-Zach is home after a week away. Whew. The kids actually did really well. I managed to stay relatively sane. But the fact is I missed him. He's an amazing dad but I missed him more in the husband capacity. He's just my best friend. A week of only texting my best friend makes me feel so very isolated. How did I get so lucky?
-While he was gone I let the kids take turns sleeping in my room with me (I did so under the guise of it being something special for them, but I loved it!) My favorite part about the whole thing? Waking up randomly and just watching them each sleep. They looked so peaceful, so beautiful. I had never done that with Tomas and Binyam. I couldn't believe how much closer I felt to them afterwards. Why did I not think of this? Why did I not remember how I used to watch my bio babes sleep and pray over them, touch their faces, etc. Felt so good to do that to ALL of my babes.
-We re-launched all of the classes I teach this weekend. It was a big "Winter Wellness Weekend" at all of the YMCA's in our association. Over 1000 people participated in group fitness classes this weekend alone. I think that is so awesome. So, so awesome. And I got to spend a lot of time with some of my dearest friends, and connect to some really cool people, and do one of the things I am really passionate about. My heart is full!
-(Almost) Every day the kids and I do "5 minutes of dance". We just put on some music and move. Tariku has some pretty amazing moves. He's the kind of kid who hears a song once and can sing the words. He's always clapping on beat and moving his little shoulders in perfect synch with the intricacies of the music. So we're dancing and giggling. I'm twirling with Tariku and when he twirls in he whispers in my ear, "Mom, are you sure Tomas is Ethiopian? I thought we were all good dancers?" Yeah, Tomas lacks some in the "smooth" category. But he certainly gets an A+ for heart.
-My niece's court case goes back to court tonight/tomorrow. Leslie should hear the results tomorrow. Please, please pray for them, light a candle for them, think about them. I'm so ready for her to be theirs. And ours. I'm so ready to meet her!
-Veggie straws. Do you know about these? Can (and should) be found at Sam's Club. I'm obsessed. They are delicious. Go get you some. You won't regret it.
-I've always struggled with acne. ALWAYS. In high school I was on Accutane (which, coincidentally, those crazy TV lawyers are offering me lots of money should I sue because of all the side effects, etc) it was that bad. And now? Not a whole lot better. Anywho, Trysten tonight puts his little hand on my shoulder, "Listen, mom, I know I look like you and people say I act like you, but I REALLY hope I don't get those." Yeah me either. Totally blows.
My kids crack me up. I love food and being an aunt. I missed my husband. The end.