Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Peggy over at The Simple Woman's Daybook is the gracious host here.

For Today... November 30, 2009

Outside my window... In the 40's with sunshine and clouds. Not bad for the last day of November!

I am thinking...of our son Daniel and DIL Jess and grandson Sam, who are home now with little Elijah Jeffrey, who was born on Saturday!! Kinda of tough weekend with Elijah in NICU with fluid in his lungs after birth. But he was able to come off oxygen yesterday afternoon and join them in his mommy's room last night.

I am thankful for... all of the prayers going up for Elijah and the family for Elijah's breathing problems. What a blessing to just put out the word and have so many praying!

I am also thankful for the wonderful time our family had gathering at Daniel and Jess' home on Thanksgiving. We enjoyed the food and just being together. We skyped with Ben, Lisa and Sophie in Pittsburgh, which was great! Daniel "walked" his laptop around for all the family to talk with them wherever they were sitting:) - so I am also thankful for all the technology in our lives that help us keep connected.

From the kitchen... uh- I don't even know. Most of the leftovers are gone, so I'm thinking hamburgers on the George Foreman grill for dinner:)

I am wearing...sweatshirt and my favorite stretchy pants.

I am go visit Elijah (and Sam:)!

I am hearing... the going home traffic outside and the local evening news from the kitchen.

I am remembering...sweet memories of when our babies were born. And knowing the precious moments that Daniel and Jess are having now that they are home with Sam and little Elijah.

I am praying
...a prayer of thanksgiving for all the wonderful doctors and NICU nurses who take loving care of these precious little ones everyday in hospitals across the nation. We do have the best in the world.

Around the house...Oh boy... We didn't get the tree up over the weekend, so all the Christmas decorating is yet to come. On Christmas day, all of our family will be here:) There are 15 of us now- including 3 grandkids --woohoo! (Two more grandkids and one more DIL since last year:) So exciting! What blessings!

On my mind...what a wonderful Lord we have! To able to immediately go to Him is such a comfort.! And what a wonderful community of praying believers that surrounds our family!

One of my favorite things... Christmas music playing on the stereo while decorating the house. And I so enjoy opening up the containers of decorations each year and memories of each one.

A few plans for the rest of the week...#1.seeing our new grandson:) #2,3.4,5,6- who cares?!:)

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...*

You had to know what pictures I would share today!

May I introduce Sam's little "brover" Elijah Jeffrey.

Surely, two of the most satisfying experiences in life must be those of being a grandchild or a grandparent. ~Donald A. Norberg

(Photos by Daniel C. on his iphone.)


Walking on Sunshine... said...

I was hoping you would post a picture! He's adorable! Glad he's doing better!

Carol said...

Congratulations on the birth of your newest grandson! So glad to hear his stay in the NICU was a short one.


Lisa Collier said...

love the quote at the end of your post!

Elena said...

Little Eli is so cute. What a beautiful little guy. I am so glad he is better. I know of number of babies that have had that. I really hadn't heard of it until a year ago and since then I have heard of or known 5 little ones born with that condition. Like you I am so thankful for the medical care they received. God bless those workers! Your Christmas sounds wonderful, having all your family with you!! God bless you! Elena