Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thursday Thanks Tank #78

My cup of thankfulness is so full I just spilled it all over the floor.

Isn't that a great image? I have had a tremendous week. This post is going to be long because I want to share so much and include pictures.

1. Elsie's One Year Pictures: I picked them up yesterday. I have to share a couple. Here are two of my favorites.

2. Thomas is not allergic to Peanuts: We took my 3rd son into the allergist to be tested for a peanut allergy. He is not allergic. He is also very determined. Before the test he said, "It is not going to hurt me." He didn't cry - or even flinch! Later when Daddy asked if it hurt, he said, "It hurt but I was trying to be tough." (I wish I had half his determination sometimes!)

3. Good Doctor Visit for David: We got David's meds renewed. He is now set with his asthma medication and renewed Epipens. The doctor was very attentive. I asked a slew of questions. I feel equiped to talk to the Principal at David's school next year. He starts Kindergarten and his school does not have any provisions in place for someone with a peanut allergy. I am thankful for David's Allergy/Asthma doctor.

4. Getting Away with the Girls: This past Friday night I went to the Coast with some girlfriends. It was relaxing and fun. We had beautiful weather for the NW this time of year. We stayed at a beach house that was a path's walk away from the beach. We took a nighttime walk on the beach. The moon was bright and the beach and ocean was beautiful in the moonlight. It did not rain on Saturday and I took a long walk on the beach. It was peaceful.
Here's a goofy self-portrait I took. I promised the girls I wouldn't post their pictures on my blog.

5. Solitude: On Saturday I took a nice walk on the beach by myself. I sat on some rocks and soaked in the grandeur of the waves hitting the rocks. I appreciated the time to sit quietly and listen to the sounds around me. I stayed an extra night at the beach house. What a treat! This was time was precious. I built a fire and spent the night reading, reflecting and praying. I find solace and refreshment in solitude. I am thankful for my retreat and my husband who gave me the gift.

6. Good Results from the Cardiac Catheterization: My mom had a cardiac catheterization this past week. The results did not show any blockages. Although we don't know what is causing her trouble, I am thankful that the catheterization did not show poor results.

7. Cub Scouts: My oldest son really enjoys cub scouts. I am thankful for the experiences he has there. This week they prepared and cooked their own meal.

8. Lost Tooth: Jonathan finally lost his front tooth. That tooth would not give up. It was loose for a long time. It was hanging crooked. The permanent tooth was coming in behind it. And, yet, both my husband and I tried numerous times and couldn't get it out. I am thankful that tooth came out this week! Jonathan was able to yank it out himself.

9. Being Challenged: I am being stretched. I am taking on a new leadership position. It isn't official yet so I can't really share about it. I am thankful that I gave the position a lot (lot, lot, lot) of prayer and consideration. I am thankful that I was sensitive to the direction I needed to go, even when my selfish nature didn't want me to.


Alicia said...

Hi Jane Anne! Loved all the pictures you shared! I love posts like that!!!

Your daughter is sooooo cute! She looks soooo girly and feminine!!

Carmom said...

What a great list, as always! I love the pictures of Elise. And what a treat to get away with the girls. I keep thinking about doing something like that just never do. I can't wait to hear about your new role in your busy life. Have a great weekend. I will look forward to next weeks Thanks Tank.

Melanie (Allergy Family) said...

I love the pictures that you posted. So glad to hear that your son is not allergic to peanuts, I'm sure that was a relief :0)

Trisha said...

What a relief to know that Thomas is not allergic! That's awesome.

Such sweet baby girl pictures! What a smile.

And the getaway with the girls sounds amazing... waht a great week you had!

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

What a great Thankful Post. So glad the doctors visit went well. I will be watching to see how kindergarten goes for you, so I have some input when it is my turn.

The pictures of your sweet baby girl are adorable.. Glad your Mom is good and you had a great retreat. It is so nice to have reflection and prayer time. I will be praying for your new leadership position...



Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said... sounds like you do have some much to be thankful for.

Love the pic you took when you had your solitude beautiful! The the pics of your daughter...too cute!

I can't believe your son's school for next year doesn't have precautions in place for nut allergies. I would have thought all schools would by now. Maybe they can get something in place over the summer?

Jessica said...

I can't to hear about your new leadership position! Glad you had such a great time at the coast. I missed my girl's weekend this year and really needed it. Praise the Lord that Thomas doesn't have the allergy too. I bet that is a relief.

He And Me + 3 said... have so much to be thankful for. That is awesome about your get away. Your little daughter is so cute. I love her pictures.
Yeah for the lost tooth too! Love the toothless smile.

McCrakensx4 said...

Great post with pictures. You sure are missed Jane Anne! Love this pics of your little one..I heart pics with piggies showing and so glad to hear that there is on allergy with one of them! A retreat by the sea, how relaxing! Hope you have a great week!

Beth E. said...

Awesome! Praising God with you for your many blessings! The pictures are great. Thanks for sharing them!

Have a great weekend!

sarah said...

I love all the pictures! Elsie is so adorable. I also love the picture of thomas-what a brave little boy!

amy jo said...

Thanks for your Thanks Tank. I was looking forward to it. :) Great post and wonderful pictures. I need a getaway by the sea. Ahhh...that sounds wonderful. I will be praying for your leadership position and cannot wait to hear more. Love you!

Rational Jenn said...

Glad to hear about your son not being allergic to peanuts! Yay!

Ann Kroeker said...

Great photos that capture your motion-filled life! Love it, including how you've expressed gratitude for each facet of your world.

Elaine A. said...

Hi there, just wanted to stop by and say "Thanks" for visiting my blog and commenting. I really appreciate it.

Your children are beautiful and your little one with her two front teeth is especially precious!

Do you have 3 boys and a baby girl? Just curious since I was the youngest of 4 and have three older brothers!

Take care...