Saturday, March 6, 2010

Week of no Words

So this is going to be a challenge ;) I am starting today and working through next week for a week of no words. What that means is that I will post pictures or slide shows of our happenings over the next week. I can throw in short captions but that is it. No stories, explanations, reviews-just pics! So here goes!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Night off

Happy Birthday to my fabulous husband and hero! Today was an amazing day celebrating his birth! Thank you Lord for creating him! I can't imagine life without him, he is my heart and my most important person. He means more to me than any other earthly thing and only one love is higher and that is for our Creator.

And here you go Love, my final birthday present of the day....a poem (and I am not a poetess, I am putting myself out there, what can I say, I am in love!)

by Virginia A. Spencer

For Brendan (who truly is my hero!)

From the depths of my being
I know and believe
till the end I'll be with him,
no matter the ride.

Everyday I'm beside him,
even when miles deployed
cause' our hearts beat together
Him that Is---
true love did conjoin.

A decision for a lifetime,
no turning back and no end,
My husband, my lover, forever my friend!

Hey all, I am taking the night off to prepare for a more formal blog tomorrow and to rest a bit. I have had a fever for over a week partly because of my auto-immune stuff and partly because I do have a slight bug. I do well until dinner time and then I want to crash. And so tonight I am giving in! My kiddos are asleep and hopefully I will be joining them in dream world in a few moments. God Bless!

Happy Birthday to You, my loving husband, Happy Birthday to YOU!!!!

My husband has turned 26, gasp, and now he is an old man on the downside of the 20's. It only picks up momentum from here, lol. But momentum is good right? It is what we gain from hard work and learning how to steer on imperfect roads. It is God's Grace to put the wind at our backs after pushing through it for a while and if I feel this way now, imagine how I will feel when I am 70 and pushing through then! I know this all sounds ridiculous to some of you, I was often called an old soul and wise beyond my years, whether I believe that is neither here nor there, but I definitely do appreciate the maturity and rites of passages that I gain and go through at each turn! This even is no different. In fact any chance to celebrate is an awesome event around here and with not having work commitments I found that I have already bounced back into at-home mom mode even though it has only been three days since my last day of work.

The kids were ecstatic to celebrate, the older ones remembering what we have done in the past and the younger ones being excited to get to know this "new" side of mommy. And yes, it is a new side and a reclaimed ignored side that is so happy to be present and accounted for. You see, a birthday is not complete without singing to the birthday person to rouse them from bed, then sharing cake and ice cream for breakfast followed by dessert which is eggs and pancakes. Then gifts throughout the day, surprises here and there, meals cooked in the birthday person's honor, and a general sense of one day of total connectedness, eliminating the outside crap and just loving on one of our own.

And now it is Daddy's turn, my love, our hero! Happy Birthday honey!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Big News!!!

So guess what? We finally put an offer on a house!!! After looking for a house for the past several months, and checking out over 30 houses we finally found the one house that really fit our needs. It is gorgeous and while it is just in offer stage and we have not found out if they have expected it or not, we are so psyched!! Please keep us in your prayers as we really need a home taht fits us, rather than living in a falling apart sardine can on base (that actually costs more in rent than our soon to be mortgage. I cannot wait to start decorating! And yes I will definately be posting each and every picture of the house, and all the updates too!!