Thursday, July 29, 2010

While Daddy's Away.......

Yep. It's that time of year again. You see, we are the spoiled kind of girls around here. Our man doesn't have to go here, there and everywhere. Mostly he stays home, which is right where we like him. But every summer he packs up for a week of cabin leading at the fabulous camp my parents run. Needless to say, this is far from my favorite week of the year. Now every year previous to this, my sister Anna has come to stay with me which makes for a "Sad that my husband is gone yet having a blast with one of my best friends" type of weeks. This year however, disaster struck. Anna entered high school and went to camp as well.

Determined to still have a great time with my girls, we kissed Daddy good-bye last Saturday (Yes, I cried. I always cry!) and geared up for a week on my own with my precious little munchkins!

Now there are a few perks (very, VERY few mind you!) to being without a husband for a short period of time. At the moment I can think of one. Artichokes.

Ahhhhh the bliss! I truly, madly, deeply have a great affection for artichokes. David would rather not be bothered by them. I enjoyed it immensely.

Along with fulfilling my artichoke obsession, we had fun doing a few other things as well!

We've been harvesting our beans this week (my own beans! From my own garden! Can you believe it?!) Lydia has turned into an expert bean snapper! We've gone grocery shopping, and Goodwill shopping, and paint shopping. Slowly. Very slowly. We've also painted toes and eaten popcorn for dinner and watched The Sound of Music. Twice.

The best part of the week though, was the day we actually got to go visit camp! The camp is about two hours away so on Tuesday we packed up and drove with Uncle Andrew to go see Daddy! (And Boppa, Grandma, Boppa King, Grammie, Auntie Rachel, Auntie Anna, Uncle Benjamin, Uncle Isaac, Uncle Timothy, Uncle Peter, Uncle Matthew, Aunt Susanna and lots of friends!)

It was soooooooo good to see Daddy!

Lydia taking a shot at Goliath

Grandma gets some loves during dinner

Bethany helping Daddy and Uncle Andrew during quiz time.

It was a marvelous day. I didn't want it to end. And I really didn't want to come home without a husband! We've managed to survive though. We've even had loads of fun together. And of course we've been a little crazy. Take a look!

What in the world would posses me to attempt to paint the bathroom without my amazingly skilled and detailed husband by my side? Believe me, I'm really bad at this!

Tomorrow he comes home!!!!!!! I'm thrilled to my socks right now! I'm so thankful for my amazing man. I love being with him more than anyone else in the world! And I'm so thankful for my sweet girls and for the fabulous week we had together!


Season said...

Your husband is a blessed man to be so adored. Thanks once again to the great example. What man wouldn't love to come home to that!

Angie said...

What an excellent wife you are to him!!!

My husband is my favorite person in the entire world too and the very few times we have been apart have been just like you are describing here......but they getting back together part sure is fun! :)

Aly sun said...

Painting project with 4 little ones. Brave! I do things like that too, wonder at my sanity, but am usually proud that I got it accomplished. It's fun to have something to show for your week! I've never done a whole week without my man. It would be very hard!

Stacy said...

Found your blog through Alysun...have been so encouraged by your posts. We've been through a couple seasons without our daddy too, the days are long but it's so wonderful when they come back!

Raising Saints said...

Ooh, I can't stand it when my hubby goes away for work .. I always make one of my siblings come and stay with me. ;) Yet another reason why big families are so wonderful!