Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Burning the Midnight Oil

It is after midnight, and I'm dog-tired, but I am strangely wired at the same time.

There is so much going on in my head right now, and writing always helps me sort it out (a.k.a. sleep). So, here goes.

First of all, you can go here to see a bit of what we've been up to these past couple of days. Thank goodness my sister has taken the time to write on her blog.  : )  

There's much to say, but here's what I really NEED to say.  I am so grateful for my family.  I am blessed to have such precious people in my life.  They've taught me so much and I'm grateful for each and every one of them....young and older.  (Notice I didn't say "old."  I'd get in trouble for that.)  

But after this weekend, I'm even more grateful for my four nieces.  I had the privilege of spending hours with these beautiful girls and I am so thankful for the time I had with them.  It was definite bonding time that I enjoyed so much.  I mean, I don't remember the last time I got to do a little girl's hair and pick out coordinating ribbons and barrettes to match!  This doesn't happen in my world...ever...and I just LOVED that!  

I have always said that God gave me boys for a very specific reason, and as time marches on, I'm beginning to understand what some of those reasons are.  Don't get me wrong, I ADORE my boys and love being the Queen of the castle.  But c'mon.  Sometimes you just need "girl" time.  

Well, my wish was granted and we took full advantage of the time together.  It was a ball.  My boys had a blast.  There were quite a few tears shed (the majority coming from Cody's eyes) when it was time to say good-bye.

I'll post more about the trip another day, but please do check out my sister's blog to get the updates and see some of it in pictures.  Her posts are great.

To Cass, Kenz, Lainashell and Clover, I love you to pieces.  Love, Auntie Happi


Adventures In Babywearing said...

That girl time is precious, I know!


Glass Half Full said...

Ah - that was this weekend. Absorb those moments!


Kari said...

Awwww . . . such a sweet post! We're so glad you guys came-just wish it was longer! We missed you at Fam Jam. The "happy faces" just weren't the same without Caden there to enjoy them.