Did you have a great Easter holiday, last weekend?
I sure hope so.
We spent time with our extended family at Bear Lake. There was a lot of good food, and a lot of great people to share it with. Two of my favorite things of all time. 🙂
While I watched the kids run around with their cousins during our traditional Easter egg hunt,
I had a little flashback memory come to my mind. A few years ago I found myself far away from home, in windy Chicago, sitting in a fancy business meeting with some high-powered career driven men and women. I was there with a group of bloggers to discuss social media and the influence it has on consumer America. Let me tell you, I felt extremely out-of-place.
The other bloggers and I took turns introducing ourselves. When I mentioned that I was a stay at home mom, with 5 children to care for the woman conducting the meeting gasped and said…
“Are you kidding! You have 5 children!”
“I do, actually. Five. I have five great kids.” I said.
“Did you have them on PURPOSE!?!” she wondered.
“Totally, on purpose. Yes, ma’am I meant to have them.”
She was utterly stunned, and to tell you the truth I felt a little bit like the laughing-stock of the meeting considering she and many of her coworkers had a good chuckle on my behalf. 5 children! What normal person would do such a thing!
That experience rolled through my mind while I feasted my eyes on this beautiful site.
and this one…
and this one here, as well.
And I was reminded, once again…that I would choose to marry this man and bear him 5 wonderful kids a million times over, if I were given the chance. Being part of a family, having children, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, parents…nieces and nephews.
Well, it’s the highlight of my whole life.
PS…this last picture is of my darling curly-haired niece Valerie and her mama Erin. Bet you wish you could have a sticky kiss from that girl, don’t ya. 🙂