- Peace for Shawn and I, for Kyle and Miranda and Braden and Connor, for our parents and siblings and nieces and nephews and inner circle friends watching and hurting as we go through this
- that God would keep soft our children's hearts toward Him through all the emotions of this hard journey
- strength and stamina; physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually
- that the cancer shrinks to gone, gone, gone!
- gentle side effects to this second round of chemo
- family unity, harmony, love, strength, joy, happiness
- anything else you feel God puts on your heart

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Shawn & Kristin, July 27, 2013

Shawn and I snuck out for a drive and a Sbucks last night!  I love this photo of us, we are so cute!
Can you believe it?  Coming up on 19 years of marriage!  Amazing to think on!

With summer sunlight staying up so late, and having older kids in the house it gets almost impossible to find alone time or space for private conversation.  Since I'm all for the kids cleaning up the messes, I've started dragging Shawn (he's super diligent and would rather clean the messes up first... um, hello... we have kids for that!) out after dinner while the kids clean up and so we can come home to a tidied kitchen and jammied kids.  We don't do it often enough, but when we have, it has been good for all six of us to have the space and the time to get things done!   I feel like I'm always sharing my husband with the kids... he is an incredibly amazing and devoted daddy... so sometimes a momma just has to take her man back and hog him all to herself!  [smile]

We drove out to a local water skiing lake to check out the beaches... sand, real sand!  That's a true treat for us folks on the westcoast of Canada.  Our beaches are gorgeous, our views are incredible, but our rocks can be sharp and sand is hard to come by... this particular beach is man-made.  We will definitely come back with the kids!


  1. You guys don't look old enough to have been married for 19 years!

  2. Making time to "hog" each other is great parenting! Enjoy many stolen moments :)

  3. You've got a good thing going on! The kids need to learn to clean up, and you two definitely need to go on some dates! As Martha S. would say ... it's a good thing :)

  4. You actually mean there will come a time when kids start cleaning up the mess the made themselves ?!? ;-)


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