Friday, June 9, 2006

Grateful Friday

Today, my peony is blooming, and wouldn’t you know it, my sister called from Arizona and said she’s in labor! Off to the hospital she went, and here she is, 12 hours later, with an epidural, still laboring away…How I wish I were there!! When my mom was checking in with them at the hospital, they told her that if she caught a plane and made it there in time she was welcome in the delivery room. She said, “Bye!” and went to work finding a flight. Now she is in there, most likely rubbing K’s back and about to greet my new nephew!!!! I’ll let you know how it turns out…

I’m grateful for brand spankin’ new babies (especially ones who are related to me!)

Today while I was spreading peanut butter on some bread, #2 said, “Mommy, there are llamas in the back yard!” I ran over, and sure enough, our next door neighbor’s llamas had gotten out, and were munching on the apple trees! I ran over to tell my neighbor and by the time we got back out, the llamas were in the middle of the street just walking down the road! We had to round them up and herd them back over to their yard, but they kept running back in the wrong direction. Eventually, with the help of a town police officer, the llamas were back where they belonged, and my kids and I had successfully dodged a charging llama. (Do llamas charge?? As I let out a tiny yelp, holding my 2 year old, and used my mailbox as protection, I wondered, “will it stop??!?”)

I’m grateful that I live in the country. We have all kinds of visiting animals, but today, visiting llamas were a special treat.

-I’m grateful for my barn/studio
-I’m grateful for digital cameras
-I’m grateful for little books that say things like, “left foot, left foot, right foot, right…” because they make my daughter so happy
-I’m grateful for hugs and kisses from little people
-I’m grateful for fireflies
-I’m grateful that we have unlimited minutes for the phone

later: My sister just called and told me, "I have a baby." He's a tiny little peanut, and he's my newest nephew. Congratulations, Krista & Dallas!!


Anonymous said...

Awwww, so cute! Kisses from little people and Dr. Seuss books - those are good things to be grateful for. And is that your back yard? It's gorgeous. I miss you extra today!!


MiandMiksmom said...

This post just makes me feel good. I love it!

Anonymous said...

Sorry...I'm a lurker of yours. I met you at Kara's baby shower in Colorado. Oh ya, and you helped make my baby shower announcements as well :)

I love your writing style. You have a beautiful way with words. Anyway, thought I'd stop lurking and say hi. Congrats to your sister and her baby! Kara is probably wishing she had hers now, too :)


tracey said...

Congratulations to your sister! I can't wait for me and my sister to start that special (baby) time in our lives, seems like todays blog reading is full of baby posts (it must be a sign!). Lovely list of happy gratitudes and beautiful pictures. Peonies are my most favorite!

Tori said...

It's a good thing you mentioned Krista in your blog, cuz I hadn't heard about her having her baby until I read it...and I live 30 minutes away. What am I going to do with your sisters?

brittany said...

Hi, cute Clairissa! I remember you well. welcome!

My dear Tori: I love you. My sisters definately are wrapped up. I have been waiting here accross the country for pictures and details, but I just keep waiting. Love them in spite of thier ill communications and know that they love you too. Hopefully I'll be able to visit some time soon, and this time we should spend some time without parties and what nots.


Tori said...

I totally know how this time of life can be...days and nights blurr. I completely understand and love them dearly from 30 miles away. :)

Clairissa said...

Hey Brittany! I saw that you tried to visit my blog, so I added you to the protected list so you can go there anytime. Have a great day! :)

Left-handed Trees... said...

I loved this post--I wish I lived in a place where wild llamas could be munching on my apple trees at any time...this is a dream of mine, to leave the burbs behind. Your writing here made me remember exactly why that's so important. Congrats on the new family member!