Sunday, June 6, 2010

the count down is on...


we are getting mighty closes to our big brawny man coming home... just a few days out now. yahoo!!! the house is mostly clean, maybe not to stan-standards, but certainly much better than noel-standards. the signs are all made, the sign hanging team is on call, the nails are up for the banners on the house, the kitchen table is full of flags ready to put out... we're very nearly there! {a few more from today}

thank you usps...

the girls and i have been praying for safety for stan's trip home, sunshine for his homecoming day and that the dresses i ordered for them would come in on time. (thank you to my mama who has been praying hard, too!) the dresses arrived on saturday. (i ordered them well over a month ago.) and this is how the box arrived. i couldn't help but think of the opening scene of ace ventura. definitely not my favorite movie, but this box IS that scene! thanks to the good prayers, and a strong plastic bag inside, the dresses survived their journey through the usps system! hurray for answered prayers!


friday night the girls had a little sleep over with a pair of sweet sisters. isn't it fun to find wonderful families with wonderful kids the same ages as your little ones? yah, i think so too! i caught this scene when i got up in the morning to make a hello kitty waffle feast for the girlies. as long as i live, i'm not sure i'll ever witness anything sweeter than a sleeping child. {love}


friday was our school's annual carnival, complete with bouncy houses, carnival games and more. what's not to love about that, right?


in all of the prep getting ready for stan to come home, i've been looking at pictures of the girls from around the time he deployed... i can't believe how much they've grown in the time he's been away. i figured now was a good time to get a couple more face shots of them. (not that i don't have bunches from along the way, also.) it has truly been one of the greatest blessings of project 365 to share our daily life in pictures with stan while he's been away. to see life happening, to watch the girls grow, to be a part of us... even when he's so far away. what a blessing technology & creative genius can be! to whomever came up with project 365 - i thank you so very much.



and this... well, it's sort of a surprise for  my husband... (no, not the tractor!) so i can't really say what this one is all about. :)


Amy Maria said...

Love love love the signs and the ADORABLE SWEET picture of Emma sleeping still with carnival bracelet on!! Gaurenteed good dreams :)

Anonymous said...

Yesterday I stayed home from church- I heard a stream of military planes through out the morning- I thought either it's morning exercises or a squadron coming home, I thought of your Stan!

Ashlee said...

I cant wait for stan to come home and see those signs! they look great! :) I will keep you and the family in my prayers :)

I saw this really cool idea and thought of you,


noel joy said...

oh my goodness ashlee! what a fabulous idea!!! if i can get it together, maybe i can figure something like that for his welcome home party... if not i saved the link for next deployment! thanks for sharing that!!

Keshka said...

Love these photos and I'm so excited for you!

Anonymous said...

Glad the day is coming up. Yikes that mom sent me a box of crystal via UPS, yeah - you know how that turned out! Happy for you:-)

Amy Muffoletto said...

So excited for you and your family. What a day and celebration it will be. Can't wait to see the pictures. Big hugs,Amy

Luv2talk said...

Happy thoughts all the way around.


Amy said...

See and I can't think of your brother Dave, without picturing his Ace Venture impression! So glad Stan is nearly home!

Chris Hertel said...

I'm such a sap lately! But, I'm so happy for you I'm crying. Have a great day, I know you will!!

OH, and that box, OMGosh, I'm glad you didn't order fine china!!



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