A couple weekends ago we had the opportunity to go on the marriage retreat with our church. It was a wonderful time, away from our kids (whom we love dearly), learning more about each other and our marriage and fellowshiping with others from our church.
I would encourage anyone who has the opportunity to go on a retreat of this type to go! It is so healthy and refreshing to ones marriage.
Here are some pictures from the retreat weekend, up in Idyllwild.
Well...I am going to try my hand at this blogging thing again. I had stopped for a while...a long while really. Life had gotten to busy (still is I am sure), I felt that I needed to be more private about something occurring in my family's life, but really it was just a time issue. Not that I have much more time, but I am going to give this a whirl!
Life has been crazy, since we came back from England (I promise a post about England soon). As we move into fall this is typically a busy time for us. Lots of changes are going on at church. We just added a third service on Sunday mornings. We are getting ready to divide junior and senior high youth group up. I am back to work...only 4 days this year. After much prayer we felt that we needed to take the financial leap and cut my work year by 20%. It has been about 2 months so far and I am loving this! Chris started back teaching at PLNU, he is teaching two classes this semester. He is stepping back from his personal graphic design business and believes that God is calling him into more ministry based jobs. As crazy as life is, we both are very happy and at peace with all going on. God is amazing!
The kids are getting huge. Ethan is in pre-K four days a week. ON Mondays he is home with me, doing chores around the house, doing homeschool activities and just having fun. Kinlee is 17 months. I can't believe how fast she is growing up. She is saying single words and trying hard to repeat after everything you say. She is a girl through but can hold her own around the boys. She loves all things girly...shoes, make-up, clothes, shoes, dolls, soft blankets, more shoes. The girl LOVES shoes!!
I'll leave you with a few pictures of the fam. It is time to go work
with Ethan on some activities, mop the floor and do some laundry. I
love my Monday's off!!!