I strive for this verse:

"Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all." Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised." Proverbs 31:28-30

Sunday, November 21, 2010

R & R= Rest and Relaxation

So it has been awhile once again since I have posted. Maybe one day I will find time to post more frequently about my blessed life. For now, Frank has returned home from Afghanistan for his mid tour break, known as R & R (rest and relaxation). I'm not so sure how much rest he will get during this time as we are still constantly busy daily with something involving activities with the kids. However, we are enjoying our time with him for sure! He has been home for a week now and has one more week until he leaves for the rest of his tour (4-5 more months). We had a great time spending Frank's first 2 days home at a bed and breakfast without the kids! It was so great to have time alone before being bombarded by the kids. We were home during the day and spent time with the kids though. We also managed to surprise the kids with Frank's visit since they were planning on his visit a week later. It was such a great moment to see the surprise on their faces!

Yesterday we had a great day! The older boys ran their first 5k race (3.1miles). Josiah finished in 33 minutes while Malachi finished in 38 minutes! Not bad for being 7 and 9 yrs old! We also ended up winning a turkey, a $20 giftcard to subway, a $25 giftcard for Olive Garden, and many tshirts! It was such a great feeling to run beside my son as he participated in his first race! Frank ran with Josiah while I ran with Malachi. I'm so very proud of my boys! Maybe one day in the near future they will be prepared to train and run a half marathon with me :) I'm not pressuring them at all into running just because I love to run. However, if parents are active and exercise, then chances are that the children will imitate that lifestyle as well. I am glad that my children are not lazy individuals who sit inside all day playing video games or watching tv. They have wild imaginations, are very active, and love to read! I actually despise tv and video games for the most part because I believe it encourages people to be lazy and most times leads to poor communication skills. I think such things are ok in moderation but not ok for hours on end every day. I don't allow the kids to watch tv during the week and rarely do they watch on the weekends besides the occasional movie. Well, enough of my soap box!

We have also recently celebrated 2 birthdays this month as well! Frank turned 33 yrs on the 6th and Josiah turned 9 yrs on the 19th! I just love them both so much!

Well the baby is crying now since his older brothers woke him up. Goodnight blog!