Well hello there! I hope everyone had an amazing Easter Weekend. We are (luckily) still enjoying another day off; it's raining here and it feels nice to not have to go anywhere or do anything in particular. And the weather was SO gorgeous here yesterday that I've got no objections to the rain today! Easter is quickly becoming my favourite holiday - I love the fact that little signs of SPRING are showing up everywhere. We wear sweaters instead of puffy jackets now (with the exception of that lovely Spring Storm we had late last week!), and yesterday June got to sit in the grass at the park for the first time since last Fall. She loved picking up sticks and turning them over in her hand, examining them and then having me pry them out of her mouth. We're heading to South Carolina to sit on the beach next week and I'm pretty sure this will translate into June eating sand and me trying to swipe her mouth for foreign objects. But hey! It will be sunny and warm and we'll be next to the sea which beats doing it in my living room or the park around the corner!
I just love that this is a season of re-birth. Of all things new; of all the best that is yet to come. We haven't had a particularly bad season, just a few roadblocks here and there. Mike's been dealing with some health issues (nothing too serious, just nagging) and I feel like I've been using the past few months to percolate on where I go from here. What's my role as a mother? What kind of job am I looking for in the future? That kind of stuff. Nothing is crystal clear as of yet, but at the same time it doesn't feel as unsettling as it once did. I'm feeling a lot more content in my position. I'm starting to just roll with the punches, which, if you know me personally is not something I've always been able to do easily in life (my family gave me the nickname "worry wart" as a kid and I've never really been able to shake the title!) so these are great strides people! Me saying "I'm ready for change" is a huge accomplishment. Anyway, all this to say, we are ready for the next season in life. Ready to shake off the winter months and ready to jump into new things!
We tried to get a few family photos when we were in our Sunday best on the weekend. Of course there was about 1.5 when we were all actually looking at the camera. We have no problem taking photos and capturing memories, but when it comes to a picture with the three (or four of us when you try to get Cliff in the mix!) of us, it's seriously a ridiculous undertaking. June doesn't sit still for much of anything these days (except for maybe the Elmo Song) but we bribed her and let her bite down on the hard plastic egg containers for the duration of this photo shoot.
Ironically there is a pile of dishes to do and laundry to tackle and yet we use our free time during nap to do this ^^ worthit.
If you actually want to get Cliff in the picture he lays down; and then pops up if you aren't begging him to sit in position.