Saturday, June 9, 2012

Greyhaired Family Update

Because I know you've been thinking about us non stop, I thought I'd relieve your burdened minds!  Heh, heh, heh...  Greyhaired Family Roll Call... Ready?  Go!

Motorman:  Flying like crazy.  Well, not crazy.  Just busy.  Crazy would be having to eject out of his jet.  Heh, heh, heh...  {ahem} Teaching lots of classes, and young "kids" to fly has caused my Marine to flourish.  He is so happy with his job, and we're happy that we get to see him frequently.  And no deployments on the horizon?  Icing on the cake!

(He's handsome as all get out, isn't he?  Swoon!)

He's also been busy filling our home with custom painted plastic soldiers.  And making molds to make his own soldiers.  And making forts, batteries, weapons, and other stuff I don't even know the names of for said soldiers.

CraftyGirl:  Finished her 3rd grade year as a homeschooler with flying colors.

Continues to crank out amazingly creative craft projects.  Has made and sold some fingerless gloves as well as hats.  Not to mention all the lemonade our neighbors are getting to drink -- after they pay for it, of course.  I think we need to teach CraftyGirl to spell "entrepreneur!"  She's creeping up on her 9th birthday, and each day is showing us how she's becoming more responsible, helpful, and generous.  I'm sure it has nothing to do with her desire to show us she'd be a responsible hamster owner!

TheBoy:  If growing were a sport, this kid would be an Olympic gold medalist!  We cannot believe how big this boy has gotten.

He has successfully completed his 1st grade year and is reading and figuring like a champ.  His interests range from Star Wars Legos to Pharaoh's Quest  Legos to military soldiers to military tanks back to Legos... You get the picture.  And speaking of pictures, TheBoy cranks out amazing drawings.  Usually of Star Wars, Ancient Egypt, tanks, soldiers... I'm seeing a recurrent theme here...

Greyhaired Momma:  (That's me!!)  Now that our school year has officially ended, I expect to catch up on all that couch sitting and bon-bon eating I missed out on during the previous part of the year.
Oh.  Okay.
I continue to set up a booth at our local Farmer's Market to sell my photography.  I am amazed at the blessing that pours forth when I share my heart for finding God in His creation.

I have also continued to eat Clean and to run.  I just finished my third 5K of the year and I think I've caught the running bug.

I've registered to run my first 10K.
This summer.
Away from home.
In a much more mountainous region than I have been training in.
Altitude?  That's gonna make training fun!  For most of my runs, I am blessed to run along the Gulf of Mexico.  At about .5 feet elevation.  Where I'm going?  Yeah... It's like 2,600 ft.  Huff and puff, baby!  Huff and puff!  And, that's not even the crazy thing.  Wanna hear what's crazy?  I've been throwing around "half marathon" like I might, one day (soon), be taking it on.  Woot!

We thank you for keeping up with us.  I'll try to do better about keeping the blog updated.
Now that I have all this free time to couch sit and eat bon bons, that is!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Testament to Mercy

Yesterday, we saw Divine intervention firsthand.

We saw the unbelievable, the inconceivable, the unfathomable happen.

A freak accident that could have been tragic...


Praise the Lord, Oh my soul, Praise the Lord!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Happy 7th Birthday, Buddy!

Dearest son,

Happy 7th Birthday, Big Guy!

I know I say it each year, but you have grown so quickly!!  I know I tease you frequently about being disobedient since I tell you to stop growing up and you just don't do it, but as your Momma, it is bittersweet to watch you grow into the boy you've become.  Where did my little boy go? 

You are a blessing to our family, and you complete us.  You are funny and passionate.  A boy who thinks outside the box, knows what he wants and what he likes, and isn't afraid to be loving to those around him.  We love watching you draw your amazing pictures, create things out of Legos, and play with your military soldiers.  We love, even more, watching you share and live the Word of God!  

We look forward to watching you grow and seeing the plans that God has for you.  We are blessed to be your family, and we love you!

Loving you always,
Momma, Daddy, and Sissy

"For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him."  1 Samuel 1:27