Tell Me Something Good – Our Porch
has anyone else thought it was a different day every day this week? i have been confused since last friday but thankfully my trusty calendar told me it is actually friday again so here we are – the good stuff!
i think it’s because in the US of A, monday was the 4th of july so that has put me off a day. i can’t remember the last time i got to spend a 4th of july with both of my parents and it made me quite happy! plus, this dream boat makes every holiday the best ever (you can decide if i’m referring to ravery or sugar).
funny story about that striped shirt. i originally put it on that morning to make ravery laugh because i imagined it would be like a cut-off, exposing half of my belly. turns out it was longer than i remember so i kept it on (plus i have a real hatred of changing clothes). it’s a darn good thing i’m wearing these maternity shorts with a belly band otherwise my belly would definitely be exposed at the bottom. ha!
we had my dad over for brunch and it was glorious. if we are buddies on the snap, then you saw my husband baking bacon instead of frying it and oh my goodness, do itttttt. you are welcome. my dad brought us that festive bouquet on the table – what a thoughtful guy (plus his shirt is A+).
after that, we relaxed for a few hours before heading to my mom and stepdad’s house. by ‘relax’ i mean i tried to take a 2 hour nap because i am always lacking sleep but instead just laid there, wide-eyed and full of bacon and pancakes.
my cousins were in town visiting from arizona so it was extra fun to see them and be around their 3 and 6 year olds! turns out you really have to watch kids pretty consistently otherwise they will potentially injure themselves or others. don’t worry, i wrote that down in my “good tips for when you are a parent” journal.
yes, the love of stripes is hereditary (but popping a collar skipped a generation).
so yes, all of these constitute very good things happening around me but get ready for the kicker. we got home around 9pm (still somewhat light out) because now that’s when i get in bed. as we pulled through our neighborhood, we noticed the streets lined with people. at first i thought there must be free ice cream nearby or something and then my husband said “ohhh fireworks must be close!”
as we walked up our little sidewalk, past families gathered around on our front lawn area, we started hearing fireworks go off!
yes, that was taken in between trips inside to go to the bathroom, get a popsicle and then get more water whenever i darn well pleased. what a luxury! we were both so surprised and so grateful to witness not one but two firework shows from two different parks – all while comfortably seated on our porch. we both felt immense gratitude for the place we are making home!
tell me something good that is going on in your world!