Tuesday, March 18, 2008

More Haven Happenings...

Things seem to be unusually busy around here
and my blog shows it by its inconsistent posts,
delay in responding to emails, etc...
But it has been a good busy.
We have been practicing our diligence
in our discipling, training, academics, etc...
I've been implementing some new things
into our days, which has been taking some extra time,
but anything that has eternal value
is worthy of putting the time and effort into. ;o)

After our busy week, we enjoyed some leisurely moments. ;o)
The weather was beautiful this past week
and Daddy was able to take his motorcycle to work.
He surprised the younger ones with his motorcycle appearance,
one day after work, and they were amused...

They were so amused that they, too,
wanted to try on Daddy's motorcycle gear...




On Friday, we had friends over for sourdough pizza night.
The children had fun washing all of the vehicles
that were in front of our house...
It was pizza and car wash day!

On Saturday, Daddy and Will had a father/son outing,
which I will shamelessly share photos of... ;o)

They had such fun together and it sure blessed my heart!

It was a blessing, too, to be in the Lord's house on Sunday!

This Sunday was Crucifixion Sunday at our church.
We focused on Jesus Christ and what He did on the cross.
We, also, had the Lord's Supper,
which is always such a special, precious time!

Yesterday we continued with our Bible time and academics,
in addition to running a few errands.
When Daddy arrived home,
he brought Mommy these beauties...

And he took her out for supper and shopping!

We had a good time together
(It had been a loooong time since we'd been able to do that).
We enjoyed each others company
and we were able to talk with one another
and smooth out a few "wrinkles"
(it can be a real challenge to adjust after a long deployment).
It was a blessing to spend time alone together.

Today we're continuing on with our discipleship time,
along with our academics,
and going to Ally's piano lessons that she teaches.
I hope to respond to emails and comments soon
and thank you so much for understanding. ;o)

I hope y'all have a good day and week!

"It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed,
because his compassions fail not.
They are new every morning:
great is thy faithfulness.
The LORD is my portion, saith my soul;
therefore will I hope in him.
The LORD is good unto them that wait for him,
to the soul that seeketh him.
It is good that a man should both hope
and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD."
~ Lamentations 3:22-26


rolicreps said...

Hey--I think a couple of those kids up there belong to me :o) I might just bring my vehicle over every Friday to get washed ;o). I'm glad ya'll had good evening.

Tracy said...

I Appreciate your honesty. My husband travels for work and it's not always easy when he returns.

devildogwife said...

Will looks too cute out there golfing. The motorcycle garb made me laugh as we too have some fond motorcycle garb memories. ;) Glad you were able to spend some quality time with your beloved.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

What a busy week you have had. Love the kids in daddy's gear! I think the boys had a nice outting and fun golfing. So glad mom and dad had their own outting. The roses are lovely. God bless you!

momofmhasr said...

I can only imagine the work involved after being apart so long. You are an example to me, in the way you work so hard at your marriage and with your children. thanks again for your time on my blog. I really love it. I hope you got the card.

Martie said...

I so enjoyed reading about your life there. Sounds like things are settling into "normal" once again. (By the way, my husband has not been deployed - and gone for a long time and we still have wrinkles too! even as pastor's and wives. :o )

Thanks for the updates. It is always good to hear from you

Lisa said...

I enjoyed the post and I appreciate the birthday wishes for Holly. The flowers were lovely and I am happy that you and your DH are getting to spend some quality time together.Your sour dough pizza's look so yummy.
Friends, Lisa

PlainJane said...

Hi Christina,
Your kiddos are so cute - I was just waiting to see Ally in the garb too; and I have a van the kids can wash if you need more diligence training. :) Love golf, but the snow gets in the way -wonderful pictures of daddy & son! And pretty roses - it's always best to iron out those wrinkles than to leave them in! Sometimes I forget that my Godly friends have wrinkles sometimes too, and it's encouraging to be reminded of that. I love the quote from Lamentations - one of my favorite.
ps - I think I'm going to go ahead and get the SOW! I decided I will need to get busy & sell a couple of boxes of books in the closet and that should defray the cost. Thanks again for your sweet input!!!

Kristy Jo said...

Oh to be warm enough here to wash the car by hand!!!!!!
Its definatly n ot carwashing weather or motorcycle weather (tho my dh would go out in 29 below )
Beautiful flowers, and how nice that will and daddy got to go out and have a father son day!

Thanks for the info... I had wondered if you had got the message, sometimes I forget to put the little code in so my comments dont get left.. I thought perhaps that had happened.. :)

Ron and Ginny said...

Very sweet! I like the pictures of the children putting on Daddy's clothes. We have pictures of me and my brothers wearing our Dad's army uniform when we were really little. Funny! :-D

MrsMelody said...

Great pictures. Daddy at our house enjoys riding his bike to work on nice days too. Plus it saves gas in the truck! :)

Getting time alone with your hubby is such a nice thing. We do "date night" every once in a while. I wish we were able to do it more often. There's always an adjustment time when Daddy comes home again. Glad you were able to work on things. That's important.

Have a blessed week

Training Hearts said...

As always, blessed by your words! Thank you again!! I have really enjoyed making my daughter some really cute dresses and she loves wearing them, too :)

Abundant Blessings,


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