Thursday, February 26, 2009

A quick update and Open House Reminder

I'm not blogging much since it just doesn't seem right to be on my computer when my DS is home and is home for less than 2 weeks! Jeremy arrived home safely at exactly midnight last Sunday, and will be in just 10 more days! His 2 week leave meant only 12 days at home, bummer!

We've had a nice relaxing time so far (Jeremy's in bed with a migraine this morning, so I'm catching up on computer stuff). We got our family portrait done yesterday, and then went for pizza and bowling! It waas sooo much fun, but I don't even want to think about how much money we spent in such a short time!

We even got tons of snow while we were in Bellingham! We woke up to a winter wonderland this morning - complete with 2 foot icicles!

I also woke up to one sick chick - Esther has some bug that hit her around 2 am - weepy eyes, junky nose, thick occassional cough, and a junky throat. No fever so far, so I'm just cuddling her - don't want to venture out on the icy roads unless her condition seems mroe dangerous than the drive! Plus, today's a day with absolutely no reason to leave the house! I love these days!

Lastly, a reminder of our Open House - if you haven't seen our new house, or want to see Jeremy while he's here, or come to see Esther, we are still planning out Open House, Lord Willing!, for Saturday - 1 - 8 pm. Please bring a snack to share and stay as long as you want! Come early, come late - stay for a few minutes, or a few hours! But don't expect a "better homes and gardens" house - it will be real, especially with Esther being sick today!

But that's what HOSPITALITY is all about - we are not 'ENTERTAINING' - we are having friends and family over for a time of fun and fellowship and sharing God's blessings in our lives this year, not showing off an imaculate house - it will be a very lived in house, that's for sure!

I'm short of photos right now, but here's some of our winter wonderland today, and some photos I found on my camera that I didn't take, but are worth sharing:

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="443" caption="Esther Cuddling Penguin"]Esther Cuddling Penguin[/caption]

Kids goofing off togetherLittle Ones all in a Row I have no idea, but it's funny!!!Snow even makes project cars look good!Tiger jr trying to walk through the snow and stay dry - yeah right!Our House with Icicles Galore!A close up of some icicles - how pretty!Our Winter Wonderland (just outside our livingroom)Our Future Christmas Tree - pre-flocked!

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Inside View of Icicles!"]Inside View of Icicles![/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Jessica and Esther this morning"]Jessica and Esther this morning[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Rachel's Icicles"]Rachels Icicles[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Funny Girl - but the sun is shinning today!"]Funny Girl - but the sun is shinning today![/caption]

Hope you enjoyed the photos - Jeremy's back and his headaches gone, so I'm going to sign off.

If you think of it, please pray that Esther gets over her bug on her own and quickly so our open house can go on as planned!



  1. Those are some great pictures! I love the icicles. Is that because there aren't gutters or what? I've never seen so many. Better be careful walking under them lest they break off!
    It was fun showing Jessica around San Francisco and the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. I'll be sending the pictures soon. Give everyone my love...and I'll be praying for Esther.
    Love you sis'~Lisa

  2. Hi Ruth,
    I have been reading your updates but just lurking lately! I am so glade your son got home safe. I can only imagin what a joy it is to have him home, and at the same time a heavy heart at the thought of him having to leave so soon. I hope Esther gets better quickly. She is such a fighter! She has grown so much! I am so happy you are all well and this year seems to be treating you well.