4/52

4:45 PM
Joining Barbara in 52 weeks of daily life in pictures: trials and celebrations, the extraordinary and mundane -- whatever is unique to the week.

Remembering....

Stratego lunches, where siblings strategize flags and bombs and armies over a sandwich.

White roses, a traditional gift from my mother on my birthday.

A bloom of floral color from my kids and husband to brighten my birthday.

The wet, heavy snow looked as if it would snap my tall, leeland firs that give our home privacy. I begged my long-armed sons and husband to get right out and relieve them of their white blanket to save them.

The snow fell all day on my birthday. To me, it seemed prettier than ever before and I loved that it kept my husband working from home. We were all able to be cozy and safe together, watching a winter wonderland come about.

It was truly unlike any other storm. Snow, then pelting ice accompanied by LIGHTENING and then snow again.

But it was perfect snow for building a snowman and forts and tunnels the next day....

Additionally, I took some photos of the light eyes of my 2nd son. The only one who has the eyes of his father in this house of brown-eyed people. They are a dreamy, planet earth color that sometimes seems green and other times even a little blue...just one part of what makes him special. I think they illuminate his goodness, the gentle part of him...

Then, there's the toothless grin of my daughter. As time keeps fast forwarding, soon big, grown-up teeth will alter her childish face and bring it into an older season....sigh...my baby....

Grateful for my presents - good reading that a few of my online friends contributed to....

...and because it truly is a part of us...the best TV series of all time, which my youngest son made sure I got for my birthday. He is quite aware that I miss this show, how we looked forward to it weekly! His father played the message this little boy left on his office phone trying to orchestrate this present for his mommy. He is not allowed to erase that message!



As always, much to be grateful for...and I am.

6 comments:

scmom (Barbara) said...

What a memorable birthday! I love when the snow falls and we are all safe at home and no one needs to go ANY WHERE! Beautiful roses -- what a lovely tradition. And I love your lunchtime picture. Great memories!

Sarah said...

Pretty flowers ... and pretty snow! I wouldn't mind a substantial snowfall. We have plenty. But as long as I can stay home, I really love snow days ;-) Are you going to rewatch all of the Lost episodes? I wouldn't mind doing that sometime, but I think I have to have a bit of distance from it first. Happy Friday!

Sarah Oldham said...

Lovely pictures! You are richly blessed!

scmom (Barbara) said...

Blogger ate my comment!

Well, I can't remember what I wrote (it was on Friday) but I do want to say that your lunch table looks like fun!

Mom2Seven said...

Great pictures... they clearly depict the love and happiness of your family. You are blessed!

+JMJ+ said...

Sarah, I don't know when we'll start but I wouldn't be surprised if we cycled thru all the episodes again. I hope to see deleted scenes and other stuff too!

Thanks, Hawaiian, Barb and Mom2seven, I feel blessed too with your kind comments that make my day!

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