Monday, February 21, 2011

"Lanique" and Lucky to be Living the Good Life

We were out to dinner the other night with the boys and my dad, Kevin. Dylan busily colored the leprechaun coloring contest picture. After he was finished he showed it to me and said, "Doesn't it look lanique?" Lanique, what the heck is that? I finally realized that the hostess had told him to color the picture and make it look unique. ahh That makes sense now. His tye dye picture will hopefully win him a gift card, but to me lanique is worth more than that!
I am just so happy lately. I think I finally realized that while there are things that I want, I have so much more than I could need. I have a husband who loves me. Yes we have our day to day issues but we get along, we make decisions, we have a nice warm house and I get to stay home and enjoy it. I have a teenage daughter to impress upon and have real conversations with. I have an almost 6 year old who lets me cuddle him when I want, but can explain to me how trees grow on the tundra. I have a 7 month old baby that says dada freely but is waiting to say mama until just the right moment when I can't hardly stand it anymore. I am just lucky that I can enjoy what I have now before everyone is grown up and gone.


  1. These are the best times of your life, and it makes me happy and proud to see you enjoy them so much. You make me a proud Papa every day. (So do the other kids, btw).

  2. That is so sweet. And so true! How funny that you would post this today, as I was sort of having the same epiphany...though I don't have kids yet. We have so SO much to be thankful for and I know I forget that too often! =]