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Welcome to my family blog. I have been married to Mike for over half of my life. I love my Savior, Jesus. I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to six terrific, interesting children. My 3 oldest were born to me in my younger years, while my 3 youngest were given to me by God in my older years. I am very blessed. ~Cheri

5.15.2012

It Is May 15th

 
We've known about this date since November.  But, May 15th has come upon us all so quickly.  Today Jordan left for the United States Navy.  The last few days have been very emotional for me.  There has been lots of excitement, anxiety, worry, and anticipation.  There is no need to share my feelings.  I'm sure I'll share some of them at some point, but I thought I'd just share some quick snapshots of our last few days together.

On Saturday, while Jordan was getting her hair cut, people began arriving at our house for a surprise party.  My sister blind-folded her and drove her to our home via another route.  She really had no idea where she was until she spotted her dad's shoes under the bandana.

Total surprise!

For Mother's Day, I got flowers...

Roses from Seth,

Peonies and Godiva chocolates from Jordan.

 Before haircut,
 then after the cut.  I think it looks cute!

Monday, all the kids decided to wake Jack up because he was sleeping in way too late!  When it comes to the boys, there is always wild wrestling and throwing punches.  The girls always have to watch out!


And, we have to share the interesting photo of Joy's head full of toothpaste.  Never a dull moment with that girl.

Really?  How does toothpaste get on the back of her head?

After a nice bath to remove the sticky stuff, she falls asleep in the chair with me, making her usual clicking sound with her tongue.  She's cute even in her sleep.


We did laundry and packing for Jordan on Monday, then headed out for dinner.  I never said anything, but I just dreaded the thought of saying good-bye.  Jordan didn't want me to take her to the station, so we planned on just she and Mike heading out this morning.  Well, things were going so well, that we decided the whole gang should go.

All loaded up and heading to the station!


Our last family picture taken this morning at the station.

Then we said good bye...



...and headed home with one open seat.

(I dread doing this again in 2 months with Seth.)

7 kind words:

Eva

Seeing those tears just makes my heart ache. What a tough, tough day. Hugs!

Wendy in OH

AWK.

Amy

You got a tear out of me. Sounds so hard. Hugs to you.

Sarah

The empty seat is so sad...praying for you!

Vicky

Praying for you and Jordan! Your goodbye pictures made me cry too!

Judy Deaton

Cute haircut! Beautiful girls:) Goodbyes stink!
Thinking of you as you say goodbye to one of your girls,Just as I'm saying hello to my two:)
You are right....parenting is a tough job, but one we wouldn't trade. Love your blog, keep us posted.

Darrell,Cindy,and Liberty

Praying for you.

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