proud mama

A whirlwind weekend that revolved around a 4-day visit with Zach.

+  Lots of home-cooked meals.
+  Too many homebaked desserts.
+  Lots of playtime for the girls with Zach and Ruth with leaf sledding, video games, board games,
    bedtime story reading, snuggle time, arguing about who gets to sit next to Zach on the couch
    and at meal times and tent-making...this morning as they ate their breakfast under the
    blankie tent.
+  A few tears shed as they realized that Zachi wasn't home for good.
+  So much laughter.
+  Overheard conversations.
+  Super quick photo shoot.
+  Marathon salt dough Christmas ornament making session. Said photos will be present in my
    December Daily even though it happened in November. Scrapbooker's prerogative.
+  And a birthday party for my first baby who turns 20 on Friday. Here's where you're free to
    comment and tell me that I couldn't possibly be old enough to have a 20-year old child. Thank
    you very much.

And I just found out last night that Zach and Ruth celebrated their one-year dating anniversary...aren't they cute!

Hoping you were blessed with a weekend as full of happiness as ours was.


  1. i love scrapbookers perogative. and what a fun weekend you documented. enjoy your thanksgiving.

  2. it's so sweet to see how much your girls love their big brother. can only imagine how awesome those 4 days must have been - having all your kids home. ruth and zach sure are a cute couple.

    happy birthday to zach.

    1. Such a good four days, Mareen, but a long day today as the girls are quite sad that Zach won't be home again for a while.

  3. You sound so happy!
    Love the pictures and is it weird of me to think that Ruth looks just like your Mama?


    1. I'll have to tell her you said that, Alexandra. She'll love it!

  4. Beautiful photos...they will be fun to scrap!! I would love to have a split rail fence at my house.

  5. You should be proud, adorable family.
    And you don't look old enough to have a 21 year old:)

  6. I agreee - you don't look old enough to have a 21 yr. old! I love the photo of you with your kids - a precious one indeed. Love that rail fence too and all the love in the voice of your post. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

    1. Ha, I wish, Crystal, but I thank you so much. So glad you dropped by to check out the photos!

  7. Eeks! Me again. I totally forgot the part where I wanted to say you can not possibly be old enough to have a 21 year old!!!! And I can't wait to see your salt dough ornaments....sounds like a fun project; I think I did that way back in 1st grade and think it is high time to do it again!

  8. Of course you're not old enough to have a 21 year old!! Ruth does look like U. So glad he's home. Just BE and Enjoy.


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