Thursday, July 28, 2011

On the Road Again... Destination Michigan








Well, we are soon rounding down our summer. It seems like we have been so busy but busy helps time pass by. It seems like the past year has been a year of trials and tribulations but I am still thankful for the blessings we have. My dad last year came down with Lyme Disease - which he didn't know he had for two months, which turned into a life or death situation. He has had to retire and adjust to some short term memory issues, and being tired all the time. I am just so thankful he is here because it did not look good for awhile. Now Chad's dad is also dealing with his own battle with severe pancreatitis. Praying for a miracle that he gets healed... He is 8 weeks into being in ICU right now but slow progress is being made.

When you have these life or death situations it really makes you appreciate the time you have with loved ones. Even though it can be a pain to travel with 3 kids, find someone to care for our 2 dogs and other things - it is worth it once we arrive. I do feel like I am ready for a vacation from vacation sometimes! 3 kids are definitely more then when I just had one three years ago! I love it and feel blessed though... but packing for two girls - ugh lots of clothing and shoes.

We are almost 4 months out till Chad returns to. Thank goodness for Skype and Skype on my IPHONE is awesome. We can take Chad anyplace with us! Compared to when we first came into the military 17 years ago life has definitely changed with technology. I hope to get more into blogging again once my life settles down in another month. Really my life never settles down and that's okay! Here are a few pictures of our summer so far!

3 comments:

autumnesf said...

OK - I have to ask.... Why are YOU packing for TWO GIRLS? Both of whom should have this life skill down by now???? Teach mom -- don't do it for them. Have them lay out what they think they need on their beds and then check it. Have them pack their own bag afterward so THEY know where everything is and will be more likely to keep it neat. Just sayin.

Loved the pictures. It must make your heart sing to see these 3 together. Looks like a beautiful family to me!

Blessed Family said...

Autumn - you crack me up... I do have them get their things ready... but we are still at the stage of packing more fun things and not following exactly what I am telling them to do... So I have to go back and go through things... But really it isn't to bad it is more like getting ready to go on a trip - finding help for my dogs, showing people how to take care of our pool... etc... it is like a circus just to get out of our house sometimes...

Hope you are well! It has sure been hot at scott how about ohio?

Jenna said...

Hi
My name is Jenna and I came across your site. Your kids are great happy kids. Your daughters are beautiful and has a pretty smile. Your son is handsome and has a cute smile. That's too bad about your dad and your husbands dad. They will both be in my thoughts and prayers. The kids looked like they had a great Summer. I was born with a rare life threatening disease, and developmental delays. I love it when people sign my guestbook.