Yesterday we had a grand Party in celebration of little Miss Sarah turning 11. Susan made the cutest Sock Monkey Cake that I have ever seen. I loved the time spent with great people, the good food, but most of all the happiness on my little girls face!
Our Birthdays are Feathers in the Broad wings of Time. ~Jean Paul Richter~
I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now? ~John Lennon
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. ~ Melody Beattie ~
Sarah my little Beara It is so hard to believe that you are 11 today I am the luckiest person in the whole wide world to have you in my life You are truly one of the most genuine people I have ever met Your smile, Wicked sense of humor, Love, Compassion, Love of the World, and so many more things Thank You Sarah for being You! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
The Jr. Ski to Sea parade was yesterday and it was fantastic! The kids were enthusiastic, looked great, and had a lot of fun! Becca and Dave marched with Shannon, Sean was chosen to carry a banner, and Kevin and I sat with Kim and Sarah. I was in charge of the camera which is always a scary thing! :)
A local homeschooling group had an incredible bunch of people. They were dressed from all different time periods and were carrying this sign., among others. It was absolutely amazing! Homeschooling doesn't just make history come alive though. It makes kids come alive, it makes parents come alive, and it builds a love of learning that is awe inspiring. This year, Becca chose to start home schooling Sarah. I have watched this child grow more confident, happier, healthier, and realize that she is a smart young lady. I have watched her and Kimberly bloom into young scientists, artists, and mathematicians. I have watched them open their minds and learn to think for themselves. The pride and love I feel overwhelms me.
The stars are shining above my head
I look up in the fields about
Wars are not over
Will Peace ever spread?
Gazing up at the stars
I know a new peace has
It is just for the beauty
Look around you!
My Happy Hippie Heart sang with Joy this morning. When bad people do bad things to this world all to often there is nothing that can be done. Today my Hippie Heart won a small battle for the environment. I stopped a neighbor from illegally filling in protected wetlands and destroying the habitats of countless animals. I did a happy little Hippie Heart dance when I saw this sign. Sometimes good still does win!
Yesterday we had a benefit Dinner and Silent Auction for Alderwood Elementary School. Susan was in charge of most of it, I just cooked. Contrary to Susan's terrified face it all went Fantastically! Big THANKS to all who helped or just came out for Yummy Food and a great cause.