Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Our Day of Love

Well, the truth be told, my goal is that everyday we strive to truly love in this crib, but we are finding it more difficult to navigate our boys through this "love" walk as their ages and stages clash together!  I know God gave us family to sand down our rough edges!

My homecoming made this Valentine's Day very special for me.  I could not wait to be wrapped in my husband's arms plant dozens of kisses on my boys' cheeks!

The boys missed some school days last week due to their flu bug (well, not Garrison...he got all his work done don't ya know), and as badly as I knew we needed to be doing some real bookwork, I just couldn't do it.  I mean, we did some, but I just wanted to enjoy my family, ya know?  And praise God, that IS the joy and privilege of homeschooling right?

So, we put the books away and had Home Ec!  My hubby's favorite meal is good ole fried chicken and after all the man had done for me, he darn deserved some!  

Here are some pics of Alex and I preparing food, and Trey wanted to take some of us making one of his favorite desserts! I got a sweet card and money for dinner out from my parents...along with a nice piece o' chocolate! Mmmmm  There's also a pic of Garrison with his braces and Alex with his new glasses.  Enjoy!  (I feel certain the boys all grew while I was away too!)  Oh!  And if you look closely you can see the goose egg on Trey's forehead where he fell and hit his bed in the middle of the night!  Yikes!

Oh dear!  I nearly forgot!  My sweet and thoughtful honey got me a Nook!  (If you don't know, that is an electronic reader from Barnes and Noble.)  I have to say...I LOVE IT ALREADY!  It is so convenient to have multiple books in one little handy-dandy device.  I wish I had all our school textbooks on it so I didn't have to tote those around.  AND a little birdie told me that there was a case on the way "from the boys." 

I truly don't deserve the thoughtfulness my love showers me with!  THANKS SO MUCH TOM!


Katie Ashcraft said...

you have got some HANDSOME boys there! just in the few months I have been reading your blog (has it been longer??) I have seen changes in them, especially your oldest! loved all the pictures! hopefully those braces are easing up on your sons teeth, and everyone looks cute in glasses I think! take care, love ya, Katie

Laura said...

Awwww!! They are so big!!! I love you guys and miss you so much!! Welcome home!