Monday, December 29, 2008

A Much Needed Retreat.....

I have a confession to make......  The past two days, I have been out of town.  Yes, I was not home when Brayden had his first sleep over and that killed me.  I think that is why I was so nervous...... But......  I have spent the entire day scrapping.  It always is great to get a little girl time......  But, as I scrap pictures of my precious children and wonderful husband....  I miss them terribly.  

I have a dear sweet friend who started a tradition last year.....  the Sunday after Christmas we meet in Fredericksburg and stay two nights in a wonderful hotel and scrap.  We laugh, talk, and catch up.  We spend the entire time scrapping.  I absolutely love it!  I love preserving memories and celebrating our family.  I love the thought of being able to give them their book of memories when the time is right......  I treasure the time when Brayden and I go through his books and talk about the past.  I look forward to doing the same with Bailee.

Daddy is home with the kids and holding down the fort.  He is doing it all.  There are not many men out there that would be so supportive.  He supports me, and knows how important it is for me to have my girl time.  I know he is equally supportive of me coming home ASAP tomorrow. 

With that said.....  I always look forward to returning home after being gone.  My heart skips a beat as I think of walking into the house and seeing the three most important people in my life. I look forward to their hugs and kisses and welcoming me home.

While I scrap, I reminisce on the precious memories the photos represent.  I see my family.  I see my heart in Justin and our two precious children.  My heart smiles.  Yes, I am truly blessed. I am truly thankful.  I could not want for more.  God IS so good!


Susana said...

Good for you! It sounds like fun. I've been wanting to start one but I keep putting it off.

Anita said...

Girl time is a blast! I have a group of friends that usually do a similar weekend each fall. It give me such energy for returning home.
Enjoy the rest of your time......and love those babies when you get home.

Kelley Holiday said...

lol, sounds like fun. I have had "finish scrapbooks", "organize photos" on my to do list for about 11 years now. I still haven't even completed Hannah's baby book and she's in middle school! Maybe by the time she goes off to college :-/

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