Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Now

Aren't we adorable?  My love
 fresh off the plane from England
and finally home to me :)
November 5, 2012
I can't believe it's February already.  It's funny how fast time marches by when all is well.  Why is it that the harder the day, the longer it is?  A most unfair anomaly.  Well at any rate, Geoff has been home for three months now!  That's 1/4 the time he was gone.  I can hardly believe it.  So much has happened since we were reunited.

Having the house full of laughter again is the most comforting thing.  For those that know my dear husband, you can appreciate how much laughter he brings into our lives.  The antics are nearly never-ending and I am more than fine with that.... apparently, that's how I can know he loves me :)

I love that even after 13 years together, we are still so excited to be together.  Actually, I would say, our love has grown in infinite amounts as we have weathered the seas of life together... and the older I get the more license I have to be cheesy.

Devon, Geoff and Mom at The Little Chapel on the Hill

Just after Geoff got home, his family came to visit.  He was so happy to see Mom, Dad and his younger brother, Devon.  It had been almost five years since he had seen them.  We had a lovely few days together and were sad to see them go.  We are looking forward to a summer in Idaho!

The Monday after Thanksgiving, we took a plunge and enrolled all the children in public school.  It was very difficult the first few weeks and there were many tears, both theirs and mine, but currently everyone is adjusted and thriving... Even me.  I've taken a new job as a Special Needs Substitute at the elementary where my children attend.  It is a great fit for me, I can use my skills and education doing something I love, but only when I want to.

Our Gingerbread/Graham Cracker village.

Christmas all together was wonderful.  Being able to have a partner in crime, as we laid out presents Christmas Eve was the best part of my Christmas.  I think Santa is much more fun as an adult.

And we got to have our annual Gingerbread/Graham Cracker House party.  We had a few other families join us in the festivities and enjoyed a night of good food and sugar!

After two months of anxious searching, Geoff has also found the perfect job: working in the county juvenile detention facility.  He has been working for a few weeks now and is finally starting regular shift work after finishing his training.  He loves it, the hours are conducive for further his education (both in Criminal Justice and as a helicopter pilot) and the pay more than meets our needs.  God is good.

We are feeling very blessed and watched over.  God loves His children and He is a very attentive Father.  He knows our needs and longs for us to have joy.  As long as we trust in Him, we cannot fail.

Life is good.  It is oh, so good.

Enjoying quality time with Daddy at the park because we can do that in Texas in December :)
And what better way to utilize time at the park than burying one of your own.

1 comment:

Sarah Moran said...

I love that first picture of the two of you - such joy on your faces! Thanks for the update. Miss you!