Winter was reluctant to pry its cold fingers from the Rockies this year. Spring ushered in day after relentless day of gloom, rain, and chilly winds. Indoor activities for the little ones became routine and displeasing. The calendar was stale and uneventful. Dinner out each week seemed to be forced and unfulfilling. We longed for warm weather, gentle breezes, sunny days, and outdoor play.
...and then it happened...
The calendar exploded with events leaving no time to dwell on the dreary weather. Over the past three months we have celebrated 6 birthdays, a graduation, our anniversary, four holidays, and hosted the in-laws. Our oldest graduated from the University here in town (need I mention how proud we are!) and our youngest just turned 2! Our home has been crazy with activity, but in the midst of it all there was still time for beading. It's commonly referred to as nap time and it still occurs here daily...at least for now.
My mother-in-law is a very talented watercolor artist, and I just love the inspirational brainstorms that happen when we are together. We felt as if we climbed high mountains during our 'Retrieve-Sit-Create' sessions as we are just daring enough in each others company to dabble in all sorts of mixed media. It's always a sad day when the in-laws visit comes to an end.
I just feel so blessed! I feel that I am experiencing an early heaven. My wonderful hubby and the bond we share; our smart and responsible older kids~ who are productive members of society, and our little boys~ who just bring an extra ray of sunshine to everyday life. Best of all...we are happy!
A happy family is but an earlier heaven ~John Bowring