so today is my dad’s birthday! he’s celebrating by working. but after work he and mom will leave for “the boat” (a little yacht they have on the delta). he loves that thing. they get to go up there all the time, although i’m sure dad would love to be there more! its a beautiful, old cris craft (wooden boat) and my dad has restored almost all of it, while mom has enjoyed redecorating the interior. i think after all the years of owning a big home and all the responsibilities that go along with it, they are really enjoying having a small space. in fact, they have just finished plans to build a guest house over our garage. they enjoy “loft living”, and will be here part time, although i’d rather it were full time. isn’t it strange how you have the hardest time with your parents when you live with them, but after time apart you feel like you can’t live without them? i really appreciate my parents and the love and support they have given sean and me (and the girls). they are incredible parents, grandparents, and now even as friends! the picture above is of me and my dad dancing at my wedding.
so (subject change!), easter is fast approaching – aahhh! so if you missed monday’s “ladies salad supper” at church they talked about easter traditions. unfortunately i missed some of it because of my over-active (pregnancy) bladder and my frequent visits to the restroom! so does anyone have any good traditions or ideas of things they do with their kids or did as a child that really focuses on christ? although painting eggs is fun and i don’t want to pass on that, and we love a good egg hunt, i don’t want any of that to be the focus. i did learn about “resurrection eggs” if anyone wants more info on that. but i want something that is really appropriate for little ones (preschool age).
time to get the kids down for naps! maybe i’ll get a sewing project done while they’re sleeping – i’ll post pics of that soon!