July 06, 2014


I just got to Alabama and finally had time to sit down and write.

Today, July 6, is my Mom's birthday. We just spent a week with her. She had all her grandbabies under one roof, with her kids and spouses

We had a fantastic time and spent yesterday celebrating since we knew we'd all be leaving today.

The babies were a blast. They are 5 and 3 now and their expressions and choice of words made us laugh.

Drama. Always drama.

I think the highlight for me was watching my Mom play Barbies with the girls. That is not something that EVER occurred with my boys, so I had to laugh.

The big surprise when we walked in was how much Bones had grown since last they saw him, Thanksgiving. He is long and lean and the most changed.

And all the little kids love him. He's like the pied piper. I never saw him play Barbies, however.

I'll be writing every night now. It is quiet in the room I'm staying in and it'll be easy for me to reflect.

We are blessed. We had an amazing 4th of July, spent so much time with family, ate well, and laughed hard.

You cannot help but laugh when surrounded by people under 5.

Happy Birthday, Mom!!!

Posted by Boudicca at July 6, 2014 11:19 PM

Wishing your mom many happy returns of the day! And cake. :)

Posted by: PeggyU at July 7, 2014 02:23 PM

Love to hear just wonderful times! The boys keep asking about Bones... hope he makes it to camp!

Posted by: vwbug at July 8, 2014 05:26 AM

Happy Belated to your mother!

Just spent weekend up in WY mountains. Totally off the grid - you'd love it! ;-)

About 35 of us there for my brother-in-law's 50th. Which meant lots of little ones running around. Playing in the dirt, playing with sticks, playing in the creek . . . Absolute hoot watching and listening to them!

Posted by: Nina at July 8, 2014 08:50 AM