Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Things that MAKE my day!

A few days ago I shared with you, some of the things that 'ruin my day'. Although I do wake up each day feeling sad that Gavin isn't able to do a whole lot of anything, I still have lots of things that turn each of my days into a good one! Here are a few of the simple things that put a smile on my face!

A nice day outside, watching my boys play baseball with Daddy:

A rainy afternoon and getting a picture of Joel and Gavin napping together:

Gavin's sweet smile and infectious laugh:

Finding Nolan reading anywhere in our house, at any given time:

(He loves to read! He read 2 short chapter books in about 2 hour's time lastnight!)

Finding big brother Jake holding Gavin: (He is such a great big brother!)

Seeing Caleb dress up in one of his MANY costumes:

(Note the mustache that he made himself and taped to his lip. He cracks me up!)

Having weather nice enough to be able to hang our sheets out on the line:

So, even though my life can be filled with sadness, it's also filled with many blessings that make my day!

On a side note:

The pictures above that showed nice weather, they are a thing of the past! We had such lovely weather last Friday, and this Sunday and Monday, but this is what yesterday looked like around here!


With hail!

And, lots of water! (This is a hole in the ground, in our backyard. It is meant to be a hole for an above ground pool, hopefully to be finished this year! It was totally dry, but within 30 minutes it was filled with rain yesterday! CRAZY!)

I guess we take the good with the bad! It's supposed to be wet and maybe even snowy the next couple of days. It's Spring break this week for our boys....I guess I'll be looking for something for them to do.....HMM.....any suggestions????

Have a great day!

And, please continue to keep Gavin's friends; Mallorie and Ben in your prayers! Thank you!

"Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth." Proverbs 27:1


ANewKindOfPerfect said...

First off, your backyard is GORGEOUS! I am in love with it. :)

The pictures are awesome as always. I am cracking up at the taped on mustache, and awww'ing over the big brother and Gavin one. And the daddy and Gavin one.

There's a lot of love in those photos, for sure. :)

Alicia said...

This post made me smile! Even the pictures of the rain and hail made me smile a bit.

Have a great day!

Becky said...

You are blessed and I'm glad you recognize that. :)

Set Apart Living Mama said...

There are so many things that can make us smile and that are blessings to us. Not all of us realize it. Sometimes we should sit and think of everything that we need to be thankful for like you did and that make our days. LOL funny you put that up I made a list (yesterday) of things that I was thankful for to tell God before I say my prayers.

Lacey said...

You know its been snowy and freezing for the last couple of weeks here. today is the first day I saw sunshine! Although it is still to cold for April in my opinion!

Annette Gysen said...

It is sad that there are so many things that Gavin can't do and experience. But I'm so glad for him that he is so loved. There are a lot of people in this world that can do many things that Gavin can't--but they don't know what it is to be loved like he does!

Cold and rainy spring breaks seem to be the tradition . . . I think there's a big bugs exhibit at the museum :).

Debbie said...

Looks like OUR spring break last week! HA!

Love the pics and your sweet boys...they are all darling!

Hope today is a good one!

Sending love~hugs~prayers

Lacey said...

You can't see Joy on Reeces rainbow anymore because she pulled her profile. When she gets our first check in the mail she will put her back up under committed families. You have to inquire to Andrea to find out what country they are from. They keep all the Eastern Europe kids together and they don't say their countries on their profiles. I don't know why. but there are a lot of kids in Ukraine. I swear they have like a hundred orphanages there! I still wonder if we are "there" yet. But I think you will always find excuses to not do it. I don't want to wait until we are over the age limit some countries have!

Jenkins said...

What a wonderful family!
Seriously Gavin's can almost hear him laughing just through the picture!