Sunday, May 08, 2011
God is so good! He has given me a precious gift--to be the joyful mother of my children: Nicholas, Nate, Andrew, Jonathan, Daniel, Stephen, Mary and Sammy. I feel like bursting at the seams for the joy in my heart right now!
They rose early and wanted to bless me with making a huge Sunday breakfast--they knew that I would want something a little healthier so they made breakfast pizza, biscuits, bacon and juice and then made a SEPARATE breakfast for their mother of scrambled egg whites with spinach, sweet peppers and onions w/garden chives and 2% reduced-fat cheese; and whole wheat toast with blackberry all-fruit jam. What is SO funny, is that when they PRAYED, they told the LORD thank you for how Mom eats! Such a blessing! And a HUGE thank you to my sweet children for going the EXTRA mile!
Oh, I need to thank our chickens for the eggs! ha!
They either made me cards or bought them, and each one gave me $ or took me shopping yesterday! I feel bountifully blessed!
AND one of the highlights was having the Baltimore Oriole's and Rose Breasted Grosbeaks show up in our feeders TODAY! They all said that they came back JUST for you, Mom, on Mother's Day!
Had my salad on the patio with 68 degree temps and the birds all around me! SUCH a thrill for this Northern Wisconsin girl! I LOVE being outside! In fact, I'm typing on my patio under my pergola RIGHT now.
Later in the day:
We just returned from a family walk! So nice! The only bummer to the whole day is my husband left for a week on business this morning.
Here are some photos from today's very wonderful gift with my children.
Nicholas is missing so this is a pic from when he was home:
and, of course, Gracie and Lady:
And a group shot [excluding Jonathan & Stephen] on our walk:
The boys are grilling for me tonight! Ahhhhh….overflowing with gratitude!