I love the changing seasons. The excitement of planting new plants and watching the old ones come back to life in spring; the kids swimming and all the great vegetables of the summer (even though it gets really, really you-can't-go-outside-because-it-is-too-hot); the slightly cooler temps with all the
wonderful colors of fall; and even the cold of the winter. I love to have a fire in the fireplace and keeping all cozy while eating some good vegetable soup.
And I like to be able to tell it is one season or the other not just having the same temp all year. If I wanted that I would live on the beach somewhere. BUT the weather here is starting to blur as in staying warm all the time. We used to get wonderful snows several times during the winter but now if we get just a few inches one time a year we are doing good. Yesterday we finally got the great-big-snowflake kind of snow that I love. It was great and now that we have had a good snow.........I'm ready for spring.
When Jamie and Kacee and the boys came over Tuesday night for dinner, Noah decided we needed to build a tent. So we pulled out three quilts, brought over some of the dining room chairs and I tried to build a tent without much luck. Papa had to step in and save the day. After the tent was finally built, both boys decided they needed toys in their tent to play with. So......in came a ton of toys so much so that they didn't have any room to get in their tent. After pushing the toys under the chairs, they decided they needed pillows. So......in came about a dozen sofa pillows plus their small bed pillows. Now there really wasn't any room but we all had a turn going in and out of the tent the best we could.
Well, when you have a tent you have to have a camp out, right? Aunt Jessica volunteered to "sleep" with the boys in their tent on Wednesday night because they almost always spend the night that night. What was she thinking?!?! Sleeping on the floor in a "tent" and then having to go to work the next day?!?! Such a trooper. Jonah decided he didn't want to sleep in the tent and he went on to bed. But not Noah. He loves this sort of thing. So here they are getting ready to head inside, maybe watch a little TV on the computer and then go to sleep.
Fortunately for Jessica, it didn't last very long. Noah decided he wanted to watch TV on the sofa with Papa and Jess went on to her bed for a good night's rest. Aren't kids just the funniest things.
Get ready 'cause here we come. Remember that old Monkey's song? "Here we come, running down the street......" That's all I remember and something about the funniest people you meet. Oh well, we're not running down any street but probably will meet some funny people, people of all kinds. Saturday at the Phoenix Expo Center we'll be waiting in our little booth for you to come visit. We'll have lots of goodies for you so.............come on down, You're on the Price is Right. Just kidding. But do come see us, Saturday from 8-4.
Tonight as I sit here on the sofa with my dear hubby and youngest daughter with me, I am so very thankful for the blessings Jesus has given to me. How blessed I am. Here I sit in a warm, very nice home; I have a good job (even though I would like to be retired.......someday); four wonderful children who all have good jobs and warm homes. The best daughter-in-law, two incredible grandsons with another one on the way. I could go on and on but I think you get the idea. And as I sit here, a friend of mine has been devastated today with the loss of her grandson. I can't imagine what pain she and her family are going through tonight but I know that she is comforted by our Jesus. I know she is resting in his arms. My heart breaks for her and her family, and I pray for her. I would ask that if you read this, you would pray for them too. God bless you.
I am a child of the King, wife to the best husband in the world, mom of four wonderful children and one great daughter-in-law, Nana to the three cutest little boys and one beautiful little girl. We have a wonderful life. Who ever would have thought that I could have all of this.