Okay.....so then Randy's parents came over and asked if I would get The Baby's birthday gift from them....so of course I said yes! I LOVE shopping and Ruth does not....so that works out well! So she gave me the money and I headed off to my most favorite kid store, Learning Express, and had all sorts of fun picking out goodies for THE BABY'S BIRTHDAY from Grammy and Pepa. And guess what? They were having a sale....so I got ALL 3 buckets....FREE with my purchase! Yes I did say FREE!
FUN, FUN, FUN!!!!
I know......how blessed am I?
Yesterday I also got to take my 5 kids and myself out to lunch at Chilli's. I got a coupon for 2 free kids meals with each adult meal purchase. The timing was perfect! We have been working on our manners and this gave us a great chance to practice. The kids did great and it was a lot of fun and such a special treat.
Andrew and I ordered off the adult menu and even got an appetizer.
The kids all got to order their own meal and drink (we usually make them share)
They were very excited!
It is so fun to have special treats to break up the monotony sometimes!
We would not have been able to do something like this usually but that coupon made it possible for all of us to eat out and practice our manners for less then a fast food meal!
Yes there is more.....
We came home from our special lunch out and had a surprise visit from some dear friends from church and they were bearing gifts!
3 HUGE bags and 1 HUGE crate of little girl clothes.....THANK YOU DAWN!
What a blessing these clothes are to us. My girls LOVE to go through them and enjoy the MANY treasures you so generously give to us.
This is why I spend NO money on clothing.
I am really overwhelmed with how God uses people bless us!
No I am still not done:
On Thursday at Co-op
One of my Co-op Mommy friends GAVE me a sewing machine! Yes ma'am you heard me right....GAVE it to me. Now this is so nice....
I do not sew...but I really want to and now I can learn. I am VERY excited!
I have been wanting to get one....but didn't want to spend the money
Can you even believe this....
Then last Sunday at church my sweet friend, Jill, gave me ALL these WONDERFUL books to read. She is so sweet to know how much I like to read and then loan me not just books....but WONDERFUL books to read and she knows it will take me forever to read them all and said to just take my time. How sweet is she!
Blessing upon blessing!
AND it all started last Sunday when we got a phone call from some people that are VERY dear to us and they were wondering if they could "just stop by and see the kids for a minute". I said, "Sure". Well without going into further details I'll just say that was the right answer! Our drop by visitor blessed us with a very generous and very unexpected monetary gift.....because they had been blessed and just wanted to bless us.
WOW! SERIOUSLY....WHO DOES THAT?
To think that I would dare to worry about God's provision. He doesn't just provide, faithfully through Randy's job, but he has absolutely spoiled us rotten.
He is good and the way he has brought people into our lives and lavished us over the last few weeks is unbelievable.
I just had to share!