Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Belated Thanksgiving

I know I have been a poor excuse of a Blogger these past few months.  As I stated in in a previous post, I knew we were taking on too much with school this year.  And it turned into even more than I thought I was getting into.  Which has left zero time for blogging.  So I will try to recap fall 2011 today.

I am thankful for (and not necessarily in this order):


The beach;


This bunch of kiddos that keep me on my toes;


<My first born, Big Tuna;


My Princess;


My first girl, The Queen;


My baby boy, Godzilla;


and Captain Daddy, who rocks my world!


They brighten my day, every day.


Oh, and I guess I am thankful for this too:)

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thank You, Daddy

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Heroes don’t wear capes, they wear dog tags.

You are my hero.

Thank you, Daddy.

An Unexpected Visitor

The other morning when we were getting started with school, The Queen began whispering to me to “come quickly and quietly!”  I looked out our front door thinking that someone had pulled up in our driveway.  I didn’t see a car, so I wasn’t sure what she was pointing at. 

Then, I saw it. 

I wasn’t sure what “it” was. 

At first, all I could see was something white and feathery with its back to me.  Honestly, I though Hedwig was sitting on my steps with some sort of wizard post.

I walked over to the dining room window to get a look from another angle.  This is what I saw:


My hopes were up that maybe it was a stork delivering a present:)  But, there was nothing else out there but this bird.

I think it is an egret.  I am still wondering why it chose to be sitting on my front steps.  Finally one of the cats decided to investigate which caused the beautiful bird to fly off. 

What a blessing to see something so beautiful up close.  Just a nice little, unexpected visitor.