Wednesday, March 14, 2012

You deserve a break today. . .

Everyone needs a break now and then, and I am thankful that our military has seen fit to give mid-tour leave to the boys and girls serving in the current "over there."  My last post was all about Dollface, so it's no surprise that today is all about her brother, who is in the middle of a tour in a very sandy place.  He came "home" to Mindy and Peanut last week, and they were so happy to be together again!
Peanut was a little apprehensive at first. . .he's been gone for more than half of her little life!  Despite that, she has already fallen in love with her Daddy again:
She has her moments, when she would rather have Mommy for sure, but every kid has that sometimes.  It's just so good to see them all together again, and I am thankful that they are together in my neighborhood for this leave.  It's every soldier's mom's dream to have that boy or girl back so close. . .so I am a happy Pretty!  Here's another reason I am so happy:
All of them were sitting together in church on Sunday with Sweetie and I.  It's been a long time since I even had the opportunity for a photo like this, and I even got a "bonus kid" in there!!!  A friend of Mindy's has been coming to church the last couple of weeks, so she joined the group as they found their seats and settled in for the morning's worship. . .my eyes welled up as I set for this picture, and then Dollface rolled hers and whispered, "Mommmm!!! Really?!?  It's just church!"  lol!  
(Side Note: Sweetie was ordained as an elder in our church this week, and all the kids were there for him...yay!  I am one lucky Pretty!)

So that's what's going on here.  How's the weather in your neck of the woods?    I hope that you find loved ones around you, and that you also take a break now and then to stop and smell the crocuses, daffodils and tulips that signal Spring's joyous arrival!  Thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health!


  1. Yay for you and your whole family. And a big congrats and woo-hoo to Mr. Pretty! What a great week.

  2. Yay For everyone being home and being together! Enjoy!

  3. Wonderful! So glad the boy is home even if it is just for a few days. Great church picture too, silly Mindy. Bet you frame that one and hang it on the wall.

    1. Just for clarification, Dollface rolls her eyes and yells at Mom for taking pictures in church. Mindy rolls her eyes and sighs at her mother-in-law for taking pictures at Zumba!

  4. Beautiful. What a welcome home!