Friday, September 5, 2008

Week in review

This past week has been a crazy one!! Last Friday we left our home and went and spent the weekend up in Madison, Ohio with Jeff’s dad. The reason for our stay was for Jeff’s 20th year class reunion. I admit that I was not looking forward to the reunion. I tend to get anxious, quiet, and nervous in situations where I know no one and am forced into large crowds of people. Times like this I wish I was a drinker, but alcohol and I do not mix. We went to the high school football game on Friday night and then to a bar that was popular. I met a lot of Jeff’s old friends from high school. The following day we took the kids to Lake Erie and they played in the sand and we watched the water. That evening was the big reunion at Quail Hollow. It ended up being a nice
evening.
I want to say “Thank you” to Papa John and his girlfriend Dee Dee for taking such good care of our kiddos. The weekend ended with a family reunion at one of Jeff’s Aunt’s homes. It was a nice time. The kids really enjoyed themselves. We then went home on Monday. The kids were back to school on Wednesday and later Wednesday evening we went to the airport to pick up Jeff’s mom. “Oma” will be staying with us for a few weeks. It is always fun when she is here. The kids love her and love spending time with her. Wednesday and Thursday evening have been devoted to the Republicans… I will leave that alone. I think we all know where I stand now.

Tonight we celebrated Jeff’s 38th birthday. He really had his Birthday on August 31st, but because we have been so busy we celebrated it again tonight.

I have been blessed with a fabulous husband. He is truly a gift from God. He and I have been through many tough times in our 6 years of marriage. I think that together we can weather any storm. The loss of our daughters was very difficult for me and also for Jeff, but it also in ways put some distance between us. Grieving is a difficult thing. Especially when there is also a baby (Joey) that needed to be taken care of. Being a stay at home mom has made finances hard at times, but again through talking, loving, and good communication we have made it. We always say “you are stuck with me”, there will be no divorce. Not only is Jeff an amazing caring, kind, hardworking, dedicated husband he is also an out of this world dad. Hearing the excitement of my kids when he walks in the door at night is one of the greatest sounds. He loves our children, provides for them, cares for them, teaches them, disciplines them, and most of all is very dedicated and hands on with them.
I love you Jeff and we wish you a very Happy Birthday!!!

10 comments:

Good N Crazy said...

Hey, how cute! We just went to MY hubby's 20th reunion...so ya'll are the same ages-ish as us!
and your MIL? She looks so familiar, like maybe I've met her somehow? Weird?

Happy birthday!

Kim said...

That just reminded me my 20th is next year...oh my, that's scary. I hope you had a fun time.
Oh and I've been reading DW's guide to preschool to the girls. I really think it helped. Thanks for your suggestion too. One can never have too many books.

angie said...

Looks like a great weekend! Love the picture of you together, the one of your kids, and I'm so glad you have such a great hubby. Happy Birthday to him!

Tracy said...

wow - what a busy week, phew - are you exhausted?
I have never been to a reunion - not sure how I feel about them. Glad you had a good time.
Happy B-day to your man.
blessings,

Casey's trio said...

What a nice post...happy belated birthday to your hubby. It's evident that there is alot of love in your family!

Genny said...

What a sweet post...it sounds like you and your husband have a pretty special relationship!

MamaGeek said...

This was a beautiful post Laurie, and a wonderful tribute. Isn't it amazing what makes us all stronger?

Happiest of birthday wishes!

Will Piper said...

Looks like a great weekend- I just celebrated my 10 year high school reunion a couple of years ago, and know how much fun those can be. Sounds like a good family time.

Happy belated b-day Jeff!

Cheers,
Will

Shannon said...

Sounds like it was a great weekend. What a blessed woman you are to have such a wonderful hubby. I am sorry for the hard times you have had. It sounds like your strong relationship has already weathered some serious storms and it still stands strong.

Jeff said...

I am so thankful God has brought us together. Thanks for teaching an old man like me how to love unconditionally. God bless you, my darling. /JAZ

P.S. Who's the skin head?

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