Before my children drag me into another day of domestic delights, here's our
7 Quick Takes for the week!
1. Happy Feast Day!
bake something amazing for dessert. The little ones might also watch this sweet video about our beloved Saint (while mommy
2. Baby Love
She watches and waits, a secret that is hers alone rests within. Someone is coming, that someone has already arrived. Her focus goes inward: to growth, to new life, to pain, yes, and to sadness, and above all to indescribable joy. The beauty lies in the blending of the good and the bad: loneliness and connection, sorrow and comfort, moments of impenetrable darkness followed by bright blinding light.
To pacify the kiddos' longing for lights, we took them to our local Botanical gardens this week for the Illuminations Exhibit. The weather was perfect, the most lovely evening to be savored just before the freezing cold came thundering in yesterday. We had a marvelous time, and the lights were enchantingly beautiful.
5. An Update on My Mom
6. Steve's (almost 40th) Birthday
(Because he loves to be reminded that he's older than moi.)
7. The Thanksgiving Toast
No matter what the occasion, I can always count on my dad to bring a bottle....or 10 to the table. This year for Thanksgiving, he shared a wonderful variety of vino with our family...so I heard. Okay, I will admit to stealing a couple of teensie-weensie sips from my hubby's glass, since I won't be holding my own until sometime in June, so I can affirm dad's good taste. One of the favorites this year was a smooth Cabernet from Grayson Cellars, a 2011 edition. From one wine lover to ya'll - you do love wine, don't you?? - this one is worth a trip to the store.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!!