Tuesday, June 22, 2010

19 years

Today is our 19th anniversary.  I am so blessed to be married to my best friend; a man who is a wonderful husband and father.  The past 19 years have been a fantastic adventure and we have done things we never dreamed of when we first married.  (For instance, we both thought that having four children sounded just about right.)  God has continued to work in our lives and I am excited to see what the future brings.

Though, currently, the future is taking our oldest daughter on an airplane in the morning.  And while I am dreading her being gone, I am also very excited for her to have this experience.  I'll be okay.  Really.  For times such as these, one of the pluses of having many children is that there isn't a lot of down time to obsess.  I know the seven weeks will fly by and everyone will be home again.  I will be hovering around the mailbox on the lookout for letters.
The past few days have been a flurry of last minute packing details.  There are just a few more left to take care of and I'm confident that we'll be all ready to walk out the door at 8:30 tomorrow morning.  One of the last minute details was a swimsuit cover-up which M. hadn't realized she needed until a day ago.  And not just any cover-up, but one that had sleeves and went to the knee.  It wasn't something that we had just laying around the house.  But M. had a brilliant idea.  She took two old T-shirts, cut the top off of one and gathered it like a skirt.  I then showed her how to use the serger and she connected the two parts together:

There was a happy accident afterwards, when she looked at what she had made and realized the serging was on the right side of the cover-up.  But I think it actually looks better that way.  I liked it so much, I may find some old T-shirts for the younger girls and make some for them.

3 comments:

Cuppa Jo said...

We're 19 in September! Happy Anniversary. Keep updates coming about M's trip, ok?

His Hands His Feet Today said...

Congratulations!!!!
We have been and will continue to pray for M! Her picture is hanging on our fridge :)
Love,
K

sandwichinwi said...

Happy Anniversary! We're 19 in August.

Blessings,
Sandwich (who is catching up (backwards) on all your recent posts, in case you hadn't noticed)

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