THIS is why I love my new kitchen! Our family gatherings allow us to be all together, doing what we love to do... in the same room! So on Saturday we gathered together to celebrate Randy's birthday. It was the best day!
I made my first apple pie of the season in my new kitchen that morning and it was finger-lickin good! And can I just say, my new cold quartz counter tops rocked & rolled out the best pie crusts!
I love my family. I love listening to them laugh and tell stories. Nothing does a Mother good than knowing her children love each other and enjoy being together.
My Mom made two pies most every week while growing up. Yes, we had desserts for every meal. So I learned to make pie crusts from the best. (although she uses lard, I use Crisco)
I love that the girls scrapbook while the boys entertain them. And that Emolyn is in her own imaginative world of play and make-believe. Oh I love that little girl.
I love that amidst all the storytelling, Emolyn is in her mommy nurturing mode, serving her Uncle Tyler a nice cold beverage. And yes, she loves wearing glasses "so I can do my jobs".
And while Emolyn has gone back to her little kitchen, Tyler is being the sweet uncle, sipping away in her plastic kitchen goblets.
Shawn & Tyler love singing together and they sound amazing. Emolyn is their biggest fan, especially when they sing her favorite song Unwinding Cable Car. Remember, her Daddy has been the stay-at-home Daddy, so she's been exposed to more genres of music than most typical 2 year olds.
Our son Shawn lead worship this morning and introduced a song he wrote and I wept through the whole song. It was filled with such deep truth and profound meaning. Just what I needed to hear. My heart was full, grateful that each of my children walk closely with Jesus.
Emolyn loved painting while her Mommy & Aunt Miranda were scrapbooking. She is only 2 1/2 but sat for a good hour, deep in thought as she expressed herself on paper. I was blown away.
Emolyn's baby sister is due in 3 weeks. She has already stayed inside her Mommy 4 weeks longer than Emolyn did and we could not be more grateful. The reality of this little person entering our lives is hitting me big-time. October 5th could not come soon enough!