In the mean time, Happy Birthday to my BABES!
Here are the Twinner's in their fun shirts from Gorno Couture on Etsy.
Handsome little guy!
Me, about four years ago, in our nursery painted by Mark and Heidi at our townhome in Blaine. Behind me, personalized Pottery Barn frames ready to display monthly photos of Marly and Dean. I am standing in the corner where the glider rocker we borrowed from my dad sat for me to nurse the babes...
-The trip to and from Bird Island was hassle free.
BIG NEWS ALERT!******There is a designated driver in the family for the next 8 months or so. Rachel and Brett are having a baby!!!! I am OVER THE MOON to be an AUNTIE. Contragulations Brett and Rachel.*****
-This weekend Chris treated Rachel and I to manicures, pedicures AND a shopping trip to Hot Mama. I have on my new birthday outfit right now.
-I am wearing my favorite 30th birthday gift. My large Tiffany heart from Mark, my small Tiffany heart from Brett and Rachel, and my Tiffany heart bracelet from all my friends, spearheaded by Cindy. I also have the heart earings from my dad, although I have pearls on today.
-Sunday we enjoyed birthday brunch with my family. My Dad continued his very special Valentine's tradition. He graced Rachel, Chris and I with a gold dipped rose. We all have over a 1/2 dozen now.
-Today Marly is home sick with Mark. Dean and I stopped at Jack's Bakery to get Valentine's cookies for daycare and for work. (SHHH.... don't tell Marly what she missed!) At the bakery, as I watched Dean pick out cookies, I teared up as my heart overflows with love for my wee ones.
-I stopped at Caribou after I dropped off Dean. I have a coupon for a Free Birthday Drink, and a coupon for a Buy One Get One Free for Valentine's. I defaulted for the Buy One Get One and treated my co-worker Kenna. Share the delight! I bet they will let me use the Free B-day Drink tomorrow.
-Dean has on the exact same shirt today that he did last year. Marly wore the same dress to church yesterday.
-Happy Birthday to the other Valentine - My Mom's best friend, Yowdie (A.K.A Judy Mellies). Yowdie is in our family's prayers daily.
SHARE the gratitude for all those you love, admire and are happy to have in your life today.
Now our yard looks barren and desolate. Our beautiful tree provided magnificant shade and some privacy. When you pulled up our drive, it provided a backdrop to our home. If you came around from the side, you saw the big beauty as you approached.
No more glassses of white wine under her graceful branches.
No more pulling the chairs up to the tree for the Twinners to climb into the fork unattended!
No more blankets spread under her limbs, with friends gathered casually on weekends, holidays and for playdates.
No more splashing in the kiddy pool beneath her silvery leaves.
No more hostas bordering her roots (they will have to be removed too.)