March 28, 2011

Family Time

Sometimes we skip church on Sundays. We don't do this all the time, but sometimes we feel the need to just be together as a family. With Todd working two jobs right now, family time feels like a special event, not the norm. So, yesterday was one of those kinds of Sundays. It felt like Todd wasn't even home the majority of the weekend (and it didn't just feel like it - that's how it was) and both Tommy and I needed some quality time together as a family.

We loaded up in the car and went in the opposition direction of our church. We made a quick stop at Krispy Kreme for a couple of fresh, warm, glazed doughnuts and headed out to a new park that we've heard about.

Tommy had a blast.
And so did his daddy, who is just a big kid.
Our moments together these days seem far and few between. And it's feeling harder. Yet, we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel to this whole second job for Todd. We are hopeful that sometime this summer he can finally quit thanks to some new opportunities going on with my job. I'll expound on that later....

Last night, we redeemed some gift cards at Chilis that I had received for my birthday and had a long talk about where we were and how hard it felt and what we both needed to keep going. We are so ready for this season of pizza delivering and hardly ever seeing each other to come to an end.
Tommy is at such a fun age right now and he is learning new things at a rapid rate every day, and Todd is missing out on a lot of those things. The moments we get to spend with him together as a family unit feel rare, and we try to make them special and memorable. Not just for Tommy, but for us too. It was a lovely morning of fellowship, of fun, of playing and laughter.
After a couple of hours of fun at the park, Tommy got tuckered out and it was time to go. He even said "Night, night."
I so enjoy our precious family time. My husband and my son bring such joy and light into my life. Our little Sunday morning in the park was needed for all of us. We may not have been in church, but God was most definitely there.


  1. I think family time is SO important, and it pleases God when you spend time with your family when you need to. Growing up, we had to be near death to miss church, and I thought that was silly.

    Great pics Jen!

  2. Glad we got to spend some time together as a family.. love you both very much...