While it no longer looks like winter here (but they say we’ll wake up to snow in the morning), a few weeks ago we had a bunch of the white stuff. While I have in no way been complaining about the second unusually mild winter in a row this year, the males in my house were overjoyed to finally have some white stuff on the ground with which to play and are then quite saddened by the rain which has melted it all away.
Two Saturday’s ago we all had a blast sledding for a few hours in the cold sunshine.
But since we haven’t had much opportunity for outdoor play in the snow, what with lots of rain and mild temperatures, we’ve had to find other ways to keep busy…
like water colors. The boys and I had a blast making these. I saw the idea here.
And then we were on to messier endeavors…
Life with these two crazy ones is so precious. Loud, wild, exhausting…yes! But so so beautiful even in all the crazies. They are full of LIFE and I love them so. And that man who is far more adventurous with them than I even am? There are no words to say how much I love him.
Thank you, God, for these precious ones you’ve given to me.
This will be short as today my body has said, “time to go slow”
A deep sleep in the wrong position left me waking in pain and unable to move my neck.
But I am grateful…
for a job where I can work from home and a boss who understands
for a husband to bring me food and medicine and make me laugh (but not too much!)
for a young son who prayed for me and makes sure his older brother is careful around me
for the prospect of quick recovery and not a long illness causing this pain
for memories of sunny St. Lucia nine years ago
for the anticipation of some girl time this evening
These are the gifts of life…grace for this day.
(and some fun from last weekend’s trip to Legoland included below)