April has been good. So good in fact, that I wake up and then it seems that only minutes pass before it's dark again and I'm getting into bed wondering how in the world a full day has passed.
The Kansas City Temple Open House has been spectacular. It has been so wonderful to share it with my friends and family. This temple is such a tremendous blessing. (Saturday is the last day for the open house, if you haven't gone and want to, let's go together!!)
My parents took the opportunity to celebrate their love, marriage and family. They planned a special evening. Everyone was in town. We enjoyed dinner, poems they wrote to each other, and a beautiful slideshow that chronicled our family from it's very beginning (my parents love!) This night will live in my memory for a long long time. It goes down as one of the best memories that my parents have purposefully created for us. (the other is probably the time they staged a food fight for our family!!). After a series of incredibly difficult years, this night was nothing short of healing. I hugged my siblings afterwards, and I'm quite certain that I am still feeling those hugs today. I've always felt an intense bond and love for my family, despite our imperfections. That love has deepened even further.
Then there is this little lady. Looking at this picture makes me want to run up and grab her out of her crib and kiss her perfect cheeks. She is a wild and precious baby. She is so happy and so good. Crawling? Why yes...everywhere. Just the other day she made her way over to a basket full of laundry. She grabbed the top of the rim and popped herself up like it was no big deal. Standing. What? There is no slowing her down. And trust me, I want to.
Take your child to work day.
The most memorable thing for me was listening to all of Zachary's questions leading up to this very exciting day. All of his concerns revolved around how/what/when he was going to be getting his meals.
"Will we get donuts again like last year?"
"Do you think we will get to eat lunch at a restaurant?"
"So, will I be home for dinner or will we still be working?"
I love that kid.
this last bit honestly deserves it's very own post.
We are buying a house of our very own.
We close on May 23rd.
I can hardly sleep at night,
I am filled with enormous gratitude and excitement.