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Simple Kindness

Back in October I got a lovely email from a woman, Celeste, who had just discovered Simplywe.  She said she shared a love of heart rocks and wanted to send me a little something.  I shared my address with her and eagerly awaited my mail.  I love getting fun mail!…who doesn’t?! Shortly after I got a small package and was thrilled to see the most beautiful gifts.

The boys and I investigated and discussed these gorgeous shells for a long time.  My favorite is the orange one.

Apparently where Celeste and her family live there is a beach that is covered with sharks teeth.  They have jars of them!  The boys were thrilled we could add these to our “natural oddities” collection.

And finally, she added these beauties to my heart rock collection.  I love them so!

Do yourself a favor and go check out Celeste’s super cool, fun, and beautiful blog www.thewelchfamily.org you’ll be glad you did!  She home-schools and does fantastic things with her kids…like the other day they dissected sharks!  I want to go to that school!

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Natures Gifts

Derek and I have taken to collecting beautiful bits of nature.  We call them gifts.  Gifts that have been put in our path for us to find and adore.  I like to think of them as little cherished messages from Benny.

Der has a knack for finding dead butterflies intact.  Recently, he brought me the most beautiful one of all.

The poor thing had been stuck to a grill on one of the rental cars at Der’s work.

Isn’t it beautiful!?!

Other gifts.

At first glance I thought it was a piece of poo, but no, it’s a GIANT empty cocoon.  Now that I know it’s not poo, I think it looks like something out of a scifi movie.

We found these feathers at the zoo, but I have no idea what birds they are from.

Polka dots are just cool!

Every time I see a butterfly I say “hi” to Benny.  Before he passed I told him he could send us messages with butterflies and rainbows, and so he does…and hearts too.

This is a piece of bark.  I found on the ground just waiting for me to see it.

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Mother’s Day 2012

Another great Mother’s Day from my lovely guys!

Oh-so-sweet Der made me breakfast in bed.

He went to the store before I woke up and picked up enough breakfast food to feed an army.  He made me eggs, turkey bacon, a bagel with cream cheese and a half cantaloupe full of berries, grapes and melons.  Luckily the boys helped me eat it, because that was a TON of food!

The boys picked out these gorgeous flowers for me.  I love, love, love orange!

They also got me a cool iPhone case and basket to go on the bicycle I got for my birthday! Pictures of that to come…eventually.

I am spoiled rotten and couldn’t ask for a better family!

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