Tuesday, April 12, 2005

What a precious hubby I have! He loves being active and would spend hours a day running, swimming, biking, etc. if his time where all his own. Instead, he diligently works for our family and spends his non-working time hanging out with me and the boys. He has largely given up his exercise time because of the fast pace of our lives. I truly treasure what a selfless and family-centric man he is. My love language is definitely quality time (with a close second of acts of service) and so by making us a priority he makes me feel loved.

There are times however when he does manage to sneak in some exercise time. Afternoons when he comes home early (due to going in early or having night meetings) he sometimes runs while I get dinner together. Just now he has left on a run pushing the double jogging stroller (full of 50 lbs of boys) and pulling our disobedient chocolate lab. If I can snap a picture of them when they come around the block, I will add it to this post. In the meantime, I’d better make the most of my time and get hopping on dinner. I HAVE THE BEST HUSBAND!!

Friday, April 08, 2005

We’ve been out of town and so I’ve not been around this week. I did have several good Xanga digest emails of my subscriptions waiting for me in my inbox and I enjoyed “catching up” with everyone. My grandfather in VA was in the ICU on the verge of death and so I packed up the boys for a 14-hour car ride to visit. You never know when it will be the last visit. I even packed funeral clothes for all of us. Thankfully, God was merciful and Pop is now out of the hospital even! He is still on oxygen, but improving (he has non-lymphocytic leukemia and got pneumonia on top of that). He was glad that we had come and we enjoyed seeing him and all of the rest of my family that lives there. (My parents, two aunts and their families, and my grandparents all have moved back to live in the city where I grew up.)

So, my only life observations at this point involve all of the reasons not to try to drive 14 hours solo with a 2 year old and 11 month old!!! I am GLAD to be home!!!