I picked up this military edition of the 5 Love Languages and pretty much read through it in a couple days. It had been years since I read the original 5 Love Languages so I needed a refresher. I always thought my love language was receiving (and giving!) gifts, but after reading this I realize it's actually acts of service. Jonathan took this with him and he is going to read it too.
Crosby had a run in with the rug in the living room...I would say the rug won! Carpet burn is no fun!
Cole had a birthday party Saturday for his fried Ryan at the local skating rink.
His skating skills got better by the end of the party.
In preparation for Jonathan's deployment I brushed up on my shooting skills. I must say I enjoyed shooting the gun and could see it being a fun hobby.
Boys and sticks!
A family picture before church last Sunday.
Sunday afternoon we went down the street to Ms. Patty's and rode horses for a little bit. Here is Crosby meeting Star.
She is such a sweet and social horse.
Hanging out with Ms. Patty while we rode horses.
Chloe and Jonathan rode together on Traveler.
And Cole and I rode on Mac. It was fun, but I must say I was a little sore yesterday from riding.
Jonathan left yesterday for his 6 month deployment. Cole had me write this letter to his dad last night. I was teary eyed the whole time I was writing it. That boy sure will miss his dad. :-(
We got a dusting of snow today. Thankfully it was just a dusting. I've had enough snow to last a lifetime after living in Oklahoma and Missouri.
We made a deployment countdown jar today. Since Jonathan left on a Monday we will take a bar out each Monday. Counting weeks (instead of days) will hopefully make it not seem so long. I put a few extra bars in there just in case he is delayed getting home.
Here's to hoping the next 6 months goes by fast and smooth!