8 years ago today, I went to bed at 6am, and this morning I woke up at 6am because someone was very excited to be having a birthday.
8 years ago today, we looked out our window to see beautiful roses, blooming in the side yard - and we decided to give Simone the middle name "Rose." Today, Mary and I chopped up the remnants of that rose bush, a victim of the cold snap and snow this winter (sniff sniff).
8 years ago today, we didn't leave home for nearly two weeks, choosing to instead stay at home, getting to know each other. Today we woke up after returning from a great trip to the beach, and spent nearly the entire day outside of the house, eating special meals and desserts out.
8 years ago today we saw family and friends, and we celebrated the little girl who has come into our lives. Just like today.
|Ice cream with Grandpa...|
|A sand castle with a swimming pool.|
|Our chef making a fruit plate (she made the chef's hat too).|
|Watering the yard, among other things.|
|Peanut butter pie for the birthday girl!|
|At the waterfront.|
|With friends (Astrid and Bodhi).|
|My gals at dinner.|