I had no intentions of doing another 365 project. I was tired of taking random pictures in November (and earlier), but I have really enjoyed looking back over the year and seeing all the pictures, and seeing that I stuck with it! I don't know if I will do a full year, but I am ready to give it a go for now. This post will cover January 1 - January 9.
Friday: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Man this smile makes my heart happy! I am thankful for a new year, new beginnings (in some senses), and wonderful cringly nose smiles!
Saturday: I was taking pictures of Kyle, and Mercy wanted her picture taken with bubby. I am thankful for stuffed animals and what they mean to my children and the care and love my children have for them.
Sunday: As is typical, I didn't take any pictures on Sunday. I am thankful for my Lord who saved me, a terrible sinner. (This picture was taken at a park we went to later in the week. I love hot air balloons, and really loved these mosaic decorations. I am also thankful to have seen hot air balloons in person in the past. They are so amazing!)
Monday: We were without a washing machine for a little over a week. We found a good price on one recommended by a friend. The kids enjoyed watching the men deliver it. Then they enjoyed watching the first load of laundry as the new washer has a glass lid. I am thankful for washing machines as they make life easier and help keep us clean!
Tuesday: I am thankful for fun and useful hobbies and for stretching myself with a difficult (for me) pattern.
Wednesday: I am thankful for good friends! We met our best friends in Anderson, SC for a play date. We found a really neat playground that entertained 9 kids for over 2 hours!
Thursday: Thursdays are long, busy days for me. I take the kids to our church for school classes and I help with a class, I watch kids, I feed kids, I run errands, I help my sister with sewing, and generally don't stop moving until around 5pm. I am thankful for my church family that cares enough about all of our kids to organize these classes and provide this opportunity for them.
Friday: We got the opportunity to visit with some friends and go to the Fernbank Planetarium. We had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the star part of the presentation. I am thankful for the time with friends and this unusual activity.
Saturday: More adventures with Captain Cook (which you will get to read about later). I am thankful for imagination.