Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Wednesday's Ways...

I hope y'all are enjoying the new year! ;o)
Yesterday the children and I worked in the house,
preparing for Daddy's homecoming.
We tackled Ally's and Will's bedrooms,
as we were switching them, downsizing, and cleaning.
The more I move furniture,
the older I realize I really am!

Today we worked on the living room and reading room.
The tree and Christmas decor was put away,
we picked up, organized, dusted,
and put everything in its place...
even the bookshelves are well presentable. ;o)

The children, also, enjoyed some free time...

The lil' girls enjoyed playing with the barn
and its barnyard friends.

Will enjoyed a book while relaxing on the couch.

Ally enjoyed practicing violin and was excited to learn
a special "tip" from
Frédéric Chopin
(even though he's been dead over 150 years)! ;o)

This afternoon,
we began making a sign for Daddy's homecoming...

(hanging to dry)

The children will be coloring in the people more tomorrow

and then we will be hanging it up
on the side of the highway.
We are very excited and can't wait to see Daddy! ;o)

For supper, I was able to use my new Nicer Dicer
(which is a lot easier on my wrists)
to make a ham, zuchinni and rice skillet.
It was yummy!
When we all sat down at the table to pray and eat,
I noticed that Beth and Will looked sickly.
Sure enough... they had low fevers...
so we are beginning our new year
with giving our immune systems a little "practice". ;o)

I hope y'all are enjoying your week!

"I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live:
I will sing praise to my God while I have my being."
~ Psalm 104:33


Shannon @ Some Fine Taters said...

Yay welcome home signs! I'm excited for you all!!!

Madeleine said...

He is coming home soon?!?!?!


Praise God. :)

And once again.... Thank you all for your precious sacrifice.

May HE continue to bless you.

Tracy said...

I'm so excited seeing that banner...soon!

I hope that you are all better soon.

MyHubbysHelper said...

I'm so glad that your hubby is coming home, what a nice way to start the New Year!!! Sorry about the sickness at your house, I do know how you feel though, my poor hubby is nursing an ear infection! Thank you for posting pics, I so enjoy seeing your happy family in action! Have a wonderful time with your hubby, enjoy every moment!!!
Mrs. Bowman

Tina in AL said...

Yeah for you all! How wonderful that your husband will be home soon. Praying for you all at this exciting time (and praying that Will & Beth are better soon and no one else comes down with any thing else). :)
In His love,

kaysmarmey said...

Happy Wednesday to you all. Just a quick comment to say how wonderful that your husband will be home soon. How fantastic!! Enjoy

Anonymous said...

half way around the world, a family is so excited for your family!!! Daddy's comin' home! YAE! AmeN!
How sweet it will be. Praying for you. :O)


Mrs. C said...

Whoo hoo! It's getting closer every day! I cannot imagine how excited everyone is. Praying that you can stay sane until your hubby's arrival. :) Also, praying that the sick bug leaves your house quickly.

Mrs. C

Mrs. S said...

That's so wonderful that your hubby and daddy will be home. I so enjoy your blog and how you share your family's story. I would imagine that your husband is making a career out of the Marines. I pray that he will be able to be home with his family for a good while before being deployed again. My brother is 'getting out' in February to attend college. There's a good chance that he will be called back up, as I'm sure you all know, but our prayer is that he is able to attend school. Your family and your husband are all heroes to everyone of us Americans. I was also encouraged to see that you and your family are Ron Paul supporters (at least I thought I saw a 'homeschoolers for Ron Paul' button on your site at one point). I am so encouraged by his ideas and the fact that he has so much military support really speaks volumes as to where our true heroes are at. Thank you for sharing on your blog and may God continue to bless you all. You have been a blessing to me. I so enjoy seeing how you all homeschool, etc. I can't wait to put some of your ideas into practice in a few years.

Mrs. S

Martie said...

I knew you were talking soon - but *this* soon. Oh, how excited we are for you all here. I am sure you will have a January filled with excitment - and adjustments! :)

I will look forward to seeing pics of the homecoming.


Sis. Julie said...

Amen!! I know you have to be so excited to have him coming home!! My SIL's hubby comes home mid February. She too can't wait!!

What is the date of his coming home?

PlainJane said...

Wow, the day is almost here! I am so excited for you!! Praying that Will & Beth will be feeling all better soon and that the rest of you don't get "it". Fun banner! Fly it proud - we are so thankful for ya all's sacrifice for our freedom. Blessings to You and Yours!

Kristy Jo said...

HOW EXCITING.... hope the kids get better soon!!!!!!! My little Gabriel was under the weather right at the new year... I wasnt even Sure if we would be able to Go to the services... But praise The Lord he was ok and able to go to the night service!

I pray your kiddies are well for daddys return!!!!!

oh and that sounds YUMMY gotta recipe?

Mrs. T said...

Oh how exciting! Getting closer all the time!!!!!!!! Praying for safe travels...

And I hope your children feel better soon, too. :)

Daughter of the King said...

He's almost home....HOORAY...hip hip hooray...
for you and yours...
and FAMILY re-unions..of sorts...

Kelli said...

The sign looks wonderful, everyone did a great job! It sounds like you have been getting lots done at your house. I will pray Beth and Will feel better soon!

Nikki said...

How exciting for you all. I know you are all thanking the Lord for keeping him safe while he was in Iraq.

Your sign is so sweet. I know he'll be excited to see it.


momofmhasr said...

I am so excited for you! I hope you have a wonderful day planned for His arrival and don't forget a great meal! I am sure he has missed your home cooking! ;) Praying for you Christina as you do the final preperations!

Anonymous said...

Dear fellow Military spouse and friend, what a joy to see this post this morning and the signs you made, literally had me crying for joy!! I know all to much the anticipation ones home coming brings, as I recall when my DH came home from his 1 year tour from Iraq in 2004(2003-2004).


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