If yesterday was lazy, today more than made up for it!
GaGa, Nick & Chris, and Baby Julianna picked us up this morning for a day of fun! First, we visited Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. If you've never been inside, (and this was a first for me,) it's a pretty cool place. The entire doughnut-making operation is on display behind a big glass window. You see the dough being extruded into a hot oil "river." The doughnuts float along, and are flipped midway through so both sides cook evenly. They move from the oil to a conveyor belt, and under a curtain of icing. They come out glazed to perfection, and ride the conveyor belt a little longer to cool. Of course we had to sample some of the doughnuts - a warm original glazed Krispy Kreme is heaven on earth!
Happy from our doughnut binge, we headed to Suson Farm. We watched as a horse had his hoofs trimmed, caught the end of a cow-milking demonstration, saw new baby pigs, watched a peacock preening for a turkey, and looked at every imaginable kind of miniature horse. Evie liked the animals, but the highlight of her visit was pushing Julianna's stroller!
After a quick nap, we met Daddy at the pool. Evie is becoming such a little beach baby! She especially loves the lazy river. There is a special raft just for toddlers, with a regular opening for the parent and another opening with a closed bottom for the child. Evie is thrilled when we go under the waterfalls and the opening fills with water. She puts her head on one side, and lays back in the water. This peaceful scene lasts just a second or two before she's back to splashing Daddy!
I have been married for more than 11 years to my fantastic husband, Chris, and we have two beautiful and energetic children. Evie is 5, and full of spunk and sparkle. Ethan is 2, and has taught me about trains and construction vehicles and Buzz Lightyear - and about sweet boy cuddles.
I strive to be gentle and kind - a reflection of the love Christ has shown to us. I don't always live it perfectly, but I am working towards a life of gratitude, joy, and love!