I was treated to my annual "Day Off" with the traditional beignets in bed. Bill and the kids made sure my coffee was refilled and my every need was met! The kids made cards for me and they even presented me with this...
Oh, I must be doing something right! How I love these kids and their dad!! It was a wonderful day for which I am truly grateful. My only question is...
Why is it only once a year? I think we should have this little event monthly, don't you?
It's been raining here almost non-stop. But that hasnt' stopped us from doing the usual school and barn routine. Kelly's annual Horse Show at the barn was last Saturday, and yes, they rode in the rain!
Meanwhile at home, this little kitty has been making mischief. She loves to hide small items in our shoes. So we must empty our shoes out before putting them on. Lip gloss, hair clips, and any other small item she can steal are her treasures of choice.
She still loves to torment the doggies. The other night after I put them in their crates for the night, she jumped up on top of the crate and started hissing and swatting at them. So unfair. And those poor dogs still want to be friends with her...it doesn't look like they stand a chance!
Oh, and I still have two teenage boys living here, but they aren't super cooperative about getting their photo taken. They are both taller than me, and faster, so I'm going to have to come up with a new strategy. Wish me luck!
Started out very quietly here at home. The kids had friends sleep over, we did lots of staying up late and sleeping in late. Took relaxing to a whole new level. Went to the barn. Did some of the usual.
Then Kelly got invited to go to San Diego with friends. They flew out on Wednesday and will be tonight. I miss that girl, but according to the photos and texts she is having a blast. Luna has kept me company.
The boys were invited to a sleepover party and Bill and I had a rare weekend alone. The boys are now at Six Flags for the day with their dad. Me, I'm home all alone (plus pets) enjoying a lovely quiet day of quilting and sunshine. I plan to sit on the patio and do some hand stitching later. I might need to take a nap too.
Hope your spring break has been as perfect as ours!
We had a lovely week around here. The kids only had a four day week at school, and on Thursday the boys had Georgia Day and dressed up like Jimmy Carter and a Coke delivery man. Bill had a two day trip with a stay at a Doubletree, so I got a tin of cookies along with roses on Valentine's Day. Yum. Kelly continued to feel better and is really ready to be back at full speed. It won't be long now! Then there were the typical sleepovers, birthday parties, and usual adventures to be had. It was a good week, but too cold and rainy for my taste. I'm still anxiously awaiting spring.
A lovely lady over here puts out a challenge every so often to blog what is truly on your heart and mind. I haven't done this in quite a while and feel it's time to...so here goes:
* Feeling so super thankful that my Kelly girl is healing so rapidly from her surgery and hoping she will be running like the wind soon!
* Feeling sad that my mom-in-law fell and broke a vertebrae and is in lots of pain. I hope she is able to heal quickly and get comfortable soon.
* Feeling so blessed that my husband is able to take good care of his mom.
*Feeling thankful that I saw the first blooms of spring this morning!
*Feeling frustrated with the switch to windows 8 and all the technical issues this blog is having with it, thus the infrequent blogging and lack of photos!
*Feeling worried about the huge blizzard heading to the northeast and hoping all are safe in it's path.
*Feeling like no matter how early I get up or how late I stay up, there are never enough hours in the day to be the mom, the wife, the designer, the house keeper, and the business woman that I would so love to be.
*Feeling overwhelmingly blessed to be surrounded by opportunities and people who encourage me.
* Feeling like I have the best friends in the world.
*Feeling like I can and should do more, but even if I did, I would find something new to feel guilty about (really need to stop that!)
*Feeling so proud of my kids, and the way they love and treat each other (mostly) and how lucky I am to watch them grow up into amazing people.
*Feeling like I want to quilt something, but I have an eye doctor appointment instead, sigh.
Thanks for letting me share what's on my heart today.
I went with Bill on his trip to Brussels this week. Mimi came and stayed with the kids. It was really nice and we enjoyed walking and exploring the beautiful city. The temperatures were below freezing the whole time but the snow and sunshine were so nice.
We ate some amazing meals and had some wonderful coffee. But the waffles were an experience. Oh my they were so delicious. The chocolate was pretty good too.
We found a fabric store called Le Tissus du Chien Vert, where I found some wonderful fabrics and had so much fun looking at everything. In the end, I decided upon 5 fabrics and 1 piece of trim. I could have easily taken home more if my suitcase were larger!
We brought home chocolates and biscuits for Mimi, the kids, and friends. But mostly, I am so happy that Bill and I were able to make some lovely memories together. Life has been a bit stressful the last few months, and just taking the time to relax and hold hands is really nice. The fact that we were able to do so in a beautiful ancient European city was a real bonus.
It's always good to come home though.
I have lots of photos to share, but typepad won't let me at the moment.