My Gratitude Journal

Colors, Cupcakes and Love

Today was a sensational Saturday. I started it off by listing all my favorite things that I am grateful for:

Today I am grateful for:
Morning hugs
Birds chirping
Sun shining
Summer/Fall fusion weather ( it’s Fall but it feels like summer)
October (my favorite month)
And of course, my kids.

Josh and I got dressed and headed to his school for the Color-a-thon. He was happy to see his friends on a Saturday, which has been our usual routine with all the August and September birthday parties. He was also excited. He had been waiting for this day all week. He was prepared to run the 10 laps around the field. Josh and his friends warmed up before the race by chasing each other with excitement of being together again. The kids headed to the start line ( which was actually the finish line- I like that, positive thinking). It was happy, loud and wild. Nobody was paying attention to the announcements. But once the kids realized the race was about to start… it got serious.

All lined up at the starting line and ready to go!

The kids got in their racing positions and they were off! Josh was focused as he ran each lap. I was very impressed. I later told him how focused he was with his running and he told me it was because he wanted to get to the next station as fast as he could so he could get more color thrown on him. How motivated!

The 10 laps were over and everybody gathered in the middle of the field for the color party. What a rainbow of colors!

A rainbow of colors!!!

We headed home and straight to the shower. Josh had fun watching the colors of the rainbow in the bathtub. I had fun scrubbing the bathtub when he was done…not.

Then Sabrina came home from college to visit for the weekend. I enjoyed hearing her updates on school, roommates and apartment life. Then, we had a cupcake party! French vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting and toasted coconut on top.

She looks so adorable holding those cupcakes… look at that smile!

“Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is…and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.”
Donna Ball, At Home on Ladybug Farm

Saturday… Color… Cupcakes… And love…The best…


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