Monday, March 14, 2011

Thankful ThMonday

It's 8:55 in the morning, but with the time change I think it's more like 4:55 or something. That sounds about right. I haven't showered yet and my kids are still asleep, so it can't be any later than seven. And since I'm up so early I figure why not tell everyone about our Sunday afternoon?

We decided to take advantage of all of this extra daylight that the time change "saved" us and take a Sunday drive. Usually these little excursions turn into me yelling at the kids to stop smacking eachother or get back in their seatbelts or something, but yesterday's drive wasn't too bad. There was minimal yelling on my part and we drove through Gunlock at the most beautiful time of day (in my opinion)--right around sunset.

The weather was perfect. I wanted to skip rocks but I couldn't bring myself to mess up the water, so we took pictures. In hindsight, I wish we had made Tess wake up from her nap in the carseat.

I think I'm a pretty lucky girl. I know it's not Thursday or anything, but the majesty of God's creations have reminded me about everything for which I am thankful:

a husband who is patient and kind despite my backseat driving

children who are healthy and can do tricks

a mom who is basically a saint and inspires me to try harder and be forgiving

a Tahoe which didn't run out of gas despite the low fuel light being on for like 30 miles

five sisters who maintain my sanity

the Samurai 21 Geisha roll

one word: spring

two words: spring break

six words, one of which is a compound word: In and Out animal style cheeseburger

I think I know where we're going for lunch today....


The Paxton Family said...

Those are beautiful pictures! I love your dress too!
It's always a double edged sword, kids, naptime, picture time...

Marie Says Yes said...

Elise, you are so BEAUTIFUL! how do you stand it, honestly?

this is how i know more then ever we are destined to be friends:

in and out animal style.

for real.

Meegan, the Evil Stepmother said...

Those pictures are amazing! I need to come visit!

Tawny said...
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Tawny said...

Yeah, so I would chicken out but Nick has already threatened me with bodily harm and the Hair place called to confirm and i said I would be there.
Not sure what i will do when i get there....but...
I am planning a google search that says "Haircuts for the Dark Haired mother of 2, who has never really done anything with her hair and doesn't want to go so crazy that she gets fired for looking to much like her students."
What do you think??
If you have any amazing inspiration/ideas/pictures please bring them and I will see you at 4.

P.S. You do look exceptionally HOT in those pics!!

Jenn said...

So I want to see the results of your date with Tawny! I just suggested to her that we have a threesome play date before Spring Break is over.

P.S. I love you, and you are strong.

K. Elizabeth said...

Hey! Stumbled on your blog and LOVE it. Just wanted you to know that I totally sing "Scattered Sunshine" to my daughter with extra d-d-d-d sounds. And I blame you for my compulsive snacking habit. Seriously, what else do you do while driving around Vermont?