Friday, August 20, 2010

Weekly posts...

Okay, here goes my attempt at keeping up with my blog. I mean, I have this thing... I might as well use it! It might be a little random because I still need to blog about all the things we did on our 2 month vacation. I'm starting to work on a series of posts that include lots of pictures. Hopefully it will be done in the coming weeks.
Until then, I'll post about the happenings that are going on now. We are officially in the tale end of this deployment! Only about a handful of weeks left and boy am I ready! The 5.5 months have flown by and we've been so blessed to have many visitors and to take a nice vacation. The weather here has been beautiful this past week, but of course we never made it to the beach. For one reason or another I talked myself out of going and I so desperately need a tan! We are definitely back into the swing of things here and settled into a nice routine. Though I don't expect it to last to long with Justin coming home soon, I am certainly enjoying the quiet slow-pace lifestyle right now. Elijah will be headed off to pre-school at the end of the month. How and when did he get old enough to go to pre-school?! I am so not okay with that! He is thrilled though. It's only 2 half days a week which is perfect for me because as much as I want the short break I am going to miss having him around all the time. Plus it just means we are that much closer to him going to school full time.
This past week my dear friend Kelly and her husband Brian welcomed a sweet little princess into this world! She is the sister of Elijah's best friends, Quinn and Grayson. I was able to bless them by watching their boys the few days Kelly was in the hospital and it allowed Brian (who is deploying very very soon) to spend much needed alone time with his girls. I love that family so much. Adelyn is a beautiful baby and my heart is so full of love for her!
We are slowly starting to prep for Justin's homecoming. Finishing projects around the house that I've put off all these months. Last weekend I learned how to sew with a sewing machine and sewed 5 curtains! They are so pretty and make me smile when I see them!
In the next weeks I want to finish little things in our dining room and also make my own soap so be on the look out for those posts! Until then I'll leave you with some cute pictures of Elijah, Adelyn, and another little project I did last weekend!


  1. Congrats on making it through a deployment... I am in your same boat. Only a few weeks, wow! I can't believe it is down to weeks, are left and we will be together again. Its been an awesome deployment though..... well for us it has. With it being the summer, we've been able to go on trips to Utah and go to visit family and friends and NOT get stuck in the desert of 29 palms! Enjoy your homecoming.
    PS I really enjoy your blog!

  2. thank you so so much for your sweet comment. i'm so happy that sharing my heart helped you in a little way. :)
    just try to remember what i keep telling myself. God has had a plan for you and the timing of your children since before the foundations of the earth were laid. His timing is PERFECT.

  3. do you have scentsy? if so... what are you favorite scents?? im excited to try it! oh... and im not the one pregnant. i guess the way i wrote my post made it seem like i could be the one. nope! im praying hard that ill be next though ;)

  4. SORRY! I'll get back to posting more soon... Priorities!
    I do have Scentsy. I have cinnamon vanilla, cinnamon spice or something, and a pomegranate one. I love cinnamon and vanilla so those scents are my favorite, but I really do like most of their stuff!