I'm a full-time wife and mom of two adorable boys. When I'm not busy trying to keep up with them I enjoy photography, traveling, planning parties and a little bit of reading.

In February of 2008 I was diagnosed with an incurable terminal lung illness, though God promised me a full and complete healing. While we wait for His timing, we're taking it one day at a time, and standing in awe of how God's using all of this for His glory. The tough road we've traveled has given us a new perspective on the fragility of life. Memories are more important to us than ever before. The goal of this blog is to share some of our family life - the ups and downs, the joys and probably some of the pains as well. It's mostly meant as a personal journal of sorts, but you're welcome to share in it. We'd like to take this opportunity to say ...


Monday, July 26, 2010

Near Perfection

Weekend guest = the girl who first introduced Aaron and me.
(How can we ever repay her!??!)

Accidentally plan the visit for the hottest weekend of the year!

Get out of bed before everyone else, and start the coffee.

Make a morning run to Soergels for some local, organic, 
freshly-picked blueberries.

Decide to buy some local apples (first of the season), watermelon,
and corn on the cob that had been picked less than an hour earlier.

Take advantage of the toddler's extra long nap,
and the kindergartner playing with the neighbor kids,
and the other adults in the house for the weekend,
to make two batches of blueberry-lime jam.
(Using a pressure cooker for the first time!)
(And everyone burning themselves in the process.)

Decide to revamp the menu to eat the fresh corn,
instead of homemade stir fry.
('Cause there's nothing like summer corn!)
And then invite the neighbor kids to stay for dinner.

Decide that you're exhausted from the day's events,
and sit in the kitchen, watching everyone else clean up dinner.

Then, at dusk, head over to the neighbor's fire-pit for s'mores.

They provide the pit, and you provide the fixins.

Sit around watching the fire die down,
while the kids catch lightening bugs.

As dusk turns to dark, stare at the sky, and ponder
will those menacing clouds blow on by or let loose?

Make a mad dash for shelter when you learn the answer.
Arrive home drenched from the sudden torrential downpour.

Be so relieved that the temp dropped 20 degrees in 2 minutes
that you don't mind that you're dripping wet!

It was a good visit - even though I was too tired to socialize much.  Think part of the problem was the heat, and part of it is that I need a medicine increase (which will happen tonight).
Thanks for coming to hang out!

(Note: the ONLY picture I took for this post is the very first one - all the rest were swiped off the net somewhere.  I'm feeling lazy today.)

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