Monday, June 8, 2009


Photo by: TheAlieness

We woke up early today - VBS is this week! I was worried about getting us all there on time, so I woke up at 6:00 (okay, 6:15!) to begin the day. I hopped in the shower, hoping to get myself ready first, then concentrate on the girls. Lo and behold, when I got out, Emma and Sarah were up, dressed and fed, and Aubrey was just starting to stir in her crib. I fed Aubrey, fixed Emma's and Sarah's hair, and out the door we went.
As I was leaving, I noticed the disaster that is my kitchen. What in the world happened? I remember cleaning it up after lunch yesterday - but it looks like a bomb exploded in there! We had popcorn and fruit for dinner last night - I didn't think it had left much of a mess, but I guess I should have checked before bed last night. Normally, the kitchen is cleaned immediately after we eat, but I tend to slip a little on the weekends. :(

But I digress. I noticed the kitchen as we were leaving, but I didn't say anything - just kissed Ivan, thanked him for all his help, and shooed everyone out the door.

Fast forward to 1:00. The girls and I arrive home from VBS to grab a quick lunch before we head to the Dr. for Aubrey's immunizations. The House Fairy decided to clean up my kitchen before he left for work this morning! I know - I am very blessed. It was very thoughtful - Ivan knows I am used to being home all day to take care of everything. He knew I wouldn't want to come home after a busy morning to a messy kitchen.

I was so thankful. Which made me think - do I show my thankfulness enough? Do I foster a thankful spirit in my home?

What about you? How do you show your thankfulness to those you love? What are some creative ways that you show others what they mean to you? Please share - I'd love some new ideas!


  1. I didn't say anything earlier, 'cause I wasn't sure what I was gonna do. I ended up making Ivan a Lemon Icebox Pie to thank him for thinking of me. He LOVES pie!

  2. Thanks for reminding me to be quicker to thankfulness and slower to anger. Not always easy for me somedays I am sure if you were to ask my family that they might agree. I need to be thankful for the many things Mike does do and does well and not to be so quick to jump on the band wagon to make sure he knows when I am unhappy at something he didn't do or didn't do the way I thought he should or in the manner of time I have allowed him to do it in. I need to make more pies, laugh off the small stuff, and give God the rest. Hope you have a great day!


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