Friday, December 16, 2011

and it's friday.

+ I'm not one to rush through the days and to wish time to pass more quickly. But this week I've been doing just that. My hubby has been in Haiti for the past week, and I'm so excited for him to get home late tonight. I have had tons of fun with my sweet boys, my wonderful friends and my sis and her hubby. But I'm also ready for my other half to come home. I'm ready to hear stories. I'm ready to see pictures and video of the sweet people in Haiti. I'm ready for him to be here :) I've been able to talk with him briefly each evening and have a glimpse of their days. He has had a wonderful time there and can't wait to be home as well. I cannot wait to hear more! :)

+ My sweet Jimmy has his first "school program" for Christmas this morning. My heart is giddy thinking about watching him sing and saying his line "All the people were amazed at what the shepherds told them." I cannot wait. I have a tissue in my purse just in case there's a tear (or two or three) :)

+ My house is a wreck, haha ;) My wood floors look like they have not been swept in ages (they haven't). The carpet in the living room is covered in bits and pieces of cereal, Ritz crackers, peach puffs and Christmas tree pine needles. Laundry is piled up, waiting to be folded (at least it's clean?!). My brand new camera lens is now in 2 pieces, waiting to go to the repair shop after my adorable little toothy-grin 10 month roly-poly learned how to climb the stairs (where my camera was briefly sitting). My office looks like it exploded with leftover Christmas cards, paper trimmings, Christmas gifts, and matchbox cars. But it's been a good week. A hard week, but a good week. A week with lots of giggles, lots of matchbox car traffic jams, lots of running around the house, lots of coloring, drawing and working on Christmas presents and projects together, and lots of fun mama-and-her-sons time. And I'm thankful. Thankful for my boys. Thankful for my family. Thankful for my friends who have texted or called me each day to check in, to see how I'm really doing. Thankful for my man who is willing and excited to go help and love on others around the globe. Thankful for my man who loves our little family so, so much. Thankful for my man who loves me and supports me unconditionally and spurs me on towards Christ!

+ As we draw closer to Christmas, I'm excited. Excited for the rest of this season. Excited to celebrate with family and friends. Excited.


  1. You are right, yay for fridays =) I know when my husband is away for business it's always great when he returns home. Have agreat weekend! xoxo

  2. Enjoy your weekend with your hubby being home =0)

  3. I'm so sorry about your camera! But I am glad your husband returns home - blessings!

  4. I know you will enjoy having your husband back - have a great weekend =)

  5. Enjoy your hubby's return. Good for you, getting through a tough week! I referenced you in a blog post the other day, as you got me inspired to do some Advent countdown activities with my girls. Thanks for the continued creative inspiration!