This is a big landmark, counting gifts to 1000 five times over now!
So many memories of a well lived life!
99 Reminders to pray for an old dear friend who is fighting breast cancer.
98 It gave me a laugh, but really, have we come to the point of needing to be told this?
96 Forced quiet time to myself.
(Waiting for Nick's Scoutmaster conference)
95 Lil: "You are my best friend foreverrrr!"
Then she gives me her Butterfly kisses.
94 Helping Max get settled in a bit more.
93 Listening to Lilly's imagined action as she protects us from imaginary monsters with her toy rifle. She's so proud when she tells is how many monsters are gone.
92 Finding a place to live, temporarily.
91 Making a graduation memory board photo shoot highlights. Love this lovely young lady.
90 Graduation photo shoot 2
89 Reading and sharing thoughts and discussing Lord of the Rings with nick and euly
88 Making progress loading big things into storage.
Exhausting but satisfying.
87 "The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image." Thomas Merton
86 Good book recommendations from trusted friends, liking forward to having time to read.
84 "If God is calling you to take a leap of faith, be encouraged by His presence. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9). And remember, “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7). “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6)."
83 "It's so important that you make the right choices now. Don't listen to the world, listen to the Eternal Word."
82 Euly's huge open heart.
Hoping the pain doesn't last long.
81 Knowing He's there even when I keep asking "You're with me, right?"
80 Walking into the Unknown
78 Making plans, hoping it works and doing what I'm supposed to do as a grown up.
77 Lil: I wanted to come with you (to my car in the dark) so you wouldn't be afraid of the dark.
76 Green: Lilly knows my answer to her constant "what's your favorite color?" question.
75 Having good neighbors
74 Picking flowers, dramatically
73 Oh the beauty of my back yard makes me wonder what we are thinking leaving it.
72 College pantry- opportunity to help fill.
70 Advice left on the wall
69 So overwhelmingly thankful that Lilly stopped running and wasn't hit by the truck.
68 Lilly having fun with Clint and Katie, and the newly dubbed Katie doll
67 Crazy Lilly playing hide and seek with Clint
66 Making golden braids while she sleeps
65 "Sold" no turning back
64 Graduation luncheon
63 We rode it out
62 Yogurt at midnight and snuggle with Lilly to help me sleep
61 Lilly, while offering me her hand, "we'll ride out the storm together,"
60 Crazy, insomnia at 12:08, 1:38, 4:25 and not at all sleepy.
59 Missing Lilly while she decided to sleep with Marilyn
58 We all survived the flood and the guys in our tents didn't float away like the one I saw.
57 Too many cooks in the rv kitchen?...nope, make great meals, feasting nightly.
56 That's my baby,
who makes all this fun happen.
55 It begins
54 Giggly girls from the other room, including Aunt Mar.
53 "What happens on these rv trip, stays on the rv trips." Not as risqué as it sounds, actually referring to cooking shortcuts.
52 Surviving five hours in the dental chair
51 Knowing how much she'll miss this place and seeing her hope for a new place.
49 Loves America
46 Stocking up for two parties and a vacation over the next three days.
45 Living this life together with so many people to love.
44 Craig's job with good company with good benefits.
43 Root canal avoided.
42 Nice visit with Judy
41 Finding a Sacred Heart where I'd didn't expect to.
39 Visit at Aunt Judy's museum, wows the girls
37 Last merit badge
36 Ninja ice cream stealer. Lilly's favorite flavors.
35 Balloons for Molly - a surprise at work
34 Rose from my Lilly Rose
33 Lil's affirmative: "Yes sir rootey positooly."
32 Watching me get ready for an evening out with Craig, the little girls said it was like watch Cinderella get ready.
31 Tearing up with every Ironman competitor.
30 Looking at this while listening to anything I want on my new stereo birthday gift.
29 Trying to recoup my peace, and the weather is cooperating
28 Phone calls asking for Lilly to bring her happy birthday tidings. She has described this birthday as her first (first one she remembers).
27 Being able to crash at Traci's for a showing and stay for a swim.
26 happy birthday girl
24 Pretty little napper
23 Asked"how many kids do you have.." "6"
"oh wow, you are so lucky!"
"Yes I am."
16 Max's great news.
15 Able to help Max and Tim in a pinch.
14 Planning a party, or two!
13 Nice long phone call catch up with Kathy.
12 Going to sleep with my kids safe and happy.
11 A "Really not as bad as I feared" expectation
10 Cc: I don't know what this is.
Lilly: I don't know what this is either..too.
9 getting a call for sweet little voices that live me to keep me company not long derive home from a tiring meeting. Hearing them tell me they love me.
8 My kids and being their biggest cheerleader and defender, and visa versa.
6 "Can I read another chapter to you?" Yes, Cc yes!
5 after Euly hurt herself in a fall, "you shouldn't run and fall down Looley." as simpathetically Lilly can say
4 Lilly's view on life
3 Lilly: happiness in motion
2 laughing until we cry, therapy.