Sunday, January 10, 2010

Overwhelmed...and Overdue

I am feeling a bit overwhelmed these days.  It's all sorts of good things that are making me feel this way.  We've hosted both sides of our families at our house over the past few weeks.  Some dear friends from out of town came to visit us, too.  Most recently, two of our former youth ministry students (siblings, who are now in college- eek!) came to spend a few days with the tribe.

It was wonderful to have so many people that we love in our home...and a blessing to be "loved on" by so many, as well.  Our boys seemed to understand that something special was going soak up every minute spent with our visitors. They knew that something extra special was happening.   There were extra hands to hold babies, extra plates set at our big table, extra people to read books in the comfy rocking chair, extra people to laugh with, extra people to make us laugh (Wii fit is a riot as a spectator sport), extra giggles, extra hands to change diapers & wash dishes, and an extra special feeling that comes from being surrounded by people you love and who love you in return.  All of the excitement has left our boys a little bored now that we've returned to our normal life - with just the six of us. 

I am having issues uploading photos again...and I find myself coveting cameras.  That is a miserable feeling.  I know that I am blessed beyond measure, but there always seems to be just one thing that I am lacking.  I am so thankful that God is so patient with me.  {sigh}  Anyway, I have lots of fun pictures to post...I just can't get them uploaded from my camera to the computer.  I am working on it and will hopefully have a little "eye candy" for you soon.  Golly, those boys of mine are adorable.  {grin}

In the meantime, you can look forward to hearing all about:
  • Sam's insomnia on Christmas Eve.
  • Luke's joy in singing "Happy Birthday" to Jesus.
  • Caleb enjoying Jesus' birthday cake immensely.
  • Matthew's infectious joy as he opened gifts...saying "ooh" and "ahh" repeatedly.
  • The wonderful way God is restoring health to our Caleb.
  • My nieces, Ashley and Morgan, bringing my Mom & I to tears.
  • The sweetness of our simple Christmas.
  • Details of our visitors...and the fun!
It's coming...I promise! {grin}


Granola Mom's Hubby said...

Can't wait to hear about it all!

Granola Mom's Hubby said...

I (jodi)actually wrote that comment.

Rick and Beth said...

I'm looking forward to reading your next post. We definitely had some Gramma and Grandpa withdrawl symptoms at our house, too. So easy to say hello, so hard to say goodbye!