Thursday, April 2, 2009

Thankful Thursday~Quality Family Time

Hey, I'm back!!! It feels good to be back with your lovely ladies (and gentlemen...if there is any reading this)...I've missed you guys BUT, I have enjoyed my time away from the computer and blogging. Nothing personal...I just needed a break to spend some quality time with my son, Tyler, who is 14 years old and growing too fast and to get my priorities straight.

Last week was our Spring Break and I worked Monday through Wednesday and that evening, my hubby, Roger, took our camper to the beautiful state park about 40 miles away. Roger had to work so he took the camper up there Wednesday evening, spent the night and came back home Thursday morning for work plus had a men's ministry retreat...not to return to us until Saturday evening.

This gave Ty and I some wonderful alone time...3 days of no cell phone, house phone, TV and no XBox!!! PTL!!! The only problem with this is...we had thunderstorms every night that we were there alone...severe storms, at that. We have a nice 5th wheel camper that is big and heavy but the winds rocked it like it was nothing. I couldn't get online on my cell phone to check the weather (no signal), couldn't call Roger for a weather update, couldn't get the weather on the, I did a lot of praying until 2-3 AM on Friday and Saturday. The days were gorgeous...sunshine, warm weather and we had a great time.

We watched movies every night and played during the day. We played tennis, went for walks, rode our bikes and played board games. Neither one of us missed being at home with all the distractions that our daily life brings to our family.

Ty is just like me...we like to stay up late and sleep in late in the mornings...that is exactly what we did. There was no hubby/daddy to wake us up because he just couldn't stand it any longer, there was not wrestling, aggreviating each other...just peace and quiet :-) Sorry, baby...I do love you :-)

We tried out hand at making a camp fire and Ty is usually really good at it (thanks to Byron and Royal Rangers) but this time...there was anything DRY to use for, our fire was pretty sad!

Plus, as a bonus...we ran into Dorinda (pastor's wife and my dear friend) and the kids at the tennis court one afternoon. I wanted you to see how much Tyler has grown since August '08 to March '09. The first picture is Ty and Jordan in 8/08 and the second picture is Ty and Jordon in 3/09. Watch out, Jordan...Ty just might pass you in height.

I am so thankful for the wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with my sweet son, add many more memories to our memory bank and get lots of good rest. We had a wonderful time!!!

For more thankful hearts...visit our host, Laurie at Women Taking A Stand for Thankful Thursday.

Have a wonderfully blessed day!


  1. Welcome back! And glad to hear you had a wonderful time with Ty... ;)

  2. Oh how fun! We used to have a camper trailer and sold it last year. We want to get one that better fits our family, hopefully later in the year. We all miss it. Take care my friend! Hope this week is going well!

  3. I am glad you are back...missed you, but you were gone for a wonderful reason. So glad your time away was so awesome. I loved the picture of you two together. Beautiful.

  4. I'm glad you had a great time! Wow, he has really grown!

    Hey, I finally posted a picture of our family so pop over and look at yesterday's post if you want to finally see who you've been talking to all this time, lol!

  5. Jen, thank you for your sweet, precious words and I love you too! And BTW, since I am 50 I am older than you and if I can wear shorts, you can too! You have precious wisdom girl, I have read your blog and your heart is awesome!

  6. Jenn,
    Glad that you joined with us today over at TT! I am so glad that you got to take that time with Tyler. He has grown alot (loved those pictures). You are precious and I love you. -love, Laurie

  7. Missed you but I'm glad you got away with your son. It's always good to get away.

  8. Praise God for precious family time sweetie, love you.

  9. Sounds like a perfect get-away. God bless you and welcome back!

  10. I SO understand needing that break and taking it. I'm glad that you enjoyed it. Glad to have you back. Love you.

  11. Hey Jennifer, I've had your son on my heart and praying for him. How's he doing?

  12. Jennifer, Jennifer, Jennifer!!! I missed you so.

    Do you KNOW how envious I am of you and your family?? I grew up on a campground. MMM I can just close my eyes and the sounds and smells come flooding back. *sigh*

    Glad you had a wonderful time.-- it sounds wonderful.

  13. Sounds like a wonderful break! What a sweet picture of you and your son. Wow, even your dog got to sleep in too! ;-)

  14. Hi Glad you are back. What an adventure. I would have been scared in the storm too. I am so happy for you both to have some new wonderful memories. What a blessing.

  15. What a blessing!
    I'm so ready to go RV camping again. I love the time away from everything, the smell of a good wood fire, bacon frying in the morning. Man, I'm ready to go!

    So glad you all had a wonderful time together.

  16. So glad to hear that you had a wonderful break and great quality time with your son! Enjoy your weekend!



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