Chris's Change of Command

Chris's Change of Command

Daily Bible Verse

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Gotta Love Mickey!

I just bought tickets to go and see Playhouse Disney Live On Tour! The show is not coming until March '08, but it will give us something to look forward to while Chris is away.

I think that I am more excited than the kids are at this point. I just love to see their faces and watch them dance and sing when we go to a show. We took Luke to see The Wiggles last year, and I couldn't stop watching him the whole time. Pure joy on his face!
Here they are watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (an every morning event). I remember lying on the floor with my head propped in my hands as a kid. My brother and I used to watch TV sitting in that position. Have you tried it lately? Not as comfortable as I remember.
Chris gets home tonight from 2 weeks in the field. His block leave starts next Monday and I am so excited to have him home with the family for 2 weeks. No big plans, just lots of family fun!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Pre-deployment Brief

Tonight I have to attend Chris's battalion's pre-deployment brief. I cannot believe he is getting ready to leave again. He just got home in February, but here we are preparing for another 7 months without Daddy. I know that we will make it through. God is so faithful and supplies every need. I just dread the day he has to go. Deployment is hard on the kids and myself, but it is so hard for Chris. I hate that he has to miss another Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Both Chris and I feel strongly about his job and mission while he is away. We both know that we are making this sacrifice for a reason. He has seen such tremendous improvement since he was in Iraq last time. It gives me great hope for their country and their ability to succeed.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

You tell 'em, sister!

So we are having lunch at Chick-fil-a (our favorite spot!) trying the beat the heat in J'ville today. My car thermostat said that the temp was 102! Anyway, we met some friends and ate our typical chicken nuggets, fries, and fruit cup.
Once we finished lunch, it was off to the indoor playground. Hayley and Luke were off and running with their friends and having a grand ol' time. Well, in come 3 or 4 "big boys" as Hayley calls them. They were a little rough and about 3 times her size. A couple of the boys went tearing past her and almost knocked her down. Did my sweet little princess cry and come running to Mama? Oh no! She turned and looked at them and yelled "STOP" at the top of her lungs with her hand out. Way to stand your ground little lady.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Where does the time go?

Time goes so fast. We just celebrated Luke's 4th and Hayley's 2nd birthdays. I look at them and I am amazed at how quickly their "baby days" have passed, and we are moving closer to the preschool/schools days. Luke will begin 4 year preschool in a few weeks and I choke back the tears as I think of him growing up. Don't get me wrong, it is such a gift to get to watch the two of them grow, learn, and become the people God has made them to be. I just don't want to miss a moment! Happy Birthday my precious babes.