We had the most wonderful thirtieth anniversary. Our children threw a small party for us last night. Hannah baked cheesecakes, Mimi selected the wine, and our friends Rick and Beth hosted. Russ and I went out for dinner and then arrived at the party in time to relax and enjoy it. The highlight of the evening was eight of our kids singing a song for us. We loved it – and I may have cried just a little. [I’ll try to post a short clip of it on my One Thankful Mom Facebook page later today.]
With Noah and Katie’s wedding this Saturday, our children gathering, and our families traveling to celebrate, our life is overflowing with blessing.
Just to keep life even more exciting, Russ got up at 5:00 this morning to join some other scientists in taking a look at snow melt in the mountains around Dworshak Reservoir. Best of all, it’s done by helicopter, which is a pretty great way for him to start his day. Anybody who thinks science is boring should hang out with my husband; somehow he manages to add a degree of risk and adventure to his research.
Today is all about haircuts, shoe shopping, long grocery lists, and more organizing. I only slept five hours last night (something about staying up late after the party and Russ trying to quietly get clothes out of his dresser in the wee hours), so maybe I’ll squeeze in a twenty minute nap. I’m so thankful to have help from my big kids.
Speaking of the big kids, Annarose got her driver’s license yesterday. The first day she was eligible to take the test was last Friday. She took her test at 4:15, passed with flying colors, and then we learned that the DMV closed at 4:30. When she called to tell me that she couldn’t actually get her license until Monday, I thought she was joking. I had been looking forward to June 6th for months! You can bet I’m sending her to run errands today.
All for now. Thanks for reading and enjoying the week with us.
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