this weekend has been a mary poppins sort of weekend - practically perfect in every way
there is a hand-lettered verse finding a spot in my house (thank you, elissa)
and fresh tulips
on friday afternoon, isaac brought me these:
i had coffee and cherry-chocolate cake and warm conversation with two dear friends on friday night
i returned home to find ben finishing this:
just a small early Mother's Day gift for E. she is the stitch in our hems and though circumstances in our life have been rough I would not trade our joy for anything. love you babe.
small? not so small. at somewhere around 3:20 i got all teary, and by the end i was almost sobbing - i have such a wonderful husband, such wonderful kiddos, such wonderful parents and dear friends. we have been to some very amazing places. we have such a good life.
on saturday morning there was sunshine in two funny, sleepy boys' hair while they played minecraft
maddie was over at my mom and dad's with her cousin for a girly overnight and saturday morning fun
i had coffee out in the sunshine
and listened to ring-billed gulls and felt like if i turned just right, i could look over my shoulder and see lake superior, not a run-down row of garages and brick building and just a tiny glimpse of the river
i did some repair work on my favorite quilt
(i'm loving it to pieces, G, but it's as good as new again!)
i made these brownies again
we went to my mom and dad's house in the evening, ben grilled pork chops in the rain, mom made baked beans, i brought fruit to mix into whipped cream, we had other good food and the brownies and coffee, of course, for dessert . . . mom and i looked at pictures on facebook together, and i showed her the video ben made for me . . . we all were just together
i finished a gift for my mom
today, mother's day, maddie gave me a cute little gnome - i'll show him soon, ben and the kids made brunch for me
i took a great, long, cozy nap
we went for a jeep ride and then drank coffee outside - it was an overcast day, but it wasn't too chilly and it didn't start raining till we were all tucked back inside for the evening
i hope you all had a mary poppins sort of weekend, too!