Little Wife On the Prairie

When you are everything to everyone, well, you had better act like you have it all together.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

More Gifts...301-350

301.  Fever snuggles

302.  Girl's night out

303.  Good healing oils

304.  Christmas lights dotting the night sky across the sprawling prairie.

305.  The perfect gift

306.  Winter walks

307.  Stew, warm and bubbling in the pot

308.  The noise of my babies being home

309.  The family-like connections within our church home

310.  Winter's sleeping colors in the grasses and trees

311.  Gooey Frito pie with onions and jalapenos

312.  The Boxcar Children

313.  All of us together

314.  The power of a good leader

315.  Spring peeking through 

316.  Smelling fresh laundry

317.  Breakfast with friends

318.  I love you mommy, hugs

319.  Kid-sized excitment

320.  Warm donuts

321.  Feeling good about a decision

322.  Fresh-smelling shampoo

323.  Good-fitting boots

324.  A car that starts

325.  Making plans

326.  Wearing the same size shoes as Jolie

327.  Finally finishing the laundry

328.  Snack time!

329.  Mail

330. Men's deodorant

331.  Sweet worship

332.  Getting the bill paid

333.  Being ok with having a different opinion that everyone else

334.  A clean floor

335.  Possibilites

336.  Great and beautiful, natural creations

337.  Digging hands deep into cool sand

338.  Car-ride conversations

339.  Road snacks

340.  Seeing their amazment

341.  Familiar laughter with my sister

342.  Relleno Burritos  

343.  Freshly polished toes

344.  Little arms reaching for a hug

345.  When the groceries are unloaded and put away

346.  Walking, praying and crying into the dusky sky

347.  Wearing his shirts, so cozy and comfy

348.  Seeing the bees again

349.  Green poking up through the brown cover of winter

350.  One more cool day.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

More gifts after 2 months of blog silence. 251-300

Oh I am so ashamed.  Not only have a been ignoring my blog but I have not even been taking pictures!  Shame on me.  This is my family record, the place where I catalog our memories.

No promises but I am going to try much harder!

To start, here is the continuation of my Gifts that I started back in September. 

251.  Watching swallows viciously defend their bald babies

252.  little twitching toes

253.  planning a surprise

254.  Being carried by His Spirit

255.  Getting in bed early and then reading too late

256.  Beans and cornbread

257.  Turquoise

258.  Talking with him about the future.

259.  The soft light and clear sounds of dusk

260.  pineapple-ginger booch

261.  Orange blaze of the sunset creating a solid black silhouette of the trees

262.  Seeing that second line appear

263.  When Micah says "my Daddy"

264.  Finding a home video taken from a kids perspective

265.  IHOP-KC

266.  Trees

267.  Time

268.  Prayer

269.  The feel of the bass in my chest

270.  Undivided focus

271.  Holy Spirit moving


273.  Talented people suing their gifts to honor the ONE

274.  Kalamata olives 

275.  Fresh Pita

276.  Falafal

277.  Humid air

278.  Hearts stirring

279.  Almond butter

280.  Micah's sweet voice saying I love you.

281.  Getting a text from my big girl

282.  Beautiful worship

283.  Quenching a thirsty soul

284.  My husband selflessly allowing me a weekend of rest

285.  Fall leaves fluttering to the ground

286.  Our little town square bustling with shoppers.

287.  A Fall latte from Palace

288.  Cousins who love to be together

289.  A surprise gift from my mom!

290.  Matt's blueberry muffins

291.  When sports end and I get my kids back

292.  Paying the kids allowance, seeing the big smile and hearing the big plans

293.  The good time change

294.  Micah's growing language

295.  Getting my IPSY bag!

296.  Cleaning the dust clumps from ceiling fans that have run all summer

297.  Fizzy, beautiful fresh grape booch

298.  A pile of pumpkins

299.  Spreading crystallized, cotton honey over fresh bread

300.  When Halloween is finally over