The ‘official’ due date for my baby girl to deliver her baby girl has come and gone so now we are all sitting around staring at her, waiting for her to announce, “this is it!”
Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration. We aren’t actually sitting. Or staring. We are keeping busy and carrying on with life as usual.
Yesterday, in an effort to remain occupied we took advantage of some beautiful springtime weather and spent time at the Dallas Arboretum.
I’ll tell you – no matter what the season this place never fails to amaze me with its beauty.
In the fall you have Autumn at the Arboretum with pumpkins galore
For the Christmas season, it’s the Twelve Days at Night
Right now, it’s Dallas Blooms. A beautiful array of springtime flowers punctuated with carpets of amazing tulips in vibrant colors.
It is stunning.
This years theme is ‘Peace, Love, and Flower Power’ and showcased Volkswagon’s covered in blooms.
Texas-sized games were available that kids and grown-ups alike enjoyed.
Cute grandkids and lush backgrounds made for great photo ops.
In hopes that a lot of walking would help jumpstart labor we stayed for a long while. Apparently, Baby is quite comfy and all we managed to do was wear mom out.
A lovely family waiting for a small bundle of joy to join them.
Any time now Baby K…
I wish, for my daughter’s sake, that Baby comes sooner rather than later. Even though she feels, at this point, like she might be pregnant forever, we know she will go into labor. For now – we continue to pray for the blessing of a safe delivery and the joy of new baby snuggles.
Proverbs 3:5-6Trust in the Lord with all your heart, on your own intelligence do not rely; In all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths.
Oh happy day! He finally got his drivers license!!
Delays, busy schedules and lack of motivation made this whole process much longer than it should have been. But, finally, our 17.5 year old teenager got all his ducks in a row and we got it done.
Armed with a book and lots of patience we pulled into the parking lot of the DMV just eight minutes after it opened. And, there were already a bunch of people in line waiting. Hence, the book and the patience.
One little snafu delayed things a bit but within 2.5 hours we had everything complete and were walking out with a newly licensed driver.
Seventeen and a license – freedom and independence are right behind the wheel and to say he is excited would be a bit of an understatement.
I am excited for him, too. Kinda sort of.
Having a license is definitely going to make life easier for his dad and me. However, he’s young and inexperienced and traffic is brutal and drivers are a little crazy and, in all seriousness, I’m both elated and worried.
In other words – He’s a normal teenager and I’m a normal mom.
And if you need me I’ll be in the corner….praying.
Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in distress.
With a high today – today being February 10 – of a 88 degrees it was definitely a day to get out and enjoy the sunshine.
These pictures were taken in November and I’m always aware that, although we get cold snaps, we also get to enjoy many days that are weather-perfected. No matter what time of year it is, the sinking sun and shadows never bother the grandkids, especially when grandpa gets the ultra-fun toys out and plays with them.
Jesus said to him,“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me John 14:6
My faith is more than just Sunday Mass. It’s keeping sacred every single day the realization of how Jesus suffered and died for me.
Along with remembering and rejoicing in His triumphant victory over that death.
These pictures were taken in the Panhandle of Texas in a town called Groom. The Stations of the Cross are depicted in life like bronze sculptures with a 190 foot tall cross which can be see from 20 miles away.