Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sunday Six...Things that made me smile.

1- I realized on Monday how much I LOVE Chads laugh! I kid you not ,that boy has the sweetest laugh and he laughs ALL the time. He is going to be home for a couple months and it has been so fun having him here. His joy is simply contagious..Chad,thank you for the giggles, folding my towels,emptying the dishwasher without being asked, dancing with your weird mom in the bathroom to Celtic music, and for belly laughing everyday!

2- Our house is super cozy! And I so love it decorated for Christmas. I hate to ever turn off the lights. Pictures don't do it justice,but it's so sweet at night. It isn't professionally decorated, but its home and I am thankful for it. (yipee we have '5' stockings now : )

3- My brother Kenny taught today at his church and it was awesome!! He really is such a good pastor and his message was beautiful! I am super proud of him and loved sitting in the pew listening to him teach from the word and from his heart. I thought about it the whole way home and smiled.

4- My work always adopts a few kids from the homeless shelter near us for Christmas. Somehow over the years it has become my job to shop and wrap for the kids. Well this year we got 8 names! I feel awful that I complained about having to shop for so many. How selfish of me and I am glad the Lord changed my heart quickly! It has been a joy to buy gifts for kids who would not be getting one. And fun to shop for bargains so we can buy them even more. The names on my list have become a part of my heart and I have been praying for them everyday.

5- We love and appreciate our gardener Crestancio so much.I know that sounds silly but he is such a sweet hardworking man. Every Friday I try to be home when he comes so I can give he and his son snacks and drinks. They always smile and say thank you. They are just the most kind hearted people. He has been helping us with our yards for almost 20 years. And he wont raise his price! He says he appreciates all the people we have referred to him.Sometimes he even comes on Wednesdays too, for extra weeding and pruning. So now we just give him extra cash taped to our green barrel so he will have to take it before he fills it.

6- Steve~ I love you! Thanks for the sweet message on my phone, for getting up with me at 5am to talk while I put on make up and get ready for work,for being so good to my brothers and their families. You are not a good shopper (1/2 hour tops and you are done) you are terrible at wrapping,you maybe hung 7 ornaments, but you are a good Elf in every other way and I love you!


Anonymous said...

This was such a Sweet Sunday Six (that should be your new title), I loved every word. I love Christmas time and how it really does bring out the best in everyone, but in your case, it just makes the best, better!! You are such a caring, loving, accepting, just downright good person, I don't know how it's possible for you to get any better but I know you keep trying and I admire that about you. I know you will be blessed for all your service to those little kids (8 - Yikes!). They may not ever know who the "angel" was who bought their gifts but they will always remember how they "felt" about her. Thanks for all you do to make others happy, including me. I wish you a Happy Christmas Time. XOXOXO

Chloe Krikac said...

I was hanging on every word of this beautiful Sunday Six! I love you!

Ashlyn Carter said...

This was such a sweet sunday six!! Look at your BEAUTIFUL house!! Oh i just can't wait to see it. I've already bought our little gifties for the family exchange :D. Love Chaddys laugh is amazing.