Our 10th anniversary was wonderful!
Did I tell you the BIG thing we finally decided on doing to commemorate this event?
Cruise? - I looked into it!
Bed and Breakfast? - I considered going back to the lovely one we went to for our third anniversary.
What's that? Did you say Pay Off Half Of Your Auto Loan?
No way! How did you know??
So this thing happens when you have been married for ten years and have been through alot of "life".
Going out and doing things that are relaxing and focus on just the two of you is awesome and continues to be a high priority. BUT - if you are anything like us, you begin to see, perhaps a bit of a bigger picture. Once we decided what we were going to do, we rejoiced together for God's provision to our family, and really, it felt so good!
In addition to our luxury splurge, of making our vehicles a little bit more ours, we hired a babysitter for 3.5 hours, went to Outback (*mouth watering*), AND shopping at Lowes and Target. I know - we really should restrain ourselves from such excitement!
I realized after the first hour, of us being out alone, that my words were pouring forth like an unrestrained waterfall. I sheepishly apologized to Dave that I pretty much hadn't taken a breath between words in 60 minutes, but he just smiled and patted my shoulder. He gets me.
Uninterrupted conversation; never underestimate the beauty of it.
I am also very happy to report that after somewhere between 2 and 3 weeks of four boys coming down with high fevers, lasting 5-7 days, our household is now fever free. Possibly part of the reason this mama was relishing conversation with that man so much. Being in the house with four little ones for - what felt like - ever, can make one feel a little deprived of adult conversation.
And yes, I have considered packing up and leaving the ol' blog to my dear hubby. ;) Yes, he has many talents. And I was thrilled that he allowed me to publish his writing assignment. Perhaps some day I will convince him to start his own blog. Good times.
I have a one year old photo shoot this weekend. Can't wait! We have some really fun creative ideas.
My babies are getting really grown. I don't remember giving them permission to do that. See? I can't even pretend that I don't have control issues...
It's never a good sign when your six year old is working in the yard with daddy, comes running in, quite out of breath, and says "MOM, DAD NEEDS YOUR PHONE! RIGHT NOW!" -They were burning brush. Yeah, not a good sign. All is well. I just have a smart man, who knows that when he feels his little brush fire may be getting out of control, he calls for help. No control issues there. I could learn a thing or two from him...
The boys had so much fun with daddy throughout a much more relaxed weekend than we are generally used to. They also have two new friends, the firemen.
I have fallen completely in love with a song that spoke directly to my heart when I heard it last week. It is powerful!
We had eight baptisms at our church yesterday. I cried. I do that. It was a really wonderful morning, with alot of meaningful components to our time of worship. I am so glad that God has us in a church that constantly challenges us to grown, that encourages us in our walk, and sometimes makes us uncomfortable for all the right reasons.
I'm reading One Thousand Gifts. "A Dare To Live Fully Right Where You Are". -Yes, it goes hand in hand with exactly what God is leading me through this year.
Don't just live - live fully - right where you are.
It is what it is. Life is hard, and we can't change that.
But we can change our hearts.
And that's a wrap for now.