I wish I had pictures to go with this post, but since I didn't know it was coming I wasn't prepared. Yesterday Doug called and I was cutting up raw chicken so Madalyn answered the phone. She proceeded to talk to Daddy for a good 20 minutes or so. It was adorable. I finished cutting and told her I could take the phone now and she refused. She wasn't finished with Daddy yet. So I sat and talked with my friend Cari that was at the house, when Madalyn said, "You are? Ok!" Her face was priceless. It was shining with excitement. Cari asked her what was going on and Madalyn said, "I can't tell you, it's a secret!" So she asked her if Daddy was coming home ... "Aunt Cari guessed it Daddy!" LOL It was so cute! I wished I could have captured it all on camera, but at least its documented in writing. He got home around 9 and was able to put the girls to bed with me. What a great night! I love it when I'm not expecting to see him for a whole day and he is able to sneak home early! Thank you Lord!
Friday, April 18, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
See their latest creation!
They made these to match their Easter outfits for Sunday. They are counting down the days. I don't think they have ever been so excited about an outfit...EVER!
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
I went out to get the mail on Monday to find a note from Virginia. :)
They arrived on the perfect day...just when I needed a little pick me up. Thank you Casen! Aunt Sarah and the girls LOVED your egg and you did such an awesome job writing your "C"! I put them somewhere safe so I can show Uncle Doug when he gets home! Love you all and miss you tons!
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
We had a fill in speaker on Sunday and he touched on being thankful in ALL things. I've heard it a million times, but for some reason it really hit this time. It's now become our new motto here at the house. Doug has been out of town 3 out of the past 4 weeks and it was starting to wear on the kids and Doug and I. So we have really put this to use. When we feel ourselves starting to get down and complaining about it, we just say something we are thankful for about the his work. There is SO MUCH to be thankful for. We get so stuck in a rut of complaining that we miss out on all the blessings around us. I found myself getting that way with weather to. I was so ready for the snow to leave, now its leaving and the flooding has started. God really can't win can He? I started thinking if I was Him and was listening to me, it would get old fast. I have no right to complain when He has given me so much! So we are turning over a new leaf and concentrating on being thankful! So far, it has made getting through each day a TON easier!
Monday, April 14, 2014
We have come so far with the weather! This winter has been sooo long and extra hard. We spent the day with Cari and took a couple walks on some quieter roads than what we have in Turin.
Love Kaleb's look ;)
The girls could not wait for Jamie and Madison to come home from school! But unfortunately the picture I have of the girls playing has Marissa scratching an itch that I didn't think should be posted! LOL
Today is supposed to be 75 and beautiful! I can't wait to spend all day outside!
Friday, April 11, 2014
I enjoy spending everyday with my kids. They are awesome! Although they are older and really don't NEED naps anymore, there is still a feeling of accomplishment when everyone in the house is sleeping at the same time in the middle of the day. I can't explain it! They still sleep in very random places just like when they were little!
I'm so blessed!
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Can I take a minute and brag on my husband?
Yesterday morning as I was sitting filling out my quarterly reports for the 3rd quarter after a day at church getting caught up on where our state stands from Tom Stiles, I am extremely thankful! My husband works a job away from home...for us. I'm able to be the stay at home mom that I have always dreamed of AND homeschool my kids all because of him. I'm so thankful for the Godly, hardworking man that he is. I know its hard being away from home, but he continually seeks God's will and sticks with this job, not just because he likes it but because it's God's will for us right now. Never in a million years did I expect I would be so blessed. I don't deserve him, my family, my life....
I'm blessed beyond imagination!
Monday, April 7, 2014
First thing in the morning and she already has paper, stamps, colored pencils and her pup at her side. She is growing up way to fast....9 years old in a month! Crazy!!!
Take a look at her handiwork!
Inside the barns
Her maturity level has grown in leaps and bounds lately. This morning she asked me if Grandpa Geiger was going to want her to do blog posts every day when she gets big too. Then she paused and started to say, "If I don't do the puppy daycare, I might....no, I REALLY just FEEL it that God wants me to do a puppy day care with Jamie! It's the perfect thing and God made me this way!" She is too cute! Can't believe that next year I'm going to be schooling a 2nd and 4th grader. OK, time to end this before I think too much more!
Friday, April 4, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Jamie and Madison came over one day to play with the girls. After seeing the drift, they decided they need to play outside in it! So out they all went. They had a blast! Madison and Marissa went right to work building. The younger two were having too much fun sliding on their butts off the drift :)
Now you are stuck!
The girls hard at work...they worked so hard!
Chloe was "helping"
Eventually they came in all sad and disappointed...at least Madison and Marissa. They decided the house was too dark, so they tried to add a sun roof or a sky light to the house and it collapsed :(
They had fun anyhow! I love how well the 4 of them play together! It helps that I love spending time with their Mom too :)