I've always loved birthdays. Excitement ensues the minute some of our feet hit the floor, with enthusiastic spouses or kid-tackles in the morning, phone calls and social media notifications.
In our family, the celebration begins at the crack of dawn. Our kids are stirred awake by the glowing flicker of candles at their bedside. Their first tasks of the day include blowing out candles and eating cake for breakfast. It's a glorious tradition!
This week I celebrated a birthday. 30 again, how about that! With pure joy, I see it as an opportunity to pass along gifts to you, dear online friends. A few of my favorite books will be flying through the post and landing on the doorsteps of three lucky readers.
The kids were sent to school, on time. Breakfast was a hit, each of us had showered, and the shoes laced to my sons' feet actually matched. After the hustle and bustle of the morning, I was thankful to have a few moments of quiet as I tidied up the kitchen.
Dishes, check. Sweep the floor, check. Stow away leftovers in the fridge, working on it. I snap the lid onto the top of a container holding bacon and eggs and place the item on a shelf.
The only problem is that I was standing in the pantry...
I'm so glad you're here!
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M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy. Earns Crossfit participation trophies. Disaster cook. Enthusiastic wife. #Boymom. Clutches her faith, not her pearls.