I am thankful for watermelon that we enjoyed in our new watermelon bowl the night before Dw, Emma and Graham left. We got the sweet little bowl at a yard sale for $1.00. It is so stinkin' cute!!
I am thankful for ice cream. I just have to fess up, here and now.... Growing up we ate alot of ice cream. My mom is addicted to the stuff. Many, many years ago, when Dw was working and I was a stay-at-home wife (barren, without any kids) my younger brother, Neil, came home from college for Spring Break. I hung out at my moms house all week, just goofing off with my mom and little brother and we had a blast. Well that week the three of us (my mom, my brother and I) ate 13 half gallons of ice cream. We had a smorgasboard everyday. It was delightful.
So I guess it just seems kind of fitting that on the way to Greeley we stop for "breakfast". Liberty travels along with us (she is such a treasure and her and Isaiah are buddies) and one time she said, "So could we maybe have ice cream?" Let's think about this....the little guy has casts, he has to drive 850 miles round trip each week to have them redone...she is such a good sport, keeping him company for the ride.....ummm, yeah, sure why not??!!!! We have a "breakfast" stop of ice cream about 9 each morning. As I was tucking Isaiah in last night I said, "Are you going to have a Fat Boy (honker ice cream sandwich) for breakfast?" He shook his head no. I was shocked, "What?" He said, "Yeah, they kind of make me feel sick." (LOL) Just kind of struck me funny. So scratch the Fat Boy, he said he would try a different kind.
Lastly I am grateful/thankful that we are moving towards building a new home. I was initially bent on having a log home again, since it had always been my dream and we absolutely loved ours. Then we started to pray about it and talk to the kids. It was unanimous that we NOT build a log home. The fire kind of made everyone feel that that was the last thing they wanted.
Then there is the whole repatterning of our brains - placing things around you that are familiar in an attempt to overcome the trauma of the fire. We have lived in white farmhouses on more than one occasion. Emma went online and found a picture of a white farmhouse that is almost identical to one we lived in for 5 years while pastoring in Virginia.
We are working on the inside layout, but we will definitely be building a white farmhouse. When we were back in Virginia last summer for Dw to do a wedding for friends we went by our old house and took a picture....how fun is that? So our home will look very similiar (minus the garage) to our old house pictured below. (Isn't it sweet??) I am thankful that we are moving forward and that we will have a "familiar" farmhouse. Okay, short but sweet, we have to scoot...and yes, I am doing it round trip. What are you thankful/grateful for this Thankful/Grateful Thursday?? Do tell!!!