Monday, February 22, 2016

Project 365: Week 7

Feb. 14 - Feb. 20

Sunday:  I usually forget to take pictures on the Lord's Day, but Sunday night, I saw this quilt hanging on the back of a chair.  I love all the small strips!  I am thankful for the Lord giving us a day of rest from our normal labors.  Sometimes, Sundays feel hard because there seems to be extra to do and we have to get out the door at a certain time.  But I am grateful to my God who gives abundantly to his people!

Monday: I gave Mercy these green slippers (they used to belong to Sophia).  Mercy promptly declared herself a dinosaur and kept telling me to ask, "What is your dinosaur doing?"  I am thankful for little things bringing joy.  I need this reminder: to take joy in small things.

Tuesday: On Monday night, I went to a large consignment sale with my mom and sister.  It is an event!  One of the things on my list was a balance bike for Mercy.  She got to try it out on Tuesday.  Mercy loved it!  I am thankful for the ability to take time to go to this sale and to buy good quality things for my family and a cheaper price.

Wednesday: (This was Mercy's week!)  This is one of the outfits that I bought for Mercy at the Kidsignment sale.   She Loves the birds and danced around in the skirt!  (But notice the dinosaur slippers!  I don't think she took them off for a week!)  I am thankful for her smile and her love of the color pink!

Thursday: Being the busiest day of the week, I was away from home until almost 5pm.  I was so tired that I went to bed before 9.  Adrian finished playing Settlers of Catan Sea Farers.   Avalyn enjoyed balancing her pieces.  I am thankful for mindful games that are fun and teach thinking at the same time.

Friday: This is the only picture I took on Friday!  I had plans to do a lot of other things, but it didn't happen.  I went to Megan's house and we sewed for a while.  I brought her this binding for a quilt she is working on.  I showed her how I make letters.  I have almost finished all the letters for Mercy's name!  But my sewing machine broke on Thursday.  Hopefully Adrian will be able to repair it quickly so that I can finish Mercy's quilt!  I am thankful that my sister and I enjoy the same hobby so that we can work off each other and learn and grow together!

Saturday: A friend from church works at a historical house in Roswell, so we decided to visit her on Saturday.  Unfortunately, she did not do our tour, but we still got to see her all dressed up in her hoop skirt anyway.  We enjoyed the tour of the Smith Plantation, and the kids got to make corn husk dolls in the cook house afterwards.  But before the tour, we stopped at a park that I found online that was near the plantation.  It is a beautiful park that we want to visit again soon and explore!  For today, we walked across the bridge a couple of times and took some pictures.  Next time we want to find the waterfall!  I am thankful for learning about history in interesting ways.  We got to see a how a plantation home was used from 1800s until 1990s, and we got to see a mill that was first built in the 1830s!  We will definitely be going back, hopefully soon.

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