Saturday, February 27, 2010

22 years today!

This day was (once again) so full that I've hardly had time to reflect on THE DAY - 22 years ago - when Rich and I got married - in snowy Switzerland! Most beautiful day - and what a life since!!!

Never would we have thought that 22 years down the road we'd be in New Zealand, watching our 4th child - a beautiful 6-year-old girl, put on a very dramatic-creative show especially for us to watch, with our 3-year-old (almost) adopted brown-skinned, black-haired precious Maori son clapping for her - alongside us...(just before bedtime)

Not to mention our 3 oldest that went off to a youth meeting at church - with 2 overseas-guests...

Rich was gone all day today and will be also all day tomorrow for a training (he's doing a 6-month training to become ambulance officer), and I was going to drive kids around to a volleyball-tournament (Leilani), work (Jeremie) and entertain Kylie and a friend, plus Shayden... and do grocery shopping, laundry, house-work, baking for the church.

What a wonderful surprise when I found one of our guests (who also helped with the running kids around) putting together these beautiful bouquets for us (even bought a couple of vases for them!)! That sooooo warmed my heart - - - especially since this anniversary is pretty much a non-celebrated-one for Rich and I - because of him being gone and me being so tired.

He also treated us to take-away-pizza and nice cake!
WOW WOW WOW!!!!! I feel so blessed! THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH (you know who you are and yes, I won't mention your name)!!!!!!!!!!

Just for accuracy-sake - Jeremie put together the second vase-arrangement - he's getting real good at it, too!

The photos don't really do them justice, but I thought I'd share my joy anyways :)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

In case you've been wondering...

... I am still alive - and well... - more or less.
I feel like I've just arrived at the finish-line (hopefully) of a 6-month marathon.
Extremely exhausted.
After 40 guests in our house in the last 10 weeks - the last ones left yesterday - I've had to refuse 3 more lots of guests that asked to stay with us yesterday - nope, sorry!
Time for catching up - rest - family - - - everything and everything has suffered from my/our intense busy-ness.

If you want to read something VERY inspiring/challenging, click here for a new entry on Katie's blog in Uganda.

Hopefully I'll be "back" in bloggy-land soon :)