This moment I'm thankful for....
-Azithromycin and Tylenol. Lucy has another ear infection. Looks like we're going to the ENT next week.
-SPRING! I bought 3 ferns and a basil plant this week. I couldn't hold back any longer.
-Kevin's cooking. I feel lucky because I really like to cook, so many people don't and for them cooking feels like a chore. That said, I also love that Kevin likes to cook. I don't mind handing over the pots and pans on the weekend! Im hoping he cooks from both of these cookbooks this weekend. Yum!
-Speaking of Kevin, I'm thankful that tomorrow marks his last travel day in his current job. He'll begin a new position with the same great company on Monday. This job will mean much less travel, like only one week of travel per month. GASP!! After 7 years of crazy travel I'm incredibly happy and so very, very thankful. The girls are too, we have visions of evening bike rides, picnic dinners and the sort. That's what happens when you're not traveling, right?
-Night time read aloud. We're reading some E.B. White classics right now. Sharing books I loved as a kid with my kids is such a treat. I remember my mom reading Charlotte's Web to my brother and me. Over 25 years later and it still makes me cry.
|Sort of funny that Lucy has my iPhone on our family quilt. Wonder what Granny would make of that?|
-This quilt. It appears in a lot of our pictures. It's nearly always on the floor, so easy to throw in the wash after a few hard days. My Great Grandma (who I was named after, did you know that Emma is also named after her Great Grandma?) made it. That's right my Grandpa's (who would be 90 this year) mom. It's a kind of crazy quilt, looks a bit like it was made out of whatever fabric was leftover from other projects. The stitching, while very strong is far from neat. I think this quilt was made for function. It's soft and strong all at the same time. I love that the soft spot where my kids so often play was made by someone who never knew them but loved them far before they ever arrived.