we got to celebrate Mom's birthday early, while she was visiting us last week. These gorgeous cupcakes are from the Fred Meyer bakery ~ aren't they amazing?! and they were super yummy, too! So glad you were able to be with us, Mom! Hope your day today (first day on a new job, of all things!!) is wonderful :)
here she is about to set out on another travel nurse adventure, and in her backseat we find...
Of course, friends and family still in the Northwest top this list (Shell, you are at the TOP top!) ;)
but there are moments like this that have been such a part of my life for the last 10 years that...well, words just cannot describe at this moment. (I was just a few feet away from this bambi in my yard)
thank you, momma deer, for having twins this year and blessing us with 2 darlings to watch this summer. I do hope the next owners of our house enjoy you and your fawns as much as we have.
no, we are not loading them ;) tempting...but, no.
today IS the big load day, though, so we will be living out of a VERY empty house for the next 2 days for Jeff and 4 days for the rest of us. (he flies out Monday morning and we drive out on Wednesday morning--yes, I am driving it solo with 3 kiddos, 3 cats, a dog and a fish ~ please tell me I have your sympathy and prayers!!!)
so, this is a final blog post from me before I am officially a California blogger :)
(although I do have a couple of 'pre-programmed' ones that will come out in the next several days)
The title comes with an exclamation point because I am still super excited at the thought of a meteor shower on a clear night with just a sliver of a moon (keeps it nice and dark).
HOWEVER...our star watching party turned out very different from what was planned. ~ I am learning that plans are made just to keep me sane and excited for something, but they are not what is actually going to happen (I know, many of you figure this out much earlier on, but I am slow on the uptake with this concept, and just now learning to not anger at change) ~ so! while not a lengthy campout under the heavens...it was a fun evening topped off with a few 'shooting star' viewings.
My Plan: (Revised)
3.gather blankets/sleeping bagscheck 4.flashlight check
5.movie on for kiddos at 10pm (keep them awake!)check (half of item accomplished, see #7 below)
6.pick up daddy at airport at midnight
6.pick up daddy at 12:15 (flight delayed)
6.pick up daddy at 1:15 (flight REALLY delayed)check
7.wake up 3 children
7. put youngest child to bedcheck
8. wake up 2 children check
9.spread out tarp in backyard check
10. cuddle in blankets check 11. watch meteor shower for hours while eating yummy snacks
11. try to get children to keep eyes open to see even one meteor check
12. put children to bed 5 minutes later, not sure if they even comprehended any of it check
13. while blogging about it all, realize that this is the stuff of great memories anyway :) check
oh no! it's my second post in a row without a photo :(
~ it's not REALLY the post I am working on...what I am actually working on is the fun evening we have planned tonight watching a meteor shower!
BUT! Since I will be posting that one after the event is past ~ I wanted to make sure any of you that happen by here today (and haven't heard elsewhere) there is a very cool BIG meteor event this evening and on into the early hours of the morning.
we are having a family campout --whoo hoo! praying for CLEAR SKIES!!!! :)