The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. ~Thomas Jefferson

Friday, February 29, 2008

Missionary Update!

Most of you are already aware that our oldest son has been in El Salvador the past 2 years. We finally got his flight itinerary and he will be home at 9:45 p.m. on March 18th! Wahoo!!! We are so excited to see him and hear his voice again.

We have certainly seen blessings supporting him on his mission. Our money has stretched further, my tips have been exceptional, more closeness as a family, more meaningful prayers.... and the list goes on and on. We have looked forward to Monday emails with great anticipation. I may have to require him to continue emailing me a while longer so I can wean off of those. :o)

I'll keep you updated (whether you like it or not!) as the next 2 1/2 weeks fly by.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Breakfast in Bed

Ahhh.... This morning Dave and I were treated to Breakfast in Bed. At 8 a.m., Nicole (who is 5) came to our room with a "menu" (which was a bunch of squiggly lines and a few pictures) and told us to choose what we wanted for breakfast. The choices were french toast or bread. :) We chose french toast. lol! Not long after, the three younger kids, McKay (12) and Jaylyn (7) and Nicole came marching into our room with a cookie sheet with french toast, butter, syrup and 2 cups. Jaylyn was holding a carafe of orange juice. They were so proud of themselves! Nicole wanted to sit on the edge of the bed and watch us eat. (getting a few bites here and there) While we ate, they served Keeley (16) breakfast in bed, and then Nicole went back to bed so they could bring her breakfast. LOL! Jaylyn had breakfast in bed and then... McKay cooked his own breakfast and the girls served it to him in bed!

What great kids... they have good hearts. The kitchen wasn't as bad as I expected and the experience was well worth cleaning up the mess. Love comes in all forms... this morning it was French Toast.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

A Misrepresentation Perhaps?

I just noticed that I use WAY too many exclamation points when I write! See? LOL This might lead you to believe that I'm full of energy and highly excitable. This is not a true representation of my nature. However, I have yet to discover the appropriate punctuation to convey my lack of ambition some days, or to show calm, soothing, feelings. Perhaps several zzzzzz's would work? Maybe a few ~~~~~ calming waves added in here & there?

True, I do enjoy life for the most part. Little things thrill me. Food almost always deserves an exclamation point! (Don't you agree?) Well, maybe not something like brussel sprouts, but think of chocolate! Cheesecake! Lay's Potato Chips! See what I mean? I feel a thrill when I'm ready to check out at the grocery store and find a checker WITHOUT a line! Woohoo!

Perhaps I'll take an online writing course this next year to help correct my punctuation skills, until then, expect to see that exclamation point more here than anywhere else on the web! If it bothers you, go ahead and picture me sighing, forcing myself to smile, rolling my eyes and whining a bit. LOL

Have a wonderful week!!!