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 TV...so, 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 kindling...so, 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!