Vacations are especially fun with hubby. We have a few planned this year. We have a weekend and a week at the beach (2 separate trips). We have a long weekend visiting relatives in West Virgina. We have a Thanksgiving trip to visit my husband’s brother. And we have Christmas in Denver with my brother and his family.
#209: Home for the holidays November 27, 2011
We spent Thanksgiving with my husband’s brother and wife. We see them once a year, usually this time of year. I like seeing my husband with his brother. They love each other. I imagine them as children. I am very close to my brother and understand how meaningful the sibling relationship can be. I hear stories about their childhood – like when my brother-in-law used to steal my husband’s bottle, drink all the milk and hand him back an empty bottle. No one quite understands who you are like a brother or sister. They know intimately where you grew up, how you grew up. They know what it was like to grow up under your parents with their own set of gifts and flaws. And although no relationship is all roses, you leave being glad you had another chance to see them. I’m glad that I was able to contribute to their having a good time together: by doing little things like playing hostess in our hotel room, serving little snacks, taking lots of pictures for a photo book, and trying to shut up while they watched football (major sacrifice).
My husband means the world to me and his relationship with his brother is precious. Thank God for families and love.
#208: Happy Thanksgiving! November 23, 2011
I love this time of year. The time to count your blessings. I have so many. I have been blessed with a loving God, a wonderful husband, a beautiful son, good health, a great career, and caring family and friends. I am having a ball blogging and am grateful for another day with my sweet husband. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
#165. Driving me to church on Sunday September 21, 2011
My husband drives me to church each Sunday. I love Sundays – there is something peaceful about them. Sunday is a day of worship and rest. I have fond memories of making and eating Sunday dinners and of leisurely Sunday drives. Of spending lazy Sunday afternoons watching a movie. The Lord set aside Sundays for thanksgiving, rest, and family. What are your Sunday rituals?