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Thursday, December 27, 2007

The army's got nothing on Mom!

Here's how I found Andy the other day - sleeping on the couch! You would think that life here would be a breeze compared to army life, but we seem to have tired him out.

Actually, he is enjoying himself, doing things with some friends and having fun. He's not working too hard, although when I came home from work on Wednesday I found that he and Heather had taken down all the Christmas stuff and put it away for me. I was really happy that I didn't have to get to that yet this week. Wasn't that nice?

We have 5 days left to enjoy having him here. I think they will be busy for him because there are lots of people who want to see him. I know they will go by too quickly for us!





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23 comments:

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

OH! I want them to come take down my Christmas stuff and put it all away for me! Please? I just don't think I have the energy. They don't have to come immediately - I can wait for Epiphany.

Melissa said...

Thanks for sharing him with us this afternoon! It was great to hang out again!

Deb said...

Your picture is great!! how cute:) well you just cherish those 5 days and just take them one day at a time:)

Cherdecor said...

A-ha! I am figuring out this circle of friends. I have Melissa, Jennifer and you in one grouping now. How is that for organizing? My husband laughs because you should see my favorites. I can't find anything! Ha!

I would say that you have trained your children well! You came home from work, and they have all the Christmas decorations put away. My daughter would have done that but my two boys would have said, "What decorations?" (:

I read all about your church online today because Jennifer left me the URL. It sounds like a really good church. I know that I have enjoyed getting to know some of you.

I do a lot of teasing so they may have a different opinion of me. HA! Ha!

Oh, Oh, Oh, your daughter's name is Heather! So is mine! My daughter is working for World Vision out in Seattle, Washington. Before that she worked at the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Colorado Springs for several years. She is a video producer. I must get over to your daughter's blog and find out about her.

This is more like an email, sorry!

SharonB said...

Mari I am so glad there is someone else out there that has taken their decorations down. Usually I leave them up until New Year's day, but for some reason I was just tired of it all and took them down today. My family thought I'd lost it!

I did leave out a few of my favorite snowpeople though!

Renee's Reading Nook said...

Great pic! Glad to hear y'all had a great Christmas. Sounds like your son is having a wonderful, relaxing time at home. Enjoy and Happy New Year!

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

I woke up dreaming about you and your sisters this morning. HA! Can you imagine? I figured that was a good reminder to be praying for your time with Andy. I was wondering how long he would be home with you. Relish every moment. The memories are so helpful to hang on to when you need a little pick me up.

Laura said...

I love that! That's so funny - poor little Andy. You shouldn't be making him work so hard! :)

Joanne said...

Mari,

That picture is just precious. My mom-heart feels your joy and peace at having your son at home with you. I pray that these next few days go by sslloowwllyy for all of you.

Blessings my friend, Joanne

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

Laura better be careful- she really can't call him little anymore- I think he's taller than her now!

Mel's World said...

As a mom there is NOTHING sweeter than watching your baby (no matter how old they are) sleep on the couch! (How precious it is)

Do you have anything else special planned while he is here?

(PS - I am SO excited to see that you are able to spend time with your son on this Christmas holiday)

Pennies In My Pocket said...

My brother and I suggested doing this for my mom, too! We're planning on taking everythign down this weekend. She'll be THRILLED to not have to do it!

So glad he's enjoying his stay...I bet you're in heaven having him there with you! Glad he's able to rest up a bit, too!
~melody~

LeslieW. said...

Is it just as great to watch your adult kids sleep!? I love watching mine, the best part of my day!

Melissa said...

I'm making a birthday post right now :)

Sarah Markley said...

I am in the middle of the Take Down...in bits, with little kids, nothing can get done all at once! =). How nice to have your son home!

Pat said...

That's a great gift to have your Christmas things taken down and put away- I think I'll tackle mine this weekend. I loved the pictures and post previously about your family Christmas - it looks like a room full of love!

Rebekah said...

I just took my tree down today. The kids didn't want me to take it down but they helped me more today than when I decorated. Go Figure!
Enjoy your last few days with Andy

Bonnie said...

Hi Mari ! It's good to be back ! I have missed everyone and am just starting to go round and read what everyone has been up to ! I have read the four or five posts of yours that I missed while away but I'll just comment on them here to save time ! I love the post where you tell about the Santa letter gifts ! That is so funny !! You all DO have wild senses of humor ! Makes me laugh !! This photo of Andy is great ! And I loved the title of the post !! It's true ... the army's got nothing on Mom !!

PJ said...

What a wonderful picture of vulnerability -- catching the tough Army guy taking a nap!! Bless you for sharing! My thanks to him for serving; My prayers go with him for guidance, comfort and safety!

First time visitor!

Sandra said...

Poor guy is just tuckered out :)

I'm so so glad that you get to enjoy having him there with you right now, I know how it much it means to you :)

Have a wonderful New Year's Eve Mari ;)

Hugs,
Sandra

Saija said...

awww ... poor guy ... i guess it's the fact he CAN totally veg out and be at home with you all ... :o)

and i loved the pics from the previous posts too ... wow, what a lot of work to host everyone ... good job!

Dena said...

I would imagine being at home with y'all would be more hectic than the army - I have a feeling poor Andy is getting no time to himself with the girls perched over him!

Jennifer Partin said...

Okay, you can tell I started from the top post and working down. (I asked about Andy in my earlier comment)

Could you send your son to take down my decorations too? :) What a blessing to come home to.