365 Grateful – 28 – 28th June

Afternoon Tea in the town of Battle, England, 28th June 2008

Afternoon Tea in the town of Battle, England, 28th June 2008

Today I am grateful for some sunshine here in Auckland.

I am grateful for lovely Skype time with Emma & Adele and also Bridget, Annie & Paddy where I can see how much the children are growing and changing.

I am grateful for Andrew catching an earlier flight home from Sydney.

I am grateful that five years ago we found out that we were expecting Eva while on holiday in the South of England.

365 Grateful – 27 – 27th June

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27-2Today I am grateful for a pleasant visit to the toy library.

There was no one else there at the time which always makes it much easier to choose/control my children.

The trampoline should provide some good indoor energy burning for cold weather. I even managed to make the duplo hospital without instructions while we were waiting for a delayed dinner this evening.

365 Grateful – 25 – 25th June

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Today I am grateful for a lovely morning with Hugo wandering our local shops and stopping for a snack.  An outing with one child is such a breeze!

playballI am grateful that Eva enjoys participating in Playball (ball skills program).  She was so proud to have won this week’s medal and described, with the detail of a 4-year-old, the activities of the session.

365 Grateful – 24 – 24th June

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Today I am grateful that Eva is well enough to return to kindy this week and that she enjoyed herself so much.

Aunty Suzanne and Eva - July 2010

Aunty Suzanne and Eva – July 2010

I am grateful that my sister, Suzanne has had successful surgery on her painful hip today. We pray that this relieves her pain and that her recovery is smooth.

24-2I am grateful for our local independent bookshop who help with recommendations and then gift wrap our purchases.  Such good customer service!

365 Grateful – 22 – 22nd June

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Today we are grateful for the chance to take our family photo thanks to a fellow traveller Gary who gifted us a tripod way back in 2008.

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I am grateful for a care package of paper products that arrived today from my lovely friend Gabriel.

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We are grateful for the kindness of neighbours who dropped off these goodies to celebrate St Alban’s (our street name) feast day.  Isn’t that so lovely?

365 Grateful – 21 – 21st June

21st-1 21st-2Today I am grateful for lots of things!

I am grateful for early morning snuggles for these two cute cherubs.

21st-3 21st-4Today I am grateful for a new hat for Eva lovingly knitted by a very talented friend.  Thank you Jenna.

21st-5 21st-6 21st-7Today I am very grateful for sunshine and the energy to enjoy for the first time in days.

Today I am grateful for getting our hands dirty and welcoming house plants to clean our air.  We must be settling in if house plants are appearing!

Today I am very grateful for God providing me with the perfect job.  Today I found out that I have a job with a commitment of just one weekend in four.  This gives me a return to work and the freedom to explore New Zealand on the other weekends.  I start in mid-July.  God is good!