Tuesday

Okay, I have to be honest. I've avoided writing this post like the plague, which is why I've skipped the past couple of Tuesdays. With all we have been dealing with the past couple of weeks, I thought I might have trouble thinking of 10 things to be thankful for. I really hate to admit that, but I AM human, and sometimes tend to see the glass half empty rather than full. But, I figure there's no better way to see the glass half full than by thinking of all you have to be thankful for, so here goes...10 things I'm thankful for as a result of Michael being home with us for the past few weeks.

1. First of all, I am so thankful for all of Michael's former HVAC technicians who spent hours one evening installing our new heat and air system and wouldn't let us pay them a dime. That meant the world to us!

2. We have gotten a LOT of work done on the house. Yippee! (Don't get too excited...we have so much more still to do. If we're done by Christmas I'll be thrilled!)

3. Our living room is (mostly) complete!

BEFORE - Notice the beautiful, stained carpet!AFTER

4. The dining room is, too! Well, at least the floor and paint. This isn't the furniture that will stay, but it works for now.


5. We took a family outing to the zoo in the middle of the week. Great weather and no crowds!

6. I've been able to run errands when needed and leave Hayden home with Michael. Since MDO is out for the summer, this has been nice!

7. Sleeping in...need I say more!?

8. Family lunchtime - Michael was cutting grapes for Hayden and got creative. Hayden thought it was the best. A grape snowman in June...what could be better?

9. We finally got Hayden's birthday present (a sand and water table) out and put it together last week. It's been sitting in our garage for over a month! Hayden's expression was priceless when he saw it. He kept saying "Gears! Gears!" in the most excited voice!

10. Although I'm not thankful for this situation, I am thankful that because of it, I have a great opportunity to develop patience, faith, and perseverence. Although it's difficult, I'm learning everyday to wait on God and know that He is taking care of us.


Brian, Jamie, Molly & Sarah said...

Oh, Amy, that is a great post and I am so glad to hear that! Your living room is fabulous!!

Polly said...

Great post! Your house is beautiful and so is your faith!

Julie and Chris said...

Amy I loved the new house... I know how it can be remodeling....It was good to see you guys for a little bit this past weekend... Thanks for the wonderful cakes!!

Danna Ramsey said...

Being thankful when you want to gripe and fuss is one of the hardest things in the world. Kudos to you! We love you guys!

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