Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Now that our wrapping paper was all sorted and out of the way, I made some headway on organizing the rest of the stuff. I organized everything by shelf so that I could figure out what kind of baskets I needed to buy. The top shelf are our Trick-or-treat baskets and Easter baskets. The shelf below that are our games. Below that are our refills on paper towels, toilet paper, air fresheners, and light bulbs. The bottom drawer are all our gift bags, tags, and boxes. And on the floor are all the holiday flags I own (I need to get a flag holder for the front of our house), and some Easter stuff.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
This weekend I went to a baby shower for a sweet friend. Do you ever have those friends that you just meet or have a few conversations with and think, "I just adore her...How have we not known each other our whole lives?" Whitney is that friend, for me. I met her almost into my 30's and we came together over the bond of losing a child, but I feel like I've known her for years. I have been so blessed in my friendships. So blessed. I don't have a million friends I talk to every day, but I have that small handful of friends who just make my heart happy. Some I don't talk to or see very often - but when we hang out, I just feel like no time has passed. Some I talk to multiple times a week and it feels like it's never enough time. And others, I get to see and talk to every day at work and yet, still, get so excited when we get to have a girls' date.
I think the older I get, the more I reflect on these friendships and what they mean to me. Good friends mean so much more to me now than they did even even five years ago. I think having a family put a few things into perspective for me - why take time away from my family, my husband, my kids - if I don't REALLY want to be with someone?
The baby shower was just perfect and I just can't wait to snuggle her precious baby boy when he arrives in June. How loved he will be!
Hubby snapped this photo of me before leaving for the baby shower: