Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Thanks (and a birthday)


There are a few days of the year, when we surround ourselves with family, share a meal, eat some sugar, and remember to be thankful for all those little wonders and moments that surround us.  This Easter I am thankful for:
  • The family who drove hours to spend the weekend with us, brought food, cut down a tree, and helped with the kids
  •  The perfect spring weekend (still cool enough to be spring, but with that lovely warm sunshine)
  • The lengthening days and the green shooting out from the trees and bushes
  • The asparagus soup we had for Easter dinner
  • The bee hive getting covered in boiled Linseed Oil in our kitchen as I write this
  • The seedlings just popping up by the window (yes those are ground cherries)
  • The large amount of dirty laundry upstairs (lots of dirty laundry = lots of outside fun!)
  • The baby moving around so rapidly these days, not crawling, but doing the worm
  • The increasing sounds outside: peepers, birds, bugs!
  • The mad dash to recover from the fun, pack our bags, and head South in just 2 days - here we come South Carolina.
  • Handmade Easter clothes - dresses and vest (THANKS MOM)
  • New parks and hikes near home
  • Easter birthdays  (I am pretty sure the kids are a wee bit confused with Mama's birthday on Christmas and Daddy's on Easter this year).
  • My guy! Happy Birthday Dave!
This man that I share my days with is so many things: a father, an athlete, a dreamer, a traveler, a doer, a sailor, and so much more.  So many nights he comes home to find chickens in the front yard, a crazy barking dog, two half naked 3 year olds, a frazzled Mama with dinner half cooked with a baby in her arms, and somehow he takes it all in stride, jumps right in, finds a way to laugh and smile and ask each person about their day.  He is where we all turn when we need a hug, an extra hour of sleep, a snuggle and a good book, or simply a smile.  He is the man I hope my son becomes.  Wishing Dave a coming year full - of everything!




4 comments:

  1. Oh my, that first pic is just beautiful!!!

    A busy, but fun filled weekend. Happy birthday to your hubby.

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  2. That was beautiful what you wrote about your husband. You'll have to share it with him if you haven't already. (And Happy B-day to him!) Glad you had a wonderful Easter! Have fun in SC!!

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    1. Thanks! and I did share it with him :) Have a wonderful week.

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