This week’s joy!

This week has been crazy-busy! My brother and his family flew in from Phoenix, AZ for a visit. It was great to see them. My nieces are just the cutest things! Especially the 2yo. She is a hoot! Really friendly and not afraid of any situation. I don’t think I saw her get shy once the entire trip. I watched her get right in the middle of a frisbee in the can game that my brother and his friends were playing (just like they were still in high schoool) and she was chatting up a storm with the guys. Like she was 16 or something…Jeff needs to watch that one, for sure!
So, here are my joys this week:
Sunday: Being with family and celebrating my dad’s 70th birthday. He is still an active guy (maybe too active!), thank God! It was nice to see my dad’s friends that I haven’t seen in years and catch up with them. It was funny seeing my brother’s friends, now all adults. I remember when they were squeaky voiced kids with acne! I’m 10 years older than Jeff, so it was like watching my own kids grow up. Bittersweet.
Monday: A relaxing morning then an opportunity to get to know Jenn (Jeff’s wife) a bit better. It was a little strange at first, as I am sure Jeff warned her how weird and protective we are. But after a while, we let is all hang out. And she didn’t run screaming!! But that might be because she was stuck in Boston with us and we were her only way home;)
Tuesday: Strawberry picking with my kids and nieces. I think they ate more than they picked! Top it off with feeding the animals in the petting zoo and some yummy ice cream, and you’ve got a joyful day!
Wednesday: Holding a baby while she falls asleep. ‘nough said…
Thursday:: A beautiful weather day! We spent the whole day outside (with little complaint – there’s the joy!)
Friday: : Dinner with friends and enjoying my kids whooping it up with their buddies!
Saturday: : Birds singing – another of God’s gifts:)
What were your joys this week?

2 thoughts on “This week’s joy!

  1. Spotting a praying mantis while clearing the yard this morning was a definite high moment. We got Eli’s bug catcher, and gently put it in so we could observe it for a while – then we released it. Also, finally seeing a downy woodpecker feeding at our feeder. They had disappeared for a couple of years, so I was relieved to see them return 🙂

  2. My father in law used to keep praying mantises as pets. My mother in law didn’t like them much because they would get stuck in her hair (she used a LOT of hair spray:) and she would freak out…
    Thanks for stopping by, have a joy-filled day:)

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