Today is Bill's birthday, and while I try to make sure he knows how much he is appreciated on a daily basis, the celebration of his birth seems like reason enough to take time out to thank him for all he does!
I am so grateful that he provides in such a way that I can stay home- I love being a Mom, and giving that role my full attention is really important to me! I might fuss and moan now and again, but I really do like what I do! I try to stay grounded and not take what I have for granted. We really do have everything we need (and then some!!) I appreciate that while things might not always be done the way he would like, he is always appreciative of what I do. I love that he is supportive of my trying to stay active with horses. I love how much he loves his kids. He makes me laugh, and makes me smile. He loves me despite (or is it in spite of?) my faults and flaws...
I am especially thankful of all the hard work Bill is putting into "my" barn at the moment. I know he would really rather be building himself a garage! It's amazing all the things he can do- I can't wait to see what the next year has in store!
We had a little lunch while my Mom and Dad were here this weekend, and I made a rich chocolate cake. It wasn't the traditional angel food his Mom makes, but since his parents are away I thought I'd branch out, and we can have the real "Birthday" cake when they get home!
I also had to include this picture of Mom in the hot tub- all the Grand kids wanted to go in after we had cake... so good Grandma that she is, she jumped right in!