Welcome back to Coffee with Me!!
I haven’t posted regularly since May, but this past week I decided my hiatus was over and I’ve been doing some work on the blog to get ready for new posts.
I didn’t mean to take a break from blogging, it just sort of happened. Life happened. We were really busy with school, Cub Scouts, church, etc. We also helped to start up an American Heritage Girls Troop here in our community. This has been a very exciting time! Honestly I’m not even sure where the summer went!
We went to the pool a lot, spent time with friends (drank lots of coffee!!!), went to a family Christian camp (AMAZING!!!!), and took some time to really focus on each other. Roy has deployed again, this time to Afghanistan. Prayers are always welcome! He’ll be back (approximately) at the end of May.
I lost all my pictures from the summer because I had a computer crash and had not backed up my photos since June 1st. Don’t say it can’t happen to you! Still have lots of catching up to do though. Tomorrow’s post is already done …. I pray your first week of November is fabulous!
Roy and his children about an hour before he boarded the bus to leave.
I wanted to talk about pictures. Photographs. Been in one lately??? Do your children have pictures of you with each of them?? If you or your husband are gone for any amount of time, it is wonderful to have photos of each child with each parent! Before Roy deployed last year I knew that I wanted to get portraits taken of him with each of our children.
I wanted to get outdoor pictures done but we ran out of time and so we headed to Sears. I purchased the disc so I could print the pictures myself.
I took the pictures and cropped them into squares and printed them as 10×10′s and framed them. I gave each child their own.
For awhile, each child found a special place for his picture, but eventually they ended up in the living room where they could be seen each day. The little girls especially loved to talk to HER daddy.
I know that having this picture really helped Leah to recognize Roy when he got home from deployment.
We do family portraits about every 18 months or so. I think it’s important! I’m usually the one behind the camera, so I don’t have many snapshots of myself with the kids. I need to change that.
I even got one of us together. It sat in our bedroom and reminded me of our love, and his commitment to our family, even while he was on the other side of the world.
How about you? Have you taken a family portrait recently? Does your husband travel? Take some pictures!!!