November 30, 2011

Tracy / November 30, 2011

Another year seems to be coming to an end, my friends.

I’m humbled to see the many faces, and places that have blessed my family, and my home in the past year.

I’ve been spending time this week looking through this year’s photos. There are many tiny slices of life that I so easily forget. I’m thankful to have thought to either blog, journal, or snap a photo of many moments. These little minutes in the day make life so very sweet.

This morning, I was greeted by “Ms. Two”. She told me “I wanna hold you!”.

Such a sweet sound!! Her little chubby cheeks are irresistible. It really doesn’t matter what is going on at that moment, I have to stop and hold her.

Tomorrow, she’ll be ever bigger– just inching her way to a family of her own. I’m treasuring each and every second!

My home smells soooo good this morning! Courtney and I woke up bright, and not so early (*smile*), to make omelettes and homemade hashbrowns. (I LOVE my Salad Shooter! I received my first from my mother-in-law when I was just married. Paul and I used it until it couldn’t be used anymore! I was THRILLED to find this one, still in it’s box, at a local thrift store for $3!!)

If you lived a little closer, you could drop by for breakfast with our family. I might even make you coffee (my newly-found skill!).

We don’t usually make such a heavy breakfast. I think I was needing comfort food!

I’ll admit, I’m feeling a little sorry for myself.

Joshua, had been away from home since July and has been back with us for the past two weeks.

(Can you believe, at 17yrs., he’s already an entire head taller than I am? …and I think he still has some growing ahead!)

At 3:30, yesterday morning, we woke up early and saw him off…back to California. It truly seems like he has slipped off to another world.

I’m thankful for the time we had him here…he was terribly busy with work, but I at least knew he was in my home. Of course, he’s always in my heart, even on the other side of the country.

If you think on it, will you remember to pray for him, too? I know he appreciates the prayer and encouragement.

He’ll be returning in two weeks. It will be a Christmas, this year, to remember. My family….everyone…..will be under one roof. That is soothing to my heart.

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