June 15, 2012 § Leave a comment
This guy (my husband) turned 39 yesterday. What did he want to do for his birthday? We are going fishing tomorrow to celebrate. The most playful person I know. Child-like in (almost always) the best ways. A parent I learn from. An eternal optimist. He can make anything, learn anything quickly, make anything fun. A great partner to have in life.
And this kid (my son, Henry) turns 7 today!! He came out looking very much like a pterodactyl: long, skinny, and kind of pointy faced. Which was adorable, of course!
Sometimes life goes so quickly. I’m glad for the markers that call attention to all the changes. Happy Birthday, boys.
May 17, 2012 § 6 Comments
May 7, 2012 § 2 Comments
It’s Monday, May 7, and my sister turns 40 today! We had a great surprise party for her last night with lots of friends and family. I’d been working on the party for most of the last two weeks, so being totally wiped out this morning, I unloaded the dishwasher, picked up only a few of the hundreds of things that were out of place in the house, looked at piles of laundry, and decided it all could wait one more day.
Instead of getting things tidy, I sat down with my favorite five-year old for a couple of hours, she with her practice (copying a drawing of a country church) and me with mine (the Daisy Chain Sampler). We talked and listened to music and it couldn’t have been nicer.
I was feeling pretty contemplative after the weekend, looking at old photos from my sister’s life (and mine) and being surrounded and loved by family and friends, so, matching the mood, Patty Griffin was heavy on our playlist:
And as far as I can tell
Most everything means nothing
Except some things
That mean everything
from “Railroad Wings” on Children Running Through