Sorry I haven't been around yet this week! I've been off the computer pretty much since Friday night, enjoying the weekend with my family. I don't know about in the States, but in Canada today is Remembrance Day. My husband worked from home on Saturday, but was able to have Sunday, Monday and today off so we've just been enjoying time together as a family.
As well, my Mom is visiting us from up north, so we had a family birthday party for her on Sunday night at our house, and she's been spending time with the kids as well. Ryan and I even had a 4 hour mid-day date yesterday while she and my Nana took the kids shopping (Abbie is now "winterized" with the cutest pink boots and deep pink pea coat and matching hat, as her birthday gifts).
Promise, I'll be back for real by Wednesday, but for now I've got one more relaxing day to spend with my family until it's back to the daily routine!
Today, I'm thankful for all who have given their lives to serve and protect our country, and preserve the freedoms that we are so fortunate to have… freedom to vote for our leaders, to practice our faith openly and without persecution, to decide how we want to raise and educate our children, to speak (and blog) freely… we are so blessed.
Let's not forget all that has been given so that we might live in such peace and prosperity. It's so easy to take it all for granted, and to grumble about big government and bad economies and schools that hold Winter (not Christmas) concerts and teach evolution (trust me, I can be good at grumbling). I think that we have no idea, though, how blessed we are to live in such a time and place and what has been sacrificed in order that we may live as we choose. Praise God!