Thursday, August 7, 2008

Vacation...


my sweet babies...they were holding hands on their own and I luckily had the camera ready :)


Jackson


dance break (I think someone walked by with their music on and the kids could not resist)


Miss Madeline


I think her look is telling me to stop with the pictures :)


My man Jack


THE WIGGLES!!! We got to see a Wiggles concert while we were on vacation! It was great!


Madeline dancing in Pops lap.


My man Jack and me at the Wiggles concert.


I love my babies!


My little sillies and their sunglasses.


Jackson taking a break on the beach.


my precious Madeline.

Well another summer vacation has come and gone. We had such a great time. The weather cooperated most of the week, no one was stung by jellyfish, the kids had a blast, the adults were exhausted, our shopping shoes (and bank accounts) are worn out, we ate way too much good food, attended a Wiggles concert, and I turned 30. That about sums up the week. (Except the fact that we brought half the sand in Gulf Shores home with us) :).
Vacation was really great and hard at the same time. We missed Jason so much! I spent so much time thinking about what Jason would be doing if he was there and how much I missed him. There is just something about the beach that makes me think and reflect. So that is what I did. Each day when the kids went down for their naps, I would have my time. Some of the time I would read, but mostly I just sat in silence with my thoughts. Which is when I came to the conclusion that I "think" too much and never rest. As a busy mommy, I am constantly going, not allowing myself to truly rest. I found such a calmness when I allowed myself to rest. I reflected on Christ and His faithfulness to give strength and peace and safety to me and my family during this deployment.
I really had some great quietness...but now we are home. :) The kids are trying to get adjusted to being back at home and I am crazy busy planning Jackson's 4th birthday all alone (which is really hard). But in the midst of all this, I am forcing myself to slow down and rest...

3 comments:

Katy Watters said...

i am glad it was a fun time for the family, but most of all glad it was a good time of reflection for you. hope to see you soon!!

Aimee said...

Oh, I love the pics.

I am so glad you had time to reflect. I can't imagine the lonliness you must feel without Jason. Even through hard times, we have to keep reminding ourselves that we serve a God who does all things for our good.

love you!

Alan,Tasha,Allie,Zach said...

Jess,
The pics are so cute, the kids are such camera hogs! I know I tell you all the time I pray for rest for you, it has take me a long time to learn that rest is diffrent from reading God's word and even prayer time, I beleive that's why He tells us to "Be still and know that I am God" we hear so much during just doing nothing!! I love you and I am praying for you as you have Jackson's party! Tasha