A few weeks ago, we got to celebrate the birthday of one very special Valentine! Our sweet niece, Brooklyn, turned 2-years-old this Valentine’s Day, and we celebrated with her friends and family at Varsity Donuts in Manhattan, Kansas. I think a donut decorating party is definitely one of my favorite party themes of all time! Probably because I’ m a bit of a donut freak, but that being said, I think this party was a hit for everyone who attended. I feel endlessly lucky to have such a fun family! Happy birthday, sweet Brooklyn!
“The very fact of snow is such an amazement.” – Roger Ebert
“There is just something beautiful about walking on snow that nobody else has walked on. It makes you believe you are special.”
- Carol Rifka Brunt
“Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.” – Vista M. Kelly
This year I’m taking a simple approach to gratitude via social media, and I’m participating in the #365grateful project on Instagram. I feel like I’ve sort of been a lame blogger lately, using mostly mobile phone photos, not writing very often, blah blah blah, but I’m digging the simple things. And what’s simpler than seeing something amazing in your life, snapping a pic and sharing how blessed you feel to have experienced it? Life is so good right now, so lovely and warm (even though it’s freezing outside) and magical and joyful, I have found myself wanting to spend less time blogging it, and more time living it. This is just the swing of things, I suppose, in a few weeks or months I’ll probably be on a blogging binge again. But for now, a few grateful iPhone photos will have to do.