So....this went out today:
I'll be honest here: we were totally caught off-guard. We opened it up, and took a collective gasp, looking at each other in wide-eyed bewilderment. I think I was the first to break the stunned silence:
|Daddy and his girls. Off they go!|
|My pre-game pep talk with the brother.|
|It seems like he actually thought I was kidding?!?!|
|Totally unintentional, supposedly.|
|Paying rapt attention as my Mister divulges insider secrets. (Sorry to crop you out of this picture, Girlfriend; I'm no photographer, and the original shot did you no justice. You know we love you. :)|
|Warming up on the ferry; everyone's still being polite and smiling nicely...|
|...but Littlest--well, she can't help herself.|
|She sure does know how to get a good thing started. :)|
|Einstein toast art; he's all about the silly faces, too, though.|
|With...you know...the robot guy from that one movie.|
|Robot model of world's tallest man--he was 8'11".|
(And still she throws attitude.)
|I just felt like this needed to be shared.|
|Love these kids!|
Him: "Babe, what do you want for Christmas this year?"
Me: "Nothing. I really don't need anything. I haven't really had a chance to work out the budget either, so I don't really want to spend money I'm not sure about."
Him: "Don't be crazy. You're getting a Christmas present, so you may as well just tell me what you want."
Me: "Okay. I think I just want...my birthday present."
|Mister, making good on his promise, and Littlest, "helping."|
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
Marianne Williamson, "A Return to Love"