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My hubby and “Toby the dog” are officially home from Zambia!

And boy do THEY have stories to tell…stories, videos, slideshows all to come—but for now…we are ALL crashing at nap time after a long, hard week on both the home front and the mission field! GOD IS SOOOO GOOD! Can you imagine our car ride home?! Had a few things to tell the hubby about Ethiopia program changes, the “Project 127 Proposal” at church, etc—and I’m DYING to hear all of his amazing stories!!!

Just to make you laugh and scratch your head if you really want to know anything more about me…and to make you wonder if I am officially crazy…

…pulling in the driveway and I surprised Richard with…a flower garden!!! He’s been wanting a garden in the backyard…so crazy me decided YESTERDAY to plant one! Yep…shoveled 15×5 feet of grass yesterday, soiled, planted rose bushes (120 bulbs waiting to be planted now!), assembled 2 adirondack chairs, and laid 25 slate stepping stones from the backdoor to the new garden…started project at 3pm–completed at 1am. YES…1am. I’ve officially lost my mind. That’s what a week of being home alone with 3 kids under 5 for over 7 days will do to ya?! BUT…boy was he surprised!!! Made two nice Hispanic friends who delivered rocks, stone steps and 3 gingantic rocks so kindly at last mintues notice! AND…while my mother in law sounded slept here I was at Walmart at MIDNIGHT looking for mulch. Which they were out…but I met the sweetest new friend from Kenya and she now knows how to make pimento and cheese sandwiches per our conversation;). Yes, I am crazy…but that’s the way I roll.

My sister called while I was shoveling after hours and asked me if I was crazy and if any part of me ever wanted to rest. The answer to that is YES…but it’s rare. But I may need physical therapy after all that shoveling! I’m off to nap NOW…but imagining the look on my hubby’s face when he saw the hardwork for HIM was SOOOOO worth it! And now…we have a fun flower garden:). Hope you all have a great weekend…and can’t wait to read the Word after snoozin’! YAY to a hubby who is home to help with kids! AND…I’m also just really happy to have my honey (and Toby too of course!) home.



Elle J - March 12, 2010 - 1:42 pm

Pictures, please, of your new garden … ya know, in your extra free time. =) Glad your hubby and Toby are home safely and looking forward to reading about their adventures. Now ~ sweet dreams!

Jennifer - March 12, 2010 - 2:01 pm

WHAT….no pictures?!?! Even iPhone pics will do:-)

Amy @ Filled With Praise - March 12, 2010 - 2:09 pm

YAY! Glad they are home.

Jenn - March 12, 2010 - 2:25 pm

Yep it’s official…you’ve lost your mind 🙂 Just kidding…I always get involved in crazy projects when my hubby is gone!

Glad the reinforcements have landed though!

Amy Kirk - March 12, 2010 - 2:27 pm

Just where does all this energy and creativity come from?!:) Can’t wait to see photos.

Dawn - March 12, 2010 - 2:56 pm

You know – I sooo wish we lived closer to each other…I think we could have a lot of fun being insane together 🙂

Megan - March 12, 2010 - 5:00 pm

I want to see pictures of this flower garden!!! Man, I WISH I had your energy!

Melissa Lazzara - March 12, 2010 - 5:10 pm

Pictures please!

Rebecca Harley - March 12, 2010 - 5:10 pm

so glad that they both made it home safely! Can’t wait to see pics and hear more about your trip. And I do not think that you are crazy – that is just the sort of thing that I would do! Yeah for the flower garden!

Kim - March 12, 2010 - 6:57 pm

Love in bloom! How awesome!
Now where are the photos?
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,

Renea - March 12, 2010 - 9:31 pm

Glad they are home safely! Anxious for pictures!!!!! 🙂

Natali - March 12, 2010 - 11:45 pm

You crack me up! 1 am?! At Walmart at 12am?! LOL.

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