Its that time again...yeah I know, I'm a day late...oops. But, you'll see why in my list!
1. Boater's license. P and I spent all day yesterday at a boater's safety course and have earned our boater's license. Yeah, I know...big deal. But it is for us. My family spends pretty much all summer out on the Potomac River. We all have campers and land (or memberships to private clubs on the river), plus some of us have boats. Unfortunately, licenses are required for people who were born after 1972. So we finally fulfilled that requirement. Now, we just need to buy a boat. In the mean time, my mom and aunt and uncle all have a boat. It was a long day, but well worth it. Means a lot of fun this coming summer
2. Addie's butterfly release. If you haven't visited Triplet Butterfly Wings, please do. Rachel raises and releases monarch butterflies in memory of your child. The is a project she created in memory of her triplets who were born too early and passed away. These are pictures from Addie's release.
3. Handmade Scrapbook tag. Thank you to Sarita at One Perfect Rose for offering to make scrapbook tags for BLMs. She is offering them for free for the Easter holiday. I opened mine a few days ago and have to say it brightened my day. It wasn't the greatest day to begin with, so the tag certainly helped cheer me up. Thank you so much Sarita, it is beautiful...perfect for Addie!
4. My team for the March of Dimes. We are almost to our goal and its wonderful! I'm so happy so many people have joined my team. Its wonderful to have so much support. Addie's memory continues to live on. Here are the team tshirts I've designed.
5. Addie's garden. I added some more flowers to the annuals garden today. And we started building the raised bed for her perennial garden. It should be finished soon. :)
6. Last, but certainly not least, is my little family. I don't know what I would do without my husband. Probably stay in a funk all day. He tries his best to cheer me up, but knows when I just need to be left alone. And, there is nothing like the unconditional love from a dog. I love both these boys, more than my own life. Here's a few pics from this week.
So that's my happy list. Again, its very simple but keeps me going. And, now, as the title says, I did see the first butterfly of the season. We have a butterfly bush in our back yard. I had been weeding my flower bed and turned my head to see a solitary butterfly sitting on the bush. She fluttered her wings and took off, landing next to my hand. She stayed for a moment, then took off again, flying around the dog, teasing him, making him chase her. She then flew away. I have to say, this little butterfly brought tears to my eyes. As crazy as it sounds, I cried when I saw her. I think I'm going nuts. But I'm glad she came to visit. I just wish she would have stayed longer. I'm sure we'll see her again.