Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Our Week of Saturdays

  Those of you who have a self-employed worker in your home know what I mean when I say there are serious upsides and downsides to this line of work!  The notorious downside is the dreaded "slow season".  God has been abundantly gracious to us these last seven years and had been 100% faithful in both the "fat" and the "skinny" times.
Our holiday season got a welcome extension this past month as David was able (smile...) to stay home for a couple of weeks.  Now, I've heard that for some wives this seems like a nightmare. For me, it's a dream come true!  I love spending as much time as I can with my man!

It truly did feel like Saturday after Saturday after Saturday!!!

One of the more exciting accomplishments that happened during this time was the progress on our future master bathroom!  Never in our married lives have we had a master bathroom and the prospect of this makes me SOOOOO EXCITED!!!  We're still a ways off, but I'll keep you updated!

Then there was the snow.....

I know.  Some of my dear friends from colder regions may just snort their coffee when they see our excitement, but we LOVE snow!  Snow makes everything better around here! And having Daddy home to play in the snow with little girls is just about as good as it gets.
(Havi goes in for the surprise snowball!)

Little One stayed close to Mom, but loved to watch the rest of her family.

The completed "snow deer".

There was lots of sleeping in, late breakfasts, books read, games played, but mostly....... conversations.  Mom just doesn't seem to cut it!  The girls drank up any opportunity to ask Daddy about angels, weather patterns, heaven, mammals, and anything else that was weighing on their minds.  Daddy has the best conversations!  They seriously could not get enough.

(Ella trying out her new birthday piano with Daddy)

All in all, what can I say?  We really, really like this guy.  We think he is the best thing ever.  We are very thankful to have him back at work and we love getting back into our schedule, but boy was that week of Saturdays fun!


...they call me mommy... said...

How nice, Grace! :) It is so fun to have hubby home and always nice to see progress on projects! My hubby is so handy also and we are slowly putting in a master bath as well! :) We ARE in the upper midwest, so we have an ABUNDANCE of's cool to see people who don't have it enjoying it! ;)

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful post! My favorite part (among many)...seeing Havi standing in the doorway watching her daddy work! I love each and every one of you!!

Love, Mom

(A snow "deer"?...whose cute idea was that?)