Posts Tagged ‘Paul’

Someone Grabbed My Camera….

October 22, 2012

I’m not mentioning names, but when I was unloading photos, I did find this:


Jackson and Papa

September 30, 2012

Paul may get a little tired of me snapping pictures….

He can have the baby asleep in almost seconds…he’s got the magic touch!

Paul's Graduation

June 27, 2012

I’ve had Courtney busy, busy editing photos of recent events in our home.

I’m thankful for her willingness to capture family moments…it’s a blessing for our home and our family!

In any case, I was thrilled to hear that she had Paul’s graduation photos ready for me. Bless her heart, there were thousands of people there and we don’t have the camera set-up for shooting an event like this, but she did a great job capturing this special moment in our lives.

I’m sure I’ll have more to add in the coming weeks….

I’m so proud of him. Aside from working hard each week for our family, and of course that little thing….leading our family of soon to be, 14, he has studied and studied more! He graduated Summa Cum Laude- one of only about 30 people in a graduating class of more than a thousand!

Praising God for this accomplishment!!

Like Father, Like Son

June 16, 2012

In the process of going through my camera photos, I found these:

Amazing, don’t you think?! At least we know where Matthew got the fascination with taking pictures of himself!

Paul's Graduation

April 29, 2012

We received Paul’s graduation cap and gown today!!

April 26, 2012

April 27, 2012

If you had told me two years ago, or even one year ago, that we would have still been cleaning this house, I would have laughed!

Yet, here we are!

This week, Paul has been home ALL WEEK!! For those who know us personally, you know how unusual this is for our family. We have soaked up every single minute with him.

When other men would have been home with their feet up, probably watching television, Paul has been working around our home.

Yesterday, found him repairing a blinker on the truck, returning an item to a friend, and taking me to buy remaining supplies we needed for the floor we’re installing.

The day before, we took a HUGE load of all sorts of things to the thrift store.

This morning, he was up bright and early, loading a trailer full of items from the basement to go to the metal recycling center.

The children have stuck by his side, chatting and telling him all their latest happenings. Everyone is working with a smile, just glad to be by their papa’s side! I’m smiling knowing my driveway and (part of), the basement will be, ~at last~ CLEAN!
(Do you hear the choir singing?!!)

Even not feeling my best, it has been a GREAT week with him here so much. We have needed this time.

O.K…’s flooring update:

This is after 2 coats of polyurethane. We’ve got the timer set to re-coat every four hours. We’re thinking by the end of the day, we should have a total of five coats on the floor.

Until then, the littles are living it up in the living room:

They are having the time of their lives! How often do you get to set up camp in your living room??

Prayer Requests

  • Paul, as we pray for the Lord’s direction now that he has finished his degree

  • My family and this little bug that I seem to have

Today I’m Thankful For

  • A house that is literally, lighter with so much junk GONE!

  • Hey! I’m on top of things this time….I’m already beginning to pack my hospital bag (aren’t you proud, Christy??). For once, I’m not waiting until the last minute.
  • Progress we’ve made in our home in recent weeks. There is just something about new paint that makes me happy!
  • Happy children, a loving husband, and a forgiving Father. I am one blessed woman.

    …..and then there is this little gem that arrived today:

    Shhhhhh!!!!! We’re not telling Papa until tonight. 🙂

We had a special dinner and Courtney made him a cake:

Wishing you a joyful home and sweet fellowship today….

with love,