the day that almost wasn't

Friday, February 3, 2012

So, after my little temper tantrum this morning, I decided that I really wanted to make the most of the day. I gathered the kiddos together and told them that we were going to all do some things together, and by golly, we were going to have great attitudes and we were going to have fun!

And guess what?

We did! 

First of all, we headed to the grocery store, for dinner-fixin's for the crock pot and a special treat for later. Then we sat down at the kitchen table to do some crafts...
(Thank you to Aunt Cindy, Uncle Mark and Aunt Joyce for the fun snowflake craft!)

and puzzles.
(Thank you for the puzzle, too!)

After a little while, we were ready for lunch and that special snack that we got at the grocery store.

Now, I know that ice cream might seem like an odd choice on a snowy day, but poor Jadon and Grace get horrible canker sores in their mouths every time they get sick. And since they were both sick in the past week, we had to get a canker sore friendly snack.

 After lunch, we had some Maple time.

Adam did just a touch of homework.

And then we had quiet times.

Grace and Lily opted for a quiet time in their snow fort (surprisingly amazing Christmas gift from Oma and Opa)!

And quick as that, the day was almost over.
David came home,
we ate dinner,
and the kids watched a movie while David and I filled out adoption grant forms...
two down,
two to go.

It turned out to be a fabulous day.

And just think...
it almost wasn't.

Thank you, Jesus.


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Jean said...

God is so GOOD!

He rescue us in times of need! And he bring JOY into our days!

So thankful he made your day a GOOD DAY!!


Naomi said...

You are such an example to me of what it means to die to yourself. I would have probably pouted all day and missed out!

No Greater Love said...

Yay for a good day. A beautiful testimony of how when we let Him, God truly can take us in our weakness, and be our strength. :)

Brad and Renae said...

Totally agree with Naomi's post - I get so out of sorts when my plans have to be thrown out the door. Also... ice cream in my book is great ANYTIME - warm or cold weather :) Have a great day.

Shonni said...

It looks like such a wonderful day!!!

Brad and Renae said...

Sarah - I got some t-shirts! They added two that say "Stand Tall" -- Joshua loves them (he wanted one for now and one for when "he's bigger" :) - and of course Lauren needed one to match :) ~Renae

Difference2This1 said...

So glad it ended up being a wonderful day :)

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh how I love you:)

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