June marks the biggest grouping of family festivities: June 1st (my birthday), June 9th (Jacob's birthday), June 10th (our anniversary), and June 12th (Abigail's birthday). Throw Father's Day in there, and we just have a busy and fun time!
My birthday was absolutely perfect. Husband and MIL took the kids in the morning for breakfast, groceries, and a playground exploration. I slept in a bit, and took a run down the road. I haven't run outside the house for, well, I can't even remember! Most mornings find me on the elliptical monitoring still-sleeping babes. The run/walk was glorious. Then I returned home, showered, watched a couple Netflix TV show episodes while painting my toenails. Then I knit for a bit. All of these things in a quiet house add up to a rested and relaxed mama; it has been a blessing even in the days to follow. Then, Big Fish set up a little range for me over our hill; so I got in a bit of target practice. Finally we went out for a nice family dinner; the children were so well-behaved, and the food was so good. I really couldn't have asked God for a sweeter time. Here is a picture of my kids sharing my birthday dessert (Abigail accidentally told the waitress it was my birthday, and the waitress saw the panic in my face and skipped the singing part just bringing the cake). Even baby Susanna was able to have some chocolate bites!
Now we are planning the rest of the month! The kids' present already lives with us - the puppy, but I know both Abigail and Jacob will be receiving some tennis shoes! They are popping out of their old pairs. They both have requested shrimp scampi and dirt cake, so the birthday meal will be combined probably Thursday next week! VBS and ballet recital also happen to be next week; how did this all come down to one week? Prayers, please :)
Thank you, readers, for your responses on my last post. Still a "work in progress", so join me in the journey.
Happy Tuesday to you!