The Adventures of Bug and Boo

Easter Gratitude

Rebecca O'LoughlinComment

Hello, everyone! Loooong time no see... it's been tough going, trying to find time to myself these last few weeks. Peanut is now 7 weeks old and I'll be honest, I definitely thought I'd have a schedule down by now of writing and posting but things just haven't worked out that way. Two littles are double the work of one! (I know, why am I surprised, right?) 

At the moment both girls have colds and are a bit miserable, so this isn't a long one, but I really wanted to drop in for one of my favorite linkups - Grateful Hearts with Ember Grey! Emily has brightened up so many weeks by convincing us to share what we are grateful for on the first day of the week - which before was notoriously the most 'blah' day of the week. I'm a day late but the intention was there so here is what I'm thankful for this week: 

  • Getting to spend Easter weekend with my family - the first one in years!
  • Time spent with my grandparents. I only saw them a couple times in the years I was abroad so there's a lot of missed time to make up for.
  • Enjoying Easter firsts: Bug's first Easter egg hunt, her first basket with gifts from Nana and Papa, and explaining the holiday to her for the first time 
  • M returned from Ireland late Saturday night, after a week away! It's funny how you really appreciate what someone does for you, for making things work in the household/family, when they're not around for a little while. 
  • A family member's health is finally improving - thank God! 
  • We had two days of Spring-like weather last week...in the 60s! (Then some snow, but that's upstate NY for you.) 
  • While M was away, my parents were here regularly, making sure we were coping ok on our own, bringing meals, taking the girls so I could shower - we 3 survived because of them! 
  • A friend that lives nearby dropped over dinner one night since she knew we were on our own. So sweet!! 
  • The first dozen eggs from the co-op we joined at a sweet little local homestead farm. They are so fresh! Any amazing recipes for dishes with eggs you wish to share? :) 
  • I finally finished the thank you notes yesterday for all of the lovely gifts we received for Peanut's birth 
  • Our sump pumps are working to keep the basement from flooding in the wake of all those feet of snow melting into the ground...! 
  • I have a slew of post ideas and writing prompts in my head! (Now I just need to find the time to flesh them out, but baby steps...no pun intended.) 
cousins goofing around on nana's stairs :) 

cousins goofing around on nana's stairs :) 

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend! Shame there is no day off for Easter Monday here, but c'est la vie. It was still a great few days with family, and a wonderful celebration of the expression of God's love for us all!

And there's the thing I'm most grateful for this week: His love! 

How did you celebrate Easter, or spend the weekend? 

Grateful Heart w/ Ember Grey