Most people have a favorite season of the year. I don’t. I love them all for different reasons. I most definitely prefer warm and sunny weather, however; each quarter has special significance. For our family, Spring is exciting because it’s Tatianna’s Birthday! She was born on Easter Sunday eight years ago. It’s shocking that I have a child this old! I am keenly aware of how fleeting these days and years are- and I am making it a priority to savor our time with our children. John 10:10 “I came that you may have LIFE and have it to the Fullest“! That we do indeed. My hubby loves adventure and spontaneity, he really brings that out in me. Our family is constantly exploring and enjoying. I wish I was my children sometimes! They have such great lives. I make sure they remember to be appreciative and Tia is great at saying “Thank you” for many things.
I was so thrilled to go back to the exact same house I stayed in at my yoga retreat last month and celebrate Tatianna’s birthday and Easter in Idyllwild. We had a blast, my family joined three others and reveled in lovely fellowship and food. It made my heart so happy to see the children playing in the outdoor forest for hours! Even my techie brothers were ensconced in wonder; traipsing around, taking in the mountainous landscape in our backyard! That night there was playing of Charades, Family Feud, and Legos before the kid’s’ tucked away in their bunk rooms. Best Sleepover Ever!
We enjoyed a Gorgeous Easter Morning breakfast of protein powder enhanced pastel waffles, chicken sausage, and apple and strawberry toppings. The children made a “He is Risen” sign. After check out we hung around Idyllwild and visited the hub of town. We looked at an art gallery supplied by local artisans, picked up some South African Chai Tea (my go-to souvenir), sipped on some “pop” (You Tube Sweet Brown if you already haven’t, hilarity ensues), we even met with a real estate agent!
Upon our return home; we got right back to business on our kid’s science fair projects! Even Ethan had one! Have I told you how much we love their school?-really we do! Tia dedicated her project to “Guppy” her late, beloved pet. Her hypothesis was “Can Medicine Heal My Fish?”-it did; for five more months!
To top it all off, my sweetness got student of the month for March!
We are loving life and counting our blessings, “name them one by one I Thess. 5:15