FAITH

" I believe in the sun even when it is not shining...in love even when I am alone...and in God even when He is silent."

inscription found scatched into a wall in Germany, by someone hiding from Nazi concentration camps

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

An Empty Nester...14years in the making!






Jake started Kindergarten today....surprisingly...no tears...we weren't sure if he would be willing to go....whole "umbilical cord still attached to me kind of thing". It was so cute....Sadie got on the bus first and he quickly followed. when he was fully up the bus stairs-he realized that he was on the bus and the fear was in his eyes...and yet he pushed on and sat by his sissy....all we could see in the early morning dark...with the tinted bus windows...was his little bitty head and he was off....and he had a great day!

Of course Sadie started her first day of 4th grade yesterday...no less of an event. She bounced off to school in her usual cheerful smiley fashion...that girl melts your heart! Love the penguin shirt don't you?

Next week will make my empty nesting official with the older 2 girls starting middle school at a private school. We still don't know dates of the BIG move...but I have so much on my plate with this quick move that I look at things minute by minute.

Paul and I celebrated our 15th year anniversary during the move...which consisted of sweaty moving all day...a run to a local restaurant...and let me tell you...nothing says love and happy anniversary like wearing sweats to a restaurant where you can throw peanuts on the floor and everywhere you look you see dead animal heads and horns! But there is no sobs here....I really know and feel like the best present and above any formal celebrations is the gift of a happy marriage...healthy and happy children...and being married to my best friend (here is where I wish I could post a picture of us....all packed up though) He is awesome and we love to be together. We always have. We have had our share of struggles....but our love is strong...I thank my family for the support they give us...my dad was so sweet and called on our anniversary and humbly and tearfully expressed his gratitude that Paul and I are together. I feel the same gratitude....I have been so blessed to have all of this and to have fun along the way. So to my dear Paul....I love you...I am so proud of the man that you are...the woman that you make me...and the love that I feel from you. You are amazing Paul and such a hard worker against all odds....you love to be with your family and would turn down friends, golf, sports to be with us...all on your own-I still have such a hard time with that after 15years-I tell you to go but you want to be with us. I love your quiet and strong love for your Heavenly Father. You are such a good man of faith and love...thanks for letting me be your wife...and thanks for standing by me as I keep us laughing!

Thanks fellow bloggers...the second I post you all respond...I feel so much love and support even after a long absence such as this past month. This blogging thing is so great...I want everyone to feel it too!

Signing out on this marathon post...hopefully it won't be so long till my next post!
ok i'll add this video clip since I have this new camera and want to play with it soooo much....but remember-i handed paul the camera and he couldn't figure out how to not zoom...not to mention his brain couldn't stop focusing on my rear end! thanks paul...it's about jake's 1st day of kindergarten and not my dairy-air!

video

Friday, August 22, 2008

Been gone a looooong time!

We sold our house...had to move out in 18 days...of which 8 I was gone....and we are one tired, sore, married couple...with 4 kids, 2 cats and renting a friends house till we know when we are exactly moving across the country....so school starts monday...and I am hustling to get everything together....sort of unpacked...and a little sleep...more to come...my email is not working so reach me by commenting on this blog! more to come......

The Guthrie's in 2006

The Guthrie's in 2006