Monday, November 30, 2009
Coming soon... a wonderful trip to Belgium for Thanksgiving ... the joys of babysitting five boys ... school activities!
On a side note.... I talked to Jay last night! He was all settled in and found his bed for the next year! What a great feeling!! He's "home" and ready to get the show on the road!!
Monday, November 23, 2009
That past few days have been quite a whirl wind around here! Friday night we spent together like we always do. We had chili for supper, which was the last meal on Jay's list that he asked for. Then we watched 24 like we always do. Jay spent quite awhile packing up and cleaning out. I sat and watched and helped shove the bags full. As I was getting ready for bed, Jay was taking pictures like crazy. He said he wanted to remember everything I did while he was gone. He even took pictures of me sleeping on the couch! We finally decided to go to bed at midnight, otherwise, the night would have drug on forever!! Five hours later left like only a few seconds!
In case all of you also want to remember me brushing my teeth!!
I can't wait to hear that he is all settled in. I've received a couple updates, so am glad for that.
One way of keeping positive is to keep looking forward to the next month. I am so excited to go home for Christmas. In one month from today, I'll be sleeping in my bed from back home and waking up to my family!! I can't wait to eat my mom's homemade candy and cookies. I can't wait to see the Christmas tree and go to church and sing Christmas carols. So many wonderful things to be thankful for this holiday season! I sure wish Jay could be with me, but sooner than I know, he'll be back!
Monday, November 16, 2009
He brought me lunch at school today! I had a short break between all of my conferences. He called me and told me to come out to the parking lot. He had made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! They were terrific! When he got home tonight, he helped me make my favorite meal, spaghetti and garlic bread!! It was delicious! I am stuffed, but can't wait for cake and ice cream! One of my little boys brought me a cake at school today when his family came for conferences. I remember him asking me what my favorite dessert was on Friday at school, and today they showed up with it! They made a white cake with white frosting and sprinkles! It's so perfect and I bet it tastes wonderful!! Such a sweet family!
In my chair for the night, with my plate of spaghetti and one of my favorite movies, The Holiday!
Saturday, November 14, 2009
After everyone finished up eating, we played several rounds of Apples to Apples. It was fun to play with such a big group. I never won, but still enjoyed it. The last two rounds I was quite sidetracked as I was holding little Loralynn. She was much more enjoyable than the game!!
Now we're home, our bellies are STUFFED, and we hit our chairs. I don't plan on moving until I head to bed!! It's resting time!
Here is what the table looked like after all the food was gone. I forgot to take pictures before, so you can see what big pigs we all are!! This table was completely loaded about an hour before this picture!
There were tons of desserts and all were delicious, but this was definitely the cutest! Angie made turkeys out of cupcakes and nutter butters! How clever!
Last year, Jay and I attended at least three different Thanksgiving meals. This year... this was it. So we ate lots of things that we have only at Thanksgiving! We probably won't get it next year, so we savored every last bite!
Friday, November 13, 2009
He then had me open some presents he got for me, which he shouldn't have. We bought so many new things lately, esepcially coming off our Poland trip. But I guess he had these things way before the trip! I received several new clothing items. I'm really excited to wear them all! I'm going to be looking pretty fancy!! I'll have to wear my new skirt that he gave me to conferences on Monday, along with the new boots he got me for Christmas!
The rest of the evening was spent relaxing with my hubby. Nothing at all will ever beat that, no matter how many new outfits he buys me! I will take time with him any day over gifts! For sure!!! I had made steak and potatoes for him as one of his favorite meals. It worked great for a birthday meal and was delicious! Instead of eating cake, we had a butterscotch pudding pie that I already had in the fridge! It was such a perfect night! I hope to do it all again on Monday, except for the gifts. No more of those please!!!! I'll just take the together time!!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
We walked into the restaurant (our favorite place) and were surprised (especially Jay) to see 25 smiling faces that we all knew! Jay was shocked!! He was not expecting it at all. He really enjoyed getting to talk to everyone and see all our friends one last time.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Now for the fun ones....
In the upcoming months and throughout the next year, please pray with us for safety and peace. We pray that this deployment goes quickly and we can grow from it! We pray that God blesses our actions apart from each other and continuely reminds us how blessed we are to have each other, even from across the world.
THANK YOU ELIZABETH for taking such great photos!! We really appreciate you doing this for us!!