Saturday, November 3, 2012

30 Days of Thanksgiving - #3

Day #3: Today I am thankful for my sweet little violin students, Hailey and Stephanie. They are such sweet little girls, and so enthusiastic. I had a lesson with them today, to make up for missing our regular time on Wednesday. They came to my house, and then they and their mom ate dinner with us, and then went to my first FWCO (Fort Worth Civic Orchestra) concert tonight. Afterwards, I asked Stephanie if she wanted to be up there playing some day, and the sweet little thing nodded her head. They are such a delight to teach!

Also thankful that my first concert went well! We played Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky, a couple of nocturnes by Debussy, a cello solo by Tchaikovsky, with an amazing cellist from Russia, and then played music from Pirates of the Carribean. I've never seen Pirates of the Carribean, but I must say that it was my favorite thing to play. Loads of fun! Also thankful that I had the perfect orchestra attire already in my closet, especially since my previous black formal has outgrown me (yes, I said that right). Anyway, thankful for a wonderful day, and the small blessings that come along with it!
Also thankful that I get an extra hour of sleep tonight, because we get to push our clock BACK and hour!! Well, I hope you have had as blessed a day as I did! Stay strong in Jesus!
Because of His blood,
Faith Christine
Galatians 2:20; 1 Corinthians 15:10

30 days of Thanksgiving - #2

And here is my post for today (November 2nd). A few things that happened today for which I am very thankful.

#1: My passport came in the mail today! It hasn't even been two whole weeks since I sent in my application, and it's here! With the little bit of trouble I went through to get my passport, I was so thankful to see this in the mail today, and WAY ahead of when I thought it was going to be!! Praise God for even working out the small things for me! Now it is legal for me to leave the country!

And yay for a decent passport photo! I hate the photo on my driver's license, so am glad for a nice photo on my passport!! That made me happy!
#2: Thankful for fresh goats' milk, that tastes wonderful, and gives me the calcium I need to keep me strong. This may seem like a little insignificant thing, but when you start drinking it, and then you can't drink it for a while, and have to switch to Almond milk, or store bought goats' milk....
The fresh goats' milk we get just tastes so much better!
#3: Thankful for a new swing set!! My dad bought this awesome swing set, that he, along with some of our assistance, assembled today! This is Hope and Arthur working on it. I pointed out to my dad that this swing set was even courtship appropriate, since you can't sit right next to eachother because of the table in the middle. Thankful for a swing set to go and sit on in the backyard to have a Bible study on, or just a quiet place to think, or to study school.
#4: A beautiful big new cauliflower from our backyard! We have been working on a garden, and to see such beautiful produce from it is quite a blessing to us!
#5: Homemade, 100% healthy, chocolate-oatmeal-applesauce-raisin cookies! With trying to go sugar free (as much as possible) for four weeks, and having a family with a sweet tooth (or sweet teeth....:P), I decided I wanted to try an alternative to cookies, making them super healthy, using whole wheat flour and honey. I'm still tweaking the recipe a little bit, but my family loved them, and ate every single last one of them, so I guess they must be a hit!

So these are just a few things I am thankful for today. What are you thankful for? Hopefully I can keep up this challenge for the rest of the month.

Stay strong in Jesus, and may He bless you tremendously!!

Because of His blood,
Faith Christine Rohlin
Galatians 2:20; 1 Corinthians 15:10

Friday, November 2, 2012

30 days of Thanksgiving - #1

Thankful for a few small, yet significant things.
First thankful that I live in a country where I have the right and freedom to vote for those in government, and a chance to make a difference in this nation.

Next, I'm thankful for the fun little times that I have with my siblings, and the fun little jokes that we have. Right now, until Thanksgiving, we are trying our best to go "sugar free". So the kids keep asking if we can get ice cream, and I have to keep saying "no", and that we can wait until Thanksgiving. Yesterday, one of my sister's (who shall remain nameless *ahem* *Harmony*) gave me a shopping list to take to the grocery store. And at the bottom she wrote "ice cream (he he he) (non-optional)". Haha...I love my family!


Last, but not least, I'm thankful for the opportunity to watch the next generation come, and see the interaction between three different generations. My older sister, Melody, and her family came over for dinner last night. 
This is Christiana (7) and Danielle (2) reading together. Christiana is my little sister, and Danielle is my niece. Different generations, yet they are going to be so close, being so close in age. It was just so sweet watching them sit on the couch and read together! (Christiana was reading, and Danielle was "reading". She likes to pretend she's reading by saying random words. It's so cute!)
Then later the same evening, I walked into my Dad's office to see this sight, and immediately ran upstairs to grab my phone, so I could snap this picture.
Daddy, aka Granddaddy, reading to his daughter (Christiana) and granddaughter (Danielle). Such a sweet sight!

So these are just a few small things that happened yesterday (since I'm posting yesterday's post today) that I am thankful for. Just small ordinary things that make a difference in my life, and bring a smile to my face. What are you thankful for?

Stay strong in Jesus! He's got you! His death covers everything!!

Because of His blood,
Faith Christine
Galatians 2:20; 1 Corinthians 15:10