I very much love owls, which has turned into the girls loving owls, so they were pretty excited when they found this graduation card.
Abigail drew me as the sun and Mailie as the clouds, then she and Josh with each other.
I love Mailie's people. She said she drew herself with chicken pox
Opening gifts. I found this Patriots grandpa sweater for him that looks a bit too big, but Mailie said he can just grow into it.
Months ago while at Deseret Book, Josh saw this painting and said he really liked it. He's talked about other paintings he's liked before but this one seemed to stand out to him. Josh is hard to buy gifts for because he doesn't really mention things he wants, other than Pilot G2 Pens and socks, so I was excited to get this for him, especially because he wasn't expecting it at all.
I made a book cake, lemon cake with raspberry buttercream and lemon curd. I had to freeze it since we left for the week, so I was curious how it would turn out after thawing it, but it turned out really moist and flavorful, so I was relieved. I would like to perfect the book itself, but I'm happy for my first time doing it, and I learned what I would do differently. And Josh seemed happy, so I was happy.
Much needed rest
I cannot express the joy we have each felt as Josh has come home from work the past couple of weeks and stayed home. No homework to do or tests to take, no more late nights at the library or Starbucks to study. It's been an amazing feeling for all four of us.